Cumberland, Lincoln area

Silva begins SMA treatment with first-of-its-kind drug

At 26, the CHS grad and Cumberland native continues to defy the odds
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CUMBERLAND – If someone had asked 10-year-old Alyssa Silva what she thought would come of her fundraising efforts, her answer would not have been spinal muscular atrophy treatment. Now, at 26, the... more

Ruffled feathers fly on realigned Lincoln school board

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LINCOLN – Members of the new Lincoln School Committee aren’t playing nicely together, following split votes over leadership roles, news that one was overheard using an expletive to describe another,... more

Hostess recalls holiday 'Twinkies'

PROVIDENCE – Hostess Brands LLC has recalled limited edition “Twinkies” for possible Salmonella contamination. “Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies,” according to a release from the Rhode Island... more

Mayor Murray cites accomplishments, goals at inauguration

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CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray delivered his second inaugural speech on Sunday, Jan. 7, during ceremonies at McCourt Middle School. Onlookers in the crowd of more than 300 included U.S. Sen. Jack... more

Need for speed? R1 Indoor Karting fills it

LINCOLN – I don’t typically have a need for speed, but give me a helmet and put me in a controlled environment like the track at the newly opened R1 Indoor Karting, and it’s on. I met owner Mike... more

Silver Top Diner likely to end up in Cumberland

But Pawtucket is also still on the table
PAWTUCKET – The owner of Pawtucket’s historic Silver Top Diner says she’s narrowed her search for its final destination down to two communities, Cumberland and Pawtucket. Katie Cerrone, an... more

Funeral Monday for prominent state historian Albert Klyberg of Lincoln

Calling hours Sunday at Museum of Work and Culture
(SCHEDULE UPDATE: This story reflects a correction on the calling hours and funeral date listed incorrectly in the printed paper. LINCOLN – Albert T. Klyberg, a giant among the state’s historians and... more

Lincoln resident leads R.I. Coalition for the Homeless board’s mission

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One homeless person in Rhode Island is one too many. That’s what Stephen Miller says. Miller, (left photo), a Lincoln resident, is the recently appointed board director at the Rhode Island Coalition... more

Town encouraging purchase of tax sale lots

CUMBERLAND – The idea of the 2015 ordinance seemed sensible: Make it easier for town officials to sell off tax titles to lots taken over the years for nonpayment of taxes. By opening eligibility to... more

CHS theater performs ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’

Show incorporates dance, drum line and, yes, a dog, on Jan. 27-28
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School’s auditorium will transform into the Harvard Law School campus at the end of the month. About 25 students will be performing “Legally Blonde the Musical,” a play... more

Albion Fire APRA lawsuit case to be dismissed

LINCOLN – An Access to Public Records lawsuit case filed against the Albion Fire District will be dismissed, according to the department’s attorney. Tuesday, Attorney Louis DeSimone explained, “there... more

ChemArt launches Beacon Design brand

LINCOLN – ChemArt, the company that makes Lincoln’s town ornaments, White House Christmas ornaments and The Jimmy Fund’s annual Boston sports team trinkets, has launched Beacon Design, a new brand... more

Tips for surviving a fall through ice

It’s once again the time of year when ice is forming on local ponds, lakes, and rivers. It’s also the time of year when the most rescues take place, along with in the early spring, when ice has not... more

Chamber’s annual dinner is Feb. 8 at Twin River

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host its 26th annual dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Twin River Casino Event Center, 100 Twin River Road, in... more

Tour Cumberland’s fire stations on Saturday

CUMBERLAND – If you’ve ever wanted an insider’s tour of the town’s four fire stations, then this Saturday morning, Jan. 14, is your chance. Members of the Cumberland Fire Committee and Chief Kenneth... more

Public workshop on Parkinson’s disease today

LINCOLN – Atria Lincoln Place will host a public workshop about Parkinson’s disease on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at the facility at 612 George Washington Highway. Susan Kelly of Visiting Nurse... more

Local firm digging sand from Pawtucket’s reservoir in Arnold Mills

CUMBERLAND –The Walsh Contracting Corp. of Attleboro, which has been extracting sand and gravel from the Arnold Mills Reservoir basin for the past five weeks, is expected to wrap up its work this... more

MLK Day events

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro will be hosting several events. An MLK Day of... more

CLCC holds open house Tuesday

LINCOLN – Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus will hold an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St. The group is a non-audition community chorus... more

Town GOP meets Jan. 19

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Republican and unaffiliated voters are invited to attend a meeting of the Cumberland Republican Town Committee on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library... more

Learn to use PowerPoint at the Lincoln library

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will offer an Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint class on Thursday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be... more

Diabetes prevention summit Jan. 20

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Group on Health is hosting a summit on diabetes prevention called Sugar Rush: The Not So Sweet Truth About How Much Diabetes Costs R.I. Businesses, on Friday,... more

Teens can earn volunteer hours at library Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library will be hosting monthly drop-in volunteer opportunities for teens in its new Teen Center. The first monthly Teen Volunteer Drop-In will take place this... more

Brunch Bunch meets

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will meet Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The club meets... more