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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-05-2019

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16 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION An old picture of the former G. WHIPPLE STORE building, also known as the G. Whipple Block, on Diamond Hill Road. CUMBERLAND – Though the building previously containing the former Diamond Hill General Store at 3782 Diamond Hill Road is listed in the town's real estate database as being built in 1930, it was actu- ally built in 1895 and was known as the G. Whipple Commercial Block, according to histories of the building. A story on the lack of plans for the building previously containing a Li'l General generated plenty of conver- sation last week, with many saying it should be restored. Owners have said they don't currently plan to restore or sell it. According to the book "Historical and Architectural Resources of Cumberland," the Whipple family had numerous business interests in the area. The G. Whipple Store was the only country store in the area at the time. That book calls the "excellently preserved" general store a "commer- cial building gem," with two original storefronts under a bracketed cornice. According to neighbors, the upper floors of the building are still used as a residence. Diamond Hill General Store building goes back to 1895 LINCOLN – The agenda of Lincoln's Zoning Board of Review meeting next month is set to be a long one after the majority of Tuesday's meeting agenda was post- poned. Four of the five applications for zoning relief Tuesday were con- tinued to the board's Oct. 1 meeting. The first was an application by Holly Wood, the owner of Wood's Beekeeping Supply & Academy on Route 116. Wood hopes to secure a special use permit to open a pet daycare facility and overnight ken- nel at 690 George Washington Highway. A separate application for the same property was also continued to next month, with the property owner seeking a special use permit to allow for additional signage for businesses there. Zoning Official Russell Hervieux said the applicant was in the process of hiring a professional engineer to complete an engineered drawing of the property layout, and in doing so realized they'll also need a dimen- sional variance. The requests for variances will be heard Oct. 1. Two other submissions were also continued to that meeting, both seeking setback relief to build detached garages: • An application by Donna Deldeo, of 6 Anna Sayles Road. • An application by Dean and Jessica O'Flaherty, of 660 Great Road. The only application that was approved during Tuesday's meeting was an application for dimensional variance for rear setback relief to build a deck and stairs off a newly constructed townhouse at 122 Main St. Vote on doggie daycare in Lincoln delayed By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer Settler's Days 2019 Sept. 21-22 LINCOLN – The Manville Sportsmen's Rod and Gun Club, 250 High St., will hold Settler's Days 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. There will be trap shooting, rifle, pistol, black powder, archery, toma- hawk and cowboy action as well as food and drink, a raffle, music and a rock climbing wall. For more information, visit www. . 460 S. Main St., Woonsocket, RI • 401-762-2422 NO DENTAL INSURANCE? TAKE ADVANTAGE of our DISCOUNT DENTAL PLAN! Our Discount Dental Plan was designed to serve patients who do not have insurance or other dental coverage. This plan conveniently allows you to continue caring for your dental health needs with preventative care and discounts on restorative and cosmetic procedures. AFFORDABLE CARE! • No Yearly Maximum / No Deductibles • Options for Individuals and Families Annual Plans start at $286 which INCLUDE: 2 Adult/Child Cleanings, 1 Exam, 1 Set of X-Rays AND 1 Emergency Visit Evaluation!

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