Cumberland, Lincoln area

Here's a look at the final fire budget petition

Jackvony keeps job, but office employees cut
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This story updates last Friday's. Look in Thursday's Breeze for a full update and details about each line item. CUMBERLAND – Assistant Fire Chief Brian Jackvony would retain his job but office staff... more

Lincoln's Relyea off to compete against country's top spellers

LINCOLN - The town is buzzing this week about Christopher Relyea. He's carrying the Rhode Island banner to Washington, D.C., as speller No. 215 in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Chris, a Lincoln... more

Board votes to make PARCC shorter next year

RHODE ISLAND – The governing board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has voted to simplify the standardized test, reducing the time required to take the... more

Complex site meeting canceled

CUMBERLAND – The Public Safety Complex Site Location Committee, which has been holding regular meetings since March, has canceled this week’s May 26 meeting for lack of new agenda items, secretary... more

Cimmino, Haddad, Eberhardt lead Class of 2015 at Mount St. Charles

WOONSOCKET - Achieving the top grades out of 153 students, Jeffrey Cimmino is the valedictorian, and Jacob Haddad is the salutatorian of the Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 2015. Ending her time... more

Committee approves $7.3 million fire budget

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CUMBERLAND - Although contracts are not settled with either the firefighters or Chief Kenneth Finlay, the Fire Committee voted 4 to 3 Monday to adopt its first spending plan of $7.3 million. It's a... more

Lincoln man honored by Women's Resource Center

LINCOLN - Paul Zienowicz, a Lincoln resident and sergeant with the Providence Police Department, has been named one of the Women's Resource Center's 2015 "Men Who Make a Difference." Sgt. Zienowicz... more

Fire legislation includes a taxpayer override plan

CUMBERLAND - This week's second vote on the fire budget, expected to have happened on Wednesday, May 20, may not have been the last word. The legislation that created the consolidated independent... more

Fire board rejects crowd's pleas for Chief Jackvony

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CUMBERLAND - An email read aloud at the fire budget hearing Monday night suggests that some seeking a seat on the new Cumberland Fire Committee were motivated by a desire to block Brian Jackvony from... more

Delsignore-Mulligan named Five Star Mortgage Professional

PROVIDENCE - Rhonda Delsignore-Mulligan, a Lincoln resident and senior mortgage adviser with Province Mortgage Associates, has been voted a Five Star Mortgage Professional by her peers. She has... more

Lincoln resident awarded IMC Club Brown Jacket Award

LINCOLN - The IMC Club International announced this week that Larry Levin, an instrument pilot from Lincoln, won this year's IMC Club Brown Jacket Award. The IMC Club International awards the brown... more

Cumberland schools issue list of threatened programming

Sports, band, math teachers and more on chopping block
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CUMBERLAND – A press release issued after the school board’s Finance subcommittee meeting Monday - and quickly spread by social media – seems to suggest there’ll be a contentious budget debate at... more

Chamber 'Eggs & Issues' features guest speaker Magaziner

LINCOLN - The Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce holds its next Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Thursday, May 28, at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Guest speaker will... more

Andrews, Fernandes hold top spots at CHS

CUMBERLAND - Madeline Andrews has been named the valedictorian, and Shianne Fernandes the salutatorian of the Class of 2015 at Cumberland High School. The school's top achievers were announced during... more

Families displaced in Titus Street fire

CUMBERLAND – A carelessly discarded cigarette was the likely cause of a fire that broke out in a multi-family home at 35 Titus Street in Cumberland around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cumberland Chief Kenneth... more

Watercolor class starts June 1 at Lincoln Library

LINCOLN - Lincoln Public Library will host a four-week watercolor class taught by local artist Jerry Aissis on Mondays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Fee is $100 plus supplies, paid in... more

Schools list $2.1 million in cuts - if council doesn't boost mayor's budget plan

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CUMBERLAND - A press release issued after the school board's Finance subcommittee meeting Monday - and quickly spread by social media - seems to suggest there'll be a contentious budget debate at... more

Annual Memorial Day breakfast in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The 38th annual Memorial Day Breakfast at Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St., will be held Monday, May 25, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The menu will include orange juice,... more

Health, safety projects at schools total $4.9 million; proposal sent to RIDE

CUMBERLAND - Health and safety upgrades needed within the Cumberland school district will cost $1.1 million more than previously thought, says Business Manager Alex Prignano, bringing the final total... more

Davies SkillsUSA plans pasta fundraiser

LINCOLN - William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School, 50 Jenckes Hill Road, will hold a 'SkillsUSA Supper" on Friday, May 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The menu... more

For 'Teacher Appreciation Week,' CHS students make over faculty lounges

CUMBERLAND - A group of students at Cumberland High School painted walls, reupholstered furniture and added their own personal touch to the teachers' lounges at school earlier this month as a way to... more

LMS student wins R.I. Foreign Language poster contest

LINCOLN - Hong Ngoc Nguyan, an 8th-grader at Lincoln Middle School, was recognized for her winning artwork at the annual Rhode Island Foreign Language Association spring conference dinner on May 8 at... more

LHS students recognized for performance in Spanish exams

LINCOLN - Lincoln High School Principal Kevin McNamara and Applied Learning Department Chairwoman Lea Miguel recognize several students for their excellent performance on the 2015 National Spanish... more

Girl Scouts look to achieve Bronze Award by raising chicks

CUMBERLAND - For three members of Girl Scout Troop 415, raising 18 chicks at home before giving them to Franklin Farm is the "most exciting way" to earn their Bronze Awards. To receive the highest... more

Central Elementary students will perform 'No Strings Attached'

LINCOLN- The students of Central Elementary School, under the direction of Traveling Theatre, will present "No Strings Attached" on Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m., at... more

Competitive Edge offers training classes

CUMBERLAND - After outgrowing its original location inside a garage in East Providence, Competitive Edge has moved to a renovated mill in Cumberland, where owner Phil Marques is looking to "change... more

School volunteers recognized for more than 30,000 hours of service

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland School Volunteers celebrated National Volunteer Recognition Week on April 15 at its annual volunteer recognition breakfast. School Supt. Phil Thornton, Mayor Bill Murray and... more