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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-22-2016

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2016 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY JUDY QUAGLIA, of Cumberland, garden coordinator at Franklin Farm, weighs a pumpkin for a customer at the Cumberland farm's annual Plant Sale on Saturday. See more photos on Page 20. Change is afoot at Manville Fire meeting Tuesday LINCOLN – Following what some described as a heated argument, the Manville Fire District may be losing some of its elected board members at the district's annual meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27. Problems began on Sept. 13, the night the scheduled annual meeting was can- celled when some complained it wasn't posted correctly. According to onlookers, Chairman Bob Lake announced his resignation that night, but he has since told The Breeze he would continue to serve the district as a warden if elected, instead. He explained he plans to make that announcement at the Sept. 27 meeting, a decision he said comes from frustration with a "handful" of people in the district and multiple fines from the Attorney General's Office after complaints were filed against the board. Over the past few years, the fire dis- trict has faced a number of fines for violations of the state's Open Meeting Act after failing to hold meetings in a handicapped-accessible location mul- By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer Fall weigh-in See MANVILLE, Page 21 Lincoln DPW responding to recycling bin exchanges LINCOLN – One size apparently does not fit all when it comes to recy- cling. The Lincoln Department of Public Works, which has privatized recycling pickup and just this month rolled out new 96-gallon bins, is now address- ing requests for smaller bins at some homes, and additional bins at others. Approximately 7,400 bins have been delivered to homes in Lincoln for the town's privatized recycling pickup pro- vided every other week. More than 100 residents have called to ask for a small- er bin, while the town received about 30 calls from families finding 96 gallons isn't large enough to contain two weeks' worth of recycled material. The town is already accommodating those asking for smaller bins. Leslie Quish, town engineer, explained that the 96-gallon bins deliv- ered to residents can be swapped out for 65-gallon carts for folks who have a hard time rolling the bins down the driveway. The town's highway department workers follow a list that Town Hall provides and once a week travel to homes in Lincoln to swap the large bins out for the smaller carts. By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer See RECYCLING, Page 18 Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE @ SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2016 Celebrating 20 Years of Covering the Blackstone Valley A day of dolls and dough as young bakers celebrate a birthday. PAGE 13 AMERICAN GIRLS T.H. MALLOY Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 725 7725 725 7725 Locally Owned & Operated David Bourdeau & Bruce Martins Falamos Portugues Since 1963 All Work Guaranteed AUTO BODY WALKER ST., LINCOLN Collision Specialists AUTUMN IN THE VALLEY It's offi cially fall! Find food and fun activities in our special section. INSIDE

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