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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-19-2018

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY FIRE STATION 2, 1530 Mendon Road, in the Ashton area of Cumberland, poses the most challenges for the district, according to Chief Kenneth Finlay, who has cited cramped quarters, mold, and drainage issues. No new fire station this year in Cumberland Combined fire district facing $400,000 shortage CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Fire District is at least $300,000 over its budget for over- time pay this year, say commission- ers, nixing any hope of getting con- struction of a new fire station on the ballot this fall. Cynthia Ouellette, chairwoman of the fire district board, said the "excessive" number of injured- on-duty claims this year have caused the overtime budget By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Hotel proposed between Lincoln Mall, Sunoco on Rte. 116 LINCOLN – The Lincoln Planning Board is considering an application for a four-story, 107-unit hotel on Route 116 adjacent to the Sunoco gas station. The proposed hotel, a Marriott Residence Inn, would be built on the Lincoln Mall side of the gas station and would use the existing Sunoco/Marriott entrance off George Washington Highway. If approved, the project proposed by Washington Highway LLC would bring a number of traffic improve- ments to that area of Route 116, By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY JUSTIN MARCOUX, of Lincoln, examines an object he found with his metal detector at the first Pound the Ground event for detector- ists at Franklin Farm in Cumberland on Saturday. See more photos on page 6. OUELLETTE See FIRE STATION, Page 11 See HOTEL, Page 16 RIDOT: Roundabout project won't shut down Diamond Hill Road CUMBERLAND – Rhode Island Department of Transportation offi- cials say they're serious about mak- ing the upcoming reconfiguration of Chapel Four Corners and installation of two new roundabouts on Diamond Hill Road as painless as possible for local business owners and residents. During a forum April 11 near the planned project, at Okonite Company on Industrial Road, RIDOT officials pledged to keep traffic flowing along Diamond Hill Road throughout the project, though they said there will be a few cases where the off-ramp from Route 295 will have to be shut down at night. Those detours will be put in place no more than 10 times, they said, and happen after 10 p.m. They emphasized that all three By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See ROUNDABOUTS, Page 7 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE APRIL 19-25, 2018 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Is Your Nest Egg Shrinking? We'll help you get your investments and retirement back on track. Contact us to stop being sold investments, and to start investing. 2374 Diamond Hill Road • Cumberland, RI 401-475-7570 • Michael Aragao President/Portfolio Manager

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