Cumberland, Lincoln area

Capital improvements, visitor center slated for Chase Farm

LINCOLN – Changes are coming to Chase Farm as early as this summer, including the construction of a visitor center and renovations to the historic Hot Potato School, along with a recent proposal to... more

Councilors’ questions stall Rawson land purchase

Action put off until March 1 meeting
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CUMBERLAND – The town’s purchase of Rawson Pond and about 15 acres that surround it was put on hold last Wednesday night after several Town Council members said they had too many questions, including... more

Cumberland man faces child molestation charges

CUMBERLAND – Jason Cournoyer, 42, of Cumberland, is charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, according to a release from Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office. It is alleged... more

CHS’ Tenreiro heading to Mount as President

Former All-Mountie was national Principal of the Year
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UPDATE: This story is updated to include a comment from Cumberland School Committee Chairman Raymond Salvatore. CUMBERLAND – Alan Tenreiro, the Cumberland High School principal who as the 2016... more

Almond’s budget needs 1.4 percent levy increase; no prediction yet on residential taxes

Budget Board to review proposal before FTM
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LINCOLN – Town Administrator Joseph Almond’s $79,778,249 proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 represents a tax levy increase of $781,610, or 1.44 percent. John Ward, finance director, said it is... more

Consultant will help town preserve architecture of Ashton village

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CUMBERLAND – The consultant Cumberland hires with a new $8,000 grant will be charged with developing guidelines for the Cumberland Historic District Commission as it considers future exterior... more

Lincoln paves the way with road projects

LINCOLN – Lincoln has rolled out roadway improvements for the next fiscal year, focusing mainly on the Manville area. Of the approximately $1,050,000 spent in fiscal year 2016-2017, many of the... more

Town Council invites attorneys to submit resumes

CUMBERLAND – Town Council members are moving forward with plans to hire their own attorney, a move that both Mayor Bill Murray and Solicitor Thomas Hefner say is not permitted by Cumberland’s charter... more

Sen. Paolino co-sponsors line-item veto bill

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Republican Sen. Thomas Paolino, who serves District 17, has co-sponsored legislation that would allow the governor to utilize a line-item veto in the state budget, if approved.... more

‘STEAMshop Days’ kick off at OCYL Saturday

Center wants to expand programs, invites community members to work with youngsters
CUMBERLAND – Play. Fail. Reconstruct. Do it again, or try something entirely different. That’s the idea behind many of the programs at the Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Learning in Cumberland... more

Lincoln’s Azar named senior VP at Navigant

LINCOLN – Lincoln resident Brian A. Azar has been named Navigant Credit Union’s new senior vice president/chief lending officer. Azar has more than 30 years of experience at financial institutions,... more

North Cumberland Middle School students shred the slopes

CUMBERLAND – As the ski lift rose up the mountain, she was nervous. It was her first time, staring down at the slopes below her. She’d soon find out what disembarking the lift was like. Those fears... more

Honey Dew raises money for cancer patients

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Honey Dew Donuts has raised more than $27,000 for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, a charity that raises money to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their... more

One Mission comedy fundraiser is Saturday in Lincoln

LINCOLN – A local comedian will team up with Manville resident Jillian Butler on Saturday, Feb. 25, in her effort to raise money for One Mission, a pediatric cancer charity. Frank O’Donnell will... more

O’Neill Funeral Home adds baby grand piano

CUMBERLAND – O’Neill Funeral Home at 3102 Mendon Road recently added a classic baby grand piano in its main parlor, offering families the opportunity to select live music for a wake or funeral... more

‘Taste of the Blackstone Valley’ at LHS March 4

LINCOLN – The 9th annual Taste of the Blackstone Valley, hosted by the Lincoln High School PACT, will take place on Saturday, March 4. More than 18 restaurants and multiple bakeries are scheduled to... more

Scout Troop 1 hosting pasta dinner March 4

CUMBERLAND – Boy Scout Troop 1 will host its annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Joan’s School, 3357 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 and will be available... more

Wesley Methodist announces Ash Wednesday service

LINCOLN – Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., is holding its Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The service of ashes begins the season of Lent. For more information,... more

Boy Scout Troop 12 hosting Chowder & Clam Cake Dinner

CUMBERLAND – Boy Scout Troop 12 Berkeley Ashton will be having its annual Chowder & Clam Cake Dinner on Saturday, March 4, at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1303 Mendon Road, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.... more

Ash Wednesday service at Calvin Presbyterian

CUMBERLAND – Calvin Presbyterian Church is joining with Four Corners Community Chapel for an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian, 126 Angell Road. All are... more

St. Aidan Seniors meet March 3

CUMBERLAND – St. Aidan Seniors Group will meet on Friday, March 3, at St. Aidan’s Parish Center, 1460 Diamond Hill Road. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The group... more

Calvin Church hosts Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

CUMBERLAND – Calvin Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the church, 126 Angell Road. Cost is $6 for adults, and $4 for children 12... more

Library trustees will meet Monday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Anyone needing interpreter... more

Oldtown Church hosting corned beef supper

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough (Oldtown Church) is hosting a corned beef supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Menu includes home cooked corned beef,... more

Parks and Rec Department offering bus trips

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department is offering a number of day trips and multi-day trips this year through Conway Getaway Tours. A limited number of seats are reserved for... more

First United Methodist hosting roast pork supper

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The First United Methodist Church, 20 Hoppin Hill Ave., North Attleboro, invites the public to a roast pork supper on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. Meal will be served with... more

Annual Irish celebration fundraiser set for March 3

CENTRAL FALLS – The 20th annual Irish Celebration fundraiser for the Ralph J. Holden Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held Friday, March 3, at Club Madeirense, 46 Madeira Ave., from 7 p.m. to... more

Toastmasters Brunch Bunch meets Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Toastmasters Saturday Brunch Bunch will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The club is... more

St. Thomas K of C plans chowder dinner

CUMBERLAND – St. Thomas Council Knights of Columbus, 22 Broad St., will hold its annual chowder and clamcake dinner on Friday, March 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information,... more

Attleboro Post 312 seeks cribbage, pitch players

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – American Legion Post 312 in Attleboro is looking for cribbage players and pitch players. Cribbage is on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Pitch is on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.... more