Cumberland, Lincoln area

Almond: involuntary merger of fire districts coming

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LINCOLN - After watching for years as the town's six independent fire districts discussed merging without taking action, Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond announced this week that not only is the... more

New director Rebelo envisions a bustling Boys & Girls Club

CUMBERLAND - Gary Rebelo, a man who built his career on an ability to sell, says he's feeling confident about the latest product in his portfolio - the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln.... more

Monastery not on docket Tuesday

CUMBERLAND – Tuesday night's meeting of the panel considering locations for the new public safety complex won't be reviewing the Monastery Grounds, secretary Josh O'Neill said Monday. Many pieces of... more

Fire crews tackle fire at Lincoln Manor early Sunday morning

LINCOLN – Fire crews were able to extinguish a fire at the Lincoln Manor, 10 Franklin St., within 10 minutes, says Deputy Chief of the Lonsdale Fire District Thomas Ryan. Ryan said firefighters were... more

Cumberland police settle woman's claim for $2.5 million

CUMBERLAND – Long negotiations following a lawsuit filed by a woman whose leg was injured during a 2010 arrest have ended with an $2.5 million settlement, Police Chief John Desmarais confirmed for... more

House makes secret vehicle tracking illegal

PROVIDENCE - The House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to make it a crime to electronically track a vehicle without the consent of the owner. The bill, H-5817A, sponsored by Speaker of... more

Cumberland chimney fire under control

CUMBERLAND – Firefighters responded to a chimney fire at 80 Alaska St. shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. They had the blaze under control within a few minutes. There were at least 16 firefighters... more

Complex siting panel stymied without more land use information

'Everybody needs to do a little homework. Most of this land is not available.'- Conservationist Frank Geary
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CUMBERLAND - Nine acres on Pine Swamp Road? The eight or so acres that comprise the Route 295 cloverleaf on Mendon Road? The old dump off Albion Road near the river? Those were easy for Public... more

House votes to approve Twin River bill

PROVIDENCE - Members of the House of Representatives, without any discussion, voted 67-0 on Thursday afternoon to remove the prohibition against hotels on casino property, as Twin River Casino... more

Analysis focuses on redundancies of Lincoln's fire districts

LINCOLN - The fire data analysis released by Ken Block earlier this month fully showcases the redundancy of personnel in Lincoln's six fire districts, says Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond. But... more

Fire district working to sync tax bills, late notices and collections

Warnings mailed to 1,000 in No. Cumberland, Valley Falls
CUMBERLAND - Along with the unified fire district has come a more hard-nosed approach to tax collection, residents of the former North Cumberland and Valley Falls fire districts discovered this month... more

Changing CHS start time topic again, funding still issue

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CUMBERLAND - The idea of pushing back the start time at Cumberland High School is back on the table this budget session, but school board members are facing the same dilemma that caused them to drop... more

Lincoln receives positive audit

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LINCOLN - Results of the town's annual audit showed "strong fiscal management," says Peter Chatellier, consultant of the accounting firm Marcum LLP, with no financial weaknesses within the town... more

Students stand up against bullying with T-shirt art display

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LINCOLN - Forty T-shirts displaying anti-bullying sentiments hang in the foyer of Lincoln High School, as students look to send a message of support and encouragement to those affected. The shirts... more

Local women create foundation for cancer patients

LINCOLN - After losing their best friend to cancer in 2013, three local women created a memorial foundation as a way to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. Trish McCoy... more

Hearthside reaching out for 1904 St. Louis Fair connections

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LINCOLN - Hearthside House volunteers, building on last year's successful St. Louis World's Fair tribute, are hoping this year to include more Rhode Islanders' family stories about the 1904 fair and... more

Nesselbush bill would require labeling of genetically modified products

PAWTUCKET - State Sen. Donna Nesselbush, a Democrat serving District 15 in Pawtucket and North Providence, has introduced a bill calling for labeling of food products that contain genetically... more

Big Brothers Big Sisters desperately needs local mentors

PROVIDENCE - The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State have 187 boys in the state waiting for someone to invest in their life. Of those 187 youths, 120 live in Pawtucket and Providence,... more

Goetz appointed assistant professor at Duke University Medical School

Sarah Goetz, formerly of Lincoln, has accepted a tenure track appointment as an assistant professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at the Duke University School of Medicine, in Durham, N.C. Goetz... more

Igoe named to LeadingAge board of directors

PROVIDENCE - LeadingAge RI, a professional organization representing not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior housing providers, and adult day health centers, has announced... more

UPS honors three local drivers

WARWICK - UPS has inducted three local drivers into its Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving. Edward Murphy and Roy Tomkiewicz, both of Cumberland, and Harry Rice, of... more

Cumberland organizes a post-Easter Egg Hunt

Join the fun April 12 at the Monastery
CUMBERLAND - Not only will the town be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt - although two weeks later than usual - but all kinds of activities have been added to the day. Organizer Arlene Nunn of the... more

Craft with chocolate at Lincoln library

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will host a fun-filled evening of crafting chocolates on Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. Participants will be using various spring candy molds to make chocolate.... more

Lincoln Animal Shelter hosts rabies clinic Saturday

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Animal Shelter will be hosting its annual rabies clinic on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost to have your animal vaccinated is $12, in cash only. Bring prior rabies... more

Relay For Life of Lincoln meets Wednesday

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Relay For Life is having a meeting Wednesday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at Lincoln High School in Room One. The 5th annual Relay For Life of Lincoln will be held June 19 at Lincoln... more

Egg hunt is planned at Calvin Church

CUMBERLAND - Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, invites children 10 and younger to its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. For more information, call 401-333-0355.

Storytime registration opens at the Lincoln Public Library

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library is now registering for the following spring storytimes. * Tikes and Tales, ages 3-4, is held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. * Twilight Tales, ages 4-6, is offered on... more