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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-15-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 5 LINCOLN – The transformation of a vacant historic mill building in Lincoln into affordable apartments is nearing completion, despite the chal- lenges brought by the pandemic. Last summer, the Saylesville Mill building under development at 90 Industrial Circle was engulfed in ivy and weeds, with mattresses and other items strewn about the property. Since earning approval from the town in 2018, the property has under- gone a steady transformation, with developer Dakota Partners injecting new vibrancy into a mostly forgotten piece of Lincoln's industrial past. The building under construction at the corner of Walker Street and Industrial Circle was formerly part of the Sayles Bleacheries, founded in 1847 by William Sayles. According to the Rhode Island Historical Society, increasing demand for the company's textile products led to numerous additions to the property, resulting in the present-day collection of interconnected mill complex in Saylesville, named after the founding family of the Sayles mill village. The first phase of the $14.6 million project involves the mill's 1860 and 1912 storehouse and packing build- ing, a two-story brick building with an attached one-story wing. Work on the 42,000-square -oot development began last summer. When complete, the long-vacant building will feature 45 mixed-income apartment units. According to information provided by Dakota Partners, the two-story building "with handsome Italianate structure will feature a mix of loft and flat-style, one- and two-bedroom apart- ment homes," preserving the historic characteristics of the building and allowing them to "re-emerge as unique showpieces within each apartment." Company representatives say they're hoping to wrap up the first 45 units this fall. The second phase of the develop- ment will be rehabbing nearby 60 Industrial Circle into an additional 22 apartment units. In total, the project will bring 67 new apartments to the mill complex, which will be deemed affordable under Rhode Island Housing standards. Dakota Partners also submitted a separate application to build a new 72-unit low- and moderate-income apartment complex in Manville behind St. James Church. Called "Lincoln Village," the project is moving through Lincoln's planning process. Saylesville Mill apartments nearing completion By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD New windows and a freshened-up facade have completely transformed this former mill building in Saylesville, which will soon feature apartments. Fall story times at Cumberland Library CUMBERLAND – The fall story time session has begun at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, and will run through Nov. 4, including virtual and in-person options. • Pajama Story Time for children of all ages and their families will be held on Zoom on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Pajamas and stuffed friends are encouraged. Register online. • Family Story Time is held out- side Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required. Meet on the front lawn of the library. Read sto- ries, enjoy music and movement, felt board fun and more. Bring a blanket to sit and dance on. Face masks are required for everyone over 2 years old. • Story Time Toolbox Kits: Pick up a free story time toolbox kit in the Children's Room. Kits include egg shakers, scarves, bubbles, bean bags, and rhythm sticks. Bring your toolbox with you each week; you get to keep it. For more information, call 401- 333-2552, ext. 3, or visit www.cum- . SOFT WASHING • POWER WASHING (LOW PRESSURE) ROOF & HOUSE CLEANING We use just the Right Pressure for Better Cleaning Eliminate further growth of tichan, moss and black mold from your roof. HOUSES • ROOFS VINYL SIDING • DECKS FENCES • PATIOS Vinyl Siding Mildew Retardant Application Included with any House Cleaning Call for a FREE Estimate! 401-245-5268 We have been in business for over 12 years. Celebrating Our 12 Year in Business 10% OFF ANY SOFT OR PRESSURE WASHING Expires 11/30/20. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. We Accept All Major Credit Cards RE-ELECT KEITH E. MACKSOUD Councilman, District 3, Lincoln A lifetime of service to Country, Community, Health Care • Town Councilman: 2005 – Present, and President for the past 5 terms • Retired Lt. Colonel U. S. Army Reserve 1979-2005 • War Veteran: Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom • Educator: Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia program 1992-2019 • Front line health care provider: Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Sturdy Memorial Hospital 2019-Present During my time on the Town Council I have been able to help Lincoln • Achieve a AAA bond rating • Secure an additional $10 Million in state funding for the High School project • Protect and preserve our historic buildings • Created a reserve fund that helps to replenish the loss of gaming revenue to our budget caused by the closure of Twin River due to COVID • Make improvements to all our recreational fields My plans for the future include making sure the High School project remains on time and budget; that we maintain our open spaces and rural characteristics; that we continue to keep a civil working relationship among the Council, Administrator, Board and Commissions; and keep Lincoln one of the best communities in Blackstone Valley. It has been and honor and privilege to serve as your Councilman I hope that I have earned your trust to continue to be your voice on the Town Council. I respectfully ask for your vote on November 3rd Paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith E. Macksoud

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