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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-15-2017

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Congratulations Class of 2017 Off-road riders encounter hazards CUMBERLAND – Local motor- cyclists, bikers and ATV enthusiasts say they've been finding metal wire strung up at neck height across the trails they ride in town. Resident Chris Martin said riders immediately cut down the cords after finding them on trails off Mendon Road, around the Cumberland and North Attleboro line and paths that run along Route 95 on the Cumberland and North Attleboro bor- der. Martin said friends of his in the riding community who did not wish to be named informed him of the wires. He said he wasn't personally riding the trails. Martin said that when towns or environmental police put up barri- cades, "They definitely do it the prop- er way where they're not endangering (people)," and post signs. By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON RYAN GABOURY, above, makes his way to receive his diploma Monday evening at Cumberland High School's graduation. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY Lincoln High School seniors LEILA LOPARTO, left, and TESSA WALKER take a selfie as they await the start of LHS grad- uation ceremonies last Friday. PROVIDENCE – Members of Cumberland High School's 2017 graduating class will undoubtedly go on to great things, said Supt. Robert Mitchell at Monday's 123rd com- mencement ceremony, held at the Providence Performing Arts Center. This class showed remarkable wis- dom, honesty and courage as they completed their high school careers, said Mitchell. This was an "impressive group," he told the crowd. Mitchell told the story of a quote he heard from a 5th-grader at B.F. 'Impressive' group of CHS grads urged to use compassion By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com LINCOLN – Members of the Class of 2017 at Lincoln High School deserve to be congratulated for their hard-earned diplomas, said Class President Nicole Carpenter during LHS grads earn praise for juggling life's challenges By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com See CHS GRADUATION, Page 18 See WIRES, Page 35 See LHS GRADUATES, Page 17 More CHS and LHS photos can be found on pages 9-18. DESMARAIS Reports of metal wires strung at neck height raise concerns in town ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE valleybreeze.com @ JUNE 15-21, 2017 Registered Investment Advisor Serving Investors Since 2003 M ICHAEL A RAGAO President/Portfolio Manager M. W. A RAGAO I NVESTMENT A DVISORS , LLC 2374 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 3B • Cumberland, RI 401-475-7570 investor@mwaragao.com • www.mwaragao.com In times like we have experienced, it has become clear that you need an advisor that is truly independent , which means free from conflicts of interest with banks, broker/dealers and insurance companies. THAT'S US! With our client focused investment advisory style, we seek to maximize gains and minimize losses according to your profile and suitability. Contact us to stop being sold investments, and to start investing. www.lamontagnerealestate.com 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 M EMBER Real Estate aMONTAGNE Congratulations to all 2017 Graduates! W ishing You W ishing You W ishing You A Very Happy A Very Happy A Very Happy Father's Day! Father's Day! Father's Day!

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