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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-27-2019

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The Year in Review 2019 LINCOLN CUMBERLAND BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON CHRISTINA TRISCARI watches as her son, DOMINIC, 4, decorates figures representing him and his sister while waiting for the train demonstration in the Cumberland Public Library's Children's Room on Dec. 18. The demonstration featured model trains from the collections of two train enthusiasts, including a European-style train, which was set up for children of all ages to admire. CUMBERLAND – It was a year of transition in Cumberland, where much of the conversation over the past 12 months has revolved around what the town wants to be in the future. Mayor Jeff Mutter's vision was clear as he came into office in January, immediately making moves to coincide with his cam- paign mantra of making the town a better place to live, work, and play. The town saw major infrastruc- ture projects progress, parks and field improvement plans move forward, and a new safety complex open, among other achievements. On the school side, the highlight of the year was local students' excellence on state testing, but planning for the $83 million facili- Traffic, stellar tests among top stories for Cumberland By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CUMBERLAND, Page 2 LINCOLN – It was a year of growth for Lincoln, with new construction projects rising up and fresh faces in local leadership hoping to make waves of positive change. Rookie Town Councilor Pamela Azar took over for Jim Jahnz on Lincoln's Town Council. Lincoln High School welcomed a new lead- ership team as the school campus began to drastically change with construction picking up. The proj- ect brought both celebrations and headaches. Other projects across town include a new hotel on Route 116, and an extensive mill renovation in Saylesville. There are more devel- opments on deck for 2020, includ- ing two condo projects and two apartment projects. The typically quiet community saw its fair share of controversy in Growth a theme for Lincoln in 2019 By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See LINCOLN, Page 9 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE DECEMBER 27, 2019-JANUARY 2, 2020 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 most joyous holiday season with many happy returns. 401-475-7570 investor@mwaragao.com 401-475-7570 investor@mwaragao.com With Our Thanks for your Trust & Goodwill With Our Thanks for your Trust & Goodwill MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 Call us for a "FREE market analysis" www.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.com P roudly serving Northern Rhode Island

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