Cumberland, Lincoln area

Accused drunk driver arrested four times in two days

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CUMBERLAND – Police Chief John Desmarais conceded Wednesday that he’s “concerned” but said law enforcement guidelines required his department to arraign and then release John Lourenco Jr., the local... more

Cumberland school board initiates quest to adjust charter school funding

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CUMBERLAND - What started as just a nibble five years ago has turned into such a big bite out of Cumberland school dollars that school board members are calling for a revision to the way charter... more

Lincoln police investigate rash of house break-ins

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Police Department is asking the public to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods after two homes were broken into yesterday. According to Capt. Philip Gould the... more

Beautiful week ahead

Blackstone Valley residents should see sunny skies and little or no rain over the coming week. Forecasters are calling for temperatures to hover around 70 degrees through Thursday and then go up into... more

DaCosta: No regrets about mayoral run

His team will support five council contenders
CUMBERLAND - Manny DaCosta says it was a typical Friday night of drinks with friends at the Lusitana Club that first prompted his run for Town Council in late 2009. The conversation had turned to a... more

Decision stands; Scullin can run two campaigns

But expect his focus to be on Town Council race
CUMBERLAND - Jim Scullin won the go-ahead last week to pursue his campaign for both a District 3 seat on the Town Council and an at-large seat on the brand-new Fire Committee. But in truth, he told... more

Chairman Auclair calling district taxpayers to Manville fire meeting

LINCOLN - Residents of the Manville Fire District are called to an annual meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. to consider "issues on the agenda that will affect every resident residing in... more

Lincoln's Hot Potato School on the move

LINCOLN - The historic Hot Potato School will soon call Great Road its home as Lincoln town officials prepare to relocate the structure to Chase Farm Park. Adjacent to the park's entrance, a new... more

Freedman's monster art on display in Providence

CUMBERLAND - When Cumberland resident Jason Freedman left the first drawing in his son's lunchbox five years ago, he said he never expected to get public recognition. But now, the monster themed... more

LHS to open rehab facility for Northeast Sports trainers

LINCOLN - To better assist its student athletes, Lincoln school administrators have agreed to create an athletic training rehabilitation facility within the high school. High School Principal Kevin... more

Cumberland's Mitchell among finalists for Woonsocket superintendent job

WOONSOCKET - Cumberland Assistant Superintendent Robert Mitchell and Woonsocket's Interim Superintendent and Curriculum Director Patrick McGee are two of the three finalists who have been chosen from... more

Lincoln expects surplus; school figures incomplete

LINCOLN - Upon completion of the fiscal year on June 30, and pending a final audit, the town of Lincoln is expecting a budgetary surplus of approximately $700,000, Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond... more

Nurses gather for 50th reunion

CUMBERLAND - While many things have changed since the class of 1964 graduated from Roger Williams General Hospital Nursing School, Elaine (Turgeon) Masse says the memories made within those walls... more

Changing Hands RI flaunts unique antiques at new shop

CUMBERLAND - Artifacts from more than a dozen countries can be found beyond the front door of Changing Hands RI, a new antique shop at 3335 Mendon Road, and owner Miguel Rojas says he is more than... more

Depaults plan raffle, dinner to aid injured brother

CUMBERLAND - Brothers Ron and Richard Depault, whose family owns Depault Ace Hardware stores in Cumberland and Smithfield, are joining together with a raffle and spaghetti dinner to help their... more

Register now for Cumberland's Oct. 12 historic road rally through town

CUMBERLAND - Registration is open now for the town's first Historical Fall Foliage Road Rally and Tour on Columbus Day Weekend. This is a program offered by the Cumberland Department of Parks &... more

Tourism Council annual dinner and awards ceremony Oct. 2

Breeze editor Green, local historian Bacon among those to be honored PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council holds its 29th annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the... more

State seeing big increase in contaminated recycling loads

But local communities largely avoiding new $250 fine
JOHNSTON - Representatives from Rhode Island Resource Recovery say they've seen a significant increase in the number of recycling loads that are contaminated with garbage, leading them to institute a... more

Meditation Mondays ease stress of week at LHS

One aspect about Lincoln High School that really shines is how much the faculty truly cares for their students. They take into account the amount of stress that students have, from homework, to... more

Twin Scouts spearheading fundraising for Veterans Park

WOONSOCKET - The United Veterans Council will be conducting a fundraising effort to aid in the construction of a new Veterans Park on Davison Avenue. The park will be "dedicated to the men and women... more

Prescription drug 'Take-Back' day in Cumberland, Lincoln

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cumberland Police Department, the Lincoln Police Department and the Cumberland and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions will hold a prescription drug "Take-Back"... more

Cumberland library's summer reading program a success

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library's Summer Reading Program was a success, with a record-breaking number of children participating in "Fizz, Boom, Read!" This summer, 187 children read for at... more

Decorate a Monastery tree this Christmas

CUMBERLAND - The town of Cumberland will be holding its annual Winter Wonderland on Dec. 14 on the Monastery Grounds, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Along with that, organizers are once again offering tree... more

Emerald Bay hosting Classic Car Show

CUMBERLAND - Emerald Bay presents its 3rd Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 Old Diamond Hill Road. The event will be hosted by DJ Richard "The Car Guy" and will offer awards for cars and... more

Rapko-Bruckner fundraiser Sept. 25

LINCOLN - Stacy Rapko-Bruckner, a candidate for the Lincoln School Committee District 5 seat, will be hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spicolli's Bar & Grill, 28... more

Secrets of the New England mob revealed in author's presentation

CUMBERLAND - Learn about the New England mob when author Marc Songini visits the Cumberland Public Library tonight, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. Songini will discuss his book, "The Boston Mob: The... more

Schmitt and Lambi campaign fundraiser is Monday

CUMBERLAND - Town Council members Scott Schmitt and Art Lambi will be holding a joint fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 22, at Andrew's Bistro in Cumberland from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available from... more