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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-07-2018

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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Fire tax bills rise, as 11 injury claims inflate OT budget CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Fire District is exceeding its overtime budget by $448,174 as the end of the fiscal year approaches, and fire officials are blaming it on higher- than-expected claims from firefighters who were injured while on duty. Responding to a Valley Breeze By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor LINCOLN – More than a decade after Angell Road Development Co. first agreed to lay a topcoat of pave- ment over Lantern Road, work on the roadway has finally begun. Residents had been promised a top layer of asphalt in 2006 when the Residents relieved as Lantern Road work finally begins By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See LANTERN ROAD, Page 29 See FIRE TAXES, Page 37 BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON Lincoln High School seniors SARAH KING, left, and ABBY JANICKI hug before joining the procession at commencement exercises at the CCRI Field House on Friday night. King will be attending Rhode Island College, and Janicki will attend the University of Rhode Island. Top left, Jordan Elizabeth Souza, who plans to attend the University of Vermont, displays a confident message on her cap. See more LHS graduation coverage and photos on pages 8-17. Hats off to LHS Class of 2018 Grads, 'Georgia' move on to next chapter LINCOLN – Graduating from high school marks a chapter closed in the book of life and a chance to begin anew, a feeling shared by Lincoln's Class of 2018 and outgo- ing Supt. Georgia Fortunato, who started in the district the year the graduates entered 1st grade. "In a way, we're classmates," said the woman known locally as simply "Georgia" at last Friday's graduation ceremonies at the Community College of Rhode Island. "In a way, I'm a member of the Class of 2018." Fortunato said she grew as a per- son along with the students, both learning how to share, play fair, clean up messes, hold hands and stick together. "Graduation is not the end of By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See LHS CLASS OF '18, Page 8 'Graduation is not the end of your story, it's the end of the first chapter, and for me, too.' GEORGIA FORTUNATO Retiring superintendent of schools ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 7-13, 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. Offer expires 06/30/18

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