Cumberland, Lincoln area

Rewrite expected on public safety complex question

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Mayor McKee commented after this story was printed on Thursday that Section 28-27 referenced by Councilor Schmitt is part of the town's Code of Ordinances and not part of the Cumberland Town Charter... more

Neighborhood roads receive makeover in Lincoln

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LINCOLN - Town officials in Lincoln say they are continuing their effort to improve local road conditions, with their most recent project including the re-paving of eight roads in a neighborhood off... more

140 turn out, gear up to protect Monastery

CUMBERLAND – It was standing room only Wednesday for the first meeting of the Monastery Preservation Alliance. Gathered, appropriately it seemed, in the original Monastery chapel that’s now the... more

Cumberland credit rating up again

CUMBERLAND – The town’s credit rating is up again following a new review by Moody’s Investment Service issued July 23. The upgrade takes Cumberland from A1 to Aa3, the firm announced, in part because... more

Baseball Hall of Fame concert canceled

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Aug. 2 concert originally scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame has been canceled, event organizers announced last week. The... more

Cumberland acquired the Monastery Grounds in three pieces

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CUMBERLAND - Using notes provided by Kelley Morris, the director of Planning and Community Development, as well as information in the Cumberland Public Library and newspaper stories of the day, here'... more

Lincoln School Committee, Town Council discuss deficit

LINCOLN - Members of the Lincoln School Committee and Town Council met in workshop Monday night to discuss the school department's year-end deficit, a deficit that could continue into the 2014-2015... more

Elite Russian gymnastics coach finds home in Lincoln

LINCOLN - Yuri Allakhverdov, who began his gymnastics career in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, has joined the coaching staff at the Ocean State School of Gymnastics in Lincoln, where he... more

Monastery trails are a treasure in the heart of town

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Note: I had been looking around for someone to be my guide on the trails of the Monastery Grounds, and figured who better than a woman who'd grown up on Roland Street with the 530 acres in her back... more

Army Band performs at Chase Park on Friday

LINCOLN - The Army Band will perform at Chase Park, Great Road on Friday, July 25. The free concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. The Friends of the Whitman House will have a... more

Cumberlandfest goes country as organizers build on success of last year's fair

CUMBERLAND - With a few tweaks, a few turns and countless hours of planning, Cumberlandfest 2014 is at the ready. The festival is scheduled to take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-10, at... more

No quorum, so Cumberland Fire District cancels annual meeting again

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CUMBERLAND - What an unsatisfying final chapter for the Cumberland Fire District. For the second time this summer, the leaders of this consolidated Ashton and Berkeley fire service had to cancel... more

New Zpup owner ready to take on dream

LINCOLN - With 10 years of experience in the grooming industry, Sturbridge, Mass., native Amanda Lord has fulfilled her dream after taking ownership of Zpup Dog Spa & Self Wash in Lincoln last... more

'Hunger Games' Basic Training at the Lincoln Public Library

LINCOLN - As part of the 2014 Summer Reading Program at Lincoln Public Library, Animal World Experience will guide students through their basic training as "tributes" on Tuesday, July 29, at 10:30 a.... more

More parking lot work awarded for Diamond Hill Park

CUMBERLAND - The Cardi Corporation will return this month, ahead of the Cumberlandfest celebration, to improve the parking lot at Diamond Hill Park by adding a "drainable and durable recycled asphalt... more

Safe Sitter Program offered at the Lincoln Public Library July 30

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library is offering a Safe Sitter Program on Wednesday, July 30 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day program is designed for 11-14-year-olds. Training will include... more

Cumberland will borrow $500,000 from state fund for roadways

CUMBERLAND - Article VIII of Cumberland's code of ordinances says citizens get a vote on any borrowing that exceeds $200,000, except for tax anticipation notes. But last week, Town Council members... more

Call-Fregeau is District 1 council candidate

CUMBERLAND - Joshua Call-Fregeau, a lifelong Cumberland resident, has declared he's a candidate for the Town Council in District 1. Call-Fregeau says he's a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima and a... more

Woodlawn Baptist Church continues Southern Gospel concert series, plans picnic

PAWTUCKET - Woodlawn Baptist Church 337 Lonsdale Ave., continues its Southern Gospel Quartet concerts on Friday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. One of Southern Gospel's favorite quartets, "Called Out," will be... more

Lizzie Borden event held at the Monastery

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host a look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. Deb Vickers has been a tour guide at the Lizzie... more

Teens invited to magic show

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host magician Darren Yong in a special summer performance for teens on Wednesday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. Register online or... more

Library board meets Monday

CUMBERLAND - The next monthly meeting for the Cumberland Library Board of Trustees is Monday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the public library. Call 401-333-2552, ext. 126, for... more

Toastmasters group to meet Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting Saturday, July 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill... more

CHS Class of 1964 plans 50-year reunion

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Twelve Acres Restaurant in Smithfield, from 6 to 11 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and... more

Business aims to tackle the to-do list

By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer meghan@valleybreeze.com Sue Crook and Heather Cook want to do your grocery shopping. They want to wait in line for you at the DMV and they want to plan... more

College news

Tyler Beauchamp, son of Keith and Christine Beauchamp of Cumberland, graduated from Providence College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He will be attending Teachers College, Columbia... more

NCMS announces second trimester honor roll

CUMBERLAND - The following students have been named to the second trimester honor roll at North Cumberland Middle School. GRADE 8 High Honors: Hannah Ballou, Paul Barry, Jocelyn Bodington, Kirstin... more