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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-10-2020

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LINCOLN – The town's next big housing project, Lincoln Village behind St. James Church at 33 Division St. in Manville, will enter its first significant phase when the Technical Review Committee reviews the proposal at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15. Town Planner Al Ranaldi said this project has been brewing for some time, and developer Dakota Partners has entered a purchase and sales agreement on it after years of it being on the market. The TRC is a subcommittee of the Planning Board, and will review specifics on a 72-unit low-income and moderate-income apartment complex, with a trio of three-story buildings planned to each hold 24 garden-style apartment units. Garden-style complexes are typi- cally low-rise buildings with lawns, trees, shrubbery, and gardens sur- rounding them. Representatives from Dakota have met with the community on a project that will be located on land owned by St. James Parish, said Ranaldi. The second step in the project following the abandon- ment of several paper streets, or streets no longer in active use, is Lincoln Village plan heading to Planning Board By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See VILLAGE, Page 7 LINCOLN – A one-year partner- ship agreement between animal control departments in Lincoln and Cumberland, with Cumberland services housed in Lincoln, expired last August, but the two neighbor- ing communities have continued on under the same terms since. Cumberland Mayor Jeff Mutter said he had some conversations with Lincoln Town Administrator Joe Almond early in his term about the agreement signed before he won election in late 2018, but they haven't really discussed the partnership since. That agreement called for a $1,000-per-month fee to be paid by Cumberland to Lincoln for use of the shelter at 25 Wellington Road in Lincoln, with each community main- taining their own staffers. Smithfield also now shares the shelter, for a three-town regionalization of services. The agreement signed by former Mayor Bill Murray was heralded at the time as a way to avoid costly repairs at Cumberland's Martin Street animal shelter, and Mutter later turned the building over to the New England Humane Society to do major upgrades in exchange for use Animal control partnership between Lincoln, Cumberland being assessed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See ANIMAL CONTROL, Page 13 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE TIM MAGILL, candidate for Cumberland Town Council, right, stands with his sup- porter, former Cumberland Mayor BILL MURRAY, at the Cumberland High School polling place Tuesday. As of Tuesday night, Magill had secured 70 percent of votes. CUMBERLAND – Democrat Timothy Magill Jr. won a resounding and seemingly insurmountable 70.3 percent of the votes in the District 2 Town Council primary on Tuesday, a response, he said, to a campaign that got residents excited for a new voice representing them. Magill had 279 votes to 118 votes for Kane with all precincts report- ing, but there were some 300 or so Magill storms to big lead in District 2, all but securing victory By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DISTRICT 2, Page 10 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2020 North Smithfield Auto Body, iNc. 1-401-762-3866 WWW.RIAUTOBODY.COM 1-401-762-3866 WWW.RIAUTOBODY.COM • FREE towing • FREE pick up and drop off 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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