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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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2 CUMBERLAND MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION CUMBERLAND – As officials wait to hear if Cumberland Town Hall will be named to the National Register of Historic Places, they're taking the first steps to make pos- sible renovations to the building, saying there are no plans to move municipal offices elsewhere in town. With a pending $10,000 Certified Local Government grant from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, the town plans to hire an architect with expertise in historic preservation to complete a conditions assessment of the building, Jonathan Stevens, direc- tor of Planning and Community Development, told The Valley Breeze. The assessment will include a statement of outstanding issues that need immediate attention and recommendations for restoration opportunities that could be done in the future, said Stevens, whose department wrote the grant on behalf of the town of Cumberland. "We're very happy," he said about the award, the third CLG grant the town has received since 2017. "It's very competitive." This year's grant builds upon a $10,000 grant received in 2018 to nominate the Cumberland Town Hall Historic District, which includes Town Hall at 45 Broad St. and the former Valley Falls Post Office building next door at 16 Mill St., for the National Register of Historic Places. RIHPHC is scheduled to vote on forwarding a favorable recommen- dation to the National Park Service at its June 3 meeting, Stevens said, adding that it's "highly likely" it will be approved. "(This year's) application was well-supported among the staff when we reviewed it," said Jeffrey Emidy, deputy director of RIHPHC. "We knew that Cumberland Town Hall is an important building," Emidy, who previously resided in Cumberland and served on the Historic District Commission, told The Breeze, adding that it's "a preser- vation priority in the town." While there has been talk in the past about possibly moving Town Hall to a more central location, Mayor Jeff Mutter told The Breeze that's "not on my radar." "Finding a location … that wouldn't make my top 10 right Grant will fund assessment of Cumberland Town Hall By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See TOWN HALL, Page 25 STEVENS To our readers: On Tuesday, a computer database malfunction for The Valley Breeze newspapers, and the Observer, set us back. We have all had to work espe- cially hard to get this edition to you, and it is not up to our normal standards. That said, it was important to get our local towns' most important news to you this week, as well as the many Mother's Day advertise- ments. We expect to have things back to normal next week. Thank you for your under- standing. - Tom Ward, publisher AMCH summer class registration Saturday CUMBERLAND – Arnold Mills Community House, 75 Hillside Road, will hold registration for its summer class session on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class projects will be on display. After this date, mail-in registrations will be accepted if space is open. For more information, visit http://amchri.org/ . The following classes are offered: • Charity Sew – May on Thursday, May 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. • Precuts Project Pouch on See AMCH, Page 25 Check out our facilities & programs on our website. Mail in your application – come join us, you'll be glad you did. www.sherlemon.com Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club 2701 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 658-0886 Swimming *Swim Lessons *Swim Team *Lap swimming NEW! *Birthday Parties *Children's Playground Area Activities *Volleyball *Basketball *Sunbathing Join Us for Summer Fun All Season Long! GREAT VALUE QUALITY SERVICE 36 BLACKSTONE STREET WOONSOCKET 401-766-3270 WWW.TERRYAUTOLTD.COM Gil & Meika 2012 JEEP PATRIOT 4WD, 4 Cyl., 36k miles........ $ 10,495 2008 TOyOTA RAv 4 FWD, Loaded 80K miles ............................ $ 8,495 Now Offering On-Site Bank Financing Westlake Financial WE BUY CARS

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