Cumberland, Lincoln area

Sen. O'Neill won't seek another term

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LINCOLN - State Sen. Ed O'Neill won't be seeking election to a fifth term to District 17 of the General Assembly, he announced Monday. In a statement of farewell, he cautioned Rhode Island that... more

Mayor’s proposed budget: $1 million taxpayer increase for schools

CUMBERLAND – The 2017-18 budget plan submitted Wednesday to the Town Council doesn’t guarantee a fourth year without a tax rate increase, but Mayor Bill Murray says that’s his hope. Overall, if the... more

One year later, Albion beacon remains in storage; intersection repairs must wait for spring of 2017

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LINCOLN – It’s been more than a year since the Albion beacon was damaged and removed, and the intersection remains in a state of disrepair, Lincoln Town Council President Keith Macksoud says, echoing... more

Rhode Islanders fish for free this weekend

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announced this week it is stocking ponds around the state for this weekend’s free-fishing event. On Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, the... more

Police investigate hotel shooting in Lincoln

LINCOLN – Detectives in Lincoln are investigating an apparent shooting at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel at 636 George Washington Highway in Lincoln Friday morning, where police said a 38-year-old male... more

Cumberland teen dies after hit-and-run accident

CUMBERLAND – Police confirmed on Tuesday that Carl John, 18, of Cumberland, has died of his injuries after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident early Monday morning. Cumberland police have... more

Spotlighting savings, town buying streetlights

Improved style, 70 percent savings predicted
CUMBERLAND – Call it a bright idea. Cumberland, like many Rhode Island communities, is getting ready to implement a cost-savings option that wasn’t available until 2013, when state legislation... more

Kirkbrae welcomes ‘social members’ with new pool

LINCOLN – Kirkbrae Country Club is putting the finishing touches on a major makeover of its swimming pools, as well as the shower facilities and restrooms this spring, with a new splash pad for... more

Cumberland teen dies after being hit on Bear Hill Road

CUMBERLAND – Police confirmed on Tuesday that Carl John, 18, of Cumberland, has died of his injuries after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident early Monday morning. Cumberland police have... more

Davies students unveil playhouse to benefit A Wish Come True

LINCOLN – High school students who spent months designing and building playhouse structures for children with severe illnesses unveiled their work at a surprise ceremony last week, where three Rhode... more

Twin girl, 2, fighting battle with leukemia

Friends and family unite to help the Skillern family, formerly of Lincoln
PAWTUCKET – Margaret and Adeline Skillern, twin sisters, had just celebrated their 2nd birthday last August at Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, Mass., when their parents, Christina and Henry Skillern,... more

20 years ago: Blackstone marker relocated; 1996 political candidates begin lining up

The stone that marks the grave of Cumberland’s first settler, William Blackstone, was on the move again 20 years ago this month. Overlooked at the side of Ann & Hope, the stone was moved to a... more

Raimondo initiatives don’t erase local school funding challenges

CUMBERLAND – Big picture education ideas collided with the realities of everyday school management last week, when Gov. Gina Raimondo came to Cumberland High School to talk about initiatives designed... more

Lincoln Financial Town Meeting rescheduled

LINCOLN – Lincoln residents are urged to attend this year’s Financial Town Meeting, which was rescheduled to Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in Lincoln High School auditorium. Voters will consider a budget... more

McCourt Middle School’s Masterson is state’s top principal

CUMBERLAND – Jason Masterson, principal of McCourt Middle School since 2012, has been named the 2016 Secondary School Principal of the Year. The board of directors of the Rhode Island Association of... more

Lincoln, state police investigating shooting at hotel

LINCOLN – Detectives in Lincoln are investigating a shooting at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 636 George Washington Highway, last Friday morning. Police said a 38-year-old male victim had been taken... more

State Sen. O’Neill stepping down after 8 years in office

LINCOLN – State Sen. Ed O’Neill won’t be seeking election to a fifth term in District 17 of the General Assembly, he announced Monday. In a statement of farewell, he cautioned Rhode Island that... more

Anti-bullying group CABINS prepares for ‘Walk for Kindness’

LINCOLN – On Saturday, June 4, the Community Against Bullying in Schools organization will host the “Walk for Kindness and Family Fun” event at MacColl Field YMCA, 26 Breakneck Hill Road, in Lincoln... more

Senate bill supports regional dispatching

Almond: ‘I see light at the end of the tunnel’
Regionalizing emergency dispatching among several or many area communities has been talked about for years, but a General Assembly bill this year might just make it happen, suggests Anthony Silva,... more

Planning Board votes to amend regulations to better protect cemeteries

Volunteers Houghton, Postle applaud decision
LINCOLN – The Lincoln Planning Board voted to amend subdivision regulations to better protect historical cemeteries in the town, and Pawtucket resident Ken Postle, who has recovered gravestones and... more

R.A.D. program at CHS aims to empower women

Self-defense, martial arts tactics taught in Rape Aggression Defense classes
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School senior Kate Corneau doesn’t consider herself a fighter, but the 17-year-old student knows a thing or two about how to defend herself from an attack after taking... more

Davies honors more than 200 business partners at annual breakfast event

LINCOLN – More than 200 local businesses will be honored on Wednesday, May 11, in the “School-to-Career” program at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School during the annual “Partners... more

Amica CEO DiMuccio named Verrazzano ‘Man of the Year’

LINCOLN – Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company, is the recipient of the Verrazzano Day Observance Committee’s 2016 Man of the Year... more

Wesley UMC’s 49th annual May Breakfast is Saturday

LINCOLN – Wesley United Methodist Church, at 55 Woodland St., will host its 49th annual May Breakfast this Saturday, May 7, from 7 to 10 a.m. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12... more

CHS sophomore wins World Irish Dancing Championship in Scotland

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School sophomore Shannon Fogarty and her Irish step dancing team from Harney Academy in Walpole, Mass., won the 2016 World Irish Dancing Championship in Glasgow, Scotland... more

Enrico Caruso Club spaghetti dinner is Saturday

LINCOLN – The Enrico Caruso Club, 105 Bouvier Ave., Manville, is hosting a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner this Saturday, May 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner is $7.50 per person. Call the club after 3... more

CHS students perform well on National Spanish Exams

CUMBERLAND – A number of world language students from Cumberland High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Examinations. Of the 98 students from... more

Learn Windows 10 at the Lincoln library

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will hold an introductory series of classes on Windows 10. Sessions will be on Tuesday, May 10, Thursday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 17. All... more