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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-03-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY JIM SCHWARTZ, property manager at the Cadillac Mills, says the Valley Falls Pond behind him will be depicted in a new mural the owners have commissioned at the property. Below image shows some options for what the mural could look like. CUMBERLAND – Tucked along the banks of the pictur- esque Valley Falls Pond off Meeting Street is an old textile mill with a bland exterior but vibrant interior full of modern uses. The Cadillac Mills, once a maker of broadcloth before China helped put such com- panies out of business in 1986, is set to get an immense upgrade to its out- side, with a giant mural depicting the pond on the Blackstone River nearby planned for one of its build- ings. Jim Schwartz, building man- ager for Cadillac Mills LLC and fourth-generation owner of the mill complex, said the owners had a warehouse across the parking lot painted gray in June. It looks so good, he said, that he thought they'd have a mural painted on it depicting the incredible nature scene Local mill getting the Cadillac of exterior upgrades in Cumberland By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MURAL, Page 10 LINCOLN – XGolf, an indoor golf simulator, is looking to open at the Lincoln Mall property at 622 George Washington Highway. Brian McClellan, one of three owners planning to open XGolf in Lincoln, said they're looking to have six high-tech simulator bays employing state-of-the- art technology to measure ball and swing data. Essentially, guests hit a real golf ball, which is auto- matically teed up before them, at a screen that pro- XGolf, indoor golf simulator, coming to Lincoln Mall By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See XGOLF, Page 40 Committee will again consider vote on back to school Backlash, fallout over Aug. 27 vote intense CUMBERLAND – Long-time observers of town politics and schools said they couldn't recall a simi- lar instantaneous explosion of outrage as the one they saw when the School Committee voted 4-3 last Thursday to start the 2020-2021 school year in two weeks in full distance learning mode. The subsequent commentary on social media pages got so heated and at times vicious that page adminis- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SCHOOL, Page 8 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2020 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Call us for a "FREE market analysis" MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 Monday, September 7 th 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.

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