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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-26-2018

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 CHARLES LAWRENCE Franklin Farm volunteers, from left, STEPHANIE O'NEILL, her 15-month- old daughter AMELIA O'NEIL, and MOLLY ENESTVEDT, 10, all of Cumberland, help prepare the flower bed in the colonial garden at Franklin Farm in Cumberland, during the annual spring cleanup and garden prep on Saturday. See more photos on pages 14-15. Spring cleaning School board shuffle: Chairman's crosstown move leads to seat switch CUMBERLAND – School Committee Chairman Ray Salvatore's plan to move in with attorney Kelley Morris is prompting a rare mid-term seat switch on the school board. The Town Council last week approved appointing Salvatore to the at-large School Committee seat held by Steve Hess, and appointing Hess to Salvatore's District 5 seat. Both moves take effect May 1. Salvatore has been dating Morris, who advises the Town Council on various legal mat- ters, since last year. Morris also has ties to numerous boards in Cumberland and across the state. The school board chairman says he's moving from his apartment at 250 Highland Corporate Drive and in with Morris at a home at 2970 Mendon Road, which puts him out- side District 5 and in board member Karen Freedman's District 2. Because Hess, of 107 Pine Swamp Road, is in District 5, but holds the By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See SALVATORE, Page 29 Expert: Town sports fields need better care CUMBERLAND – An annual maintenance plan making all town athletic fields safer for those using them would cost approximately $52,000, an expert told town officials and sports program representatives Monday at a Diamond Hill Park meeting. Cumberland is struggling badly to By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Post office rising in Albion LINCOLN – Work is picking up at 15 School St., where crews are building out the frame- work for a new Albion post office. The project will be done by this summer, said Jeff Piete, owner of North Smithfield-based contractor Jeff's Home Improvement, which is doing the construction. Piete said he can't commit to a more specific timeline. The building will replace one that burned down in February 2017, destroying the post office, Albion By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer SALVATORE BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Crews work on the new ALBION POST OFFICE at 15 School St., replacing the one destroyed by fire. See POST OFFICE, Page 28 See FIELDS, Page 28 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE APRIL 26-MAY 2, 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. 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI Call Dave Serpa (401) 639-2351 Cell RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Lincoln: This magnificent home is a designer's dream! Modern elegance and detailing abound throughout. Formal rooms flank the grand foyer. The family room with soaring ceilings and stone fireplace overlook the custom, bright white gourmet kitchen. Walk-in pantry, quartz counter-tops, sub-zero fridge, wolf oven/range, microwave drawer, and pot filler accent the custom cabinetry and dazzling subway tile back-splash. The first floor master suite wing is an oasis. Spacious and private. The second floor boasts four more bedrooms, two en-suite and a fourth full bath. The large, level backyard abuts acres of conservation land. $1,050,000.00 7 Thornewood Drive • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning Our local guide to spring simplicity INSIDE Our local guide to spring simplicity INSIDE Keep it simple Spring for Spring in the Valley 2018

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