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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-16-2017

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LINCOLN – Town Council President Keith Macksoud compared it to the 4th quarter turnaround dur- ing the Super Bowl. If someone had asked a month ago if he supports the Lincoln High School renovation project, he would have said no. But with a deadline extension from the Rhode Island Department of Education, countless committee hours over the past two years and a weekend's worth of deliberating cost estimates to fine-tune the project using last-minute cost estimates, the project made a surprising comeback. At a special meeting Tuesday, town councilors voted unanimously in favor of the LHS renovation as well as the $4 million five-year capi- tal plan for the remaining schools in Lincoln for various projects. Macksoud told onlookers he was "absolutely shocked" the board was voting to move forward on the By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com Council: LHS renovation project is a go BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY GRACE BELT, 10, left, of Cumberland, and her sister OLIVIA BELT, 13, laugh as they reach the bottom of the hill during an afternoon of sledding at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland last Saturday. With back-to-back storms and snow days off school, youngsters took to the hills for some wintertime fun. See more photos on Page 12. Loss of Albion Post Office affects more than 500 residents LINCOLN – When the build- ing that housed the Albion food mart, social club, apartments and post office went up in flames last weekend, with it went an unknown amount of mail sitting inside post office boxes. More than 500 Albion residents had retrieved their mail at the post By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY BRITTANY BALLANTYNE PHOTO BY BRITTANY BALLANTYNE FIREFIGHTERS from all Lincoln stations battled the weekend fire, left, and crews from 12 different towns were called in to assist. Snow stoppers See POST OFFICE, Page 20 See LHS, Page 22 ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE valleybreeze.com @ FEBRUARY 16-22, 2017 Like us on Follow us on Northern R.I. Food Pantry scores big with canned good drive. PAGE 8 'SOUPERBOWL' WINNER Thinking of Selling Your Home? Results are important! Call one of the area's Top Producers For A Free Market Analysis And Truly Remarkable Service (401) 639-2351 Cell 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI Dave.Serpa@NEMoves.com Call Dave Serpa RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Presidents Circle Award Recipient 490 High Street, Suite One, Cumberland, RI 02864 www.darosadental.com • 401-722-2699 • darosadds@hotmail.com CALL TODAY FOR NEW PATIENT SPECIALS Celebrating 16 Years Providing High Quality Dental Care . Nos Falamos Portugues | Se Habla Español • Client Centered Customer Service and Convenience • Evening & Saturday Appointments • Network Provider for Most Dental Insurances • Senior Citizens Discount • Payment Plans Available Dr. Paulo J. DaRosa D.D.S Clear Braces – Bridges – Root Canals – Crowns – Veneers Implant Restoration – Partials – Dentures – Zoom! Whitening – Digital X-Ray COUNTING BIRDS Audubon's Backyard Bird Count starts Friday. LIVING

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