Cumberland, Lincoln area

Town Council grants liquor license for F1 RI race track

Drinking and driving won’t mix, pledge owners of new go-cart track and restaurant in Lincoln
LINCOLN – Town Council members had plenty of questions this month before issuing a liquor license to the F1 RI go-cart track facility at 100 Higginson Ave. How will the management team be controlling... more

It’s a mother and child reunion

Cumberland woman and her daughter, given up at birth 45 years ago, will reunite for a special birthday
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CUMBERLAND – It was 1971 when 16-year-old Sharon (Buteau) Winbush gave her baby girl up for adoption. Now 61, Winbush will celebrate her daughter’s 45th birthday with her – the first birthday the two... more

McKenna’s objection to Paolino’s candidacy denied

LINCOLN – Keven McKenna’s objection of the eligibility of Republican Thomas Paolino’s candidacy for the District 17 spot was denied unanimously on Monday night by the state Board of Elections. The... more

Elementary schools will dismiss early on Wednesdays

Change provides common planning time for teachers
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CUMBERLAND – Families of elementary school children are finding themselves with just weeks to make alternate child-care arrangements following the School Committee’s endorsement of Supt. Bob Mitchell... more

Highland Hills apartments opening in September

CUMBERLAND – The first tenants of Highland Hills, a 200-apartment complex at Highland Corporate Park that’s nestled into a trail-filled conservation area, will be moving in on Sept. 1. The 30-acre... more

Fusionworks encourages Lincoln residents to get moving with free dance sessions

LINCOLN – Fusionworks Dance Company in Lincoln is reaching out beyond the stage to encourage residents of all ages to strap on their dancing shoes and kick sedentary lifestyle habits to the curb.... more

Landscape work at Butterfly Pond Dam to begin this fall

LINCOLN – Butterfly Pond Dam, located at the intersection of Great Road and Breakneck Hill Road by Chase Farm, will see a completed landscaping makeover come fall. The dam and surrounding area... more

OCYL summer leadership academy expands

"It's kind of like, 'shh, they're learning' " the director says
CUMBERLAND – Homeschooled students and children from the middle schools in Cumberland are teaming up this summer, and though the program may seem like camp at first glance, there’s much more going on... more

Council worries about resident safety at Albion intersection

Latest state plan calls for mini-rotary with a replica beacon
LINCOLN – Town Council members fear for residents’ safety with the latest plans for the intersection where the Albion beacon once stood and are upset the historic traffic signal will not be placed in... more

Salon on Mendon merges two shops

CUMBERLAND – Christine Robbins, who worked at Now Hair This in Cumberland for the past 15 years, has taken over the business at 3460 Mendon Road and kept its new name short and simple: The Salon on... more

Pay your fire taxes in renovated office at Cumberland Hill station

CUMBERLAND – Now open for taxpayers are the renovated tax collection and fire prevention offices on the lower level of the Cumberland Hill fire house that serves as headquarters for the Cumberland... more

Wesley United Methodist's new pastor returns to her roots

LINCOLN – For the Rev. Beverly Stenmark, her new role as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church during the church’s 50th year feels a lot like “coming home.” Stenmark, a Pawtucket native, said her... more

Cumberland men indicted on drug, firearms charges

CUMBERLAND – Two Cumberland residents, Andres Mena, 27, and Paolo Parra, 36, both of 15 Valley Stream Drive, have been indicted on drug and firearms charges. The Providence County Grand Jury reported... more

Timely Lincoln taxes are due by this weekend

LINCOLN – The first quarterly tax payment is due on Sunday, July 31, 2016 for Lincoln taxpayers, reminds Finance Director John F. Ward. He notes: “Please be sure to have your payment in the mail so... more

Lincoln, state firefighters get $300,000 in federal aid

LINCOLN – Fire stations in Lincoln have been awarded a total of $204,193 in federal grant money to purchase equipment. Lime Rock Fire District received $82,440 for 30 sets of firefighter gear,... more

St. Aidan Seniors meet Aug. 5

CUMBERLAND – St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, Aug. 5, at the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will include raffles and tours of the buildings, which are... more

Free concert is Sunday at Diamond Hill Park

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Parks & Recreation will host a free concert by the Reggie Centracchio Quintet on Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road. The Reggie... more

New voting equipment launches in September

Secretary of State says devices will yield quicker results, ease process
PROVIDENCE – New voting equipment for Rhode Island is expected to ramp up the poll administration process this election season. “We’re going to see a real transformation, a positive transformation,... more

Birthday Club

Aug. 2 Melissa Tavares, Happy Birthday, Melissa! Love, Dad Aug. 3 Nancy O’Halloran, Happy Birthday! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Happy 19th Birthday wishes to Mikey Mc. It doesn’t... more

Olick running for School Committee in Lincoln

LINCOLN – James J. Olick Jr., of Lincoln, who announced his candidacy for the District 2 spot on the School Committee, says he decided to run after witnessing the group’s loss of support from parents... more

Teens invited to Paint Party at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will hold a Teen Paint Party on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. Register online or at the reference desk. Space is limited. For more... more

Candidates’ late filing fines stack up

Board of Elections waives fines in seven recent appeals
PROVIDENCE – By May of this year, individuals who ran or are running for public office in Rhode Island had racked up about $3 million total in fines for filing campaign finance reports late, says... more

Annual Open Government Summit is Friday

BRISTOL – This Friday marks the 18th annual Open Government Summit, which will be hosted by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Roger Williams University School of Law from 9 a.m. to noon at the... more

Lincoln Housing receives awards

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Housing Authority was chosen as a winner of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 2016 Agency Awards of Merit in Housing and Community Development.... more

Grow Your Own Band will play at Chase Park this Saturday

LINCOLN – This Saturday, July 30, bring a blanket or lawn chair to Chase Park on Great Road to hear the music of Grow Your Own Band. The show starts at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Food... more

Lincoln library will host park ranger talk

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will host a park ranger talk on Monday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. Park Ranger Chuck Arning will talk about paddling on the Blackstone River and the... more

Lincoln Senior Center plans Foxwoods trip

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