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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-21-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY GABRIELLA PANAGOULOPOULOS, 10, of Cumberland, takes aim during a free archery les- son held at the Cumberland Beagle Club last Saturday. The club's Junior Archery Program runs every Saturday at 10 a.m., through June 1. See more photos on page 10. Mutter says Diamond Hill pond unlikely to be filled in As mayor seeks funds, there are clues about where money will be spent CUMBERLAND – The coming transformation of Diamond Hill Park will have plenty of input from the community on how it looks and func- tions, but new Mayor Jeff Mutter says he expects some of the framework on this project will be in place before that hap- pens. For instance, Mutter says it's doubtful that the town will be able to afford the filling in of the infamous pond in front of the park's main stage, a suggestion floated numerous times over the years as a way to create a better audience space for perfor- mance. "I'm not convinced that pond needs By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See POND, Page 12 MUTTER A pool to be proud of Upgraded CHS facility almost ready to welcome swimmers CUMBERLAND – Some $450,000 in upgrades to the Cumberland High School pool are winding down, according to local educators, and the facility should reopen to students and the public very soon. School Business Manager Alex By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See POOL, Page 11 LINCOLN – The Lincoln Community Garden will not be accessible to the public until fur- ther notice, according to a resolu- tion passed by the Town Council last week. It's been nearly a year since the council made what seemed to some at the time to be an innocuous decision to grant the Conservation Commission control over the garden on River Road. Since then, the place people went to relax is "turning into a television drama," in the words of Councilor Bruce Ogni. While members of the Conservation Commission attempt- ed to create and enforce new rules regarding plot sizes, fencing and organic gardening practices, gar- deners pushed back against what they saw as interference and ten- sions mounted between the groups. Those tensions came to a head last June, when police were called to the garden over a disagreement about a plot assignment. This month, the chairman of the Conservation Commission, Dan Flynn, offered his resignation. "Since the Conservation Commission took over the commu- Lincoln Community Garden gets a timeout By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See GARDEN, Page 24 ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 21-27, 2019 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. AUTO BODY 725 7725 Locally Owned & Operated David Bourdeau & Bruce Martins Falamos Portugues Since 1963 All Work Guaranteed WALKER ST., LINCOLN Collision Specialists

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