Cumberland, Lincoln area

Concerns aired over EPA's proposed 'capping' solution

Residents and others affected call for alternative, less intrusive plan
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UPDATE: Cumberland Town Council members, at Wednesday's meeting, reviewed what Mayor Daniel McKee called "dueling proposals" and decided they haven't time to comment before the Nov. 6 deadline, set... more

Almond, Azar offer a contrast of ideas for leading Lincoln

LINCOLN - Lincoln Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond, who is seeking re-election in November, says he is proud of the town's positive track record during his years in office, but his opponent, Louis... more

Body of local fisherman found

LITTLE COMPTON - The body of Adam Perry Sr., the Lincoln fisherman lost in a boating mishap earlier this month, was located in Little Compton last Friday afternoon after weeks of continued searching... more

Statewide candidates coming to Chamber breakfast Oct. 30

LINCOLN – The Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce invites its members and other business leaders to meet many of the candidates for the state’s general offices at an Eggs & Issues Breakfast next... more

Car tax case against Sylvester dismissed

Lack of evidence cited by Pawtucket officials
PAWTUCKET - City officials have abandoned their bid to get more than $24,545 in back car taxes from Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank Sylvester, choosing not to pursue their case in Superior Court. On... more

Franklin Farm has record year

CUMBERLAND - For nine years, Franklin Farm has donated produce to families in need, but this year, with the help of many new volunteers, the farm collected a record-breaking 41,444 pounds. That total... more

Cumberland High math up on SATs, but school is far from 'top 10'

CUMBERLAND - Math scores on SATs taken during the 2013-14 school year show Cumberland High School students up nine points compared to a year earlier, according to information released on Oct. 7 by... more

At Lincoln High, increase in math SAT scores, but a decrease in reading, writing

LINCOLN - SAT scores at Lincoln High School have continued to fluctuate, and while math scores are higher this year than last, students' scores in both reading and writing have slightly decreased.... more

At-large candidates invited to Breeze forum

CUMBERLAND - The Valley Breeze has invited the three candidates for an at-large Town Council seat to debate the issues in a forum that will be videotaped and replayed on the Breeze website.... more

Guerra speaks against 38 Studios bond payback

PAWTUCKET - Matthew Guerra, candidate for the House District 46 seat, stated in a press release that, "Taxpayers should not shoulder the burden for an unconstitutional decision," in regards to paying... more

O'Grady supports master lever elimination

PAWTUCKET - State Rep. Jeremiah O'Grady, who is seeking re-election to the District 46 House seat, stated in a press release that passage of legislation eliminating the so-called master lever voting... more

If elected, McKenna seeks to eliminate automobile taxes

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Keven McKenna, a candidate for the state Senate District 17 seat, stated that, "The freedom to use an automobile is the key to exercising the voter's constitutional rights to... more

O'Neill emphasizes track record of support for his district

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Sen. Ed O'Neill, who is seeking re-election in Senate District 17, stated that during his three terms in the General Assembly, he has been a prime sponsor of a range of bills... more

Rapko-Bruckner says she is here to serve the children, families

LINCOLN - Staci Rapko-Bruckner, candidate for the Lincoln School Committee District 5 seat, stated in a press release that she would like to thank her supporters for attending the fundraiser at... more

Azar calls for police station on former H&H Screw property

LINCOLN - Louis Azar, candidate for Lincoln town administrator, stated in a press release, "It's not too late to change mid-course and build a state of the art police station on the former Banneker... more

Metivier will bring 'common-sense policies' to Town Hall

CUMBERLAND - Jim Metivier, candidate for Town Council in District 1, is saying this week in a press release, "Cumberland needs a proven leader." "With over 20 years of management experience in the... more

Candidate Sartini supported fire merger 'from day one'

CUMBERLAND - Gene Sartini, a former Town Council member, says he's running for the new Fire Committee in District 5 after "supporting the fire merger since day one." He's been a town resident for 22... more

Bradley: Many questions remain on police calendar

CUMBERLAND - Peter Bradley, Democratic candidate for Town Council at-large, said this week, "The residents of Cumberland have the deciding vote on funding for a public safety complex, and if it does... more

Schmitt: Diamond Hill should not be 'overused or abused'

CUMBERLAND - Said Scott Schmitt, Republican incumbent for the District 4 Town Council seat, "In Cumberland, we are fortunate to have not one, but two large and beautiful parcels of property for our... more

Veterans' services top priority for Call-Fregeau

CUMBERLAND - Joshua Call-Fregeau, Democratic nominee for the District 1 Town Council seat, said in a statement this week, "I believe we owe our veterans more than we could ever repay. Without their... more

Scullin praises charter school impact study

CUMBERLAND - Jim Scullin, Democratic candidate for Cumberland Town Council District 3, says the recent decision of the Cumberland School Committee to study the district's cost of charter school/... more

Kearns: McCourt nature trails are now ready

CUMBERLAND - "Almost a year of planning during my first term on the Town Council, working with community volunteers, has produced well over a mile of nature trails in back of the McCourt Middle... more

Lambi skeptical about new fire board's financial plan

CUMBERLAND - In a statement this week, Cumberland at-large Town Council member Art Lambi said that although he has supported the consolidation of the town's four fire districts from the very... more

Thibodeau would welcome businesses but enforce zoning

CUMBERLAND - Bob Thibodeau, Democratic candidate for Town Council at-large, says he will "work to make Cumberland a great place for businesses to locate and grow." Said Thibodeau in a statement this... more

Hindle Koutsogiane says she would be 'cheerleader' for Cumberland economy

CUMBERLAND - Looking at what she describes as "the proliferation of empty store fronts in town," the Democratic candidate for District 4 Town Council, Joyce Hindle Koutsogiane, says she sees "an... more

Varr: Accomplishment on committee is from strong community ties

LINCOLN - Mary Varr, a candidate for re-election to the Lincoln School Committee District 5 seat, stated, "It has been a privilege to help the public school students in Lincoln by serving as a School... more

Ogni plans to implement programs for seniors, youth

LINCOLN - Bruce Ogni, candidate for the District 2 Lincoln Town Council seat, stated in a press release, "While campaigning these last few weeks, I have realized that many seniors have concerns as to... more