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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-04-2018

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 ROBERT EMERSON BRAYLEN MICHIENZI, 5, gives Cumberland firefighter JON BARBER a hand as he tries to take water from a fire engine that was stuck in the muddy field during Franklin Farm's Harvest Fest on Saturday. The thought was if water was removed from the truck, it would be lighter and easier to move. Eventually it worked. The fire truck was responding to a visitor's minor medical emergency, and had to be pulled out by a tractor from the tractor show. See more photos on page 23. Town lands $300K for Diamond Hill Park; targets unknown Questions about timing of announcement CUMBERLAND – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, after rejecting two previous grant proposals for specific upgrades at Diamond Hill Park, announced a $300,000 investment in the park this week with no exact tar- get yet for the money. According to a news release from the General Assembly, Sen. Ryan Pearson, of District 19, Cumberland and Lincoln, and Rep. Alex Marszalkowski, of House District 52, Cumberland, secured the funding "to begin revitalization of this treasured recreational asset." After promoting a special announcement for much of the previous week, Pearson and Marszalkowski joined RIDEM Director Janet Coit at Diamond Hill Park Monday to announce the fund- ing. The plan to revitalize the former state park and its ski lodge will be led by the town in partnership with the state, said Pearson, with plenty of "visioning sessions" in the commu- By ETHAN SHOREY and NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writers See DIAMOND HILL, Page 24 Lights, camera ... Lincoln! New AMC series filmed at Lincoln Woods LINCOLN – Costumed cast mem- bers, heavy-duty camera crews and scattered prop pieces painted an unusual scene at Lincoln Woods State Park last week as filmmakers set up shop to film a new AMC series in the park. The supernatural series is called "NOS4A2" – pronounced "Nosferatu," like the 1920s vampire – and is based on a book by Joe Hill, the son of horror novelist Stephen King. The 10-part series stars Zachary Quinto as the soul-sucking villain Charlie Manx, pursued by supernatu- ral New Englander "Vic" McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings. Airing in 2019, the series will be shot exclusively in Rhode Island at various locations. "Everyone will recognize different places throughout the state while watching the episodes," said Steven Feinberg, executive director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. "Every day is a different location in Rhode Island. We're out and about in West Warwick, East Greenwich, Kingston. We're literally all over the state," said Feinberg. While he could not disclose upcom- ing set locations, Feinberg said they shot scenes in Woonsocket last week before moving to Lincoln Woods. In Lincoln last Friday, a machine pumped fog over the shoreline of Olney Pond, where a wooden bridge prop was constructed for filming. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See FILMING, Page 14 LINCOLN – "Drop the gun!" a Lincoln police officer demands, drawing his weapon and aiming it toward a projector screen inside the Lincoln Police Department. A virtual suspect raises his weapon and directs it at the officer, who responds by firing a series of rounds at the screen. The scenario played out during a "use of force" training session last Split second: Officers use latest tech to train responses By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TRAINING, Page 13 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 4-10, 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 165 Angell Rd: Spacious 4 bed, 2.5 bath Colonial with all the bells and whistles! Grand open foyer, formal living and dining rooms. Large, vaulted ceiling family room with fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with large granite island. The second floor has an amazing master suite and 3 more spacious bedrooms and a bath. All set on a large level lot over-looking conservation land! $499,900 Cumberland Homes for sale 20 Britts RDG: Spacious open floor plan, 4 bed, 2.5 bath Colonial set in a quiet location. Formal living and dining rooms. Two story foyer with a stunning turned staircase. Great room with a cobblestone wood-burning fireplace and built-ins. Large, custom maple kitchen with dining area that has a wall of windows overlooking the grounds. Light, bright, freshly painted in and out. Move-in ready! $499,900

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