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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-16-2017

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BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY Sisters RACHEL GOSSELIN, 13, left, and CHRISTINA GOSSELIN, 16, are dressed to celebrate as they wait for their food to arrive at the Lime Rock Baptist Church St. Patrick's Day Dinner in Lincoln last Saturday. Dinner included corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, desserts and beverages. St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, Friday, March 17. BILL AUSTIN, of North Smithfield, plays the mandolin at the Lime Rock Baptist Church St. Patrick's Day Dinner last Saturday. Traditional Irish food and music was the order of the evening. See more photos on Page 13. CUMBERLAND – The Town Council will adopt a new, lower tax rate on April 5, Tax Assessor Ken Mallette said this week, in plenty of time for a May 1 mailing of tax bills that reflect new property assessments. And while councilors approving the budget last June promised home- owners no tax increase overall, some individual bills will be up and some will be down, depend- ing on whether the property assessments are up, down or remained the same. Working with Vision Government Solutions, Mallette and members of his staff reviewed 800 properties, including the 600 that changed hands in 2016, to establish the new values, he said. Overall, he said, values are up, so the rate will be coming down. Mayor Bill Murray is terming the By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor mgreen@valleybreeze.com LINCOLN – History has found its way home to Hearthside House. The Talbot family's weaving col- lection, complete with looms that date back to the mid-1700s, has been returned to the Hearthside House Museum. The Talbots first moved into the Great Road home in 1904 after pur- chasing the house for $100, and lived at Hearthside until 1926. It was here that the family ran a successful weav- By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com See TAX RATE, Page 18 Tax Assessor Ken Mallette says he's confident that the new assess- ments accurately reflect the mar- ket value as of December 2016. BREEZE PHOTO BY BRITTANY BALLANTYNE KATHY HARTLEY, president of Hearthside House, holds up shawls that were handed down to the Talbot family, linens that date back to the 1840s. See LOOMS, Page 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day! ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE valleybreeze.com @ MARCH 16-22, 2017 Looking for a new home? You're in luck, we're here to help you! Happy St. Patrick's Day to All! Lisa LaMontagne Beausoleil, Carol LaMontagne & Keri LaMontagne-Croteau 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Proudly serving Northern Rhode Island M EMBER Call us for a "FREE market analysis" AS AN INVESTOR YOU DESERVE TO KNOW YOUR FEES Understand what they are, why they're there and how you might be able to lower them CALL TODAY FOR AN INVESTMENT FEE ANALYSIS 401-333-8000 www.MasseyOnMoney.com We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of insurance and investment products to custom suit their needs and objectives. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. Investment Advisory Services offered through Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance and Annuity product guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing company, and are not offered through Global Financial Private Capital. Cumberland property values up, tax rate still coming Talbot family's antique looms return to Lincoln's Hearthside House

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