Cumberland, Lincoln area

'More versatile' fire ladder truck arrives soon for Albion

New vehicle will save money for the district
LINCOLN - Albion Fire District is awaiting the arrival of its new 100-foot ladder truck, equipped with a pre-piped waterway, which Chief Richard Andrews said will be "more versatile for the setup we... more

State DOT will study sunken manhole covers

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CUMBERLAND - State transportation officials told Mayor Bill Murray earlier this month that they don't know why the town's manhole covers are sinking. But they're willing to study the problem, they... more

Former AD claims unequal funding for girls' sports

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CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland athletic director who was let go in July after just a year is suing both the school superintendent and town's finance director over his dismissal and raising issues... more

Fire tax bills mailed to Manville residents

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Taxpayers who haven't received their fire tax bill in the mail by Oct. 10 are to call the tax collector's office at 401-765-4456, or email inquiries to On Oct... more

Three-platoon discussion continues Monday

CUMBERLAND – Discussion about bringing a three-platoon scheduling model to the Cumberland Fire District will continue this Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Hayden Center wing of the Cumberland Public... more

Lime Rock Fire District looking to purchase new truck

Board will present fiscal year budget, set tax rate at Monday's meeting
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LINCOLN - Scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, is Lime Rock Fire District's annual meeting at Lincoln Town Hall at 7 p.m., where the annual budget will be presented for approval. The draft spending plan,... more

Haunted Hill begins its 'Chapter Two'

Organizers reflect on 13 years of fright
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CUMBERLAND - When Zeke Fortier and Rich Vaillant found themselves waiting for guests to arrive for the first time at Haunted Hill 13 years ago, they had no idea what to expect, or that the fright... more

Celebrating the life of Nancy Belisle

Friends pull together fundraiser
LINCOLN - Friends of David Belisle want to give back to a man they say gives so much to the community, and after Belisle's wife, Nancy, lost her battle to cancer in February, Neal LaFerriere wanted... more

Beaulieu: 'Stronger, sustainable' school system thanks to Thornton

CUMBERLAND - Assistant Supt. Robert Mitchell, who was expected to be named new superintendent of the Cumberland School District Wednesday, will be taking over a school district filled with a "pride... more

Lonsdale tax collector, former fire chief on unpaid leave

LINCOLN - The board of wardens of the Lonsdale Fire District has put the district's tax collector and former chief Timothy Griffin on unpaid leave, warden Joe Tashash confirmed with The Breeze... more

Detour on Old River Road starts Oct. 5

LINCOLN - State officials will be closing a section of Old River Road for about two weeks beginning Oct. 5 to allow for the installation of water lines in advance of repaving. State Department of... more

Gaining confidence through public speaking

Toastmasters evaluate peers, improve communications, leadership skills
CUMBERLAND - For some, public speaking is part of their usual routine, for others, it's one of the most frightening things to think about - but regardless, those on either side of the spectrum show... more

Spending close to $150,000 on Wellness Center fixes

School board member Teel: Panels were 'horrifyingly badly installed'
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CUMBERLAND - The latest problem at the Wellness Center will cost $26,325 to fix: leaky wall panels near the weight room during a driving rainstorm. School Committee members earlier this month... more

Financial aid night at Literacy Center Oct. 14

LINCOLN - The Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway in Manville, is hosting a financial aid night for students and parents on Wednesday, Oct. 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meet with members of the College... more

Eagle Scout candidate plans Pet Fair at Chase Farm

LINCOLN - A Pet Fair open to the public will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at Chase Farm Park, 669 Great Road. The fair is the Eagle Scout project of Tommy Augusto of Troop 2 Central... more

Solicitor says it's OK to tap cemetery fund for upkeep

CUMBERLAND - After years of uncertainty about what to do with 19th-century cemetery perpetual care funds, town officials have decided it's legal to begin tapping into the accounts. Originally... more

Lincoln plans electronic recycling event Oct. 10

LINCOLN - Indie Cycle LLC will team up with the town of Lincoln to sponsor an electronics waste drop-off on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lincoln Town Hall parking lot, 100 Old... more

Duck Race tickets on sale at Navigant CU

CUMBERLAND - The Boys & Girls Club Duck Race is right around the corner, and now, you can get your tickets at any Cumberland or Lincoln branch of Navigant Credit Union. Tickets are $5, and all... more

Lincoln Garden Club meets Oct. 14

LINCOLN - The October meeting of the Lincoln Garden Club will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St. Guest speaker Ryan Bouchard... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 2 Holden Parenteau, Happy 1st Birthday Holden. You are our joy! Memere and Pepere Oct. 3 David Lukasiewicz, Happy Birthday to a wonderful son, husband, dad and brother! You continue to amaze us... more

Fall Bazaars and Craft Fairs

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing, to, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Introductory computer classes offered in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will offer introductory computer classes in October. Each user will be working on a laptop with Microsoft Windows 7. Classes are limited to 10 people.... more


CUMBERLAND - Sandra Delli Carpini's family owns multiple Seasons properties, including the new establishment on 2095 Diamond Hill Road. She serves as the marketing director for the family-owned... more

Kids invited to get crafty at the Lincoln library

LINCOLN - Children ages 4 and up are invited to the Lincoln Public Library to decorate an owl mask on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. To register or for more information, call the children's room at... more

Animals to be blessed at Wesley Church in Lincoln

LINCOLN - Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., holds its annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The Rev. Bill Flug will conduct a small... more

Baby and Me Yoga program offered in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library is offering a new yoga program for families with children 6 weeks to 3 years old. Baby and Me Yoga will be held on Fridays, from 10... more

Register for fall storytimes at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library announces its fall storytime schedule. The program features a combination of thematic books, songs, rhymes and movement activities... more

Lincoln library starting hip hop classes for ages 8-12

LINCOLN - Boys and girls ages 8-12 are invited to sign up for a new hip hop dance class coming soon to the Children's Room of the Lincoln Public Library. During the six-week session, dancers will... more