Cumberland, Lincoln area

Gordon’s final round

CHS wrestling coach’s 50th season will be his last
CUMBERLAND – It was Dec. 30, 2014, nearly 15 minutes after his wrestling team topped Narragansett High for the 500th victory of his coaching career, when Cumberland High head coach Steve Gordon... more

Proposed Lincoln school budget bumps spending by $3 million

‘Significant cuts will be made,’ says Fortunato
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LINCOLN – Supt. Georgia Fortunato’s proposed operating budget for the 2018-2019 school year calls for a 5.6 percent increase in spending, or an increase of 
$3 million. The proposal, pushing spending... more

Officials balk at BVP’s waiver request

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CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academies shouldn’t get to play by "a different set of rules” than other town schools, say Cumberland education officials. During last Thursday's School... more

LHS students win video contest

LINCOLN – Three Lincoln High School students were chosen as the regional winners in the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation. The national... more

Coming to Cumberland: More light at night

Conversion to LED will allow most individual lights to be adjusted, say officials
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CUMBERLAND – Residents are noticing a new kind of light and shifting shadows in their neighborhoods as the town starts flipping the switch on an LED conversion program. Representatives for the... more

Jacky’s Galaxie coming to Twin River Casino

LINCOLN – Visitors to Twin River Casino will soon be able to take a break from the slots to indulge in sushi and sake. Jacky’s Galaxie is set to open a new location in the casino by late February or... more

Lincoln’s Ganim joins RIQI board

LINCOLN – Lincoln resident and Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Marie Ganim has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Quality Institute. RIQI operates the state’s... more

Cumberland Land Trust spruces up Blackall Preserve

CUMBERLAND – A $1,900 donation to the Cumberland Land Trust by the family of Holly (Blackall) Applegate will fund maintenance work on the 132-acre Blackall Preserve, at 8 Old West Wrentham Road,... more

School officials not disclosing details on parting agreement with CHS principal Charlton

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CUMBERLAND – School leaders are remaining tight-lipped on any separation agreement with departed Cumberland High School Principal Donna Charlton, declining to say how much of her $114,000 salary she... more

Veterans meeting tonight

LINCOLN – The monthly meeting of the James Michael Ray Chapter 818 Vietnam Veterans of America will be tonight, Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenkes Road. Meeting starts at 7 p... more

Pearson named deputy majority leader in R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick Ruggerio this week named Sen. Ryan Pearson, of District 19, Cumberland, Lincoln, to serve as senior deputy majority leader. “I would like to thank President... more

Part 2 of Manville tribute is Sunday

LINCOLN – The second installment of a video tribute to Manville will be hosted by the Blackstone Valley Historical Society this Sunday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the society’s headquarters, North... more

Andrews, Silva to be honored by Realtors

PROVIDENCE – Donna M. Andrews, chief executive officer, and Suzanne Silva, chief operating officer of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors, are being honored with the National Association of... more

Watch, discuss ‘Screenagers’ at LHS Monday night

LINCOLN – Residents are invited to a screening of the award-winning movie “Screenagers,” hosted by the Lincoln Public Schools, on Monday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School, 135 Old River... more

Orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Fieldbrook Foods Corporation is recalling orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars, announced through a press... more

‘Matter of Balance’ offered for seniors

LINCOLN – A Matter of Balance program, developed to address older adults’ fear of falling, will be offered at Atria Lincoln Place, 612 George Washington Highway. The eight-week program has been shown... more

Brad S. Dean, Iovini, assume leadership of Dean Companies

CUMBERLAND – Brad S. Dean, of Cumberland, has been named chief executive officer of The Dean Companies, and Joseph R. Iovini, of Bristol, is now president of Dean Warehouse Services Inc. The... more

Cumberland seeks applicants for 2 board openings

CUMBERLAND – The Town of Cumberland has openings on two boards and invites interested residents to submit resumes to the Town Clerk’s Office, 45 Broad St., Cumberland, RI 02864 or sgiovanelli@... more

Chamber hosting trivia Networking at Night

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce begins its new year of activities with Networking at Night with a Trivia Twist, a chance to meet and match wits with fellow Chamber members, on... more

Cumberland wins Energy Challenge grant

CUMBERLAND – After a sluggish start last year, the town blasted past its goal of 400 energy assessments to win a $10,000 grant for use on a future energy efficiency project or education. Matthew Ray... more

Lincoln library’s Armchair Cinema showing 1942 classic film

LINCOLN – Start out the week with a free movie at the Lincoln Public Library’s Armchair Cinema, featuring a classic film from a past decade. On Monday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., the library will show a... more

Learn computer programs on Savvy Saturdays at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is offering a series of computer workshops for adults called Savvy Saturdays. Each session will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The series will offer opportunities... more

Lincoln Senior Center taking signups for Foxwoods trip

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Senior Center is hosting a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Bus leaves the Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $18 per person, due at... more

Mercymount hosting Open House Sunday

CUMBERLAND – Mercymount Country Day School, 35 Wrentham Road, will be holding an Open House for new students on Sunday, Jan. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Personal tours, open classrooms, an activities... more

Winter Ball is Jan. 27 at Lincoln Senior Center

CUMBERLAND – Are you a “senior” hoping to get out, dance, and have some fun? The Cumberland High School Interact/Helping Hands club will, for the second year, host a “Senior Winter Ball” on Saturday... more

Lincoln students will compete in district Spelling Bee Feb. 6

LINCOLN – Lincoln Public Schools will hold the district’s annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Lincoln Middle School, 152 Jenckes Hill Road. Snow date is... more

Republican Town Committee meets Tuesday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Republican Town Committee invites all Republican and unaffiliated voters in town to its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library’s Hayden... more

Planning for Arnold Mills Parade starting up

CUMBERLAND – The Arnold Mills Parade Association announces its schedule of meetings to plan the 92nd Annual 4th of July Parade and Road Race in Cumberland. Anyone interested in volunteering is... more

Birthday Club

Jan. 15 Marissa Walsh, Happy 25th Birthday! Love, Grampa and Grammy Conroy and the whole family


Rachel Danielle Cabral Pacheco, of Lincoln, graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Rhode Island College. She received her bachelor’s degree from RIC in 2012. She is a 2008 graduate of... more

Mount Saint Charles expanding bus routes

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy is expanding its bus network with two new routes extending south to Warwick and north through Bellingham and Franklin, Mass. The new service is the school’s... more