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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 9-19-13

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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley Give me a 'C'! INTO THE WOODS Colts cheerleaders are ready to rock the sidelines. PAGE 29 Join in the statewide Land Trust Days this weekend. LIVING @ "Like" us on valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers A charitable shade of pink More Lincoln students headed to charter schools Is 'publicity task force' the answer? By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer IN CUMBERLAND Water aplenty found in newly dug wells, but quality results are pending By MARCIA GREEN meghan@valleybreeze.com Valley Breeze Editor LINCOLN – More Lincoln children have enrolled in charter schools this year, causing a $31,120 tuition increase that administrators had not expected. Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy now has 113 Lincoln students, an fortunato increase of 10 over Lincoln's projections, Business Manager Lori Miller said. Jennifer LoPiccolo, BV Prep director of external affairs, said Lincoln kindergarten enrollment increased from 23 to 32 students this year, now making up 20 percent of all kindergarten enrollment at the school. Last year, Lincoln kindergarten students made up 14 percent. Because of that kindergarten increase, LoPiccolo said, overall Lincoln enrollment has See CHARTER, Page 8 mgreen@valleybreeze.com Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth Shades of Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, hosted a day of pink pumpkin decorating, hayrides and a straw bale maze Sunday at Attleboro Farms on Route 121. Shades of Pink was founded by Cumberland breast cancer survivors Sharyn Vicente and Hilda Potrzeba. Above, volunteers Rebecca Potrzeba, 17, and Lauren Provoyeur, 17, both from Cumberland, wait on the hayride for parents and children to join them. The girls will read stories along the ride. See more photos on Page 4. USA Karate CUMBERLAND – Water Supt. Chris Champi told The Breeze this week he anticipates completely shutting down the water treatment plant on Nate Whipple Highway if test drilling for new groundwater wells is fruitful. That would spare the 21,000 customers of the Cumberland Water Department from spending $2.5 million on statemandated upgrades to the plant. At the same time, water processing costs would plummet, easily offsetting the $1.8 million cost of establishing each new well, says Champi. Champi told The Breeze the first test site, the east field of Franklin Farm on Abbott Run Valley Road, found plenty of water but no news on water quality yet. And because the water there is unusually deep, an alternate means of checking the rate of flow will be needed. C U M B ERLAN D – N EW LIST ! LEARN TO: • BE FIT • RISE ABOVE THE BULLY • BE A LEADER CALL FOR A FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Also offering: • Children's Karate Ages 4 & up • Adult & Teen Kenpo/Jiu Jitsu/MMA • Women's Self Defense • Muay Thai Kickboxing Adult/Teen Fitness + Discipline + Self Defense = SUCCESS 246 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 728-1972 www.usakaratelincolnri.com NO OBLIGATION WITH FREE TRIALS 6 AVALON PL,CUM BERLAND,RI Excepti european : onal styl hom e i Aval features over 5,000 sfoflvi e n on i ng i udi ful i aw (au pai i l er w i w al ncl ng l nl r) n ow th kout, profl andscaped fenced yard,guni pool w ooded & te , pri .$749,000. vate N a n c y C a sim iro AREP, CH M S, SRS Col el Banker, Resi dw l denti Brokerage al 198 5 M endo n R o ad, C um b erl R I0 2 8 6 4 and, Nancy. m io@ NEM oves. Casi r com w w w. oves. /nancy. m io. e NEM com casi r hom (4 0 1 ) 4 6 5 -20 7 3 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. Test drilling had moved last week to the town's Schofield Farm on Nate Whipple Highway. CHAMPI There the water is flowing just fine –100 gallons per minute with little drop in the water table – but water quality tests are still coming. In another week or so, equipment will move to the last site of this testing phase, on Staples Road at the edge of Sneech Pond. Champi concedes he's "like an expectant father" as he awaits for the results that could mean huge future savings for the Cumberland Water Department. "Everything is premature," Champi lamented last week. "You don't know until all the pieces come back. Yeah, we have water, but now what? We're chugging along, but this See WATER, Page 22

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