Cumberland, Lincoln area

Twin River hotel proposal sparks talk with neighbors

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LINCOLN - On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Lincoln Planning Board assembled into Town Hall to hear representatives of Twin River Casino discuss their master plan application, after the Technical Review... more

Cumberland teachers boycott chance to learn about new HSA plan

Too many unanswered questions, claims union
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CUMBERLAND - An informational session arranged on Monday to educate teachers about a voluntary new health savings account plan drew only about a dozen teachers after union leaders called for a... more

Cumberland man indicted on child molestation counts

PROVIDENCE - A Cumberland man, Frank Andrade, 50, of Broad Street, was indicted this week by the Providence County grand jury on 10 counts of child molestation and one count of first degree sexual... more

Pooled funds from closed fire districts totals more than $2 million

CUMBERLAND - Thanks to cash and other resources contributed by the former North Cumberland and Cumberland Hill districts, the unified Cumberland Fire District may have cumulative surplus or fund... more

Lincoln Manor resident surprised with new tricycle after friend puts out call for help

LINCOLN - David Miller has been helping his neighbors in Lincoln Manor on Franklin Street throughout his 20 years of residency in the complex in various ways - whether it's bringing in groceries,... more

Lincoln man arrested after high-speed chase

SHARON, Mass.- A Lincoln man was arrested by the Sharon Police Department after a high-speed chase on Friday, Aug. 28, according to a Sharon-area Patch report. Matthew Clark, 21, was charged with... more

Injured firefighter returns to duty and $10K in unused sick and vacation time

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CUMBERLAND - A Cumberland Hill firefighter who's returning after being on "injured on duty" - or IOD - status for four years is collecting $10,116 from the Cumberland Fire District to reimburse him... more

Health fair at Lincoln Woods Sept. 13

LINCOLN - A health fair will be held at Lincoln Woods Park, 2 Manchester Print Works Road, on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature free healthy lifestyle tips and tricks,... more

Family takes steps to raise awareness of PWS

CUMBERLAND - Siena DiMuccio is 2 years old, and though she may be young, she has a whole team behind her - a team that has named themselves Cure Siena. The toddler was diagnosed with Prader-Willi... more

Lime Rock Baptist Church to host Block Party

LINCOLN - The friends of Lime Rock Baptist Church will host its annual block party and cookout on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the church at 1075 Great Road. There will be food... more

Emmanuel church creates garden for all to enjoy

CUMBERLAND - On the weekend of Sept. 25-27, a prayer and meditation garden will open at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway, not only for members of the parish, but anyone from... more

Learn to 'Put Your Garden to Bed' this fall at Lincoln library

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will present the program "Putting Your Garden to Bed," featuring master gardener Lee Menard, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the library, 145 Old River Road... more

New CEO at helm of mayoral academies

PROVIDENCE - Michael Magee, the Cumberland resident who was the first chief executive officer of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, is moving on, the organization announced this week. In his place... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Tom Ward, Happy birthday from all of us at The Valley Breeze! Sept. 2 Brayden Alan Flanagan, Happy 5th birthday Brayden "The Mad Scientist!" Love, Auntie XOXO Brayden Alan Flanagan, Happy 5th... more

Kids craft at the Lincoln library on Friday

LINCOLN - Children age 4 and older are invited to create alphabet puzzles at the Lincoln Public Library on Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. The library will supply crayons, markers and colored pencils.... more

Register for fall storytimes at the library

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library is holding registration for fall storytimes for newborns to children age 6. Each program includes thematic books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and a craft.... more

College news

Erin Miller, a forensic psychology major and resident of Cumberland, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Florida Institute of Technology. Bethany P. Douglas, daughter of Ruth and Peter... more

Arnold Mills Church lists fall schedule

CUMBERLAND - Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 609 Nate Whipple Highway, will launch its fall worship schedule Sunday, Sept. 13, with its traditional Sunday School Rally Day. Fall worship... more

Water monitoring volunteers needed

LINCOLN - The Blackstone River Coalition is in need of volunteer water-quality monitors in Rhode Island to collect data at sites in the watershed. In Cumberland, one volunteer is needed at Monastery... more

NRI Chamber named 'Small Business Champion'

LINCOLN - For the third consecutive year, the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has been named a Small Business Champion by American Express for Small Business Saturday. Small Business... more

Apply by Sept. 10 to witness speech by Pope Francis in D.C.

PROVIDENCE - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed's office is now accepting requests from Rhode Islanders for tickets to be a part of Pope Francis' address to Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. Pope Francis... more

Learn how Chamber of Commerce can help your business

LINCOLN - The Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce presents "How Can the Chamber Help You Grow Your Business" on Monday, Sept. 14, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the chamber office, 6 Blackstone Valley Place,... more

Four Corners Chapel hosting e-waste dropoff Sept. 12

CUMBERLAND - Four Corners Community Chapel will be hosting a free electronic waste dropoff and fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 200 Angell Road.... more

Christ Church Thrift Shop opens Sept. 10

LINCOLN - The Christ Church Thrift Shop at 1643 Lonsdale Ave. will open on Thursday, Sept. 10. Store hours are Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is stocked with fall and winter... more

Cumberland Garden Club meets Wednesday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Garden Club will have its first meeting of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arnold Mills Community House, 75 Hillside Road. Frank Geary will be the... more

Labor Day Weekend yard sale to benefit Scout Troop 1 Manville

LINCOLN - The Boy Scouts of Troop 1 Manville will be holding a yard sale fundraiser over the Labor Day Weekend. It starts this Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7 a.m. to noon at two locations: 1 Simon Sayles... more

Wanted: Volunteers to help at Haunted Hill

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department is searching for volunteers to work at Haunted Hill at Diamond Hill Park this fall. Any and all talent is needed, including actors,... more