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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 9-25-14

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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. CUMBERLAND – Killer clowns, Freddy, Jason, giant spi- ders and more creepy creatures of the season await those who dare at the 13th annual Haunted Hill by the Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road. The 13-set Hill experience opens Friday, Oct. 3, and con- tinues weekends, Friday to Sunday, through Nov. 1, from 7 to 11 p.m. Special events include the Oct. 31 "special midnight mas- sacre," 8 to midnight. Come to the block party from 11 p.m. to midnight for raffles and giveaways. Meet and greet the characters and take advantage of photo opportunities. Additionally, a free Haunted Hill Family Day on Sunday, Oct. 26, noon to 3 p.m., offers kids and parents a chance for those who aren't old enough or brave enough for the night-time The horror of Haunted Hill starts Oct. 3 But there's a family- friendly day on Oct. 26 see HAUNTED, Page 23 By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze editor mgreen@valleybreeze.com CUMBERLAND – The town's new zoning code enforcement officer, retired police officer Alan Crowe, is describing an action plan that he says comes with the follow- through needed to compel homeowners to do the repairs and cleanups that have been irritating neighbors all over town. On the job for two weeks, Crowe this week outlined for The Breeze a simple plan for solving the nagging problem of unkept houses and yards, illegal businesses, junk vehicles and more. Crowe, who will be work- ing 20 hours a week, said he researched the approach taken by other towns and cities and chose the plan used by fellow retired police officer Kevin D'Ambra in Pawtucket. He said he expects that neighbors will initiate most complaints, although he may spot vio- lations as he drives around town. "The ordi- nances are in there," he says of Cumberland codes that mandate that grass is kept mowed, all vehicles are registered, yards are free of debris and house exteriors are kept in repair. Section 14-19 of the Cumberland ordinances lead off, for example, with a gen- eral mandate against allowing a property to "become dilapi- dated." Among the specific examples, grass can be no taller than 12 inches. "It's a just matter of enforce- ment," said Crowe. Until now, he says, a shortage of man- power at Town Hall meant there was "no follow through, Scouting for fun CUB SCoUT PACk 711 of Albion held a sign-up night in the gym at Northern Lincoln Elementary School on Sept 17. About 20 current and new Scouts attended the fun-filled evening. MIlo JoyCE, 6, of Lincoln, above, participates in the rope pull event. At left, JoHN CHATTy, 8, of Lincoln, works his way under the limbo pole. Valley Breeze Photos By DaViD Wuerth It's all about 'follow-through' says new code enforcement officer New form at Cumberland Town Hall for residents with complaints CRowE see CRowE, Page 2 'wonder'ful at lms Lincoln Middle students treated to back-to-school festival. PAGE 13 InsPIred BY IndustrY Sisters turn trash to treasure at the Silver Hippopotamus. lIVING Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VAllEy FREE valleybreeze.com @ SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2014 like us on Follow us on LO O K IN G FO R GR EAT SPAC E - LO O K IN G FO R GR EAT SPAC E - LO O K IN G FO R GR EAT SPAC E - GR EAT LO C AT IO N ? GR EAT LO C AT IO N ? GR EAT LO C AT IO N ? Very deceiving custom hom e in the heart of Cum berland offer alm ost 4,000 sq.ft. Ideal com m uters location - Private half acre lot - Quiet dead end street. $379,000! N a n c y C a sim iro (4 0 1 ) 4 65 -20 7 3 725 7725 725 7725 Locally Owned & Operated David Bourdeau & Bruce Martins Falamos Portugues Since 1963 All Work Guaranteed AUTO BODY WALKER ST., LINCOLN Collision Specialists

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