Cumberland, Lincoln area

Coming soon: Bus tracking app for parents

Officials concerned that winter weather will bring back bus delays
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CUMBERLAND – Parents will soon be able to keep tabs on their students as they journey to school, thanks to a tracking app offered by local bus company Durham School Services. Representatives for the... more

LHS transition students host 20th Thanksgiving celebration

LINCOLN – Fall-themed handmade placemats sit on top of large circular tables draped with orange tablecloths. A long serving table has hot pans and plates and napkins on top of it, waiting for the... more

Lincoln School Committee addresses potential residency issues

LINCOLN – The Lincoln School District is impressive in many ways. The district has a small teacher-to-student ratio, well-trained teachers, and in 2016, it was presented an award that only 10 percent... more

Cumberland residents getting car tax refunds; Lincoln’s mailed out

In Lincoln, last of reimbursements sent out this week
Nearly every resident of Cumberland will receive some type of car tax reimbursement, either in the form of a corrected bill or refund, said Tax Assessor Ken Mallette Jr. this week. In Lincoln,... more

Locals competing in state’s first ‘High School Quiz Show’

Rhode Island PBS is hosting its first “High School Quiz Show.” The show, a popular quiz show that’s seen success in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is a team-based competition taking place at the... more

Winterfest goes back to basics

This holiday season, visit Diamond Hill Park for ‘An Amazing Elf Adventure’
CUMBERLAND – After making some changes for last year’s Winterfest at Diamond Hill Park, town officials say they’re taking residents’ advice and going back to what worked well in 2015, the event’s... more

Cumberland Hill students bounce, wobble toward better learning

CUMBERLAND – When Cumberland Hill Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lauren Brochinsky writes up a paper or a report, she starts out sitting upright with her feet on the floor. But she eventually... more

Local police learn de-escalation skills

LINCOLN – Police from Cumberland and Lincoln got a chance to learn how to effectively use a nontraditional weapon – their voice – to bring calm to situations they respond to, allowing officers to use... more

Bazaar’s proceeds to benefit soup kitchen, advocacy center

LINCOLN – All of the proceeds from Chapel Street Congregational Church’s upcoming Christmas bazaar are going right back out the door – to a soup kitchen in Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley... more

New marching shoes for CHS band

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School band members will all receive new marching shoes, thanks to Director Michael Feroce’s most recent successful crowd-funding campaign. Now in the final year of a... more

Saylesville Elementary hosts Highlander Fuse leader visit

LINCOLN – Saylesville Elementary School hosted a Highlander Institute Fuse leader visit recently, during which teachers demonstrated to school principals throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts how... more

Mother of twins gets honest with self, reshapes body, mindset

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CUMBERLAND – Honesty is key to lasting change, says Tara Patras. A Cumberland resident for the past 11 years, Patras says she’s in the best shape of her life, six years after giving birth to twins.... more

Film series pulls back curtain, reveals how Pawtucket’s TEN31 Productions ‘Makes Pretend’

PAWTUCKET – Inside the fun-house factory of TEN31 Productions, the players have spent nearly two decades flaying the bounds of what art can convey. And now, through the lens of a Rhode Island-born... more

Sign up for free children’s dance class at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – Fusionworks Dance Academy artistic director Deb Meunier will offer free dance classes for children during November at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, at... more

Cumberland names new Rescue Service deputy medical director

CUMBERLAND – Dr. Heather Rybasack, a fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is now serving as deputy medical director to the... more

Bring the family in to the library Saturday for board games

LINCOLN – This Saturday, Nov. 25, is board game day at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. Stop by from noon to 4 p.m. for some good, old-fashioned family fun with board games. The... more

Welcome winter with polar bear, snowman crafts

LINCOLN – Children ages 4 and older are invited to come to the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, every other Saturday at 11 a.m. for fun crafting events. This Saturday, Nov. 25, make a... more

Cumberland firefighter graduates from Municipal Fire Academy

CUMBERLAND – Matthew R. Dallaire, of the Cumberland Fire Department, graduated on Nov. 17 from the Rhode Island Municipal Fire Academy. Col. Ann C. Assumpico, director of the Rhode Island Department... more

Registration now open for OCYL winter, spring classes, which begin Jan. 8

CUMBERLAND – The Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Learning (OCYL) is now taking registrations for its eight-week winter and spring classes. Winter classes begin the week of Jan. 8. For class... more

Christmas concert at Lime Rock Baptist Church

LINCOLN – Get into the Christmas holiday spirit with Jerilyn’s Christmas Concert, featuring spiritual and classic carols, at Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m.... more

Winter coat giveaway is Friday at St. Patrick’s

CUMBERLAND – Anyone in need of a warm winter coat is invited to come to Cumberland’s coat giveaway on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s Church, located at 301... more

Davies sets entrance exams in December

LINCOLN – William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School, 50 Jenckes Hill Road, will offer entrance exams on three Saturdays in December: Dec. 2, 9, and 16, beginning at 8 a.m. Students... more

Support local economy on Small Business Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Small Business Saturday returns this Saturday, Nov. 25, two days after Thanksgiving, and local small business owners are working overtime to draw in customers on their big day. The... more

Grace Episcopal’s Festival of Trees is this weekend

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington St., will host its annual Festival of Trees Open House this weekend, on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 25... more

Brunch Bunch Toastmasters meets Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its regular meeting on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m., at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond... more

Four Corners Chapel hosting youth sleep-out for homelessness Saturday

CUMBERLAND – This weekend, the Four Corners Community Chapel Youth Group will hold its annual sleep-out event to bring attention to homelessness. Youth group members will spend Saturday night, Nov.... more

Very Merry Dickens Carolers perform a cappella holiday favorites Sunday

CUMBERLAND – Kick off the holiday season this Sunday, Nov. 26, as the Very Merry Dickens Carolers bring the sounds of Christmas in four-part a cappella harmony to Four Corners Community Chapel, 200... more

Teen Center hosting post-Thanksgiving programs

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library’s Teen Center is hosting two programs for teens after the Thanksgiving holiday. • Tiny Food Party on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. Teens will cook... more

Choral students from Cumberland, Lincoln to perform holiday favorites at Statehouse

PROVIDENCE – Students from Cumberland will be kicking off the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 30, with performances at the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence, a holiday tradition showcasing the... more