Cumberland, Lincoln area

Council approves Cumberland spending plan

$1 million extra to schools still falls short, say school officials
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CUMBERLAND – Not changing a penny, Town Council members Monday night unanimously ratified Mayor Bill Murray’s $92.98 million spending plan that calls for a minimal or no tax increase for residents... more

Lincoln School Committee approves budget adjustments 6-1

Rapko-Bruckner: ‘This is not a child-centered decision at all’
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LINCOLN – The Lincoln School Committee voted 6-1 on budget adjustments for the next fiscal year, leaving member Staci Rapko-Bruckner the only voice opposing a budget plan that could include... more

LMS' Relyea sidelined at national Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON D.C. - Christopher Relyea, the 7th-grader from Lincoln Middle School who is representing Rhode Island at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee for a second consecutive year, made it to... more

Safety complex design contract put on hold

Losing bidder says fairness concerns tarnishing process
CUMBERLAND – Town Council members put off awarding the design contract on the new public safety complex last week, after the losing firm complained the winner received an unfair opportunity to lower... more

41 recruits head out for duty after Municipal Police Academy graduation

Two begin careers as DEM enforcement officers
LINCOLN – Forty-one new recruits are fanning out to fill the ranks of area law enforcement agencies following Friday’s graduation ceremony from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy. Nearly all... more

Cafferky, Goodreau lead CHS Class of 2016

The best friends prepare to be five hours apart next year in college
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School’s valedictorian Virginia Cafferky and salutatorian Rachel Goodreau are compiling their graduation speeches, summer schedules and how they plan to handle being far... more

HUD rates Lincoln Housing Authority as a ‘high performer’

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Housing Authority was rated “high performer” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2015. LHA scored 100 percent on both the Public Housing... more

Remembering Messier of the ‘Lost 74’

Family, friends and survivors of 1969 naval ship collision gather to honor fallen U.S. seaman
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CUMBERLAND – Almost 50 years after his death, Frederic C. Messier was officially honored in Cumberland for his service during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony that drew in family, state and local... more

Indigo Justice Collection to benefit victims of abuse

Young designers creating clothing line through Melo Project Runway for the Youth
LINCOLN – For Tina Melo, fashion design has always been her passion, but with her latest collection created by children, she hopes a message will go far beyond the runway stage to help victims of... more

Lincoln Middle School lists third quarter honor roll

LINCOLN – The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at Lincoln Middle School. Grade 8 First Honors: Emily Abram, Christopher Accardi, Colby Acciardo, Fiona Adamski,... more

New Cumberland police website includes crime log

CUMBERLAND – If you already know that police lately have been investigating nighttime vehicle break-ins on Wayne, Shirley and Chu Kaing drives, or that nails were left on the road at the intersection... more

Cumberland native named president, CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Cumberland native Kim Keck is the new president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the Providence-based health insurer announced last Thursday.... more

Memorial Day Breakfast at Chapel Street church

LINCOLN – The 39th annual Memorial Day Breakfast will be held at Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St., on Monday, May 30. The breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the... more

LHS Sophomore Carwash is Saturday

LINCOLN – The Lincoln High School Class of 2018 will hold its Sophomore Carwash this Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front circle of the high school, 135 Old River Road. Car washes... more

Pearson’s bill would force Scullin to choose fire board or council

CUMBERLAND – Jim Scullin, the former chairman of the Valley Falls Fire District who shook up town leaders when he got elected to both the Town Council and new Cumberland Fire Committee in 2014, will... more

Dr. Santoro will challenge Rep. Ackerman

CUMBERLAND – A medical doctor who served briefly on the town’s Zoning Board of Review says he will challenge state Rep. Mia Ackerman in House District 45. Dr. Paul “Paulie” Santoro, a doctor of... more

Meet a mechanic and get bike-ready for summer at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – USA Cycling licensed mechanic Tom Nyzio will be at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. to offer information on keeping you and your bicycle... more

Lime Rock Church will hold yard and bake sale

LINCOLN – Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, will hold its annual yard and bake sale on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature yard sale treasures and homemade snacks... more

Nicole Franco is Cumberland’s Teacher of Year

CUMBERLAND – Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Franco has been named Cumberland’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Schools Supt. Robert Mitchell presented the award to Franco in a surprise ceremony in her... more

Six-year-old surprises friends with Tourette syndrome revelation

CUMBERLAND – Raelyn Salvas of Cumberland, 6, loves animals, fashion, dancing, walking at the Cumberland Monastery and reading the book series “Pinkalicious.” She takes acrobatics at Dance Attitudes... more

Learn to use an iPad at the library Friday

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, is offering “iPad Tips & Tricks” on Friday, May 27, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the library’s program room. Bring your own iPad, cords and... more

Cumberland High art show doubles spectators this year

Department faculty members say administration has allowed art to expand, strengthen
CUMBERLAND – This year’s art exhibit and sale at Cumberland High School drew in about double the amount of people from last year’s show, and the teachers of the art department say the arts culture at... more

Win a gardening kit at the library

LINCOLN – Library patrons can win a Listen While You Garden kit, provided by Penguin Random House audio, at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. The kit contains the audiobook of Tracy... more

R.I. Textile is moving to Cumberland

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island Textile Company, which claims to be the largest and most diverse manufacturer of braided, knitted and woven elastic, cords and webbing in the U.S., is leaving Pawtucket and... more

Make a craft Saturday 
at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – Stop by the children’s room at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, and make a craft to take home this Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. All kinds of crafts will be available for... more

Learn how to prune at Lincoln library June 1

LINCOLN – URI Master Gardener Claire Golembewski will talk about the Art of Pruning at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. Golembewski will demystify the... more

CHS hosting College & Career Readiness Conference June 2

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Counseling Department will hold its first College & Career Readiness Conference on Thursday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria at 2600 Mendon... more