Cumberland, Lincoln area

Property within Mercy Woods up for sale

CUMBERLAND – A 5-acre parcel of property in the middle of the town’s newly acquired open space Mercy Woods property in the northeast corner of town is now up for sale for $500,000, promoted as a “... more

Almond says Lincoln ‘kill shelter’ accusations unfounded

LINCOLN – A Facebook post made by a Lincoln Animal Shelter volunteer last week prompted concern from members of the community over a situation involving two dogs up for adoption at the shelter at 25... more

Police seek help identifying larceny suspect

The Lincoln Police are seeking help to identify the suspect of a larceny that occurred early in the morning on Nov. 23 at Twin River Casino. At approximately 5:30 a.m. an unidentified black male was... more

Del Monte Fiesta Corn recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers in a press release that Del Monte Foods is recalling 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers, due to under-... more

Goho set to be named North Providence superintendent

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Joseph Goho, longtime principal of North Providence High School, will be the next superintendent for the North Providence School District, multiple sources in local government... more

Cumberland man arrested on solicitation, child porn charges

State Police have announced the arrest of Michael Uccello, age 29, of 11 Greenview St., Cumberland, on charges of indecent solicitation of a child and possession of child pornography. The arrest... more

Journey through Providence history with Lincoln author

LINCOLN – Anyone who’s traveled to Providence has likely visited, or at least heard of, the city’s famous College Hill or Federal Hill. But a third, less famous hill in Rhode Island’s capital shares... more

Council has concerns about hydro power on the river

CUMBERLAND – Town Council members said they still had too many questions related to proposed first-of-their-kind hydroelectric facilities on the Blackstone River, even after hearing from... more

LHS graduate bringing bakery to Front Street

LINCOLN – A neighborhood bakery called Gingersnaps will soon join the retail plaza at 182 Front St. in Lincoln, serving up homemade cakes, cookies, pastries, pies, muffins and more. Custom cakes are... more

GottaQ expanding to former Casa Vallarta space

CUMBERLAND – GottaQ BBQ, a barbecue restaurant on Mendon Road, is set to continue its rapid growth with a move to the end cap space previously occupied by Casa Vallarta Mexican Restaurant in the... more

Library receives another $14,000 from Champlin Foundation

There’s always another upgrade to be made, says director
CUMBERLAND – One of the busiest libraries in the state is set to complete a makeover of its most high-traffic area after the Champlin Foundation delivered another $14,000 to the Cumberland Public... more

It’s last call for Hogan’s Alley at LCC, with hopes for revival somewhere near

LINCOLN – On Dec. 21, Hogan’s Alley, the restaurant inside the clubhouse at the Lincoln Country Club, will close its doors after seven years of service. Jim Hogan, owner of the full-service... more

New safety complex late but well under budget, says Murray

CUMBERLAND – The town’s new 20,000-square-foot public safety complex won’t be done by the end of the calendar year as previously expected, says outgoing Mayor Bill Murray, and he won’t push to have a... more

Flanagan appointed to RIHA Board of Directors

LINCOLN – The RI Hospitality Association announced the appointment of Lincoln resident, Tim Flanagan, to its Board of Directors. Flanagan is the current General Manager at Kirkbrae Country Club, in... more

Local artists invited to exhibit in gallery

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is looking for artists to show their work in the Library’s Hayden Art Gallery in the main hallway on the second floor. Selected... more

Santa visits Manville homes aboard fire truck Sunday

LINCOLN – Santa will be making “surprise visits” this Sunday, Dec. 16, to children’s homes in Lincoln, arriving in a fire truck and delivering a present as a prelude to the “big night” – Christmas... more

Wesley United hosts Blue Christmas and Christmas Eve services

LINCOLN – Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., will have a Blue Christmas Service of Comfort, Hope, and Rest on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. This will be a special service of healing and... more

Cumberland/Lincoln Lions poster contest work at library

CUMBERLAND – Posters submitted by students from McCourt and North Cumberland middle schools are on display at the Cumberland Public Library’s Hayden Art Gallery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, for the month... more

Lincoln Library plans school vacation events

LINCOLN – Throughout the week of the holiday break, the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will be holding several events. On Monday, Dec. 24, the Library is only open from 9 a.m. to noon,... more

Multiple brands of tahini recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that the company Achdut is recalling its tahini products produced from April 7, 2018, to May 21, 2018, because they may be contaminated... more