Cumberland, Lincoln area

Rte. 295 roundabout project stalls

Discovery of war monument puts brakes on fall start to realignment at Chapel Four Corners
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CUMBERLAND – The first phase of the double-roundabout project at Diamond Hill Road and Route 295 won’t happen this fall. State and local officials announced in April that the Chapel Four Corners... more

DPW diesel trucks left idling frustrates Lincoln resident

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LINCOLN – Manville resident John Berard says it’s time for the town’s public works employees to stop leaving their diesel trucks idling in front of his home for long periods of time, a practice he... more

Lincoln man arrested for larceny, stealing from cars

LINCOLN - A Lincoln man has been arrested for stealing from residents' vehicles, and larceny under $1,500, police said Tuesday afternoon. Christian Torres, 31, of Spring Street in Manville, was... more

Attorney General pens letter addressing events in Charlottesville

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin penned a letter to his constituents on Thursday addressing last weekend's events in Charlottesville. The contents of the letter can be found below:... more

New rules penalize parents, not students, for late lunch payments

CUMBERLAND – School officials say they’ll no longer hold local children accountable for the shortcomings of their parents when it comes to failing to pay for meals. Mark Fiorillo, chairman of the... more

Oliveira: ‘Live every day like it’s your last’

25-year-old Lincoln native busy jet-setting, sharing ‘bucket list’ adventures with his Instagram followers
LINCOLN – He shows up to the airport, passport in hand, with no planned destination. After narrating a live-stream video question, he awaits the answer of where he should fly to next. It’s decided by... more


Thomas Paolino, a senator serving District 17, Lincoln, North Providence and North Smithfield, was incorrectly listed in last week’s Valley Breeze as one of six Democrats signing a letter to the... more

If zoning precedent set at Whipple complex, 40 more properties could be redeveloped

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CUMBERLAND – Under a “worst-case scenario,” town officials say, an estimated 88 commercial and residential units could be added to 40 parcels of property in town, depending on the outcome of a... more

Family of Michelle Cagnon plans anniversary service at memorial garden

PROVIDENCE – The family of Michelle Cagnon, the Cumberland woman who died a year ago after being struck by a bus in Kennedy Plaza in Providence, is planning a special memorial service on Thursday,... more

Library hosting sensory-friendly movie

PAWTUCKET – Families of children with autistic spectrum disorder and other special needs are invited to view a free movie at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., on Monday, Aug. 28. The... more

Twin River completes contract negotiations with 3 unions

LINCOLN – Twin River Management Group, along with the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, have completed contract negotiations with three unions. Last Thursday, Aug. 10, Twin River and RILDC... more

Summer’s no reason to stop learning

Students see growth through Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative at McCourt
CUMBERLAND – In an effort to combat a phenomenon dubbed “summer learning loss,” Hasbro teamed up with the United Way this summer to run the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative for a fourth year at... more

New rescue director returns to hometown

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland native John Pliakas, one of the first paramedics at the town’s rescue department in the 1980s, who later served a stint as its director, is retaking the helm. Pliakas, who has... more

Cumberland Housing Authority seeks applicants

CUMBERLAND – The five-member Cumberland Housing Authority has one appointment open. The appointment would be to complete the term of longtime member Eugene McMahon, who passed away last month. His... more

Soil testing event, lecture on pollinator-friendly plants planned for Saturday at Monastery gazebo

CUMBERLAND – University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will present a Garden Lecture at the Monastery gazebo behind the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Saturday, Aug. 19, at... more

College news

Deandra M. Duarte, the daughter of Carlos and Susana Duarte of Cumberland, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Saint Michael’s College. Anthony Spangenberger graduated from... more

Vintage VW show returns to Diamond Hill Park Sunday

CUMBERLAND – After a hiatus of nearly a decade, Vintage Volkswagen Sales will bring the VWs On The Hill Car Show back to Diamond Hill Park this Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizer Dan... more

CHS Class of 1953 will reunite Sept. 21

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Class of 1953 will hold a reunion on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Lincoln Country Club, 31 Dexter Rock Road, Lincoln. Cocktails will be served at noon with dinner at... more

CHS grads earn Cumberland Farms scholarships

CUMBERLAND – Colleen Enestvedt and Andrea Skawinski, of Cumberland, have been awarded the 2017 Cumberland Farms “Believe & Achieve” Scholarship. The scholarship provides $1,000 annually to 130... more

Chamber hosting Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts Cafe, 1 Morgan Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Start the day by making... more