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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-22-2017

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Lincoln High School transition students host 20th Thanksgiving celebration LINCOLN – Fall-themed hand- made placemats sit on top of large circular tables draped with orange tablecloths. A long serving table has hot pans and plates and napkins on top of it, waiting for the bustling of a busy and delicious Thanksgiving meal. In another room, students put the final touches on the food, get dressed in their Thanksgiving costumes, and prepare for their guests to arrive. The students, who are in Lincoln's transition program, are graduates who have intellectual and develop- mental disabilities. The students, ages 18 to 21, learn how to live in the adult world with help from the pro- gram, sited at Lincoln High School. Patricia Kilsey, transition coor- dinator for the Lincoln School Department, and staff of the transi- tion program help the students in four areas of life after high school: postsecondary education, employ- ment, independent living, and com- munity participation, she said. "The disabilities can go from severe By ASHLEY WOLF Valley Breeze Staff Writer ashley@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON LANCE CARDILLO, 15, of Lincoln, who is in the daily living skills class at LHS, serves turkey to MICHAEL MAYER while teaching assistant KIM DOROCZ, right, looks on. See more photos on page 5. Serving up thanks See LHS STUDENTS, Page 4 Coming soon: Bus tracking app for parents Officials concerned that winter weather will bring back bus delays CUMBERLAND – Parents will soon be able to keep tabs on their students as they journey to school, thanks to a tracking app offered by local bus company Durham School Services. Representatives for the bus com- pany told the School Committee on Nov. 9 that the tracking app, which is linked to a GPS system on each school bus, can be downloaded to any phone or computer, and parents can then watch to see where their children are on their route and be aware of any delays. The app is accurate within three to seven seconds, according to officials. Durham staff members are being trained now on the program, and it will be presented to the School Committee in the coming weeks before being rolled out to the public. The program is secure, said repre- sentatives for the company. School board members asked how long the app has been offered, and were told it's been used in a pilot By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BUS TRACKING, Page 29 Cumberland residents getting car tax refunds; Lincoln's mailed out Nearly every resident of Cumberland will receive some type of car tax reimbursement, either in the form of a corrected bill or refund, By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com FIORILLO See TAX REFUNDS, Page 29 'The students shop for it, decide what we need, bring it back, prepare the food ... and they serve it.' PATRICIA KILSEY Transition coordinator in Lincoln ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 22-28, 2017 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Proudly serving Northern Rhode Island M EMBER Call us for a "FREE market analysis" Lisa LaMontagne Beausoleil, Carol LaMontagne & Keri LaMontagne-Croteau With A Bounty of Best Wishes At Thanksgiving AS AN INVESTOR YOU DESERVE TO KNOW YOUR FEES Understand what they are, why they're there and how you might be able to lower them CALL TODAY FOR AN INVESTMENT FEE ANALYSIS 401-333-8000 www.MasseyOnMoney.com We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of insurance and investment products to custom suit their needs and objectives. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. Investment Advisory Services offered through Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance and Annuity product guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing company, and are not offered through Global Financial Private Capital.

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