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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-01-2021

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 1-7, 2021 CUMBERLAND 5 able items, King said, and has been a regular volunteer for the lunch deliv- ery program since the beginning. "He has delivered lunches every single day except maybe three days to seniors since we started," she said. "I can't say enough about his gener- osity." In the beginning, Johnson said he was partnered with another volun- teer, and they were delivering more than 500 meals a week. "I enjoy the fact that I'm in a position where I can help out," he told The Breeze. "I'm just a delivery guy," he added. "Everyone else does the work." King and Senior Center staff are of course important, but the key to the program has been the volunteers, Johnson said. "These people show up every day in all sorts of weather and all sorts of vehicles. They never complain, and they always walk into the Senior Center with a smile on their face and a kind word for anyone they see." Whether they've delivered 10 or 10,000 meals, "they should feel great about what they have done in know- ing that they did make a difference in someone's life," he said. Over time, the need for the pro- gram has declined a bit, and King said right now about five volunteers are delivering 60 meals per day. "Do I think potentially there are more than 60 people who still need it? Yes," she said, but that decrease is a good thing for the most part, as more seniors become vaccinated and are less afraid to leave their homes than at the start of the pandemic. She said she was nervous that the initial appeal of volunteering would die down a bit and that there would be a big drop-off in volunteers. "That really hasn't happened," she said. "We still have a core group of people who have never stopped vol- unteering …" She added, "We've had so many volunteers who have given an inordi- nate amount of time." While the Senior Center remains closed, when it does reopen, the delivery program will end and the meals will go back to being offered at the center, King said. But moving forward, she noted they've been working with the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry in Cumberland on a pilot program to reach more people in need who they weren't reaching through their nor- mal distribution days. The pilot started last month at Cumberland Manor, 1 Mendon Road, and as part of the program seniors receive a bag of in-stock items at the food pantry once per month. SUE CLARK and MIKE CRAWLEY show off lunches to be delivered to senior citi- zens in Cumberland last December. From preceding page Cumberland cemetery cleanup is April 24 CUMBERLAND – The Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone is hosting a cleanup event at the historic CU003 cemetery located near the intersection of England Street and Dexter Street in Cumberland on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 25. Volunteers are needed for leaf raking, trash pickup, light brush cutting, weed trimming and clip- ping. Gloves, bags and some tools will be provided but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools as well, such as gasoline-powered leaf blowers or leaf vacuums. Participants can park on nearby England Street, Citizen Street, and E. Barrows Street. Parking along Curran Road is not recommended due to heavy truck traffic making tight turns. There will be limited parking on the left-hand side of Galinda's Auto annex. A list of all the statewide cleanup events can be found at www.face- book.com/RIHistoricCemeteries. For more information and to reg- ister, contact Judy Hadley at 401- 633-2283 or Treelady@cox.net . do you know? You can call The Valley Breeze at 334-9555. Our fax is 334-9994. 2021 HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE THE CUMBERLAND WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN OUR HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM. THIS IS A SEMI-ANNUAL PROCEDURE TO REMOVE THE BULK OF THE ACCUMULATED SEDIMENTS IN THE WATER MAINS. AREA 1 (March 24, 2021 TO APRIL 2, 2021) BERKELEY/ASHTON AREA: BOTH SIDES OF MENDON ROAD FROM MARSHALL AVENUE NORTH TO INTERSTATE 295, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. ALSO, ANGELL ROAD, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. AREA 2 (March 30, 2021 TO April 16, 2021) DIAMOND HILL AREA: SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 295 ON DIAMOND HILL ROAD, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. AREA 3 (APRIL 15, 2021 TO MAY 17, 2021) CUMBERLAND HILL: NORTH OF INTERSTATE 295 ON MENDON ROAD AND ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. AREA 4 (MAY 14, 2021 TO JUNE 14, 2021) ARNOLDS MILLS AREA: NORTH OF INTERSTATE 295 ON DIAMOND HILL ROAD, ABBOTT RUN VALLEY ROAD AND NATE WHIPPLE HIGHWAY, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. OUR CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE SOME DISCOLORED WATER, AS WELL AS LOW- ER THAN NORMAL PRESSURE. IF YOU EXPERIENCE RUSTY WATER, RUN YOUR COLD WATER FOR A SHORT TIME TO CLEAR LINES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVE- NIENCE THIS MIGHT CAUSE. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE DATES WE WILL BE FLUSHING IN YOUR AREA AS THIS IS THE ONLY TIME THIS NOTICE WILL BE ADVERTISED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. CUMBERLAND WATER DEPARTMENT 98 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, RI 02864 NOTICE ATTENTION CUMBERLAND LANDLORDS The Cumberland Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) is offering an incentive to new landlords in town. NEW LANDLORDS Receive $1500 for your first leased unit with our Housing Choice Voucher Program ALREADY A PARTICIPATING LANDLORD Receive a $500 incentive for each new leased unit with our Housing Choice Voucher Program This incentive program is effective April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. For additional information, call 401-334-2678 Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the CUMBERLAND ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW On April 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM. To protect the health and well-being of our citizens, and in accordance with Governor's Raimondo's Executive Orders 20-25 (relaxing the Open Meetings Act requirements) and 20-13 (restricting gatherings to five (5) people or less), this meeting will be available to the public by video or telephone conference. All members of the Zoning Board of Review will be participating remotely Members of the public can listen and/or participate in the meeting, as required, by either: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84568129142?pwd=eVVnSENxNGNSemRXcksvbjhMTExuUT09 Passcode: 524419 For participation using video and audio, a computer with webcam and microphone is required. e following numbers may be used for participation via telephone: Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13126266799,,84568129142#,,,,,0#,,524419# or +16468769923,,84568129142#,,,,, 0#,,524419# Or Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 845 6812 9142 Password: 524419 Emailing comments to zbrcomments@cumberlandri.org. Include your name, address, and statement. Only comments including all required information will be read into the record. Continued Matters: 21-02. Paula Malloy, of 3 Stone Bridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864 has petitioned this board for a Dimensional Variance for relief of minimum rear yard setback for the purpose to construct a single-family residence. Article 18-2, Section (a). Described as Assessor's Plat 039, Lot(s) 0219, and Designated Zone R-1. Located at 71 Scott Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. 21-03. Joseph J. Pacheco, of 112 Dexter Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 has petitioned this board for a Dimensional Variance for an addition of a garage in the rear yard setback. Article 18-2, Section (a). Described as Assessor's Plat 007, Lot(s) 0676, and Designated Zone R-2. Located at 112 Dexter Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. New Matters: 21-04. Carla Colcord and David Colcord, of 16 Oakhill Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864 has petitioned this board for a Dimensional Variance and Special Use Permit for fence height and pet sitting service / kennel. Article 18-2, Section (a) and Article 18-3. Described as Assessor's Plat 048, Lot(s) 0057 (is lot is improperly identified as lot 14 on the Assessor's Map), and Designated Zone A-2. Located at 75 Wrentham Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. 21-05. Nolan Lynch and Laura Lynch, of 2 Green Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 has petitioned this board for a Dimensional Variance for front yard setback and maximum lot coverage relief for an addition. Article 18-2, Section (a). Described as Assessor's Plat 054, Lot(s) 0398, and Designated Zone R-1. Located at 2 Green Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW SITTING AS BOARD OF APPEAL 20-11. Tammy L. LaCoste, of 14 Torrey Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 has petitioned this board for an Appeal of Notice of Violation dated August 21, 2020 for more than 2 living units on one parcel. RIGL45-24-63 and Article 17, Section 17-11. Described as Assessor's Plat 057, Lot(s) 0090, and Designated Zone A-2. Located at 14 Torrey Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. PER ORDER John P. McCoy - Chairman

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