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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-24-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Five-year-old MADISON PARADIS, in front, makes her way to the goal at last Saturday's opening day Cumberland Youth Soccer Association games at Diamond Hill Park. See more photos on page 15. Game on! CUMBERLAND – Owners of the mostly empty Lonsdale Co. Ann & Hope Mill property are seeking a new overlay designa- tion to ease restrictions around its planned redevelopment as a mostly residential but mixed-use complex. A proposed mix of uses in the mill, which has been up for sale for nearly $5 million, may include but not be limited to, multi-family housing, self-storage, agricultural/ hydroponic, medical offices, fitness, dry-cleaning, light industrial, retail, restaurant, business storage, garden center, rooftop gardens and rooftop solar. The owners say they envision the complex's 1886 boiler house, with its distinctive brick smokestack, to be adapted into a microbrewery, brew pub or another use. Planning and Community Development Director Jonathan Stevens deemed this an "opening proposal" that hasn't been vetted. Sides have started conversations, Residences, brewery, other uses envisioned at Ann & Hope By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See ANN & HOPE, Page 19 LINCOLN – Put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the consol- idation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts is picking up speed again. Taxpayers in both districts will vote on whether or not to merge them Fire district merger back on track By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See MERGER, Page 13 CUMBERLAND – In 1964, the Cumberland Police Department landed a new Harley-Davidson Servi-Car three-wheeled motor- cycle, a vehicle that would quickly become the pride of the depart- ment. Four years later, Ken Milligan joined the department, becoming one of three riders for the bike dur- Available: Cumberland's old police motorcycle By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MOTORCYCLE, Page 8 INSIDE Celebrating all things autumn A u t u m n i n th e V a ll ey ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE inside Local haunt: Chepachet is said to be home to R.I.'s most haunted place Get creative: Bring home the fun with DIY fall decorations Pumpkin spice: Love it or hate it, the flavor is here to stay Pick perfect: Spend the day at one of the area's many pick-your-own farms ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 24-30, 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: thmalloy.com Since 1935 Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Motor Fuels Generators | Complete Heating Service Emergency Generators Sales & Installation Propane for your Home Heating & Cooking Together we make a difference FALL SPECIAL! 10% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND $100 OR MORE ON ANY SERVICE OR AUTO REPAIR Some restrictions apply. This offer cannot be combined with any state inspections. Redeem before 10/31/2020. Bring this coupon for service. INSIDE Celebrating all things autumn A u A u A u A t u t u t u t u u t u t u t u t m u m u m u m u m u n m n m n m n m n m n m n m n m i n i n i n i n i n i th th th th th th t e h e h e h e h e h V a V a V a V a V l a l a l a l a l ll ll ll l e l e l e l e l ey ey ey ey e inside inside inside inside inside inside Local haunt: Local haunt: Chepachet is said to be home Chepachet is said to be home Chepachet is said to be home to R.I.'s most haunted place to R.I.'s most haunted place Get creative: Get creative: Get creative: Bring home the fun Bring home the fun with DIY fall decorations with DIY fall decorations with DIY fall decorations Pumpkin spice: Pumpkin spice: Pumpkin spice: Love it or hate it, Love it or hate it, the flavor is here to stay the flavor is here to stay the flavor is here to stay Pick perfect: Pick perfect: Pick perfect: Spend the day at one of the area's Spend the day at one of the area's many pick-your-own farms many pick-your-own farms A u t u m n m n m n m i n th e V a ll ey ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE inside Local haunt: Chepachet is said to be home to R.I.'s most haunted place Get creative: Bring home the fun with DIY fall decorations Pumpkin spice: Love it or hate it, the flavor is here to stay Pick perfect: Spend the day at one of the area's many pick-your-own farms

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