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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-09-2020

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CUMBERLAND – Fire inves- tigators arrived at 1740 Diamond Hill Road at 10:40 p.m. Sunday after an explosion heard at least as far away as Pawtucket occurred in the driveway of the home a short time earlier. No one was injured in the blast, which was followed by a fire at the back of a pickup truck in the driveway. Police Capt. Robert Fay told The Breeze Tuesday he can't com- ment on what he referred to as an "arson" incident. "I can't speak on it because it's an active investigation," said Fay. Police weren't releasing any reports on the incident as of press time. Residents throughout the area were speculating on the cause of the explosion, which sounded like it could have been fireworks. Those on scene said they were called for an explosion and arrived to find a small fire at the back of the pickup truck and shattered glass in the driveway. Firefighters quickly put out the fire. No one was hurt in the incident. Those at the home told respond- ers that they didn't know what Explosion, fire being investigated as arson By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See ARSON, Page 4 CUMBERLAND – For a young couple, those first major milestones can seem so idyllic, as weddings fade into honeymoons, then first homes and that first big job promo- tion. Tara Simonini and Noah Ganzer felt like they were right at the brink of big things. Ganzer was set to get a promotion at Starbucks, which would have pushed them over the top in being able to buy a house. They were planning a big Aug. 14 wedding, with a bridal shower in June and a post-wedding honeymoon cruise to the western Caribbean. "Not that long ago, things were going really, really well for us and 2020 looked like it was going to be our year," posted Simonini on Instagram recently. "We have degrees, decent jobs, a wedding on the horizon, and were in the throes of house hunting." But 2020 and its unsympathetic COVID-19 pandemic then "totally ripped the rug out from under us," she said. The promotion is now out, the home ownership dream flushed with it indefinitely. The honeymoon is canceled, the bridal shower is off, and the couple doesn't know whether the wedding will be happening as planned. "All these positive things that Local couple finds promise of 2020 slipping away By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY TOM WARD MIKE FEATHER, deputy chief of the Cumberland Fire District, was busy Saturday morning volunteering along Scott Road, Cumberland, for the town's annual Yellow Bag Day, sponsored for the 14th year by The Valley Breeze. More than 100 volun- teers fanned out across town during the weekend to pick up hundreds of bags of roadside litter. See story on page 2. Cleaning up Cumberland See COUPLE, Page 7 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE APRIL 9-15, 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. Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generators | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our website: thmalloy.com T.H. Malloy is a proud supporter of the Challenger Team The Lincoln Little League season is postponed. Stay Safe and Healthy Wishing Everyone a Happy & Safe Easter! Call us for a "FREE market analysis" MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Lisa LaMontagne Beausoleil, Carol LaMontagne & Keri LaMontagne-Croteau

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