Rep. Mia Ackerman interviewed on Capitol Television
Earlier this month Cumberland Representative Mia Ackerman was interviewed by Dave Barber on Capitol Television’s Capitol Spotlight. Rep. Ackerman discussed her legislation aimed to increase fire district transparency and the need to accelerate the school funding formula.
“There are over forty independent fire districts in the state of Rhode Island, they are their own governing body, their own taxing authority. Yet, the taxpayers are not able to get information on decisions being made on their behalf. So this bill will require the fire districts to post draft minutes of their meetings twenty-one days after having their meeting.”
2013 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer as promoted on the Parks & Recreation Facebook page
The Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department is promoting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Diamond Hill Park on March 23rd at 11am. This years hunt is sponsored by Phantom Farms and will feature horse drawn hayrides and photos with the Easter Bunny.
In the event of inclement weather the hunt will be moved to Saturday, March 30th.
The Cumberland Police Department is conducting a recruitment and selection process for Police Officer, applications are being accepted until Monday, March 11, 2013 at 4:00PM. Details are available on the Cumberland Police Department Website
Seems the Valley Breeze “buried the lead” today in a page 3 article titled, “Old Civic Center, Drop Zone building demolished”.
The article starts off talking about the demolition of the Mendon Road Drop Zone building and the potencial future use of the land. Then goes into a side bar about Mayor Dan Mckee’s trip to the Democratic National Convention:
He’s at the site of the Democratic National Convention where a Mayoral Academy initiative will be featured by Democrats for Education Reform in a workshop on Tuesday as one of 10 education reform efforts. McKee said he also expected to meet with several national educational reformers and funders during the week.
The article quickly jumps back to funding sources, land value, etc.
What, wait, hold-on…
Why did the Valley Breeze choose make the Mayor’s DNC trip a side note and not a feature article? I suspect many residents would like to know more about the Mayor’s activities at the convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage next week, but I suspect election coverage will once again “bury” this topic.
On Twitter the Mayor has posted twice from the convention thus far:
Cintas is currently looking for an Assistant Floor Cleaning Specialist to provide a thorough cleaning/sanitizing service for customer restrooms, kitchens, carpets and other applicable areas. Selected individual will work with a Floor Cleaning Specialist to provide excellent customer service to a set customer base on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis by cleaning and sanitizing all carpet, ceramic and tiled surfaces using customized cleaning equipment. Primary duties involve traveling in a company-owned step van to and from numerous customer stops, as well as lifting and carrying the sanitizing equipment into and out of customer accounts. The selected candidate will also be required to lift and move items such as chairs and tables in order to clean the floor. Additional duties of the position include cleaning, maintaining, and sanitizing the equipment and interior of the vehicle.