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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-12-2017

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY ANDREA AMARAL, 18, right, of Cumberland, and KAYLEE LUCHKA, 19, of Scituate, perform on the street leading into the Scituate Art Festival last weekend. The annual Columbus Day weekend event is held on the Village Green in North Scituate. Cumberland to purchase 229 acres of open space Town would carve out area for athletic fields CUMBERLAND – Officials are in final negotiations on the purchase of 229 acres of open space property in town, says Mayor Bill Murray, a sig- nificant step, he says, in protecting the future of the town. This would be Cumberland's largest open space purchase in more than 50 years, said Murray, and "is one of the biggest things we've pulled off." A pur- chase agreement has been three years in the making, he said. The property, owned by the Sisters of Mercy and situated alongside the Mercymount Country Day School on Wrentham Road, is located in the far northeast corner of Cumberland, near the border with Wrentham, Mass. Murray doesn't intend to make the mistake he says was made with the Cumberland Monastery, where restric- tions prevent use for town purposes. He plans to set aside 17.5 acres of the acres for active recreation space, to be used for development of athletic fields. "That's my intent, because we need them badly," he said. "We're going to do that for the kids." At the right time, said Murray, offi- cials would design adequate parking By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Weighing options for a regional animal shelter Officials from multiple commu- nities, including Cumberland, are now in talks with Smithfield town officials about the potential of part- nering on a regional animal shelter. North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi says he's hoping new Town Manager Randy Rossi choos- es to join North Providence and Johnston on a planned tri-commu- nity shelter in his town. Meanwhile, Cumberland Mayor Bill Murray and Lincoln Town Administrator Joe Almond are court- ing Rossi to be part of a three-com- munity shelter in Lincoln, where offi- cials are planning a major expansion and renovation of the existing facility on Wellington Road. Rossi confirmed this week that Smithfield officials "are in dis- cussions with both collaborative efforts," but said no decision has been made yet. "We are currently looking over the finances, location, operations and overall review of the two proj- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Street sounds See SHELTER, Page 25 See LAND, Page 10 MURRAY ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 12-18, 2017 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 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. T.H. MALLOY Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new website: T o geth er W e T o geth er W e M ak e A D ifferen ce M ak e A D ifferen ce

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