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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-04-2016

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©2016 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY BRITTANY BALLANTYNE ALLISON MARIA, a senior at Cumberland High School, touches up a painting in teacher Betsey MacDonald's art class. Maria won a "gold key" honor from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition for her photography work. She is one of five seniors to have their work recognized in the national initiative. See story on Page 10. Cumberland swimmers pay tribute to Coach Calvert CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School family and the region's swimming community was deeply sad- dened over the passing on Tuesday, Jan. 26, of Bruce Calvert, who had spent 41 years as the Clippers' swim coach and school's aquatics director before retiring after the 2009-10 season. A moment of silence was held at the Division I swim meet between Cumberland High and South Kingstown High last Friday after- noon at the pool that Calvert called home during his long tenure. Midway through the meet, after the 100-yard freestyle, the action was halted as first-year Cumberland High head coach Rod McGarry spent a few minutes talking about Calvert and his life and accomplishments to a large audience. "The legacy of Bruce Calvert lives on in the spirit, camaraderie, sportsman- ship, and love of swimming of all who have ever entered through the doors to the CHS pool and beyond," McGarry By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor CALVERT See CALVERT, Page 30 Award winning art LINCOLN – Some town officials say moving the school administration offices out of the current space at 1624 Lonsdale Ave. to the Lincoln High School campus should be considered in renovation discussions for LHS. At the LHS Stage 1 Study Committee meeting on Jan. 5., Finance Director John Ward advised committee members to consider the administration offic- es in LHS construction plans. "I say this because that build- ing that you're in has got a very limited life," he said, also noting that upkeep of the building gets Almond, Ward urge moving school administration to LHS By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer CUMBERLAND – Sixteen architectural firms are express- ing at least preliminary interest in designing the town's new public safety complex. All attended the Jan. 20 pre-bid conference with town officials that reviewed the 12-page request for proposals that outlines not only the scope and summary of the project but also the criteria the Building Committee will use in awarding the contract. How many will follow through with a proposal won't be known until the Feb. 17 deadline for submissions. Architects' bids on Cumberland's safety complex due in two weeks By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor See LHS, Page 25 See SAFETY COMPLEX, Page 24 Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE @ FEBRUARY 4-10, 2016 Like us on Follow us on Young readers command an audience at the library. PAGE 21 'PAWS' TO READ 1764 Mendon Road (McDonald's Plaza) Cumberland RI 02864 401-334-7317 Hours: Mon. 8am-5pm; Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 8:30am-7pm; Fri. 8:30am-5pm; Sat. 9:30am-4:30pm Barrows Team Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge Lou (c): 401-640-3520 1725 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI GROUNDHOG PREDICTS AN EARLY SPRING! GET A HEAD START ON THE SPRING MARKET! CONTACT US TODAY TO LIST YOUR HOME OR BUY WITH US! CUMBERLAND 6 Jenna Way – Similar home to be built. Beautiful new 2,500 sq. ft. Colonial in Arnold Mills. 4 beds, 2.5 bath, 1st floor office, large family room with fireplace. 2nd floor laundry, lots of closets, 12'x12' deck. Hurry to pick your own finishes!! $499,000 BURLESQUE, 2016-STYLE For health and fi tness, and the fun of dancing. LIVING

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