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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

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ing about 500 feet by 200 feet, he said. The idea with the Tucker Field sign was to use the granite as a celebration of Cumberland's his- tory, Stevens said, but there are no immediate plans to use addi- tional granite for other projects. Back when he was advocating for the granite to be used at the safety complex, he questioned why the town would purchase granite when it has so much free granite available for various projects. "The work of stonecutters of 100 years ago," he said in 2017, "should be displayed." There are a number of pieces of significant size remaining in the Monastery, said Stevens. Some are as long as 10 feet, and at about 60 pounds per square foot, that's a whole lot of weight. The monks of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, commonly known as Trappists, quarried granite at the Monastery as they established themselves at the turn of the 20th century. Several decades after the 1950 fire, the town took ownership of the land, and then in 2004 imposed the conservation easement backed by a master plan that prohibited nearly any new activity within the grounds. 8 CUMBERLAND JANUARY 9-15, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION The star on the map shows the area where the granite is located off the MONK'S QUARRY TRAIL. GRANITE From Page 3 The field of GRANITE in the Monastery measures about 500 feet by 200 feet. Northern Rhode Island Animal Hospital Since 1983 We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Our philosophy: (401) 762-2400 • nriah.com We're attentive, grateful, well-behaved (mostly), and always happy to see you. Visit our full-service animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care.

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