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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-05-2017

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CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray called off last Saturday's open- ing night of 13th World 2017 after Town Councilor Tom Kane raised questions about permitting and insur- ance for the event. Kane questioned both a lack of an entertainment license for 13th World (previously the town-run Haunted Hill), as well as whether the com- pany now running the Halloween enter- tainment haunt at Diamond Hill Park had an insurance policy that covers them and sufficiently protects the town. He said there was also no approval from the police or fire chief. "It would be my recommendation that they should not be allowed to operate until they are in pos- session of a sufficient insurance policy," he wrote to Murray last Friday. After Kane's email, the mayor produced an insurance plan for the event last Friday. Murray told The Breeze he decided to cancel the event out of an abundance of caution and placed Kane's request- ed items on the agenda for the council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4. He said 13th World should be up and running for a new opening night of this Friday, Oct. 6, at dusk. "It's nothing I see as serious, but we wanted to look into them and make sure," he said. The new operators of 13th World posted on their Facebook page that last Saturday's original opening night 13th World opening delayed amid questions Mayor: Halloween event should be ready this weekend By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor KANE MURRAY See 13TH WORLD, Page 25 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE RYAN MAIO, 22 months, of Franklin Mass., tries to pull a red wagon full of pumpkins and butternut squash at the second annual Franklin Farm Harvest Festival & Tractor Show in Cumberland. Festival-goers enjoyed bright blue skies on Sunday, after the event was rescheduled from Saturday due to rainy weather. See more photos on pages 12-13. Volunteer firefighters in short supply Fewer Rhode Islanders are volun- teering to spend their free time fight- ing fires in their towns, leading to questions about the future of the old-time practice. Chief Robert Fisher, of the Saylesville Fire Department on Chapel Street in Lincoln, said the district has about six vol- unteers, who are paid rough- ly $4.25 for each call they respond to. Those calls, he noted, can last from 30 minutes to several hours. By The Valley Breeze Staff See FIREFIGHTERS, Page 26 Best in Class: Community School fêtes Blue Ribbon status CUMBERLAND – Community School last week became the first public school in Cumberland's his- tory to win a National Blue Ribbon Schools designation, setting off cel- ebrations at the elementary school on Arnold Mills Road. The U.S. Department of Education announced three Rhode Island schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017, based on their overall academic excellence By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See BLUE RIBBON, Page 14 Lil pumpkin FISHER ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 5-11, 2017 THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE R ESULTS MATTER! Call One of the Top Producing Coldwell Banker Agents in RI DAVE SERPA (401) 639-2351 (cell) 700 Great Road, Lincoln. The Butterfly House - W hat does it look like to live in a piece of history? A spraw ling stone building, elegant and com fortable, w ith spectacular southw est view s of the M oshassuck River stocked w ith trout for fly fishing, and lush green law ns- your 16.7 acre pastoral estate! Lincoln's "Butterfly House" is a building steeped in history. Built in 1812 and originally used as a factory, the previous ow ners painstakingly transform ed it in the 1940's into a stylish single fam ily hom e w ith attached artist loft, garages and w orkshop. The current ow ners continued the m ission to im prove and enhance the house and the grounds, w hile respecting its rich history. From the m om ent one pulls into the cobblestone circular drive you know you have arrived som ew here special. This m uch-adm ired hom e w ith every m odern am enity, five beds and four and one half baths spread over three levels, a very generous w rap deck to take full advantage of the sw eeping law ns and tranquil river. Indoors and out this hom e offers an unrivalled life style. $1,575,000.

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