Cumberland, Lincoln area

Cumberland boosts school funds by $540,000 based on HSA savings

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CUMBERLAND – Sports teams and the 5th-grade band program won't be cut at the two middle schools this fall following a budget compromise announced by Mayor Bill Murray during a public hearing that... more

New reading program for students in grades K through 5

LINCOLN - A new multifaceted reading program being implemented in grades K through 5 this fall gives teachers and students the tools needed to meet the Common Core State Standards, says Lincoln... more

Budget impasse: Mayor stands pat while schools threaten cuts

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CUMBERLAND - Heading into budget talks this week, Mayor Bill Murray was standing confident about his proposed support for schools next year. And he was reaffirming his promise to not raise taxes. His... 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

Lincoln spelling champ advances to 3rd round, but is now out

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The state's champion speller, Christopher Relyea of Lincoln, made it to round 3 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee before losing on the word vexillology, his mother Marina Relyea... more

State, town tax caps would permit increase to schools

CUMBERLAND – The complications of state and local laws limiting property tax increases led to a series of confusing exchanges started by council member Art Lambi at Thursday night’s public hearing on... more

Costa 'honored' by Teacher of the Year award

LINCOLN - Central Elementary School teacher Karen Costa has been named the district's Teacher of the Year for 2015. Every year, teachers are nominated by their colleagues and ultimately chosen by a... more

Fire budget challenge may trigger summer referendum

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CUMBERLAND - Assistant Fire Chief Brian Jackvony would retain his job but office staff workers and the finance director at the fire district headquarters would see their pay reduced if residents... more

New fire tax rate is a decrease for some residents, but higher for Cumberland Hill, North Cumberland

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CUMBERLAND - The final budget passed by the Cumberland Fire District last week calls for a $2.10 fire tax, an average 26 percent decrease for two-thirds of residents, according to Bruce Lemois, fire... more

Moody's, Fitch reaffirm Lincoln's 'excellent' bond rating

LINCOLN - In preparation of re-financing $21.7 million in general obligation bonds, both Fitch and Moody's rating services have reaffirmed Lincoln's "excellent" AA and Aa2 bond ratings, respectively... more

Santaniello appointed director of grants, programs at NEIT

EAST GREENWICH - Fred Santaniello, of Lincoln, has been appointed director of workforce development grants and programs for New England Institute of Technology. Santaniello has served as senior... more

Hungry bears love bird feeders, open trash, warns biologist

CUMBERLAND - The black bear that turned up south of Diamond Hill Park last weekend was likely a young male looking to establish himself somewhere, a wildlife biologist with the state Department of... more

CHS senior seeks change in dress code policy

CUMBERLAND - With one week left before graduation, Cumberland High School senior Victoria Amadio is taking a stand against a policy she says is "blatantly sexist" against girls: the dress code.... more

Yard sale planned at Lime Rock Baptist Church

LINCOLN - Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, June 13. For more information, call 401-334-2999.

Hope Global grant improves its ability to combat flooding river

CUMBERLAND - Mayor Bill Murray was joined by Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline Friday morning to announce the award of a $1.5 million dollar federal grant award to assist Hope... more

Make beaded jewelry Tuesday at the library

LINCOLN - There will be an Easy-Peasy Beading class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at the Lincoln Public Library for ages 12 and older. Participants will be making bracelets out of memory wire and a... more

Lincoln Relay for Life meeting June 3

LINCOLN - The Relay for Life of Lincoln is having its last meeting before T-shirt night on Wednesday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at Lincoln High School in Room One. It's not too late to form a team and get... more

Winter moth caterpillars devouring area tree leaves

An "astonishing" number of caterpillars have been devouring trees and plants across the state over the past month and are now reaching the end of their feeding cycle. The pests are now at their... more

Catholic University hires Lydon

CUMBERLAND - President John Garvey has announced that Catholic University has hired Christopher Lydon, of Cumberland, as the new vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Lydon is... more

Comedy Night June 13 will benefit scholarship fund in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Teachers Association, in conjunction with Funny 4 Funds, is hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday, June 13, to raise money for the LTA Scholarship Fund. Over the past several... more

Lincoln resident joins The Bulfinch Group

LINCOLN - Joseph Beck, of Lincoln, has joined The Bulfinch Group's Ocean State Partners, Rhode Island branch. The financial services firm is headquartered in Needham, Mass., and has offices... more

Bag sale at Christ Church Thrift Shop

LINCOLN - Christ Church Thrift Shop, 1643 Lonsdale Ave., is offering a bag sale. Fill a bag with items for $5. Shop hours are Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 401-725-1920.

Arnold Mills church lists summer hours

CUMBERLAND - The Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, will begin its summer worship schedule and office hours on Sunday, June 28. From June 28 through Labor Day, the church... more

Next safety complex meeting is June 8

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

Cumberland Relay for Life is this weekend

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Relay of Life event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31 at its new location, Diamond Hill Park. Opening ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. The closing ceremony will... more

Local students earn degrees from Bryant University

SMITHFIELD - Bryant University held its 152nd commencement on May 16. The following local students were among the graduates receiving bachelor's degrees. From Cumberland: Emily Agostinelli, business... more

College news

The following local students have earned dean's list honors for the spring semester at Lasell College, Newton, Mass. From Cumberland: Samantha Smith, Jaryd Dulieu. From Lincoln: Kathryn Machinski,... more

St. John Vianney Seniors will meet on June 17

CUMBERLAND - St. John Vianney Seniors Club will meet at Twelve Acres on Wednesday, June 17, at noon. Reservations should be made by Friday, June 5, by calling Ann at 401-333-3231. Mail checks to... more