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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-07-2019

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY JOHN O'BRIEN, left, and MARK CRAWFORD, right, both of Cumberland, work to remove tires from the woods during a cleanup held by the Blackstone Watershed Council/ Friends of the Blackstone last Saturday. The event was held at the Fanning Wilderness area off of Jones Street in Cumberland. See story and more photos on page 22. Hawkins House is no more Town researching drafting ordinance similar to Pawtucket's CUMBERLAND – The Hawkins House, an integral part of the history and character of the early Abbott Run neighborhood, is gone. Neighbors at Franklin Farm on Monday lamented as wreck- ers tore down the home that was once part of that property, according to local historian Craig Johnson. "Saying good- bye to a house built in 1800," posted Denise Mudge, of Franklin Farm, which is located directly next door. Johnson contacted town offi- cials last Friday, Nov. 1, after seeing equipment set to be called into service near the home at 140 Abbott Run Valley Road. "This is a vital visual, historical, and architectural element of the Franklin Farm/Abbott Run his- toric landscape," he wrote. "This place should not go!" Town Planner Glenn Modica responded that there was nothing the town could do. "Unfortunately, the building is not a locally designated historic district, so the Historic District Commission has no jurisdiction," he said. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See HOUSE, Page 15 CUMBERLAND – In the two years since Evan Vaudry received his custom-made log cabin from Make-A-Wish, the 8-year-old Cumberland resident, who has spinal muscular atrophy, has received postcards from people from all 50 states and is now working to collect messages from across the world. Postcards a wish come true for local boy By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See MAKE-A-WISH, Page 10 JOHNSON CUMBERLAND – A Superior Court judge last week dismissed Peter Bradley's legal chal- lenge over his lost council presidency due to lack of standing to determine the matter, kicking the matter to Rhode Island Supreme Court due to Bradley's decision to re-file. Bradley is blaming town attorneys for protract- ing a case that could have easily been settled if they'd handled it differently. Town Council presidency case moves to R.I. Supreme Court By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See COURT, Page 21 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 7-13, 2019 401.333.0665 Visit our website: Since 1935 Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Motor Fuels Generator | Complete Heating Service Emergency Generators Sales & Installation Propane for your Home Heating & Cooking Together we make a difference 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, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation.

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