Cumberland, Lincoln area

In race for campaign dollars, Murray is runaway winner

Thibodeau outspending at-large council candidates; DaCosta's job status clarified
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This story is updated to note that at-large candidate Charles Wilk did not file his campaign spending form. CUMBERLAND - Another report before the Democratic primary is due on Sept. 2, but so far in... more

Back to school: Lincoln parents can expect new elementary school report cards

LINCOLN - With a new school year starting next week in Lincoln, Supt. Georgia Fortunato said parents might notice a few changes regarding report cards at the elementary school level. Fortunato said a... more

Little Leaguers are getting a hometown welcome Friday

CUMBERLAND – Get on down to Diamond Hill Park on Friday, Aug. 22 to welcome home the Cumberland American Little League All Stars. The team bus is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m.

Child pornography arrest in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – A Cumberland man who’s employed at a school for emotionally disturbed children, Eric Bean, 32, was arrested Friday morning by the State Police on charges of possessing and transferring... more

Schools open next week to Common Core curriculum

CUMBERLAND - There's been some gradual changeover, but students returning to classes next Wednesday and Thursday will find themselves thoroughly embracing the new Common Core State Standards in... more

Cumberland students shine at OCYL leadership academy

CUMBERLAND - The cafeteria at Joseph L. McCourt Middle School was brimming with excitement Thursday night as students enrolled in the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Learning's leadership... more

Self-storage facility proposed on Dexter St.

CUMBERLAND - Businessman Tariq Khalil is seeking to build a massive self-storage facility on Dexter Street in what's currently a million-dollar assessed piece of property that the American Steel... more

Cumberland resident opens Comfort Keepers in Lincoln

LINCOLN - Cumberland resident Daniel Belhumeur has opened Comfort Keepers, a company that provides in-home health care for adults, at Blackstone Valley Place in Lincoln. Comfort Keepers is a... more

Resurfacing: DiOrios' complaint about retaining wall inaction

CUMBERLAND - It was back in October of 2012 when the dispute over Bob Geddes' retaining wall on a Wrentham Road houselot moved from Cumberland to the Rhode Island Superior Court and then to the... more

Review continues on McKee's High Ridge Estates

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CUMBERLAND - The Planning Board will pick up its review of the proposed 15-lot High Ridge Estates when it's expected to meet on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The project drew 60 or so... more

Tourism Council seeks tenants for 295 Visitor Center

LINCOLN - Completed in 2006, the Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center was said to be a focal point for the Blackstone River corridor, bringing together state, federal and local agencies. Today... more

Banks, Morin of Albion Troop 711 attain Eagle Scout rank

LINCOLN - Nathaniel Banks and Thomas Morin, both of Boy Scout Troop 711 Albion, were raised to Eagle Rank in front of family and friends in a ceremony June 21 in St. Ambrose Church. More than 100... more

Touch-A-Truck is this Sunday at Diamond Hill Park

CUMBERLAND - Touch-A-Truck, the day when kids get a chance to put aside their toy trucks for a chance to sit in the real thing, is this Sunday, Aug. 24, at Diamond Hill Park. Free of charge, the... more

Murray would promote opportunities for businesses

CUMBERLAND - Bill Murray, candidate for mayor who describes himself "as a councilman who has been interested in the day-to-day activities of each department," says he "understands the existing... more

DaCosta critical of town's 'crumbling infrastructure'

CUMBERLAND - Candidate for mayor Manny DaCosta said he has established "four key priorities" for his work as mayor. He said in a press release this week, "Each priority focuses on our current... more

Alves would open adult day care center

c_ CUMBERLAND - Daniel Alves, former Town Council president and candidate for mayor of Cumberland, announced this week that his administration "would take a much more active role in coordinating... more

Call-Fregeau says citizens are seeking trust in their officials

CUMBERLAND - Josh Call-Fregeau, endorsed Democratic candidate for the District 1 Town Council, said in a statement this week, "One of people's biggest concerns as I go door to door is trust in their... more

Thibodeau says he has an 'on-time and under-budget' reputation

CUMBERLAND - Bob Thibodeau, candidate for Town Council at-large, says he "wants to be your fiscal watchdog." He says his record of 14 years on the Cumberland School Committee demonstrates that he is... more

Higgins recounts hard work on behalf of fire districts merger

CUMBERLAND - Jim Higgins, Town Council president and candidate for re-election to an at-large seat, notes in a press release this week that in 2010, the voters of Cumberland, by a vote of 10,033 in... more

Jahnz cites achievements in open government

LINCOLN - James Jahnz, candidate for re-election to the Lincoln Town Council District 4 seat, stated in a press release, "During my time on the Town Council, I have continually worked to promote for... more

Bethel to focus on town improvements

LINCOLN - Jared Bethel, candidate for the District 4 Lincoln Town Council seat, said this week in a press release that small improvements in town can make a "big difference and increase the town's... more

O'Grady supports decrease in corporate tax, increase in minimum wage

LINCOLN - State Rep. Jeremiah O'Grady, who is seeking re-election in House District 46, said in a press release that he was proud to support two initiatives this year that help both businesses and... more

Cullen will defend free speech if elected

LINCOLN - John Cullen, a candidate for the House of Representatives District 46 seat, said in a press release this week that he "believes" the voters want a representative who respects and defends... more

Ricciarelli pledges to 'ask the tough questions'

CUMBERLAND - If elected, Ruth Ricciarelli said this week she will ensure representing District 57 "is a full time commitment." She said in a press release this week, "This means attending all... more

McLaughlin secured plenty of state dollars for town's groups

CUMBERLAND - State Rep. James McLaughlin, who is seeking re-election in the Democratic Primary on Sept. 9 in House District 57, said he "always fights to assist Cumberland nonprofit organizations in... more

Audette receives top honor for public housing work

CUMBERLAND - Lisa M. Audette, of Cumberland, executive director of the Franklin, Mass. Housing Authority, has been named 2014 Member of the Year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National... more