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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-17-2018

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The view from the back of THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE at 700 Great Road, in Lincoln, shows the main house to the far right, with an in-law apartment at center and a garage/workshop space on the far left end. Lincoln's Butterfly House on the market LINCOLN – A prominent piece of local history has been put up for sale, returning the so-called Butterfly House at 700 Great Road to the market for the first time in nearly 20 years. The home's unique history is closely tied to other properties in the area, including the his- toric Hearthside House, which sits across the road. As the story goes, Stephen Hopkins Smith built Hearthside to woo his beloved into marriage, but the attempt ultimately failed. Too heartbroken to live in "The House that Love Built," Smith constructed a series of properties across the street to live and work, allowing his brother to move into Hearthside to raise his family there. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com JEFF MUTTER, vice president of Mutter Motors, has served on Cumberland's Town Council and School Committee. BILL MURRAY, who has been mayor of Cumberland since 2015, says he's proud of his record of holding the line on taxes. It's Mutter vs. Murray for mayor of Cumberland CUMBERLAND – Jeff Mutter, a 22-year veteran of Cumberland politics and long rumored as a potential challenger for mayor of Cumberland, announced this week that he'll take on incumbent Mayor Bill Murray in a Sept. 12 Democratic primary. Mutter, of 12 Scotia Drive, told The Valley Breeze that Cumberland is "at a crossroads" and needs a leader with the knowledge necessary to plan for a better future and buck the "status quo." "I think this is the right time," he said, explaining that in past years, including 2000 and 2004, he didn't think he was prepared for the chal- lenge or he felt there was a better candidate. Murray is an acquaintance, said By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MAYOR, Page 27 See BUTTERFLY HOUSE, Page 29 School board votes to spend $400,000 to preserve pool CUMBERLAND – Paying hun- dreds of thousands of dollars to effec- tively keep the town pool open might seem like an exorbitant expenditure, said School Committee members last Thursday, but not when one con- siders what the recreational facility means to the town. School board member Mark Fiorillo cited the case of a Connecticut com- munity where the local pools were the first thing to go after the big fac- tory in town shut down, noting that By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See POOL, Page 16 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 17-23, 2018 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. TUES-FRI 18 HOLES with CART & LUNCH TEE OFF 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $ 44 Cannot be combined with other offers SAT & SUN 18 HOLES with CART $ 52 See our Money Saving Coupon Book Inside! See our Coupon I ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. COUPS .COM RI Local Money-Saving COUPONS S E L E C T P u b l i c a t i o n $5 OFF Any Purchase of $30.00 or more Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 6/30/2018. 401-334-9611 www.junglejunction.com 1270 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Closed Sunday NEW FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM Prey • Fussie Cat •Blue Buffalo • Taste of the Wild Solid Gold • Canidae • Nulo • Natural Balance No card needed, stop by our store or visit our website to join.

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