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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-14-13

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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln NOVEMBER 14-20, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley We're number one Bah, Humbug! Cumberland Colts cheerleaders take the 13-U state crown. PAGE 27 Veteran actor plays Scrooge on Trinity's 'Christmas Carol.' LIVING @ "Like" us on valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers What a sight! Local girl lands coveted role in Trinity's 'A Christmas Carol' IN CUMBERLAND Proposed sign ordinance eases up on businesses By ETHAN SHOREY Electronic messages, sandwich boards would be allowed Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com CUMBERLAND – Tara Sullivan, an 11-year-old standout at the The Wheeler School, is representing the Blackstone Valley in the 2013 version of Trinity Repertory Company's "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that illustrates the power of forgiveness. sullivan Sullivan, the daughter of Bob and Buvana Sullivan of Cumberland, says she initially assumed she hadn't made the cast. Two days after she thought she'd be getting a call on whether she'd been selected or not, she got word that she should come back for a second audition, this time with 30 seconds of her favorite holiday song ready to sing. Sullivan said the request threw her for a loop. She enjoys holiday music, but hadn't thought about which song was her favorite. After browsing songs By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor mgreen@valleybreeze.com See PARK, Page 4 See SIGNS, Page 24 Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth As Air Force firefighter Technical Sgt. James Harvey visits the Cumberland Preschool to talk to students about firemen and fire safety last Thursday, students react to his strange-looking firefighting suit and backpack tank. See more on Page 13. Public park behind B.F. Norton school? Residents' comments welcome at next Monday's meeting By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor mgreen@valleybreeze.com CUMBERLAND – The town is calling on residents, particularly those living in Valley Falls, to comment on plans for a new community park adjacent to the play- See SULLIVAN, Page 25 ground at B.F. Norton School on Broad Street. Improvements to the vacant land, where a farm league baseball diamond is located, will be outlined for residents, says Director of Planning and Community Development Kelley Morris. Birchwood Design Group of Providence is preparing Thinking of Selling Your House? Results are important! Call one of the area's Top Producers For Truly Remarkable Service Call Dave Serpa (401) 639-2351 Cell Dave.Serpa@NEMoves.com Presidents Circle Award Recipient 2012 RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE the ideas. Morris said a multipurpose field and a track are currently contemplated along with the baseball diamond that would be turned about and made a bit smaller. The town owns nearly four acres of land behind the school. CUMBERLAND – The currently illegal sandwich boardstyle signs, effectively banished by town inspectors in recent months, would be legally returned under a revised sign ordinance now before Town Council members who are indicating they will be "business friendly" as they prepare to ratify it. Getting their first crack at the proposal last Wednesday, not only were several councilors calling for a less restrictive sign ordinance, but they were saying that Building Commissioner Neil Hall should ease up on what some described as "aggressive" enforcement of the current rules, especially the ban on the sandwich board or A-frame signs. Local business owners filled the Town Council Chamber last 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc.

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