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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-07-2017

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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LINCOLN – It's been 10 months since a multi-alarm fire claimed the historic Albion building that held the post office, food mart, social club and apartments. The site has sat empty, flattened and gutted, but now, a CAT excava- tor and foundation hole are signs that one of Albion's busiest proper- ties is in the process of being rebuilt. The Lincoln Building Department issued a permit on Nov. 3 to Jeff's Home Improvement, a local contrac- tor from North Smithfield, to rebuild the building, said Roger Pierce, Lincoln's building official. Though the former social club will not return to the property, the apartments, U.S. post office and food mart will return, By ASHLEY WOLF Valley Breeze Staff Writer New Albion Post Office under construction Plans call for reopening next spring BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JORDAN WRIGHT, 9, of Cumberland, places an ornament on a tree in honor of her uncle Jared, as her family and others decorated Christmas trees at the Monastery in Cumberland on Saturday. See story and more photos on Page 3. Zoning plan paves way for marijuana facilities CUMBERLAND – Facing increasing interest in developing marijuana cultivation facilities in Cumberland, town officials are set- ting new rules for where such facili- ties are allowed. The Cumberland Planning Board last week recommend- ed to the Town Council that it approve an amend- ment to the town's zoning ordinance setting firm rules for marijuana cultivation. The coun- cil was set to consider the amend- ment at its meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 6. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Principal of Lincoln Middle School steps down LINCOLN – Lincoln Middle School Principal Adolfo Costa resigned on Monday, less than six months after start- ing in the position. Costa is the third principal at Lincoln Middle School in the past four years. His resignation takes effect at the end of the month. Costa left his position as an assistant principal at Cumberland High School last year to become the principal at LMS in July. He will take a teaching job at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School. "I will always appreciate the opportunity I was given to lead in this district, and this decision, while difficult, will be good for my family By ASHLEY WOLF Valley Breeze Staff Writer Christmas decorating COSTA CUMBERLAND STEVENS See POST OFFICE, Page 35 See MARIJUANA, Page 27 See PRINCIPAL, Page 33 ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE DECEMBER 7-13, 2017 RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE 1985 Mendon Road , Cumberland, RI R ESULTS MATTER! Call one of the Top Producing Coldwell Banker agents in RI DAVE SERPA (401) 639-2351 (cell) Season's G reetings to A ll & Best W ishes for a Happy N ew Year! 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 Kids! Don't miss our pull-out coloring book inside!

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