Cumberland, Lincoln area

Giants at Nine Men's Misery? History Channel investigators on the job

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CUMBERLAND - Two History Channel investigators, who claim that an unusual number of men of giant-sized proportions with double rows of teeth lived in colonial America, are about to focus attention on... more

Lincoln 8th-grader to spend 20 days in Australia with People to People

LINCOLN - Lincoln Middle School 8th-grader Emily Lamoureux will have the chance to visit Australia next year as a student ambassador through the People to People program. Lamoureux, 14, said she... more

Mother who allegedly used child to steal stroller identified

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Police Department has identified a suspect who allegedly used her child to steal a stroller from Target last week. Lt. Dana Packer of the Lincoln Police said a warrant was sent... more

'Polar Express' anniversary brings Van Allsburg, Warner Bros. to Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - An event on Saturday, Dec. 6, will showcase the top-notch holiday entertainment operated at One Depot Square to guests from across the country, when The Polar Express author Chris Van... more

Open Meeting complaint against new fire board pending AG opinion

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CUMBERLAND - The Office of Attorney General is investigating whether the new Fire Committee violated the state's Open Meeting Act on Nov. 6 when it held an unposted meeting prior to the swearing in... more

Kelly opens Fenix Real Estate

LINCOLN - A new real estate firm, headed by longtime appraiser and Lincoln school volunteer Susan E. Kelly, has opened at 897 Smithfield Ave., in the building with Cafe Sowa. Fenix Real Estate,... more

Pulled over? Study looks at traffic ticketing habits in Rhode Island

Cumberland, Lincoln among lowest in stops
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You're less likely to be stopped for a traffic violation in Cumberland and Lincoln than many other communities, a statewide study of traffic stops data is showing. And when you are stopped, you're... more

Macksoud receives nurse anesthetist award

LINCOLN - Keith Macksoud, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, Lincoln resident and Town Council president, is the recipient of the 2014 Ira P. Gunn Award for Outstanding Professional Advocacy... more

Game's on: CL girls' co-op hockey season a go

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Editor's Note: Due to a lack of qualified candidates for the deputy director of special education position, the job has remained unfilled. In turn, the Cumberland School Committee was able to fund... more

Unified events make Spirit Week more memorable

One of the greatest traditions at Lincoln High School is Spirit Week, a fun-filled week of battling between the different classes. Everything about Spirit Week has become a tradition, especially the... more

Cumberland expects more state aid for schools, but higher bill for charters

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland School Committee learned last week that the increase in state aid it expects to receive next year would go directly toward charter school tuitions, resulting in almost a... more

Cumberland schools launch first of electronic report cards

CUMBERLAND - The days of hanging good report cards on the refrigerator are no more, as the Cumberland school district completed its transition from hard copy to electronic report cards last week.... more

Correction

It was the Senior Class that won the Battle of the Classes during Lincoln High School's Homecoming Week, not the juniors who "ruled" the event, as indicated in a headline and caption in last week's... more

School Committee reorganizes, Beaulieu re-appointed chairwoman

CUMBERLAND - Lisa Beaulieu, who will serve a second term as chairwoman of the Cumberland School Committee, says she is excited about the team of people working alongside her and thinks the committee... more

Scout Pack 711 to host Pancakes with Santa

LINCOLN - Cub Scout Pack 711 Albion will hold its 3rd annual Pancakes with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at St. Ambrose Church Hall, 91 School St. The cost is $6 per person.... more

Cumberland school officials look at revamping CHS schedule

CUMBERLAND - To better meet the needs of individual students, school officials in Cumberland have come up with a plan to rework the high school's schedule, allowing students to decide their own path... more

ChemArt joins fight against cancer

LINCOLN - ChemArt, a Lincoln-based company that specializes in the design and production of custom keepsakes, is offering a gift designed to give back this season as part of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy... more

Correction

A photo of fire chiefs in last week's Breeze misidentified Deputy Chief Fred Mitchell of the former North Cumberland Fire District as Acting Chief Michael Feather of the former Cumberland Fire... more

DiMuccio receives NAACP award

LINCOLN - Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Insurance, was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award at the NAACP Providence Branch Freedom Fund... more

Monteleone joins Mattos & Associates

LINCOLN - Mattos & Associates LLC has announced that Anthony Monteleone, of Lincoln, will join its team as vice president of sales. With 30 years of experience, Monteleone will represent the... more

Teens invited to Art Lab at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a Teen Art Lab on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Students in middle and high school are invited to experiment with different media centered on... more

Polar Express helping to feed the hungry

WOONSOCKET - Donations of non-perishable food will be collected during the annual Polar Express train ride, Nov. 22- Dec. 21. Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will help feed hungry... more

Davies auto tech graduate awarded $15,000 UTI scholarship

PAWTUCKET - Jordan Vieira knew from early on, back when he was handing wrenches to his dad under the hood of their car, that this would be his thing for life. The Pawtucket resident and 2014... more

Lincoln Senior Center offers Foxwoods trip

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Senior Center is hosting a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Thursday, Dec. 4. The bus will leave the center at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $18 per person and includes a lunch buffet and $... more

Teen writing workshop meets Nov. 29

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold its monthly writers workshop for teens on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. Writers of all abilities are welcome to attend the workshop. This session... more

Twin River donates $2,500 to R.I. Community Food Bank

LINCOLN - Twin River Casino's chairman, John Taylor Jr., and general manager and vice president, Craig Sculos, presented a $2,500 check to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank during the preview... more

Library trustees will meet Monday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Conference Room of the Cumberland Public Library on Monday, Nov. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Individuals requesting interpreter service... more