Cumberland, Lincoln area

Expert: Cumberland sports fields need better care

Groups willing to work together for better conditions
CUMBERLAND – An annual maintenance plan making all town athletic fields safer for those using them would cost approximately $52,000, an expert told town officials and sports program representatives... more

Post office rising in Albion

LINCOLN – Work is picking up at 15 School St., where crews are building out the framework for a new Albion post office. The project will be done by this summer, said Jeff Piete, owner of North... more

School board shuffle: Chairman’s crosstown move leads to seat switch

CUMBERLAND – School Committee Chairman Ray Salvatore’s plan to move in with attorney Kelley Morris is prompting a rare mid-term seat switch on the school board. The Town Council last week approved... more

Accessibility with dignity

Lincoln native uses Ms. Wheelchair R.I. platform to advocate for accessible spaces
LINCOLN – Lincoln resident Tina Guenette Pedersen says she was put in a wheelchair to make a difference. Named 2018 Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island in February, Pedersen hopes to use her platform to... more

LHS junior heading to Washington to take part in journalism conferences

LINCOLN – Adam Zangari, a junior at Lincoln High School, has been invited to Washington, D.C., this summer to represent Lincoln as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2018 Washington Journalism and... more

Cumberland receives $100,000 toward Epheta Park development

CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray on Tuesday joined Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and other municipal officials in announcing a $100,000... more

Accusations of ‘levymandering’ as Cumberland officials approve tax rate

CUMBERLAND – Residents will see a 21-cent increase in the tax rate when they get their bills in early May, a rate set following contentious dealings between the mayor and the Town Council. That... more

Lincoln Budget Board files FY19 proposal

LINCOLN – The Budget Board has filed its proposed fiscal 2019 budget, to be voted on by taxpayers leading up to this year’s Financial Town Meeting on Monday, May 14. The total proposed budget is $81... more

New rules on junk cars approved in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – Town officials have revised rules on keeping junk vehicles on private property, settling on a solution they say addresses the issue of “eyesore” vehicles while alleviating some concerns... more

Officials halt home construction due to possible graves on site

LINCOLN – Construction of a new home on the corner of Sprague Avenue and River Road was halted this week after signs of graves were discovered on the property. Advocates for maintaining local... more

Apply by May 11 for Rotary scholarship

LINCOLN – The Rotary Club of Cumberland-Lincoln will be awarding a scholarship to two graduating seniors, one each from Cumberland High School and Lincoln High School, again this year. This year’s... more

Cumberland Republicans see opportunity in friction between local Democrats

CUMBERLAND – Members of the Cumberland Republican Town Committee are kicking off a “vital election year” with a call to action on both the local and state levels. Leaders of the local GOP say they’re... more

R.I. Land Trust elects Cumberland’s Mitchell as president

CUMBERLAND – Debra Mitchell of Cumberland has been elected the new president of the Rhode Island Land Trust, the statewide organization that provides resources to the 43 local land trusts of Rhode... more

Brookdale hosting Wellness Fair May 2

CUMBERLAND – A Wellness Fair is planned for Wednesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookdale Cumberland, 10 Old Diamond Hill Road. Local professionals will provide a variety of health screenings... more

DEM offers tips for preventing black bear problems

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is reminding residents to remove potential food sources from their properties, as black bears emerge from hibernation. Increasing... more

St. Aidan Seniors will install new officers May 4

CUMBERLAND – The St. Aidan Seniors club will hold its Installation Banquet on Friday, May 4, at Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, in Smithfield. Dinner will be served at noon, and doors open at 11 a.m... more

Chimney Hill residents host First Responders Dinner

CUMBERLAND – The Chimney Hill Resident Association, at its April 2 meeting, set the date for its First Responders Dinner for Friday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will show appreciation for first... more