Cumberland, Lincoln area

New CHS principal Charlton says she’ll lead by listening

‘Not intimidated’ to follow in Tenreiro’s footsteps
CUMBERLAND – The best way for any high school to flourish is for its leaders to listen to the people who make it run, says the new principal of Cumberland High School. Donna Charlton, an educator... more

Family Literacy Center adopts garden-to-table approach

LINCOLN – The Family Literacy Center is launching a true garden-to-table approach this summer. Lincoln Garden Club members and volunteers at the FLC are revamping a small plot behind the building at... more

Murray announces meeting on Peterson/Puritan Superfund site progress

CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray has announce that EPA Region 1 and the town of Cumberland will host a public informational meeting about progress made on cleaning up the Peterson/Puritan Superfund... more

Police ramp up patrols at reservoir

Chief Desmarais: ‘We’re clearing the place out’
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CUMBERLAND – Police are increasing patrols and strictly enforcing a parking ban at the Diamond Hill Reservoir, meaning the area could soon be a hangout of the past. Last year, the Cumberland Police... more

No Mercy

Dentists question why CCRI ended program to help poor
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LINCOLN – A volunteer effort providing dental care to thousands of people in need has been shelved, leaving those who organized it asking what went wrong. The Rhode Island Mission of Mercy Dental... more

CHS grad rides excitement of ‘Cars 3’

CUMBERLAND – It’s a dream role for many, and Cumberland native Elizabeth “Biz” Thorsen is living the dream. The Cumberland High School grad works for Pixar and landed a production job on the newly... more

LHS renovation board considers replacing architect

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LINCOLN – To continue their work on the Lincoln High School renovation project, architectural firm Symmes Maini & McKee Associates will have to present a strategy and team that satisfy the LHS... more

A perfect match: Deans celebrate 65 years of marriage

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CUMBERLAND – Frances Rogers and Walter Dean went out for a night of dancing. Sixty-five years later, the rest is history. The couple, who lives at Brookdale Cumberland, were married June 28, 1952, at... more

Board pulls from surplus to fund new Ferguson Field concession stand

LINCOLN – The Lincoln School Committee voted to transfer funds from the School Department’s surplus into the school capital reserve account after bids for the construction of a concession stand and... more

Learn to sing barbershop style tonight at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – Harmony Heritage Chorus will lead a “Teach-In and Sing Out” free harmony performance and workshop at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, tonight, Thursday, June 22, from 6:45 to... more

No timetable for reopening Howard Road bridge

CUMBERLAND – There’s no word yet on when a significant connection point between Cumberland and North Attleboro, Mass., will reopen. The Howard Road bridge, connecting Abbott Run Valley Road in... more

Going green has its limits

Environmentally friendly ‘green burials’ fail to catch on at local cemetery
CUMBERLAND – As it turns out, being green has an expiration date. Even people who ride their bike to work and eat all organic appear to have a limit when it comes to caring about the environment, say... more

Evening of Hope and Remembrance set for June 29

PROVIDENCE – An inter-faith recovery event, United: An Evening of Hope and Remembrance, will be held at First Baptist Church of R.I., 75 North Main St., in Providence, on Thursday, June 29, from 6:30... more

Start summer reading with ice cream party

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, is kicking off Summer Reading 2017 with an ice cream party on Monday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy some ice cream and sign up for one of... more

Dancing Pig site on a roll: Council approves restaurant use

CUMBERLAND – Over objections from neighbors, the Town Council has approved a restaurant use for a West Wrentham Road building that previously housed the Dancing Pig restaurant. Council President... more

‘Critical phase’ of cleanup at Peterson/Puritan Superfund site set to begin

Public meeting will be held tonight at library
CUMBERLAND – Officials are entering the all-important design phase for the cleanup of the Peterson/Puritan Superfund site near Stop & Shop on Mendon Road, say officials, and the public is invited... more

A proper burial service, 150 years later, for Cumberland soldier

CUMBERLAND – The courage to serve the U.S. military runs deep in Cumberland resident Darryl McCaffrey’s family. Through genealogy research and enlistment paperwork, McCaffrey discovered links to his... more

Sukatos new director of Cumberland School Volunteers

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Volunteers’ Board of Directors has appointed Kristen Sukatos to the position of director of volunteer programs with CSV, beginning Sept. 1. Sukatos was introduced... more

Mercymount graduates 21 8th-graders

CUMBERLAND – Mercymount Country Day School graduated 21 members of the Class of 2017, celebrating their progression from middle school to high school with a Mass on June 9 at St. John Vianney Church... more

It’s time to return loaned textbooks, place orders

CUMBERLAND – Students from non-public schools can return or order loaned textbooks at Cumberland High School, Transitional building, 2602 Mendon Road, on Friday, June 23, Monday, June 26, and Tuesday... more

Summer Reading Program kicks off Monday at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – Registration begins Monday, June 26, for the Cumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. A Kickoff Party will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., and children of all ages are invited to... more

Library summer activities begin, teens invited to open mic, Tucker Field art activity

CUMBERLAND – Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a variety of events and activities at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, this summer. Kick off summer vacation with these end-of-... more

Cumberland Lions fundraiser tonight at Five Guys

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Lions Club is hosting a fundraiser at the Five Guys restaurant at the Lincoln Mall plaza tonight, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. The club will receive 10 percent of all... more

Craft market Saturday at Autumn Villa

CUMBERLAND – An outdoor market filled with crafts from local artists and goods from vendors will be held at Autumn Villa Assisted Living, 3579 Diamond Hill Road, on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to... more