229 acres in Cumberland set aside for water protection, recreation

GREEN SPACE: 229 acres of land in northeast Cumberland has been purchased for $1.5 million, primarily for conservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
GREEN SPACE: 229 acres of land in northeast Cumberland has been purchased by the Town of Cumberland for $1.5 million, primarily for conservation. Above, the land shaded red was involved in the transaction. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
CUMBERLAND -  Sisters of Mercy in Cumberland, part of an international religious institute of Catholic women, has sold most of its local property in a deal with R.I. state and local officials to protect public drinking water and preserve the land for conservation and recreation. Announced this week, officials told Providence Business News the $1.5…

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