Cumberland, Lincoln area

Lincoln officials team up to repair baseball field

LINCOLN – School and town officials are hoping to hit a home run with a new maintenance agreement for the baseball field next to Lincoln High School. After several parents voiced their displeasure... more

Cumberland’s traffic problems are growing worse

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CUMBERLAND – From Diamond Hill Road to Mendon Road, Route 99 to Marshall Avenue, this town has serious and growing traffic problems, and officials say they’re not going away. Bottlenecks have become... more

Jury issues indictment for man accused of murder, burning body in Lincoln field

PROVIDENCE - On Wednesday, a Providence grand jury issued an indictment against a man accused of murder, dismembering the body and setting the remains on fire in a Lincoln field. David DeLeon was... more

Lincoln Police search for suspect in break-in, Taser assault

LINCOLN - Police are searching for a man who broke into a Lincoln home, and allegedly assaulted an elderly homeowner with a "Taser type device." On Friday, May 19, around 1:43 a.m., Lincoln Police... more

Lincoln resident arrested for Cumberland break-in

Man charged with assault, breaking and entering
CUMBERLAND/LINCOLN - A Lincoln man has been arrested for breaking into a Cumberland home and assaulting the homeowner. Cumberland Police said Robert Piasecki, 33, is charged with breaking and... more

Vietnam vets invited to discuss Agent Orange

LINCOLN – For many veterans of the Vietnam War and their families, the effects of that war are lingering in ways they don’t even know about. Vietnam veterans and their spouses are invited to an “... more

Students explain traffic problems at CHS

CUMBERLAND – The Breeze caught up with two Cumberland High School students and asked them why traffic gets so bad around the school on Mendon Road. Senior Miranda Veliu said the situation at the... more

Costa crossing town line to lead LMS

CHS assistant principal leaving his alma mater to replace Godowski
LINCOLN – Adolfo Costa, born and raised in Cumberland and currently an assistant principal at Cumberland High School, is getting ready to trade his hometown colors of royal blue and white for Lincoln... more

Kane questions ‘incredibly high’ estimate on tax increase

Finance director went with ‘worst-case scenario’
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CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray’s proposal for a 72-cent tax increase is based on a “worst-case scenario” if every possible spending option is approved by the Town Council, says Finance Director Jason... more

VIDEO: Cumberland school community seeks better funding plan

‘Charters are really having an impact on us’
CUMBERLAND – Town schools are in better shape budget-wise than they were a few months ago, says Supt. Robert Mitchell, but the local district faces mounting challenges that will be difficult to... more

McManus spearheading Lincoln 2020 plan to beautify town

LINCOLN – Budget Board member Bill McManus had a vision of a beautified Lincoln when he began to develop “Lincoln 2020,” a community initiative to bring improvements to landscapes, curbs and roadways... more

Rao named Cumberland’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

‘I wanted to be a teacher who is the cheerleader for everybody,’ says NCMS social studies teacher
CUMBERLAND – Tanya Rao says the minute her students walk through her classroom door, they also walk into her heart – where they stay, forever. That compassion for her students during the past 22... more

Lincoln’s Jackson graduates from Coast Guard Academy

LINCOLN – Kyle Robert Jackson graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn., with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and a commission as an ensign. Jackson is... more

Ceremony will mark $500,000 improvement to Veterans Park

CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray has announced the completion of $500,000 in improvements to the Veterans Memorial Park located behind B.F. Norton Elementary School. “The new area honors our veterans,... more

Lincoln native to appear on ‘Price is Right’

LINCOLN – Former Lincoln resident Ken Juber is set to appear on “The Price Is Right” TV show at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, on WPRI. Juber, who will appear with host Drew Carey, is a Lincoln High... more

Cumberland’s Fonseca joins MountainOne Bank

CUMBERLAND – Sherry Fonseca, of Cumberland, has joined MountainOne Bank in North Adams, Mass., as its new senior vice president, senior residential lending officer. Fonseca will succeed longtime... more

‘Let Kindness Bloom’ awards go to local students

LINCOLN – The annual Let Kindness Bloom gala, hosted by the nonprofit Community Against Bullying in Schools, or CABINS, drew about 100 people to Lincoln’s Kirkbrae Country Club on April 23. Students... more

Polseno completes Parkinson’s therapy certification

EAST PROVIDENCE – Physical therapist Julie Polseno, of Lincoln, is one of four Care Resource physical and occupational therapists who completed certification in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG... more

Cumberland man jumps off Mt. Hope Bridge, dies

CUMBERLAND – A Cumberland man, 38, has died after jumping off the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol, according to police. Around 7:40 p.m. on Monday, Bristol Police received a call about a man on the... more

Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony

LINCOLN – A wreath laying ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in front of the Saylesville Fire District station, prior to the Lincoln Memorial Day Parade, on Monday, May 29. The parade starts at 11 a.m... more

Memorial Day activities in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – The following Memorial Day ceremonies will be held in Central Falls on Monday, May 29: Moshassuck Cemetery, Lonsdale Avenue, noon; Quinn Square, Dexter Street, 12:15 p.m.; Cavanaugh... more

College News

Alexander Draper, of Cumberland, son of Tim and Deb Draper, recently graduated with high distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Draper, a 2013 graduate of Cumberland High School, earned... more

Pre-parade Memorial Day Breakfast at Chapel St. Congregational

LINCOLN – The 40th Annual Memorial Day Breakfast at Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St., will be on Monday, May 29, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All are invited to join this annual... more

Kite flying at Chase Farm on Saturday

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Conservation Commission will host a kite flying event on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Chase Farm park, 669 Great Road. The commission will hand out free kites to... more

Cumberland Education Foundation has scholarship

CUMBERLAND – The newly formed Cumberland Education Foundation is offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior enrolling in a four- or two-year college, university or technical... more

St. Aidan Seniors meet

CUMBERLAND – St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, June 2, at St. Aidan Parish Center, 1460 Diamond Hill Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and meeting begins at 10 a.m. There will be a horse race... more

Cumberland’s EMS director heading to Lincoln

LINCOLN – Sean Thompson, who currently serves as the director of emergency medical services in Cumberland, will take over when Lincoln Rescue’s longtime chief, Ronald Gagne, retires in June. Thompson... more

Teens, tweens invited to write a poem at the library

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library invites aspiring writers to write a poem using the creative writing site Piclits.com at the library, 145 Old River Road, on Wednesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m.... more

B.F. Norton student will sign his book Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Simon Aydin, a 10-year-old 4th grader at B.F. Norton School, has published a book “Did You Know? Jesus Spoke Aramaic.” Simon was able to cultivate his interest in writing as well as his... more

Yard, bake sale June 3 at Lime Rock Baptist

LINCOLN – Lime Rock Baptist Church will hold its annual yard and bake sale on the church lawn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3. The church is located at 1075 Great Road. For more information,... more

Summer Wine Fair to benefit FARA

CUMBERLAND – The Race for Matt and Grace Committee will present a wine tasting event called Summer Wine Fair at Diamond Hill Vineyards, 3145 Diamond Hill Road, in Cumberland, on Thursday, June 1,... more

Georgia youth choir visits Wesley United on June 4

LINCOLN – The Youth Choir from First United Methodist Church in Newnan, Ga., is on tour and will present its “Journey with Jesus” program at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., on Sunday... more

Miles for Meals bike event is June 4

CUMBERLAND – The 3rd annual Miles for Meals fundraiser to support the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry will be held on Sunday, June 4, at Diamond Hill State Park. This bike event ranges from a... more

OCYL accepting registration for summer programs

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Office of Children, Youth and Learning is accepting registration for the following programs. • Literacy and Number Sense programs, for children ages 3-5 and entering K-2.... more

Rotary Pet Walk will be Sept. 30 this year

CUMBERLAND – The annual Pet Walk hosted by the Rotary Club of Cumberland Lincoln will move to the fall this year. The event, usually held at the Monastery in early June, will be held Saturday, Sept... more