Cumberland, Lincoln area

Change is afoot at Manville Fire meeting Tuesday

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LINCOLN – Following what some described as a heated argument, the Manville Fire District may be losing some of its elected board members at the district’s annual meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept... more

Lincoln Police name burglary suspect

LINCOLN - Lincoln Police have identified at least one suspect following reports of two stolen vehicles off Old Louisquisset Pike on Aug. 23 that were later recovered in Providence, as reported... more

Salve Regina dedicates center to Cumberland Farms exec

NEWPORT – Using a Cumberland Farms old-time milk bottle instead of champagne, the Lily Haseotes Bentas Center was officially dedicated on Sept. 17 on Salve Regina University’s seaside campus in... more

Lincoln DPW responding to recycling bin exchanges

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LINCOLN – One size apparently does not fit all when it comes to recycling. The Lincoln Department of Public Works, which has privatized recycling pickup and just this month rolled out new 96-gallon... more

Town readies ballot of 14 fire board contenders

Tim Draper drops out of school board race
UPDATE: Corrects Bill "B.J." Charette's party status as a Republican. The original story said he is unaffiliated. CUMBERLAND – There are now 14 people running for seven seats on the two-year-old... more

Community School Color Run celebrates a life, lost too soon, and the art of being a princess

CUMBERLAND – This Saturday, more than 600 people will come together for Community Elementary School’s Emily Otrando Memorial Color Run/Walk to celebrate the beauty of life, kindness and what it takes... more

Lincoln Water Commission seeks greater supply

Plans include a new tank, additional 2 million gallons of water from PWSB
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LINCOLN – The head of the town’s water department is planning for the future as development grows and is addressing what he calls necessary changes on the not-so-distant horizon. One of the five... more

Lincoln eases watering restriction

LINCOLN – A mandatory odd-even watering restriction on Lincoln homeowners has been lifted, Water Supt. Romeo Mendes announced last week. Mendes says he’s continuing to call for voluntary compliance... more

Residents launch Cumberland Education Foundation

Nonprofit is prompted by schools’ ‘growing needs, diminishing resources’
CUMBERLAND – A group of residents has launched the Cumberland Education Foundation, described by organizers as “an effort to continue providing the students in the Cumberland public school district... more

LHS renovation group outlines plans to Town Council

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LINCOLN – The Lincoln High School renovation committee is asking the town to call a special election in November of 2017 that they hope will secure voters’ support for the bond required to fund a... more

CHS, Rotary team up to announce Interact Club members

Members of the Cumberland High School Interact Club are: Emily Anderson Sarah Bonifacio Brittany Chito Jada Dupont Claudia Gonzalez Veronica Isasis Emily Iwuc Samantha Jalbert Megan Lapierre Emily O’... more

Solar farm agreement wins Town Council approval

LINCOLN – With construction plans moving forward on a 4,000 panel solar farm in Lincoln, the town has formalized an agreement that will bring in both property tax funds and a discount on the town’s... more

More street repaving this week in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – Public Works Director Robert Anderson Jr. this week issued a schedule for the milling of groups of streets that were added to the supplemental repaving list. J.H. Lynch & Sons... more

90+ Birthday Celebration is Thursday in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Senior Center is hosting its 90+ Birthday Celebration for all residents age 90 or older today, Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. at the center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. For more... more

Correction

LINCOLN – In the story headlined “Administration building move, alternatives on table for LHS,” published Sept. 15 in The Breeze, the date for the next full renovation committee meeting was incorrect... more

National Alliance on Mental Illness offers program at CHS

CUMBERLAND – The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Rhode Island invites parents and educators of youth with mental illnesses to a free program at Cumberland High School on Wednesday, Sept. 28.... more

Atria seniors give back to their local public safety stations

LINCOLN – Local seniors of Atria Lincoln Place planned to celebrate “World Gratitude Day” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, by visiting local police and fire departments with a basket full of gifts. Atria... more

Tickets available for annual tourism dinner Oct. 6

PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is celebrating 31 years at its annual dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., in Pawtucket. This year’s... more

McCourt planning Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Illumination event

CUMBERLAND – McCourt Middle School will be hosting a Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Illumination on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the school, 45 Highland Ave. There will be giant games,... more

Banned books storytime at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – What do Maurice Sendak, A.A. Milne, and Dr. Seuss have in common? These beloved children’s authors have all had their books banned across America at one time or another. Join in a... more

Blais appointed to insurance council

LINCOLN – Edward “Ned” Blais, president of Blais Insurance in Lincoln, has been appointed to the Selective Insurance Personal Lines National Agency Council. Selective Insurance Group is a holding... more

Cumberland library board meets Monday

CUMBERLAND – The monthly meeting for the Cumberland Library Board of Trustees will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Anyone needing... more

Breeze offers free digital marketing seminar

CUMBERLAND – The Valley Breeze is hosting a free digital marketing seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 18, for business owners and managers looking to better understand today’s digital world. Brad Poirier,... more

College news

Louis Jardin, son of Alan and Anne Marie Jardin of Cumberland, received his bachelor of science degree in digital recording arts, with high honors, from New England Institute of Technology. He was... more

LHS students named semifinalists 
in National Merit Program

LINCOLN – Lincoln High School seniors Drew M. Abram and Ross E. Lancaster were named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The group of... more

Chamber Business Before Hours at Freedom Bank in Cumberland Sept. 29

CUMBERLAND – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Before Hours event on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Freedom National Bank, 2152 Mendon Road, in Cumberland... more