Cumberland, Lincoln area

Cumberland fire board race draws 14 contenders

CUMBERLAND – Five of the original seven members elected to the first Cumberland Fire Committee are asking voters for another term, after the two-year – sometimes rocky – launch of the town’s single... more

Deadline approaches; LHS renovation talks get heated

‘It’s irresponsible to put this forward next year,’ says Almond, if his questions aren’t answered
LINCOLN – Town Administrator Joseph Almond made it clear: He would not support the Lincoln High School renovation plan unless his questions were adequately answered, and fast. There is just about a... more

Snail harvesting ban lifted in some R.I. areas

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced the harvesting of carnivorous snails, including moon and whelk snails, is now permitted in lower Sakonnet River, lower... more

Fire Committee candidate profiles

Here is some background on the candidates for the Cumberland Fire Committee. All were asked to describe their goals for the fire board over the next two years if elected. Answers from those who... more

The pledge to wear pink

Davies teacher promotes breast cancer awareness, fundraising
LINCOLN – Gerry Suggs walks into his classroom every day wearing pink, but tells his students his decision to do so is far from a fashion statement. Suggs, a Lincoln resident who has been teaching... more

Lincoln-based business collaborates with Reebok

LINCOLN – According to multiple reports, Burrillville will be home to a Reebok manufacturing facility as early as 2017, in partnership with Lincoln-based AF Group Inc. Though town officials could not... more

Mayor: Speeders beware – there’s a new traffic officer in town

CUMBERLAND – Municipal court records are showing an increase in the number of traffic tickets issued in recent months, an uptick Mayor Bill Murray is attributing to the appointment of a full-time... more

Lincoln launches study of animal shelter

LINCOLN – Work is set to begin on a study of the Lincoln Animal Shelter after the Town Council voted to award a bid to a Providence-based company. After contracts are signed, Vision 3 Architects will... more

Town’s insurer orders repairs ASAP to Tucker Field parking lot

CUMBERLAND – J.H. Lynch & Sons is at work this week at the Tucker Field parking lot where the rutted, cracked and pot-hole covered surface is so bad that the paving job was awarded on an... more

Paolino’s signs in violation of Lincoln ordinance

LINCOLN – After receiving complaints, the Lincoln Zoning Department found candidate Thomas Paolino’s election signs to be in violation of the town ordinance governing sign sizes. The department sent... more

Big savings predicted when Cumberland buys its own streetlights

CUMBERLAND – Twenty-three Rhode Island communities are already on board, and now Cumberland is moving forward with PRISM to purchase its own streetlights from National Grid, and piling on more... more

Davies students start pharmacy tech training program with CVS Pharmacy

LINCOLN – A group of seniors at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln started an orientation session for CVS Health’s LearnRX Pharmacy Tech Training Program on Oct. 4. The... more

Cumberland Land Trust notes Blackall acquisition

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Land Trust held its 27th Annual Meeting at the Arnold Mills Community House Saturday. About 30 volunteers and friends came together to celebrate the acquisition of the 132... more

Zito: Diligence needed to be fiscally responsible leader

LINCOLN – Julie Zito, who is running for re-election for an at-large seat on the School Committee, says it takes diligence and dedication to be a fiscally responsible leader, and says her record... more

Boys & Girls Club gets ducks in a row for charity

8th annual Duck Race makes a splash
CUMBERLAND – About 17,500 rubber ducks descended into the Blackstone River Canal on Sunday, making a splash after being dropped off the Martin Street Bridge on the border of Cumberland and Lincoln.... more

Wagner proposes year-round yard waste pickup

CUMBERLAND – In these final weeks before the election, “I would like to lay out my stances on some issues central to the citizens of District 1,” said Wayne Wagner, candidate for District 1 on the... more

Olick: new officials can’t ‘walk into decisions cold’

LINCOLN – James Olick Jr., who is running for the District 2 seat on the School Committee, says he is working to be an informed candidate, attending every committee meeting and Lincoln High School... more

McManus: Town must develop ‘reasonable budget’ for LHS project

LINCOLN – Bill McManus, candidate for an at-large seat on the School Committee, says while he supports the Lincoln High School renovation and addition project, it’s vital to understand the town’s... more

Metivier: Already responding to citizen issues

CUMBERLAND – James Metivier, candidate for Cumberland Town Council in District 1, says he wants to ensure that all children in Cumberland have access to an excellent education. “No matter what their... more

Scullin: Spend school surplus before raising taxes

CUMBERLAND – Jim Scullin, the incumbent District 3 Town Council member, says one of the issues in this campaign is that of school funding. “The issue always comes to what is enough or what is too... more

Goho: Fiscal responsibility needed for LHS plans

LINCOLN – Joseph Goho, candidate for a School Committee at-large spot, said community involvement and fiscal responsibility are necessary for the Lincoln High School renovation plan. Goho said he... more

Cullen pushes for voter initiative

LINCOLN – John Cullen, independent candidate for the House District 46 seat, urged residents to vote “yes” on Question 2, which would place all legislators under the Ethics Commission to monitor... more

Beaulieu’s priority: ‘Moving the town forward while controlling the budget’

CUMBERLAND – Lisa Beaulieu, candidate for Town Council District 3, says she knows it’s a challenge to balance expenses with available revenue. “Since moving to Cumberland 24 years ago, our household... more

Thibodeau supports safe schools for Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – Bob Thibodeau, candidate for Town Council in District 4, states that he “has a history of supporting our schools.” As a previous 14-year member of the Cumberland School Committee,... more

Collins: Improve health care and education

LINCOLN – Bradley Collins, who is running as an independent for the House District 46 spot that serves Pawtucket and Lincoln, said he has a plan to improve government, health care and education.... more

Paolino explains what ‘great government’ is

LINCOLN – Thomas Paolino, a Republican running for the District 17 Senate seat, says his agenda will positively affect the residents of the district. He said “great government” includes making social... more

Schmitt: Controlled growth is key to steady tax rate

CUMBERLAND – Says District 4 Town Council member Scott Schmitt, “The real estate tax rate has not increased over the past three years, and that is the number one issue on the minds of the taxpayers... more