Cumberland, Lincoln area

Zen Center attracts people from around the globe to Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – People come from all over the world to a Pound Road landmark, the Providence Zen Center, where meditation retreats and practices have been going on since the late 1970s. The center,... more

Sanders, Trump tops in Lincoln, too

LINCOLN – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders clinched a big win in Rhode Island on Tuesday, and voters in Lincoln were feeling the “bern.” In Lincoln, Sanders received 55 percent of the vote for Democratic... more

McCourt's Masterson is state's top secondary school principal

CUMBERLAND – Jason Masterson, principal of McCourt Middle School since 2012, was named the 2016 Secondary School Principal of the Year, it was announced Thursday by the board of directors of the... more

Police investigate hotel shooting in Lincoln

LINCOLN – Detectives in Lincoln are investigating an apparent shooting at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel at 636 George Washington Highway in Lincoln this morning, where police said a 38-year-old male... more

R.I. to participate in DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Program

This Saturday, April 30, Rhode Island residents are encouraged to drop off expired and unused prescription drugs at one of the 25 participating locations across the state for the Prescription Drug... more

Anchor Subaru’s new building finally rising in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – With the foundation in place, work began on the interior walls of the new Anchor Subaru dealership at 949 Eddie Dowling Highway two weeks ago. And thanks to modern construction... more

New signs in works for town properties

CUMBERLAND – Signs that identify town buildings and properties will be getting a new look, says Mayor Bill Murray, beginning with Town Hall and the entrance to Tucker Field. A $10,000 grant from the... more

Cumberland voters go with Trump, Sanders

CUMBERLAND – Some 6,800 Cumberland residents found their polling places Tuesday to support Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a rare event – a... more

Magaw launches voiceover business in Lincoln

LINCOLN – Connie Magaw, who launched her voiceover business on April 4, is now running an in-home studio where she can create audio files for customers seeking a voice for commercials, corporate... more

Yanish receives VA healthcare award

LINCOLN – Joseph Yanish of Lincoln, senior health systems specialist for the Providence VA Medical Center, was awarded the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives VA Regent’s Award for his... more

Alex Marszalkowski looking at MacBeth’s District 52 seat

CUMBERLAND – Alex D. Marszalkowski, a lifelong Cumberland resident and one of the town’s few remaining farmers, announced this week his plans to run for the District 52 House of Representatives seat... more

Department of Health cautions residents to avoid Scott Pond

LINCOLN – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Scott Pond in Lincoln due to a confirmed blue-... more

Fire district paying off truck that sparked a taxpayer revolt

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CUMBERLAND – The elected board of the Cumberland Fire District was expected this week to approve paying off the 2009 Pierce engine that was refinanced in 2010 during a North Cumberland district... more

20 years ago: McLaughlin Field dedicated by John J. himself

The “mayor” of Cumberland Hill himself, John J. McLaughlin, was on hand for the dedication of the sports complex behind the elementary school that would later be named for him. McLaughlin, then 84... more


In last week’s story headlined “Budget Board chair defends recommended 2017 school budget,” it was stated that the Lincoln Budget Board’s recommended budget for the School Department is a 2.45... more

CHS students can take free courses for college credit

Tenreiro: High school expands AP class offerings, participation increasing
CUMBERLAND – Not only is Cumberland High School doubling its advanced placement class offerings for students, but since the school has become a member of the Rhode Island Advanced Coursework Network... more

Albion Scout troops offering signups May 4

LINCOLN – Cub Scout Pack 711, Boy Scout Troop 711 and Girl Scout Troop 1711 are holding their spring signup/gym night/ice cream social on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Northern Lincoln... more

Free document shredding offered at Lincoln Senior Center Monday

LINCOLN – There will be a free shred-athon on Monday, May 2, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road. The Office of Attorney General is partnering with Doc Shredding... more

Cumberland college student learns power of Holocaust-era ‘Nazi money’

CUMBERLAND – Marisa Natale of Cumberland, a senior at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., understands the power of money, and the evil it can bring. As a research intern at Clark, Natale was... more

Council OKs offices on W. Wrentham

CUMBERLAND – Town Council members gave the go-ahead last week for an office building with one apartment at the site where a succession of restaurants have failed at 48 West Wrentham Road. Approval... more

McManus senior-certified for human resources

LINCOLN – Joanne McManus, who serves as the director of personnel for Lincoln, has been chosen as a human resources senior certified professional through the International Public Management... more

Mercymount School trio wins Rhode Island Elks essay contest

CUMBERLAND – Several students from Mercymount Country Day School were chosen as winners in the statewide essay contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Elks Association. The three middle schools... more

See Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader on the big screen at the library

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will be showing the continuation of the epic space opera that made Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader household names on Wednesday, May 4, at 3 p... more

CHS senior’s art earns Sen. Reed’s ‘staff pick’

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School senior Jean Amore’s artistic work, titled “Deviated Septum,” was honored and chosen as U.S. Sen. Jack Reed’s “staff pick” for the 2016 High School Arts Competition... more

Learn to grow roses Monday at the library

LINCOLN – Love roses, but intimidated by their care? URI Master Gardener Mary Malouin will be at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Monday, May 2, at 6 p.m. to share her knowledge of... more

Saturday’s pasta dinner will raise money for LHS senior’s Up with People trip

LINCOLN – There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. James Church, 33 Division St., to help 17-year-old Erin Stevenin fund her travel with Up with People... more

Unexplained ‘open space’ changed to residential

CUMBERLAND – A 2.5-acre lot on Curran Road that was mysteriously given an open space designation at some point over the years was affirmed for residential singe-family use by Town Council members... more