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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 6-27-13

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln JUNE 27-JULY 3, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley Get out and Celebrate Dig into learning Check out our roundup of local Fourth of July activities. SEE LIVING Ashton preschool students get a lesson on worms. PAGE 14 @ "Like" us on Coming Attractions! Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Fired up over consolidation bill Cinemaworld owners look to expand beyond movies New music fest by the Blackstone premieres July 6 By MARCIA GREEN By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer Valley Breeze Editor LINCOLN – The owners of Cinemaworld have plans to expand business in the Lincoln Mall, opening up a restaurant, bowling alley, laser tag arena and arcade, according to documents filed last month with the Town Clerk. Town Clerk Karen Allen said rather than connecting the new attractions to the movie theater, the plan includes renovating the row of stores on the left when walking through the mall's main (south) entrance toward the fountain, across from the coin-operated kiddie rides. Vacant space will allow retail shops, like Claire's, to move across to the right side, she said, near GNC, so the footprint of the mall will not change. Hours for the proposed CW Lanes and Games is listed on the application as 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, and 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays. The facility would have CUMBERLAND – As if fireworks, a road race and parade weren't enough this Independence Day week, the town is staging the first-ever "Red White & Blue Music Festival." It's planned for the renovated Heritage Park across from Town Hall on Saturday, July 6 and will feature Cumberland's own recording rock star Joe Silva along with a line-up of acclaimed musicians. On tap with Silva will be: Forever Young, Cory Pesaturo, Christian Brooks, and Dixie Diehards Jazz Band along with special guests, street performers, face painters. (See Band, Performer List, and Times on Page 21) Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill will complete this "all-American" day, suggest the organizers, Silva and Cumberland Director of Planning and Community Development Kelley Morris. This is a free event that will run from 2 to 10 p.m. and is designed for all ages. The festival is without spon- See MALL, Page 23 State Rep. Karen MacBeth, above with Brian Kelly, addresses the North Cumberland Fire District Trustees and taxpayers, including Trustee Chairman and attorney Philip Koutsogiane, right, with her concerns regarding the town's fire district consolidation legislation at last week's district annual meeting. The two disagreed on some of the language in the bill. See story on Page 2. Valley Breeze photo by Tom Ward th H appy 4 th of July! Land of the Free – H ome of the B rave. aMONTAGNE Real Estate 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 MEMBER Visit our website: ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. A GRAND TIME NEXT WEEKEND Weds., July 3 Fireworks Tucker Field, 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4 Arnold Mills Road Race, 9 a.m. Parade, 11 a.m. Concert 1 p.m. See More in Living sors this first year so there will be a small charge for the tattoo and face-painting artists and the food sold by Cacklesberries restaurant. Cumberland's Heritage Park is the site of the once-thriving Valley Falls Mill founded in 1838 by Oliver Chace, a carpenter for Samuel Slater. It was two decades ago when the town ambitiously See MUSIC FEST, Page 29

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