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Editor's Note: Republican Councilor Art Lambi did not take out papers to run for re-election. He served two terms. CUMBERLAND – A lively election season is shaping up in Cumberland, even as... more

Lincoln races see new, familiar faces

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the names of all candidates who declared their intent to run for office by Wednesday at 4 p.m. LINCOLN – This election season will see more... more

Whipple-Cullen farmland condo development denied

Split vote kills master plan; appeal to state likely
LINCOLN – After a tie vote from the Lincoln Planning Board, the master plan stage of the Whipple-Cullen condo development proposal was denied. By state law, a majority vote was needed to see the plan... more

New town wells win state go-ahead

Supt. Champi: Water will be pumping in 18 months
CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Water Department will move forward with the design work on two new well fields, now that a critical permit has been issued by the state Department of Environmental... more

Single-family homes on farmland would cost town more

Town planner says developer could fit 68 houses on the property under current zoning
LINCOLN – Following the Planning Board decision last week that denied plans for a condominium development on the Whipple-Cullen farmland, town officials spoke about the financial impact other... more

BVP board pledges to ‘work to repair and heal’ relationships

CUMBERLAND – Administrators from a Cumberland charter school that draws students from Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket and Central Falls are pledging to rebuild the public’s trust after three teachers... more

JA Appliance & Kitchen Design celebrates 25 years

CUMBERLAND – JA Appliance & Kitchen Design started out with just four items for sale on Broad Street in Cumberland. Twenty-five years later, the company is celebrating more than two decades in... more

Lincoln property values increase, tax bills shift after revaluation

LINCOLN – Residential property taxpayers in Lincoln may see an increase in their tax bills this year after the statistical property revaluation was finalized this month by Vision Government Solutions... more

Lincoln native helps endangered crane species soar

PAWTUCKET – Jo-Anne Bellemer has a passion for birds, and, occasionally, she dresses up to blend in with them. Bellemer steps into the pen, where a handful of 5-foot-tall whooping cranes stare at... more

CHS sophomores will participate in Day One programming this fall

CUMBERLAND – Referencing recent national outrage over the lenient sentencing in a Stanford University rape case, the School Committee has approved a new program directed at next year’s 10th-graders... more

NPHS principal runs for Lincoln School Committee

LINCOLN – Joseph Goho of Lincoln, principal of North Providence High School, aims to be “a new voice” for the Lincoln School Committee. Goho, a Lincoln resident for more than 10 years, will run for... more

John Zuba hits 100-year milestone

CUMBERLAND – Family members of John Zuba of Cumberland gathered together on June 11 to celebrate his 100th birthday at Wright’s Farm Restaurant in Harrisville. The celebration continued with cake in... more

CHS teachers Crowley and Hall in running for LifeChanger of Year award

CUMBERLAND – Two Cumberland High School teachers have been nominated for the 2016-2017 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Martin Crowley and Heather Hall are among nominees from all 50 states... more

Zito seeks re-election to Lincoln School Committee

LINCOLN – Julie Zito, current member of the Lincoln School Committee and co-chairwoman of the Lincoln High School renovation committee, will seek re-election for a fourth term serving the district.... more

Dean Warehouse adds Cranston facility

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland-based Dean Warehouse Services is expanding again, acquiring the former Honeywell complex in Cranston earlier this month. The 250,000-square-foot facility on more than 19 acres... more

Town Council president runs for re-election

LINCOLN – Lincoln Town Council President Keith E. Macksoud, of District 3, announced that he will seek a seventh term. “When I was first elected 12 years ago, I saw a need to return civility and... more

Textbook ordering deadline is July 6

CUMBERLAND – The last day for non-public students to order textbooks from the Cumberland School Department is Wednesday, July 6. Textbooks borrowed for the previous school year must be returned and... more

Cullen runs as independent for House Dist. 46 seat

LINCOLN – John Cullen will run again for the District 46 House seat against incumbent Jeremiah O’Grady, but this time as an independent. Cullen, 69, told The Breeze he’d been a Democrat since he was... more

Beaulieu seeks to change seats, files for Town Council

CUMBERLAND – Lisa Beaulieu, a 10-year School Committee member and champion of school funding reform, announced this week she wants a seat on the Town Council. The Cumberland resident, who lives at... more

Newcomer Jina Petrarca-Karampetsos runs for state Senate

LINCOLN – Newcomer to the Rhode Island political scene Jina Petrarca-Karampetsos, a Democrat, will run for the state Senate District 17 seat. The Lincoln resident of more than 30 years and mother of... more

Councilor Shaw seeks re-election, stresses relationship with schools

CUMBERLAND – Freshman Town Council member Bob Shaw, who announced this week that he’ll be seeking re-election to the District 5 seat on the Town Council, is calling for “real discussions on funding... more

Keven McKenna running for state Senate

LINCOLN – Keven A. McKenna announced his candidacy for state Senate District 17, which covers Lincoln and parts of North Providence and North Smithfield. The 71-year-old Lincoln resident of 10 years... more

Lincoln’s Balon earns Young Leader Award

LINCOLN – Lincoln High School student Tyler M. Balon is among 55 high school juniors from around Rhode Island who have been honored with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s 2016 Young Leader Award. “... more

Thibodeau enters District 4 Town Council race

CUMBERLAND – Bob Thibodeau, a former School Committee member who ran unsuccessfully for an at-large Town Council seat two years ago, will try again for a council seat in November, this time in... more

Scott Pond safe for activities again

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management have lifted a public health advisory for Scott Pond in Lincoln. The advisory had been in... more

Pearson seeking third term in state Senate

CUMBERLAND – State Sen. Ryan Pearson, a Democrat representing parts of Cumberland and Lincoln, will seek re-election to a third term, he announced this week. Calling himself “an outspoken and... more

2016 LHS grad, Conservation Commission member to pursue civil engineering degree

LINCOLN – Meet Robert McNally. He just graduated from Lincoln High School and is a member of the Lincoln Conservation Commission who plans to pursue civil engineering at Roger Williams University.... more