Cumberland, Lincoln area

It's all about 'follow-through' says Cumberland's new code enforcement officer

New form at Cumberland Town Hall for residents with complaints
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CUMBERLAND - The town's new zoning code enforcement officer, retired police officer Alan Crowe, is describing an action plan that he says comes with the follow-through needed to compel homeowners to... more

School contracts unresolved, but officials feel hopeful

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LINCOLN - Negotiations are still ongoing months after both the teacher and school support staff contracts expired, but Supt. Georgia Fortunato says she is confident new contracts will be ratified... more

Lincoln police investigate rash of house break-ins

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Police Department is asking the public to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods after two homes were broken into yesterday. According to Capt. Philip Gould the... more

The horror of Haunted Hill starts Oct. 3

But there's a family-friendly day on Oct. 26
CUMBERLAND - Killer clowns, Freddy, Jason, giant spiders and more creepy creatures of the season await those who dare at the 13th annual Haunted Hill by the Cumberland Parks & Recreation... more

Spooner jumped in to keep Moderate Party afloat

LINCOLN - At the age of 79, lifelong Lincoln resident Jim Spooner had no intention of immersing himself in politics this election season, but after seeing the Moderate Party struggle to stay afloat,... more

New coloring book features Lincoln's historic structures

LINCOLN - A new coloring book focused specifically on Lincoln's historic sites is now available for purchase after Lincoln resident Lily Scribner took it upon herself to create the detailed drawings... more

Charter school spending, BEP on tonight's school board agenda

CUMBERLAND - The cost of charter school tuitions will be front and center for the School Committee again tonight as it considers seeking a financial expert to document the unexpected impact on the... more

Proposed storage facility at former American Steel gets zoning OK

CUMBERLAND - A sprawling facility large enough to offer 650 consumer storage units won the rezoning go-ahead from the Town Council last week, provided, several said, that a buffer of trees and shrubs... more

Local WWII veteran flies again on a B-24

LINCOLN - World War II veteran John Jones was honored on Sept. 12 by the Collings Foundation of Stow, Mass. The foundation restores World War II planes, including the B-17 and B-24 bombers, and the... more

Ciullo promoted to deputy chief

CUMBERLAND - Active and retired police officers, family members and friends filled the Town Council chamber last Wednesday to see Capt. Douglas Ciullo sworn in as the town's new deputy chief. Chief... more

New owner of Whistle Stop restaurant eager to take over

LINCOLN - Lincoln resident Janice Giragosian started her culinary career as a pastry chef, but after years of job-hopping she says she took a leap of faith and purchased the Whistle Stop Restaurant... more

Lincoln Garden Club meets Oct. 8

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting in the Chapel Street Congregational Church hall, 185 Chapel St., on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. The meeting will feature a lecture... more

Death not linked to Enterovirus D68, reassures Supt. Thornton

CUMBERLAND - School Supt. Philip Thornton found himself reassuring parents this week that the weekend death of a Community School 5th-grader, Emily Otrando, was not related to the Enterovirus D68, or... more

Facebook class offered in Lincoln

LINCOLN - Lincoln Public Library will present the program "Connecting with Facebook, Click-by-Click" on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. The class will cover everything from account security to privacy... more

FEMA funding 'safer' air packs for Valley Falls firefighters

CUMBERLAND - The Valley Falls Fire District will be purchasing 10 new Scott Safety air packs using an $81,000 grant secured by Chief Brian Jackvony from the Federal Emergency Management Association... more

Health and Wellness Fair at Christ Church Sunday

LINCOLN – Christ Church will hold its annual Health and Wellness Fair this Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 1643 Lonsdale Ave. It is free and open to the public.... more

Nathan's Angels' hosts beer and wine-tasting fundraiser Oct. 3

CUMBERLAND - The Nathan's Angels Memorial Foundation will host its 3rd annual beer and wine tasting event in Cumberland on Friday, Oct. 3. Melissa Soares established the foundation in memory of her... more

Dine beneath the frescos at St. Ann fundraiser Sunday

WOONSOCKET - Enjoy an elegant breakfast beneath colorful frescos paintings portraying the likes of Adam and Eve, Saint Cecilia, and Michael the Archangel this Sunday, Sept. 28, at the annual "... more

CHS senior wins title of Miss Rhode Island Teen USA

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School senior Mary Malloy says she was more than shocked when she won the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA competition two weeks ago, having competed in only two pageants in... more

New year filled with new sense of community

Matthew Donato is this year's high school correspondent from Mount Saint Charles Academy. He is currently a senior, following two older brothers who also attended Mount. He is involved in cross... more

Serving our country

Army Private Matthew E. Zarski graduated Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in August. During his training he studied the Army mission, history, traditions, values, and military... more

Photography class offered at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library is hosting photographer David Wuerth for a free four-part photography class for owners of DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras. The class is designed... more

Digital Bookmobile visits Tuesday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will have a visit from the Digital Bookmobile on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 74-foot tractor-trailer is equipped with broadband Internet-... more

Cumberland library lists storytimes

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library announces its fall storytime schedule. The following programs are drop-in; no registration is required. For more information, call... more

Sing along to the 'Frozen' movie at Cumberland Library

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library presents the "Frozen" movie and sing-along for children up to 12 years old, on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. Watch the movie and sing... more

Henna program offered at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will offer the program Henna by Heather on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make and apply their own henna designs. To register... more

Children invited to join Crazy 8's Math Club

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library presents Crazy 8's Math Club, an eight-week program that begins on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. Children in... more

Toastmasters meet Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters Club will hold its next meeting Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hayden Center of the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond... more