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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-27-2019

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 CHARLES LAWRENCE JOHNNA KOSNOFF, of Attleboro, Mass., measures 5 grams of pie dough on Nov. 11, as mem- bers of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Lincoln prepared pies for their annual Homemade Pie Fundraiser. Pies included apple, apple crumb, cran- berry apple and sugar-free apple. See more photos on page 20. LINCOLN – Pat Ryan remem- bers the fear most of all. It was fear that the business she'd worked so hard to build, and the building she'd put so much care into, would go up in flames. But with the exception of her sign and door melting from the heat of the flames on that Halloween night six years ago, Ryco's Creative Sewing Center survived with little damage. Ryan recalls firefighters fighting the flames with a hose spraying out the top-floor window of her company. That October 2013 fire at the old Lonsdale Bleachery Mill behind the Lincoln Car Wash off Lonsdale Avenue has been followed by six years of stagnation as Ryan and nearby business owners have wait- ed for the condemned old structure located about 20 feet to the left of Ryco's front door to be torn down. Last week, Ryan told The Breeze, she learned that the owner, Procaccianti Companies under the name TPG Hotels and Resorts, will have the building torn down on Dec. 10. "It's a wonderful thing that it's Neighbor: Lonsdale Bleachery set for demolition By ETHAN SHOREY and NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writers See LONSDALE, Page 16 CUMBERLAND – Town officials are now considering what they're calling the Preserve Cumberland initiative, a new comprehensive approach to slowing the destruction of the town's historic fabric. Planning and Community Development Director Jonathan Stevens presented the multi-faceted but unsolidified plan at the Nov. 20 Town Council meeting, saying it would set a new standard for preserv- ing the town's history. The proposed initiative would establish financial incentives for appropriate restoration of old build- ings deemed significant, an idea council members say they can get behind but are concerned could lead to other residents subsidizing the lost taxes. Town officials began researching drafting an ordinance to promote preservation earlier this month after the shocking demolition of the 200-year-old Hawkins House near Franklin Farm on Abbott Run Valley Town launches Preserve Cumberland initiative By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Goal of the plan is to save old properties See PRESERVE, Page 6 Clippers, Lions hope to extend Thanksgiving win streak CUMBERLAND – When it comes to Thanksgiving Day high school football rivalries, Cumberland and Lincoln have owned two of the longest win streaks in northern Rhode Island, and this week, they will try to keep the good times rolling in their respective matchups. On Thursday at 10 a.m., the Clippers will pay a visit to two-time Division II champ Woonsocket at Barry Field and look to extend their eight-game Turkey Day win See FOOTBALL, Page 18 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4, 2019 For your friendship, support, kindness and goodwill, we'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude. Thank You & Happy Thanksgiving! Call us for a "FREE market analysis" MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM 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. MICHAEL W. ARAGAO President/Portfolio Manager 2374 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 3B Cumberland, RI 02864 (1/4 mile north of I-295, Exit 22) MICHAEL W. ARAGAO President/Portfolio Manager 2374 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 3B Cumberland, RI 02864 (1/4 mile north of I-295, Exit 22) We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving 401-475-7570 401-475-7570 With Our Thanks for your Trust & Goodwill With Our Thanks for your Trust & Goodwill

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