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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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24 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR / LINCOLN JUNE 7-13, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Once again, our municipali- ties were a wonderful support. Smithfield hosted their Earth Day event that began in Deerfield Park, Burrillville Lions Club & the Town of Burrillville participated with a town-wide event, North Smithfield held their Clean & Green Day for the 16th year, the City of Pawtucket hosted multi-location events, and the City of Woonsocket had cleanup groups from the Senior Center Trash Mob, Eagle Scouts, high school students and their Downtown Collaborative. And this year, our local busi- nesses also joined in. Windmoeller & Hoelscher in Lincoln, Kohl's in North Smithfield, Pinnacle Property Management in Cumberland and The Mercurio Real Estate Group in Pawtucket allowed employees to take a few hours out of their work- day to get outside and remove litter in areas that often are neglected. Starting with a clean litter free area is the first step in permanently ending litter in our towns. Clean parks, waters, and roads show we keep our areas clean, and greatly reduces individuals choosing to lit- ter in that area. KBVB encourages everyone to keep the momentum going and consider celebrating Earth Day all year long. There are so many ways to continue. Host a company cleanup, pick-up litter as you walk in your neighborhood, make sure your trash and recycling does not blow out of your bins when curb- side, and of course never litter. Keep up the good work. DONNA KAEHLER Coordinator, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful EARTH DAY From Page 23 Hadley retiring from Lincoln Water Commission After 12 years as an elected member of the Lincoln Water Commission representing District One, Saylesville, I have decided not to run for a fourth 4-year term this November. It's been an honor to serve my town and district. The reason I am doing so at this time is to give other possible candidates adequate time to consider running for this most important position for the people of Lincoln. Maintaining clean and reasonably price water for Lincoln's residents has always been my goal. I made that promise when I first decided to run in 2006 and will continue to do so while here. In recent years, Lincoln's Water Commission was awarded by the New England Water Works as "the best small utility in all of New England." Thank you, GEORGE W. HADLEY Lincoln Macksoud up for re-election LINCOLN – Town Council President Keith E. Macksoud has announced his candidacy for re-elec- tion in District 3. Macksoud, an independent, said he can see "many positive changes as our town has grown and developed," since he was first elected in 2005 "… while most important of all, we have preserved our rural characteristics." Among the examples he cited of the town's progress, Macksoud referenced recent upgrades to the town's parks and recreational fields, the renovation of the library and police station and the construction of the new Lincoln Senior Center and Lincoln Middle School. "By planning properly, being con- servative with the monies the town receives from gambling revenues, and working collectively with my fellow councilmen, our Town Administrator, the School Committee, Budget Board, and many of the town department heads, we have been able to achieve the goals of the Capital Improvement Committee without placing an undue economic burden on our taxpayers," he said. He said he believes the experience he's gained so far through the high school renovation process, including securing approval for a $60 million bond, will allow him to con- tinue to "be a watchful eye over the project, ask the tough questions and ensure that we have the best possible building for the education of our chil- dren, while remaining on time and on budget." Macksoud said Lincoln is perform- ing well compared to many neighbor- ing communities because of its dedi- cated public servants, including his fellow council members and the Town Administrator Joseph Almond. "We might not always agree on everything, but our disagreements are always respectful, never personal, and lead to the betterment of the town," he added. ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL MACKSOUD The Holiday retirement home residents will showcase artwork Tuesday LINCOLN – The Holiday retire- ment home, 30 Sayles Hill Road, in Manville, will host a Resident Art Show on Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be held in the Activity Room, and feature resi- dents' creative works, under the direction of Diane Longworth. Hartley's Pork Pies of Rhode Island 871 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, RI Hours: Wed.–Fri. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Individual "English Style" Pies Call to order 401-726-1295 Pork – Beef –Meat & Potato Chicken – Salmon (Friday Only) Your guide to nursing home/Medicaid Protection Wills & Trusts Medicaid Planning Probate Northern RI's Premier Full Service Law Firm Jarret Law, LLc 176 Eddie Dowling Highway, Suite 202, North Smithfield, RI 401-769-2929 www P. Jarret III, Esq. "Jay" Aram P. Jarret, Jr., Esq.

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