Cumberland, Lincoln area

Cumberland FD will study three-platoon schedule model

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CUMBERLAND - Cumberland Fire Committee member Frank Matta will head up a task force to research the merits of the much-touted three-platoon scheduling system for firefighters that's used by North... more

Lincoln schools set to implement new teacher contracts

LINCOLN - After going the entire previous school year without new contracts, the Lincoln School Committee and Lincoln Teachers' Association have finally come to terms on a three-year deal. The School... more

Schmitt wants Monastery land dropped from site options

Although the town-owned land was recommended for safety complex by 8-3 vote
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CUMBERLAND - In spite of all the public debate so far, the decision about building a police and rescue headquarters on the Monastery Grounds may be turned over to a townwide referendum. Mayor Bill... more

Portion of Old River Road closed for gas main repair

LINCOLN - A half-mile stretch of Old River Road between Mussey Brook Road and Manville Avenue has been closed, as National Grid installs a new gas main under the road. Traffic is being rerouted to... more

Controversy continues over funding for school repairs

Lambi questions mayor's plan to spend $5 million without voter approval
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CUMBERLAND - The relationship between Republican Town Council member Art Lambi and Democratic Mayor Bill Murray continued to unravel this week as the two used emails to argue over the legality of $5... more

Opening for new Route 295 rest stop store moved to August

LINCOLN - If you're driving by the rest area heading northbound on I-295 and you're looking for the old Dunkin' Donuts, you're out of luck. However, a new store will soon be taking its place. Now... more

Fire chief's salary in line with area districts, says Finlay

CUMBERLAND - Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay has his first contract with the unified district after working the last six months under the terms of the contract he had signed with the former Cumberland Hill... more

Chromebook costs add to MOE, but school repairs don't

CUMBERLAND - Money the town spends to buy Chromebook laptops for the schools must be considered a recurring expense and therefore counted toward the total minimum amount taxpayers invest in schools... more

Fire taxpayers get relief from short due date

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This update on Thursday afternoon notes that the committee will consider the Nov. 1 deadline at its July 14 meeting. CUMBERLAND - Late legislation introduced by state Rep. Karen MacBeth would have... more

Albion Bridge closed for repairs

CUMBERLAND - Crews closed the Albion Road bridges Monday morning as promised and immediately got to work on a six-week plan to seal, repave and stripe both bridges, as well as resurface the roadway... more

Cumberland girl shares story of battling Crohn's disease

CUMBERLAND - Emma Cotter, an 11-year-old from Cumberland and recent elementary school graduate, is just like any other kid. She's an active member in Girl Scouts and has taken up an interest in... more

Diamond Hill Troop 1 elevates 7 to Eagle Scout

CUMBERLAND - Seven young men were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor Saturday afternoon at St. John Vianney Church. They are all members of Troop 1, Diamond Hill, led by... more

Cumberland textbook loan deadline is July 7

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland School Department announces the last opportunity for non-public students to borrow textbooks for the 2015-16 school year. The last date to order textbooks is Tuesday, July... more

CCRI names local dean's list students

The following local students were named to the Community College of Rhode Island's spring dean's list. From Cumberland: Brandon Bader, Barrett Bernier, Kaitlyn Carr, Evan Coelho, Alison Ducharme,... more

VIDEO: Belisle, Cumberland American featured on Kellogg's commercial

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Cumberland American Little League Coach Dave Belisle and his team are the stars of a new #ShowYourStripes commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. "As the official breakfast of Little League,... more

Birthday Club

July 1 Julie Purkal, Happy 29th birthday! Cheers to being in your 20s, now let's party! Love, your husband July 3 Happy birthday, Cooper Stebenne, 11. All our love, Mom, Dad and Finley July 4 Happy... more

St. Joan of Arc and St. Joseph churches offer Bible camp

WOONSOCKET - St. Joan of Arc Church in Cumberland and St. Joseph Church in Woonsocket are having a combined Summer Bible Camp for grades Pre-K to 6, Monday-Friday, July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.... more

Practice reading with Book Buddies this summer

CUMBERLAND - Book Buddies will be returning this summer to the Cumberland Public Library on Thursdays, from 3-4 p.m., starting July 9 through Aug. 6. The program pairs teen volunteers with children... more

Kids invited to get crafty every Wednesday

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library will resume its Krafty Kids program every Wednesday, July 1-Aug. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 10 and under are invited to... more

'Frozen' program offered at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - Shayna Eisemann will present the event "Dreams Come True" at the Cumberland Public Library on Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m. The program, for ages 4-12, will include songs and stories... more

Bill naming official state insect heads to the governor

PROVIDENCE – Legislation designating the American burying beetle at Rhode Island’s official state insect, a bill initiated by 3rd-graders at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, has passed... more