Cumberland, Lincoln area

Mutter crosses finish line victorious

‘I never felt we weren’t going to be competitive,’ says mayor-elect
CUMBERLAND – As a competitive runner, Jeff Mutter knows that it’s not always how one starts the race, it’s how you finish. Mutter, who maintains that he was surprised by his win over incumbent Mayor... more

For Pete’s sake

Southern transplant pup finds a new family in Lincoln
LINCOLN – Pete is a regular pup. He enjoys long walks in the neighborhood and being petted by his owners. Uninhibited by the disability that earned him the nickname “Peg Leg Pete,” he bounds forward... more

RIDOT: Diamond Hill Road bridge may need to close for future repairs

CUMBERLAND – A small but critically important bridge connecting Diamond Hill Road north of Nate Whipple Highway to the rest of town is up for major repairs in the near future, says a spokesman with... more

Azar revels in Town Council District 4 primary win

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LINCOLN – During primary day Sept. 12, Lincoln voters arriving to the polls were greeted by heavy rains and the enthusiastic shouts of Town Council District 4 candidate Pamela Azar, who split her... more

Fire board: No tax increase for Manville residents

Lake steps down as board chairman
LINCOLN – Signing off as chairman of the Manville Fire Board of Wardens, Bob Lake told residents at a Sept. 11 annual meeting that the department is “in good shape,” recommending no tax increase.... more

School board votes 4-3 to extend contract with PR firm

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CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Committee last Thursday narrowly voted to extend the district’s contract with Martin & Associates Management Consulting, a move questioned by one member of the... more

Young fashion designer sews up spot at Styleweek

PROVIDENCE – Styleweek Northeast opened its 15th season this week at the Rhode Island Convention Center, with a big treat for young fashion enthusiasts. The SEEDlings: Student Design Challenge will... more

Lincoln’s Community Garden flourishes this season

Lincoln Community Garden thrives another year
LINCOLN – They say all things grow with love, and such is the case at Lincoln’s Community Garden, which has grown to include 37 individual gardeners, up from just three, since it was re-started in... more

Lincoln’s Kane appointed CFO at HopeHealth

LINCOLN – Addy Kane, of Lincoln, has been appointed chief financial officer of HopeHealth, a hospice, palliative care and visiting nurse provider serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Kane was... more

Cumberland teen takes Portuguese pride to international stage

CUMBERLAND – With hours to go before her Portugal-bound flight departed on Monday, Anastasia DeCosta Pattison was ensuring her gowns were properly packed and every detail of her trip in order. For... more

School board: Time to move on from Durham busing?

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CUMBERLAND – School Committee members say they’ve all but reached their limit when it comes to ongoing issues with Durham School Services delivering students to school “consistently late.” Supt.... more

Great Road Day in Lincoln is Saturday

LINCOLN – This year’s annual Great Road Day in Lincoln, at which free tours are given at several historic buildings along the roadway, will include the official introduction of the Great Road... more

RSVP by Saturday for CFHS Class of 1968 reunion

CENTRAL FALLS – This Saturday, Sept. 22, is the deadline to purchase tickets for the 50th class reunion of the Central Falls High School Class of 1968 on Saturday, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m., at the Madeira... more

Cumberland woman shares gift of accessible cycling

CUMBERLAND – When Donna Furlong became paralyzed two decades ago, she never imagined she’d ride a bicycle again. She once enjoyed cruising along the East Bay Bike Path with her husband, Bob, coasting... more

Ground beef products recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling 132,606 pounds of ground beef products in connection with an E. coli investigation. The following... more