Cumberland, Lincoln area

Almond, Ward urge moving school administration to LHS

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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... more

Architects’ bids on Cumberland’s safety complex due in two weeks

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CUMBERLAND – Sixteen architectural firms are expressing at least preliminary interest in designing the town’s new public safety complex. All attended the Jan. 20 pre-bid conference with town... more

AG Kilmartin rules that daily fantasy sports are legal in Rhode Island

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PROVIDENCE – After a review, Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin has found that daily fantasy sports are currently legal under Rhode Island law. Kilmartin sent his finding in a letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo... more

Negotiations with Cumberland firefighters begin

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CUMBERLAND – One of the state’s highly regarded labor attorneys, Vincent Ragosta, will be heading up the legal team as the Cumberland Fire Committee begins contract negotiations with the unionized... more

Twin River bill would guarantee $3 million a year for Lincoln

LINCOLN – Thanks to Tiverton, Lincoln taxpayers will enjoy extra years of guaranteed dollars designed to make up for revenue lost to table games. A new General Assembly bill, if passed, would allow... more

Lincoln schools propose 3 percent budget hike

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LINCOLN – Lincoln Public Schools will propose a 3 percent budget increase to taxpayers for next year, enough to cover increased costs driven by preschool and elementary enrollment rates, tech-related... more

As STEM classes advance, art may be added to programs

CUMBERLAND – In Cumberland schools, students can be found working with robots and learning to engineer while developing items for 3D printers, among other tasks, in science, technology, engineering... more

Lincoln’s annual audit puts town at ‘low risk’

LINCOLN – Lincoln wrapped up the 2015 fiscal year last June 30 about $100,000 in the black, and both Finance Director John Ward and Town Administrator Joseph Almond said practical decisions account... more

CHS students earn Scholastic Art awards; move on to nationals

Next step: nationwide contest
CUMBERLAND – “Art is work” is what Cumberland High School students hear often in Betsey MacDonald’s classes, and this year, five seniors have seen their work awarded for their creative ambition. CHS... more

Lost graveyard recovered

Postle finds site by Lampercock Lane
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LINCOLN – Yet another historical cemetery has been uncovered by Pawtucket’s Ken Postle, who now has a handful of volunteers, including John Houghton, vice president of the Blackstone Valley... more

Raimondo’s budget highlights investments in education and jobs

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo said she’s dedicated to rebuilding Rhode Island’s economy “one job at a time” by bringing “jobs that pay and skills that matter” to the residents of the Ocean State.... more

Simon Auto Group opens new location in NP

Cumberland location will be sold to Tasca
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The owners of the Simon Auto Group have opened a new pre-owned car store at 1040 Charles St., the former longtime Village Motors. Joe Simon, who owns the company with his father,... more

Northern R.I. Chamber announces award winners to be honored at annual dinner Tuesday

LINCOLN – Larry Lucchino, Pawtucket Red Sox chairman and president/CEO emeritus of the Boston Red Sox, will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber’s 25th annual dinner on Tuesday... more

Downsize of Cullen land development advised

LINCOLN – No votes were made at the last Planning Board meeting regarding the Whipple-Cullen farmland development proposal, but board members advised changes to roadway widths, and Kenneth Bostic,... more

Tenreiro meets with U.S. Department of Education officials in Washington

CUMBERLAND – Alan Tenreiro of Cumberland High School, who was named National Principal of the Year for 2016, was invited to meet with Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and senior U.S.... more

Navigant lists 4.6 percent growth at 100th annual meeting

SMITHFIELD – Navigant Credit Union leaders reported “strong growth” and “recommitted its dedication to the communities it serves” at the credit union’s 100th annual shareholders meeting last week.... more

Lincoln Public Schools holding kindergarten events and registration

LINCOLN – Lincoln Public Schools will hold kindergarten orientations and conduct registration for first grade and kindergarten students new to the district for the 2016-2017 academic year.... more

O’Neill’s resolution would extend Ethics Commission oversight to General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Edward J. O’Neill has introduced Resolution S 2060 asking the voters of Rhode Island to amend the state’s Constitution to give the Rhode Island Ethics Commission jurisdiction... more

St. Joseph Church hosts bus trip to Irish show

CUMBERLAND – St. Joseph Parish will host a trip to the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham, Mass., to see the show “A Little Bit of Ireland,” on Saturday, March 12. The Silver Fox coach bus will depart... more

Pancake supper planned at Calvin Church

CUMBERLAND – Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. The menu will feature pancakes, sausage, tater tots, applesauce, sherbet and a... more

O’Neill introduces bills extending tax break to pickup trucks

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Sen. Edward O’Neill, of Senate District 17, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, has introduced two bills that would give pickup truck owners the same tax break as those... more

Plainville United Methodist hosting Ash Wednesday service

PLAINVILLE, Mass. – There will be an Ash Wednesday service next Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Plainville United Methodist Church,16 East Bacon St. Service will include Holy Communion and the... more

Book Buddies meets on Wednesdays

LINCOLN – The winter/spring session of Book Buddies at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will be held on Wednesdays through April 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be no program Feb. 17... more

Compare power costs and plans on new Empower RI website

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee and Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Administrator Thomas F. Ahern announced last week the launch of Empower RI, a website that McKee says... more

ACLU calls for review of state Open Meetings Act

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is characterizing public meeting agendas in Rhode Island as “often vague, lacking critical information, and at times entirely unhelpful... more

Watercolor & Snowflake Art at library Feb. 18

LINCOLN – Students age 11 and older are invited to a Watercolor & Snowflake Art Project during winter vacation on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River... more

Cumberland man facing sexual assault charge

CUMBERLAND – Alan Albert, 47, of 1 Rawson Road and a co-owner of Apollo Auto Sales, is facing five counts of second degree sexual assault on a female employee, Cumberland Deputy Chief Douglas Ciullo... more