Cumberland, Lincoln area

Albion traffic beacon heavily damaged, residents petition for its return

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LINCOLN - Residents in Lincoln are petitioning to bring back a local landmark - the traffic signal at the intersection of School and Main streets in Albion - after it was badly damaged by a car two... more

Valley Falls Heritage Park still target of vandals

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CUMBERLAND - The effort to revitalize the historic Heritage Park in Valley Falls seems to be an uphill battle for town officials, with graffiti once again covering walls, signs, tables and bridges.... more

Twin River proposes moving Newport Grand to Tiverton

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LINCOLN – Twin River officials announced Tuesday that they secured the rights to acquire land in Tiverton, along the Massachusetts border, where casinos are expected to compete with Rhode Island.... more

Softball team holds car wash on Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Members of the McCourt Middle School softball team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lot of Freedom Bank, 2152 Mendon Road. Funds raised... more

Fire chief: All four fire stations need upgrades

But overall, the unified district is making progress, says Chairman Lemois
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CUMBERLAND - It was three years ago when consultant Don Jacobs described all four of the town's fire stations in need of serious upgrades. Now, just ahead of the Cumberland Fire Committee's first... more

Over Dwyer's objections, Town Council will consider charter funding resolution

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CUMBERLAND - A version of the charter school funding resolution that's making the rounds of area school committees and town councils is heading for Cumberland's Town Council agenda on May 6 - over... more

Twin River hotel ban lifted, plan needs approval from town

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LINCOLN - A bill that seeks to remove a prohibition against hotels on casino property is awaiting the governor's signature, after both chambers of the General Assembly gave the go-ahead last Thursday... more

Cumberland Land Trust secures Little Pond open space

CUMBERLAND - In partnership with the Cumberland Land Trust and the Pawtucket Water Supply Board, the town is contributing $20,000 toward the purchase of 16 long and narrow lots of open space land... more

Lambi: Put police station near busiest spot in town - the high school

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CUMBERLAND - Town Council member Art Lambi is asking the Cumberland Safety Complex Location Committee to consider reducing the size of the proposed facility by building just a police station. And he... more

Construction company hired for Lincoln's Ferguson Field upgrades

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LINCOLN - The Lincoln School Committee accepted a $1.44 million bid from DiGregorio Corporation of Smithfield to fully revamp Ferguson Field at the high school starting next month. The contract with... more

Asst. Chief Jacques hangs up his fire gear after 44 years

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LINCOLN - After more than 40 years on the job, Lincoln resident and former Assistant Fire Chief for the Lime Rock Fire District, Arthur Jacques, has retired. But his love for firefighting will never... more

First unified fire district budget is May 12

CUMBERLAND - The legislation that created the unified Cumberland Fire District calls for a budget schedule similar to the way the Town Council adopts its annual budget with two public hearings and... more

Proposal calls for 320 apartment units on Route 116

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SMITHFIELD - A mixed use development that would include 320 apartment units, as well as commercial and office space, is being proposed at 550 George Washington Highway in Smithfield, on the Lincoln... more

CHS artists may apply for Dapper scholarship

Annual award honors murdered teacher
CUMBERLAND - Seniors who will be pursuing an education in the arts are invited to apply for a scholarship given in memory of a Cumberland High School dance teacher murdered in 1981. Dan Pedro,... more

Personal training studio opens on High Street

CUMBERLAND - Blaze Fitness in Cumberland provides a gym-like atmosphere without the gym crowds, says owner Eddie Fulton, a former personal trainer at Fore Court Racquet & Fitness Club. The... more

Share your superhero artwork at the Cumberland Public Library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library's Summer Reading Program is just around the corner, and librarians are looking to make this year's superhero theme exciting by having local artist share... more

Cumberland Seniors hosting May Breakfast

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Senior Center is inviting citizens to its May Breakfast on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. The free meal of French toast and sausage will be catered by Mickey G's. Meet Mayor... more

Ocean State Prevention Alliance will host forum on marijuana Wednesday

WOONSOCKET - The Ocean State Prevention Alliance in collaboration with the Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Pawtucket and Woonsocket prevention coalitions is hosting a community forum about... more

Relay for Life of Cumberland moved to Diamond Hill

CUMBERLAND - Relay for Life of Cumberland announces that its annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held this year at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, on Saturday and... more

Arnold House awarded $8,500

LINCOLN - Historic New England received an $8,500 grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to fund Colonial Times education programs at the Arnold House, 487 Great Road, in Lincoln.... more

BVTC looking for volunteers to staff I-295 visitor center

LINCOLN - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council needs volunteers to staff the Interstate 295 visitor center in Lincoln. Volunteers will serve as greeters, provide maps and travel information and... more

Twin River looks to move Newport Grand to Tiverton

LINCOLN - Twin River officials announced this week that they secured the rights to acquire land in Tiverton, along the Massachusetts border, where casinos are expected to compete with Rhode Island.... more

Manville Firefighters serving breakfast buffet on Sunday

LINCOLN - The Manville Firefighters Association is holding a breakfast buffet this Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium of St. James Church on Division Street. The cost is $8 for... more

Murray fundraiser is Monday

CUMBERLAND - A fundraising reception will be held in honor of Mayor William Murray on Monday, April 27, at Angelo's Venue 131, at 131 Mendon Road, 6-8 p.m., his campaign team announces. The suggested... more

Hawker, peddler licenses needed for Memorial Day Parade

LINCOLN - Hawker and peddler licenses for the town's Memorial Day Parade on May 25 will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis at Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, beginning Friday, May... more

CHS Clef Singers are honored at statewide Choral Festival

CUMBERLAND ¬?- Cumberland High School's Clef Singers recently received a Superior rating at the annual High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Choral... more

Lincoln Relay for Life meeting April 29

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Relay For Life will hold a captain and committee meeting on Wednesday, April 29, at 6 p.m., at Lincoln High School in Room One. The 5th annual Relay For Life of Lincoln will... more