Cumberland, Lincoln area

Lincoln elementary schools switching to trimesters, new report cards

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LINCOLN - As students return from vacation this fall, elementary schools in Lincoln will move from quarters to trimesters and start using new report cards that grade students on a scale of 1 to 4.... more

McKee, school board find tentative common ground

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CUMBERLAND - School Committee Chairwoman Lisa Beaulieu called Mayor Daniel McKee "juvenile" at last week's school board meeting. But only after McKee reminded her for the eighth time that she and her... more

Lost dog sent to Cumberland shelter

CUMBERLAND – A small dog found Wednesday, April 16, on Little Pond County Road has been brought to the Cumberland Animal Shelter on Martin Street. The dog was found wearing a red collar, but no... more

Lincoln parents urge school officials to lower class sizes

LINCOLN - Parents of Central Elementary School kindergarten students are not the only ones who see a classroom overcrowding problem in Lincoln. At the School Committee meeting Monday night, mothers... more

Social Security benefits for longer work hours - McKee's offer for teachers

CUMBERLAND - Mayor Daniel McKee is suggesting Cumberland teachers need a new contract that would begin to phase in a longer school day - up to 400 hours a year. In exchange for working on longer... more

The thrill of the hunt, by rescue dogs

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LINCOLN - As the sun began to set on Butterfly Farms on an early April evening, a team of rescue dogs took part in their weekly training by sniffing through the trees and brush until they found... more

Polling places under review before this fall's elections; McLaughlin school near limit

CUMBERLAND - So many citizens are registered to cast ballots at the McLaughlin Cumberland Hill School, Precinct 803, that Town Clerk Sandra Giovanelli is forced to seek out a new polling place to... more

Two Diamond Hill Park projects advancing

CUMBERLAND - Two projects at Diamond Hill Park are moving forward. This week, the Town Council was expected to approve $6,900 to hire the Pare Corporation of Lincoln to do the engineering plans for... more

CHS alum runs to raise money for Crohn's Disease

CUMBERLAND - Hoping to help find a cure for a disease that makes her life "an everyday battle," a University of Rhode Island freshman is running a half marathon to raise money and support for Crohn's... more

Meat prices on the rise with no relief expected by summer

Sellers reluctant to pass on the costs, hopeful for grilling season
The cost of meat is hitting record highs, with little or no relief expected by the summer grilling season. Experts say there are a variety of factors for the unusually high prices, from bad weather... more

Cumberland photographer 4th in Yankee Magazine contest

CUMBERLAND - Robert Dansereau of Sun Valley Drive has placed 4th in Yankee Magazine's "My New England" reader photo contest. Winning photographs are featured in Yankee's March/April 2014 issue. His... more

Vernal Arts & Music Festival brings new event to Chase Farm

LINCOLN - Chase Farm Park will be the site of the inaugural Vernal Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, May 31, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The free event, which will feature music and dancing on stage as... more

Costantino ousted from House Corporations Committee

SMITHFIELD - In the dog-eat-dog world of Rhode Island politics, state Rep. Gregory Costantino's refusal to support new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has come back to bite him in the seat. That... more

URI debate asks what policies are best for failing state?

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity is inviting the public to a state policy debate on Saturday, April 26 at the University of Rhode Island's Swan Hall, 60 Upper College... more

Lou's Cafe celebrates 60 years in business

LINCOLN - Sixty years after her father first opened Lou's Cafe at 47 Summer St. in Manville, owner Maggie Rogers celebrated with staff and customers who have become like family over the years as new... more

Unified Sports spreads unity at LHS

When a person, young or old, thinks about high school, their vision may allude to movies such as "Mean Girls" for reference about the social order. According to that classic movie, social order is... more

Easter services

Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. Sunday, April 13 - Procession of Palms and Palm Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday service,... more

Burman accepted into Peace Corps

CUMBERLAND - Woonsocket resident Tamara Burman, the director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Kyrgyz... more

Electronics collection April 26 at Four Corners Chapel

CUMBERLAND - Indie Cycle Inc. is holding a free electronic waste collection and fundraising event on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Four Corners Community Chapel, corner of Diamond Hill... more

Learn how to start a small vegetable garden

LINCOLN - Lincoln Public Library will present the program "Small Vegetable Gardening" on Wednesday, April 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sharon Clingham and Lynne Farr, both master gardeners, will explain how... more

Safe Sitter Program offered in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library is offering a Safe Sitter Program on Wednesday, April 23, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day program is designed for 11-14 year-olds. Training will include... more

Learn about seed saving on April 24

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will host the gardening program "Seed Saving 101" on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Master gardener Gail Tatangelo will explain every step in the... more

Lincoln announces open Budget Board positions

LINCOLN - The list of Budget Board positions up for election at the Financial Town Meeting on Monday, May 12, at Lincoln High School, has been updated to include a second District 2 seat. The... more

Kids' cooking program Tuesday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a Farm to Plate cooking program for children 4-12 on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be a spring-themed story and children will... more

Bunny breakfast and egg hunt Saturday

LINCOLN - Join the Easter Bunny for breakfast at Wesley United Methodist, 55 Woodland St., on Saturday, April 19, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit salad, juice,... more

Program on avoiding scams at Atria

LINCOLN - Atria Lincoln Place, 612 George Washington Highway, presents "Avoiding Scams and Rip-offs" on Thursday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. Reserve a seat by April 21 by calling 401-334-1686. A... more

McCourt softball team to hold car wash and bake sale

CUMBERLAND - The McCourt Middle School Girl's Softball Team will hold a Car Wash & Bake Sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Chapel Four Corners, corner of Diamond Hill... more