Cumberland, Lincoln area

Lincoln veteran with ALS publishes first novel

LINCOLN - At 52 years old, Russ Chevalier has done a lot of things in his life, but he never thought writing and publishing a book would be one of them. When he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral... more

Parents: Teachers violated our trust in Ecuador

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CUMBERLAND - This was far more than a case of chaperones being too permissive, say parents of students taken to Ecuador by two Cumberland High School teachers this summer. This was, they believe,... more

Truck rolls over on Route 295, two transported to hospital

This story was updated at 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday evening, July 22. A tractor trailer jackknifed and rolled over around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 295 North in Lincoln, blocking... more

Cumberland couple seeks help finding hit-and-run driver

CUMBERLAND - Resident Erik Hamel and his wife are seeking help from the public in locating the driver of a car they say hit them on Diamond Hill Road eastbound as it was coming off Exit 11 on 295.... more

CHS grad killed on Route 95

PROVIDENCE — Cumberland’s Kerlence T. Pierre, 23, was killed last Saturday night when his motorcycle crashed on Route 95 South in downtown Providence. Pierre, a 2010 graduate of Cumberland High... more

Council kills Monastery use for public safety complex

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CUMBERLAND - Four Town Council members last Wednesday night let Mayor Bill Murray know he doesn't have the majority support needed to move forward with building the public safety complex on Monastery... more

Lincoln library will show hero movies on Fridays

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will be showing several hero-themed movies on Fridays at 2 p.m. through Aug. 14. On July 31, watch Katniss be forced to make impossible choices that weigh... more

Valley Breeze reports on Monastery conservation easement: 'We've added some very strong layers of protection' said President Jeff Mutter

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CUMBERLAND - Nearly 11 years ago, on Nov. 11, 2004, The Valley Breeze reported the Town Council's decision to lock down the Monastery and close it off to future development. Here's how the story was... more

Firm selected for complete audit of former fire districts

Fire Committee awards Jackvony severance
CUMBERLAND - The first-ever complete audit of the former four fire districts will be handled by Parmalee Poirier & Associates, Cumberland Fire Committee members agreed last week. Fire Finance... more

Safe Sitter Program offered in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library is offering a Safe Sitter Program on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day program is designed for ages 11-14. Training will include babysitting... more

Town Council approves Veterans Park contractor

CUMBERLAND - Town Council members last Wednesday night authorized YardWorks of Warwick to finally build the new Valley Falls Veterans Memorial Park behind the B.F. Norton School off Forest Avenue.... more

Godowski appointed principal at Lincoln Middle School

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School Committee member Rapko-Bruckner raises concerns over hiring process LINCOLN - The School Committee appointed Lincoln Middle School's interim principal, Heidi Godowski, as the new full-time... more

Cumberland Fire District hires first firefighter, promotes three

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CUMBERLAND - Capt. Craig Emerson will be heading up the firefighters assigned to Station 5, North Cumberland, Chief Kenneth Finlay announced last week as he was officially sworn into his position at... more

OCYL chess grows in popularity

CUMBERLAND - Bob Salvas, the chess instructor for the town's Office of Children, Youth and Learning, said that chess is an appealing game since it is one not based on luck. However, since launching... more

Disconnecting to connect

Cumberland native's new book offers tips for positive change
CUMBERLAND - She's a world traveler, a public health consultant, and a medical student. Now Kate Otto can add author to her list of accomplishments. The 28-year-old Cumberland native published her... more

Verizon giving cellular data a boost

CUMBERLAND - Verizon has announced plans to improve the quality of data usage in northern Rhode Island. But rather than adding a new cell tower, the company has chosen something that blends in a bit... more

'Best Year Yet' at Cumberland library Thursday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library presents "Best Year Yet: Life Hacks 101" on Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Join in an evening of learning about "life hacks" that could simplify your life,... more

St. Aidan Senior Group meets Aug. 7

CUMBERLAND - St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, Aug. 7, at St. Aidan parish center, Diamond Hill Road. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.; the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. A picnic lunch will be... more

See the 'Great Baldini' at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - Join the "Great Baldini" and his assistant Skinny on a magical journey at the Cumberland Public Library on Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. As the audience chants Skinny's name, the magic... more

Meet animal heroes on Wednesday

CUMBERLAND - Animal World Experiences will be at the Cumberland Public Library on Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to meet several animal friends and learn about... more

CHS's Tenreiro finalist for U.S. Principal of the Year

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School Principal Alan Tenreiro has been named as one of three finalists for National Principal of the Year, according to the National Association of Secondary School... more

It's a party for everyone who's reached 90

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Senior Center will host a birthday party on Thursday, Aug. 20, for everyone in town who is at least 90 years old. The center organizers are urging friends and family... more