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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-16-2017

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NICHOLAS SAUCIER chops an onion while preparing his entry in the entrée round of Monday night's "Chopped at the Library" competition. The Cumberland Public Library hosted its 2nd-annual "Chopped at the Library" event, which is inspired by the Food Network's reality-based TV cooking show "Chopped," on Monday, Nov. 13. Contestants had 30 minutes for each round of preparing an appetizer and an entree, with commentary from the judges and elimination in between each round. Find out who won and see more photos on page 7. Court backs town's denial on Nate Whipple Highway development CUMBERLAND – A Superior Court judge has sided with the town in a lawsuit from Jim McKee and his Terrapin Development LLC, a deci- sion officials say protects the integrity of local development rules. Assistant Town Solicitor Chris Alger said Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein's decision is important because the town believes its zoning code is clear in terms of what's allowed in a C-1 limited commercial district, and the ruling secures the integrity of that code. This ruling protects against "devel- opers doing whatever they want," said Alger, maintaining "limits and regulations." This case shows that the town won't simply roll over when a devel- oper pushes for something, said Alger. "There's always talk about how the town lets developers do whatever they want, and this sends a clear sig- nal that that's not true at all," he said. Representatives for Terrapin had challenged the Cumberland Zoning Board's assertion that it doesn't By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Same exit, new number Exit 11 becomes Exit 22, as RIDOT renumbers Route 295 ramps CUMBERLAND – Workers from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will start the renum- bering of Route 295 exits by chang- ing the signs at Exit 11, the Diamond Hill Road interchange, on Monday, Nov. 27. The following are the local exit number changes: • Exit 11 will become Exit 22. • Exit 10 (Mendon Road) will become Exit 20. • Exits 9A and 9B (Route 146) will become Exits 18A and 18B. • Exits 8A and 8B (North By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Chopped! BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON See EXITS, Page 21 See COURT, Page 6 ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 16-22, 2017 THE VINEYARDS THE VINEYARDS R ESULTS MATTER! Call One of the Top Producing Coldwell Banker Agents in RI DAVE SERPA (401) 639-2351 (cell) Dave.Serpa@NEMoves.com CUM BERLAND – 12 Tuscan Court – New craftsm an inspired, custom built Colonial w ith spectacular detailing. W onderful, open gourm et kitchen and fam ily room . One of a kind m aster suite w ith barn doors to sitting, gym , or office space. M agnificent spa-like m aster bath. Natural gas and tow n w ater. Set on a beautiful lot w ith scenic view s. Call for your private show ing today! (GPS use 3164 Diam ond Hill Rd.) $639,900 See our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide magazine inside! NOVEMBER 16-22, 2017 Gift Guide magazine Gift Guide 2017 Gift Guide 2017 Holiday Published by Cumberland & Lincoln and North Smithfield, Blackstone, Woonsocket Edition GIFT-GUIDE-2017-96-Laura.indd 1 11/7/17 8:01 AM

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