Cumberland, Lincoln area

School board won’t accept $2 million in staff cuts

Deficit spending budget heading to Town Hall
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CUMBERLAND – The cuts it takes to produce a balanced budget for next year are so devastating to students, school board members said Tuesday, that they’re refusing to sign off on them. Instead, the... more

‘I-Kid-ARod’ teaches value of perseverance, students say

Central Elementary 3rd-graders compete in their own version of the 1,000 mile Iditarod race
LINCOLN – Students at Lincoln Central Elementary are learning that there’s much more to a race than coming in first. In fact, some students say, cheering for the last-place finisher is even more of a... more

Old drinking well discovered at Albion intersection

Roadwork begins at four-way intersection as roundabout installation nears
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LINCOLN – An unexpected discovery was made by Lincoln Water Commission crews while they worked at the Albion village intersection last week. Buried beneath the middle of the four-way that connects... more

Marshall Ave., Mendon Road intersection to see improvements

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CUMBERLAND – Improvements are coming to the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Mendon Road, according to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s spokesperson. Charles St. Martin of RIDOT... more

Former Cumberland man indicted in compounding scandal

BOSTON - Barry J. Cadden, a former Ski Valley resident who co-owned a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, was convicted Wednesday of racketeering and other charges related to the 2012 fungal... more

Lantern Road traffic concerns reignite with construction

'Improvements are going to be made,' Almond says in response
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LINCOLN – New development on an old country road in Lincoln that runs into Smithfield is a source of residents’ concerns in both towns. The width of Lantern Road and East Lantern Road has been... more

Lincoln looks to privatize town’s sewer system

Residents voice concerns over Veolia’s lawsuits
LINCOLN – Now before Town Council members is a proposal to privatize Lincoln’s sewer system through a 3-year, $1.3 million contract, but residents have some concerns with the wastewater company town... more

School advocates: April tax levy first source of more funding

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CUMBERLAND – This year’s battle over school funding isn’t waiting until late May budget hearings. A savvy group of educators and parents led by Town Council member Lisa Beaulieu may be getting a head... more

Crooks, Kelley will be back on court as LHS basketball coaches

School Committee settles grievance, is expected to review athletic policy
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LINCOLN – Kent Crooks and Jay Kelley will be returning as coaches of the men’s basketball team at Lincoln High School. Crooks, who had told The Breeze he stepped down from his role because he was “... more

Council rebuffs mayor’s call to ban cell phones

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CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray’s resolution to ban cell phone use by Town Council members during meetings won’t be finding its way onto the council’s agenda, President Peter Bradley confirmed this... more

Chiropractor re-opens after fire claimed Cumberland building

CUMBERLAND – It was June 2015 when fire ravaged the building on Broad Street that Dr. Rose-Marie Caetano worked in, but her plans to re-open her business never dwindled. Caetano, owner of Caetano... more

Make a creation with Fuse Beads on Saturday

LINCOLN – The Children’s Room of the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, is holding a Fuse Beads Day this Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Design and create your own project with these special... more

Cumberland reval hearings extended

CUMBERLAND – Town Hall is announcing this week that because of technical issues the deadline to schedule an informal hearing on a revaluation notice has been extended. The cutoff date was initially... more

Lincoln resident Mortgage Originator of Year

LINCOLN – Rhonda DelSignore-Mulligan, of Lincoln, earned the title Mortgage Originator of the Year for 2016, finishing first for both sales and closings for Province Mortgage Associates of East... more

Passport Day canceled at Cumberland Library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, has canceled the passport event scheduled for this Saturday, March 25. For more information, visit or... more

Cicilline invites all to Community Conversations

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David Cicilline will be hosting a series of Community Conversations across the First Congressional District during March and April. The first event will be at 3:30 p.m.... more

Cumberland Lions hosting breakfast April 2

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Lions Club will be holding its annual Scholarship Breakfast at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 1 Fatima Drive, on Sunday, April 2, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets for the... more

Brunch Bunch Toastmasters meets Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will meet on Saturday, March 25, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The public... more

Details show school budget relies on town’s maximum support

CUMBERLAND – Here’s a snapshot of the adjustments needed to balance the upcoming school budget. School board members were indicating Monday that they won’t endorse this plan. The primary reasons for... more

Statewide Business After Hours is Tuesday

CRANSTON – Chambers of Commerce from around Rhode Island are getting together for an evening of networking on Tuesday, March 28. The Statewide Business After Hours will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at... more

RIDE seeks family feedback in SurveyWorks

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education is encouraging all parents and guardians of children in grades 3 through 12 to share their perspectives on education and the issues affecting... more

Cumberland doctor joins Arbour-Fuller team

CUMBERLAND – Dr. R. Bhawani Prasad, of Cumberland, has joined Arbour-Fuller Hospital’s medical team, which provides mental health services for adolescents and adults in South Attleboro, Mass. Prasad... more

Tasca expands to open PreOwned Factory in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – The Tasca family has expanded its car dealership brand, opening up shop at 4115 Mendon Road near the Cumberland/Woonsocket line. PreOwned Factory offers used vehicles as well as new cars... more

Morgan named director of nurses at Hebert

SMITHFIELD – Registered nurse Donna Morgan, of Cumberland, has been appointed director of nurses at Hebert Health & Rehabilitation in Smithfield. The announcement was made by Peter Fournier,... more

Chamber hosting Business Before Hours at Brookdale

SMITHFIELD – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Before Hours event at Brookdale Senior Living, 171 Pleasant View Ave., on Thursday, March 30, from 8 to 9:15 a.m.... more

Spring class signups at AMCH Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Arnold Mills Community House is holding in-person registration this Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for its spring classes. AMCH is located at the junction of Hillside Road... more