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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-06-2020

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 PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON Spelling Bee winner SCOTT NICOLL, a 6th-grader at Lincoln Middle School, rejoices in the fact that he just spelled his final word, turret, correctly. He will now represent Lincoln in the State Spelling Bee. See story on page 16. CUMBERLAND – Arthur Angell doesn't consider himself a historian, but he says he's been blessed with a great memory and has little trouble remembering the local history that's closest to his heart. Angell, of the extended farming family whose name is on Angell Road, said he thinks often of the farming community Cumberland once was, and the changes that have caused just about all of those farms to disappear as the town has become a bedroom community. "I don't think there's one left," he said of the farms he remembers from childhood. "There aren't many left in the state." Going entirely by memory, the 87-year-old Angell is able to come up with a list of about 40 dairy farms that were in business 75 years ago, as well as several apple farms, chicken farms, pig farms, beef cattle farms, and a Arthur Angell can list town's old farms from memory By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See FARMS, Page 12 PROVIDENCE – Area school districts would gain significant dol- lars toward their next budgets if all short-term recommendations from a special state study group are implemented this year. Pawtucket would gain $1.6 mil- lion, according to the state education funding analy- sis of Sen. Ryan Pearson and the Special Legislative Task Force to Study Rhode Island's Education, Woonsocket would see $1.2 million more, Cumberland would gain $771,148, North Providence would gain $796,840, Lincoln would see a bump of $323,725, Smithfield would see $347,507, North Smithfield would get $222,033, Glocester would receive $225,825, Foster would gain $118,338, and Scituate would see an increase of $117,675. Those numbers were tallied by adding the numbers from five rec- Pearson: Changes would help districts By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor PEARSON See PEARSON, Page 8 LINCOLN – Twin River Casino's Lincoln campus may undergo a sig- nificant transformation in an effort to better compete with casinos in nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut. Ending a bitter battle over the casino's gaming contract, gaming provider IGT Global Solutions and Twin River Worldwide Holdings announced last week that they've Expanded casino could benefit budget By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See CASINO, Page 22 The 2020 Lincoln District Spelling Bee, for grades 4 through 8, was held on Tuesday night at the Lincoln Middle School. Students from Central Elementary, Northern Elementary, Lonsdale Elementary, Saylesville Elementary and Lincoln Middle School competed to determine who would represent Lincoln in the State Spelling Bee. ANGELL ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 6-12, 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. 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 See our local Business Card Directory INSIDE See our local Business Card Directory INSIDE card the local l Directy BRINGING LOCAL BUSINESSES TO LOCAL PEOPLE Local Businesses Offering Local Solutions 2020 Edition Published by Featuring: Automotive Sales & Service Dining/Food/Enteainment Health Services Home & Garden Pets Professional Services Real Estate Services Retail ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE

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