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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 9-15, 2019 CUMBERLAND 25 BREEZE PHOTO BY MELANIE THIBEAULT The town of Cumberland has received a $10,000 Certified Local Government grant from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission to conduct a condi- tions assessment of CUMBERLAND TOWN HALL, 45 Broad St. now," he said, adding that his biggest priority is the town budget. The focus will instead be on restoring the current three-story Colonial Revival-style brick structure, which was designed by William R. Walker & Son architectural firm and built in 1894. "There's a lot of historical significance to this building," Mutter said. "It's a reason to come down to the valley … There's a lot of charm to the building." "We're hoping the building is in sound condition," Stevens said. The wooden clock tower, which hasn't been painted in at least 20 or 30 years, is one priority, he said, adding that testing should be done to determine its structural integrity. "The clock tower is a very special space," he said. Stevens said that improvements could be made to the interior of the building. There may be opportunities to replace windows with some that are more architecturally sympathetic and energy efficient, he said. Mutter said he's sure there are some efficiency and maintenance-type issues "with a building this old" and said that renovating it "for more office space wouldn't be a bad idea." The human resources department, for example, is in a "very, very tiny space and there are other areas where it's a little congested." "Overall, I don't think things are that bad," the mayor said. "I don't have any big concerns about the building." Town Hall was the first purpose-built munici- pal building to be constructed in Cumberland, according to its National Register of Historic Places application. The building's uses have varied over time, Stevens said. Jail cells in the basement are a reminder that it housed the police department in the past. The town library was also once in the building. "The interior space has been subdivided in interesting ways," he said. Some historic interior features are still in place, including the curved main stairway inside the northwest corner tower, accord- ing to the application. The building currently houses municipal offices in the basement and on the first and second floors. This year, eight towns applied for 10 projects through the CLG program, and seven grants, totaling approximately $60,000, were awarded, Emidy said. Recipients were announced last week, but Emidy said the commission is still waiting for funds from the federal government. Towns can begin prep work but can't begin their projects until funds arrive and they sign agreements. Projects must be completed by Sept. 30, 2020, he said. For anyone wishing to learn more about the history of the building, Sarah King, administra- tive assistant to the mayor, gives a monthly tour, the next two on Wednesdays, May 22 and June 19, at 3:30 p.m. No registration is required; just meet King in the mayor's office. TOWN HALL From Page 2 MUTTER EMIDY Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Fee, $7 • 3-Zipper Pouch on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee, $7 • Canning Class on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee, $7 • Table Runner on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Fee, $7 • Knitted Blanket on Wednesdays, Aug. 7 & 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee, $14 • Knitted Dish Cloths on Thursday, July 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee, $7 • UFO on Saturdays, May 25, and Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee, $10 (pay that day) • June Kids Class on Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee, $3; materials, $10 • Bargello Diamond Quilt on Thursdays, June 6 and 20 and July 11 and 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee, $28 • Choose a Loop-It Project on Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee, $7 AMCH From Page 2 Take Out Available 88 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar Open Late 401-724-0342 Sunday May 12 th Come Celebrate Mother's Day with Us! 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Call and ask for Mike! 3 Sherman Avenue, Lincoln, RI • 334-3937 • MAY GOLF SPECIAL Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. $ 14 FRIDAY 10 MAY SATURDAY 11 MAY SUNDAY 12 MAY BOGEY'S FAMOUS FISH & CHIPS and Dinner Specials Join Us for Dinner & Music MIKE PERELLA 6 P.M. - 10 P.M. MOTHER'S DAY Unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys $ 10 With purchase of Breakfast Buffet MUSIC ON THE PATIO with PAUL CARAHER 3 P.M. - 7 P.M. Local Eats

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