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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-3-13

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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln OCTOBER 3-9, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley Recycle your stuff blue girl POWER Cumberland, Lincoln holding recycling events this month. PAGE 5 Meet the local woman who plays a blue Power Ranger.. LIVING @ valleybreeze.com "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers 'Innovative' high school renovations included in Lincoln's five-year plan Perennials for sale upkeep of dams. The plan was put together by the Capital Development Committee, which includes meghan@valleybreeze.com Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond and representatives LINCOLN – A new from the town administradraft of the town's Capital tion, Town Improvement Council, Budget Program, cur'I think we can do a Board, School rently under consideration by real good job of updat- Committee and School the Ordinance ing that campus. It Department. Committee, won't affect the tax It states outlines a fivethat since the year guide for levy at all.' first Capital potential capital t. joseph almond Improvement projects through Lincoln town administrator Program was 2018, including accepted by the top priorities of a Town Council in May 2008, police station addition, extensive high school renovations and continued renovations and See 5-YEAR PLAN, Page 14 By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer Valley Breeze Photo by Tom Ward This group of volunteers for Franklin Farm, Cumberland, were on hand Saturday to sell perennial flowers to gardeners looking for a great deal on low-cost root divisions cut from their own gardens. They are, from left, Kathy Lambert, Judy Quaglia, Julie Guerin, Jennifer Guerin, Sherry McMorrow, and Karin Robison. Fall is the perfect season for splitting and dividing the roots of perennials and replanting them for growth next summer. Virtual training prepares Lincoln Police Dept. for real-life crises By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer meghan@valleybreeze.com LINCOLN – In a dark, windowless room in the basement of the Lincoln Police Department, officers are under fire from a suspect in a domestic dispute. They radio for more help as an undercover cop goes down, while taking down the shooter on their own. Next, they are screaming at a man threatening their lives at a traffic stop. They draw their guns as the Lincoln Auto Wash Credit Cards Now Accepted on Self Service & Auto Bays! man reaches into his backseat and comes out pointing. But they hold their fire – it's only his finger, not a gun. While it seems like the station basement has become a hotbed of criminal activity in town, residents have nothing to fear. All this action is merely virtual, projected onto a white screen while officers practice loading and firing weapons that have an air tank for recoil, but no ammunition. Fire Arms Training Simulator, or FATS, is a program that has been available for free through the Rhode Island Interlocal USA Karate LEARN TO: • BE FIT • RISE ABOVE THE BULLY • BE A LEADER CALL FOR A FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Also offering: best car wash in town! NO BRUSH TOUCHLESS & SOFT TOUCH BRUSH WASH BAYS Self service bays • Self Service Vacuums 1740 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI • 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 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. Risk Management Trust since 2001, said loss prevention specialist Paul Brouillette. All participating municipalities – 32 of 39 departments and all of northern Rhode Island – can borrow one of three systems See LPD, Page 7

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