Cumberland, Lincoln area

ESL families are choosing Cumberland school district

Rosetta Stone software speeds up language mastery
CUMBERLAND - Travel around Cumberland classrooms this year and you'll hear 26 foreign languages spoken by 95 students enrolled in the English as a Second Language program. And there are another 48... more

Public hearing set for several liquor license items in Lincoln

Cease and desist letter issued to Cafe Sowa on BYOB violation
LINCOLN - Cafe Sowa will be the subject of a show cause hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for failing to appear before the town officials to respond to notice of a violation. Town... more

Twin River drafting legislation to create a new liquor license

LINCOLN - Twin River Casino could soon have its own kind of liquor license that caters specifically to gaming establishments. Casino officials went before the Town Council last week to discuss the... more

Modest fine after Lusitana fight reflects club's unblemished reputation, say councilors

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CUMBERLAND - The midnight brawl that erupted at the Lusitana Club on March 29 was so bad, Police Chief John Desmarais told the Town Council last week, that even the 11 Cumberland officers available... more

Officials apply for grant to preserve 50 acres in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The town has been granted approval to apply for open space grants available through the Rhode Island Natural Heritage Preservation Commission. Town Councilors unanimously approved Town... more

O'Neill Funeral Home rezoning permits larger parking lot

CUMBERLAND - Town leaders, who regularly cite Cumberland's "business-friendly" rebirth, agreed last week to rezone the O'Neill Funeral Home property to Commercial-II within the residential... more

Cumberland teens sought to join River Rat program

Sign-ups start at Earth Day Cleanup May 3
CUMBERLAND - Stressing the importance of youth involvement in the preservation of the Blackstone River and its inhabitants, the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone are... more

Klyberg to be inducted into state Hall of Fame

LINCOLN - Albert Klyberg of Lincoln, director emeritus of the Rhode Island Historical Society, is one of nine Rhode Islanders selected for the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame to be inducted at the... more

Fitness Together moves to Albion Commons

LINCOLN - After eight years in business in town, Fitness Together has moved to its new location in Albion Commons at 618 George Washington Highway. The personal training studio that specializes in... more

ZPup raising funds for Gloria Gemma Foundation

LINCOLN - ZPup Dog Spa, 1525 Louisquisset Pike, is holding a breast cancer fundraiser on Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A self-wash costs $20, and nail trim is $15, and all money collected... more

Explore history and herbs with Historic New England

LINCOLN - Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through Lincoln to learn about the history-filled landscape and the benefits of its herbs in both colonial times and today.... more

MacColl Healthy Kids Day set for Saturday

LINCOLN - MacColl YMCA, 26 Breakneck Hill Road, will host its annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids activities will include a free throw contest, football skills... more

Diamond Hill Road due for new pavement this spring

CUMBERLAND - The 1.6-mile stretch of Diamond Hill Road that runs between the intersections of Nate Whipple Highway and Pine Swamp Road will be repaved this year, an official of the state Department... more

Meat raffle at Enrico Caruso Club Friday

LINCOLN - The Enrico Caruso Club, 105 Bouvier Ave., will hold a meat raffle on Friday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and include domestic draft beer, a dynamite... more

Town reduces number of available liquor licenses

CUMBERLAND - Town Council members, meeting as the Board of License Commissioners, voted last week to abandon another full B-V liquor license, thereby reducing from 21 to 20 the kind required by... more

Northern R.I. Chamber networking at Elite Physical Therapy

LINCOLN - The Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce presents Networking at Night on Monday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elite Physical Therapy, 618 George Washington Highway. A ribbon-cutting and... more

Memorial Day Parade peddler licenses go on sale May 1

LINCOLN - Hawker and peddler licenses for the Memorial Day Parade on May 26 will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis at Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, beginning Thursday, May 1, at... more

Walk for Williams planned to raise awareness of rare disorder

WALPOLE, Mass. - A Cumberland family will be participating in the Southern New England Walk for Williams on May 10, to raise money and support for the rare genetic disorder their son was diagnosed... more

CHS lauds 'proficient with distinction' test-takers

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School Principal Alan Tenreiro celebrated achievement on the state NECAP exam earlier this month during an informal ceremony that gathered together the 115 who earned "... more

Lego Build-athon this Friday

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will hold a Lego Build-athon on Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. Join together with other Lego enthusiasts as they attempt to build the largest indoor Lego structure... more

Candidate School at RIC Saturday

WARWICK - It's last call for Operation Clean Government's "Candidate School 2014" program. The event is a day-long, nonpartisan educational seminar on how to run for political office. It will take... more

Cumberland Youth Commission seeks new members

CUMBERLAND - The Office of Children Youth and Learning invites students entering grades 7-12 in September to apply to the Cumberland Youth Commission, a youth-driven civic engagement program... more

Cumberland Hill students fill 'Tree of Helping Hands'

CUMBERLAND - Students at JJM Cumberland Hill Elementary School are tracing their hands onto colorful paper and writing helpful messages to hang on the school's Tree of Helping Hands. The tree, a... more

Teen writing workshop held April 26

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold its monthly writer's workshop for teens on Saturday, April 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The session will focus on performance and publication of the... more

Musical instrument donations wanted

PROVIDENCE - The Instruments for Children Program of the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society is reaching out to potential donors of used or new musical instruments for children in... more

New magazine seeks submissions from Cumberland students

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Commission seeks submissions for the arts magazine it is launching to raise awareness of bullying. The compilation of writing and artwork will share with the... more

WHS Class of 1977 to hold reunion

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket High School Class of 1977 will hold its 37-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Bocce Club, 225 St. Louis Ave. The event will feature a family-style chicken dinner and... more