Cumberland, Lincoln area

Fortunato in, Nasif out as head of NRIC

LINCOLN – Outgoing Lincoln Supt. Georgia Fortunato has been named executive director of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, a public nonprofit providing school districts with special education... more

Shea Class of 1978 to reunite

PAWTUCKET – Shea High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The cost is $60 per person. Mail checks... more

Free homebuyer seminar planned for June 19

CUMBERLAND – A free seminar for homebuyers will be held June 19 at 7 p.m. at J Gray’s Family Tavern, 405 Mendon Road. Come for an informational night about the buying process, from financing to title... more

McNeil moves to LMS from McCourt assistant principal post

Lincoln School Committee also honors retirees
LINCOLN – John McNeil was appointed assistant principal of Lincoln Middle School at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. McNeil has served as assistant principal of McCourt Middle School in... more

Sign up for Cumberland Summer Camp

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its town Summer Camp, which will run weekdays from Monday, June 25, to Friday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4... more

Barone leading American Board of Orthodontics

LINCOLN – Lincoln resident Nicholas D. Barone, D.D.S., M.S., is the 2018-2019 president-elect of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). He was installed in a ceremony at the board’s President’s... more

Donabedian running again

LINCOLN – Lincoln School Committee Chairwoman Kristine Donabedian has declared her candidacy for re-election to the committee’s District 3 seat, which she has held since 2007. “I have declared my... more

Commissioner warns fire district could go belly-up

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CUMBERLAND – The unified Cumberland Fire District, not yet 4 years old, may well be headed toward bankruptcy, at-large Commissioner Jim Scullin told the Town Council last week. “We have kind of... more

Lincoln’s Jahnz will not seek re-election

LINCOLN – Town Council Vice President James Jahnz has announced he will not be running for office in the 2018 elections. As a representative of District 4, Jahnz has served Albion/Lime Rock/... more

Bassignani to retire as Garvin Memorial School principal

CUMBERLAND – Garvin Memorial School’s principal Judith Bassignani will retire from her position at the end of the month, marking the close of a 45-year career working in elementary schools.... more

Lincoln’s Stager heading to U.S. Naval Academy

LINCOLN – JR Stager, of Lincoln, a senior at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Cumberland, will be inducted into the Class of 2022 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday,... more

Water issue causing potholes on Mendon Road fixed, officials say

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CUMBERLAND – State and local officials say they believe they’ve discovered the solution to continued water problems on Mendon Road, just south of Route 295 heading toward Route 116, and say drivers... more

Mount’s Fine Arts Summer Camp is July 16-27

WOONSOCKET – The annual Fine Arts Summer Camp will again take place at Mount St. Charles Academy, Logee Street. The camp is a two-week, co-ed program for any child entering grades 5 to 10 in the fall... more

Thompson graduates from LHS

LINCOLN – Evan Patrick Thompson is a member of the Lincoln High School Class of 2018 that graduated on June 1 at Community College of Rhode Island. His accomplishments include the Rhode Island Honor... more

Cumberland proposes $83 million school improvement plan

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Town Council, by a 7-0 vote last Wednesday, approved an $83 million school bond referendum to go before voters, with several members agreeing that the state’s school... more

Hefner calls councilors ‘pathetic’; Salvatore: that’s ‘appalling’

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CUMBERLAND – Controversies swirling between some members of the Town Council and Mayor Bill Murray spurred a Cumberland employee to lash out at the elected body last week, though he made it clear he... more

Shorey named ‘40 Under Forty’ winner

CUMBERLAND – Valley Breeze Managing Editor Ethan Shorey has been named by Providence Business News as one of its “40 Under Forty” winners for 2018. “The women and men to be recognized in the 2018... more

Kellogg Company recalls Honey Smacks cereal

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Kellogg Company announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal (with code dates... more

Venda recalls meat ravioli

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Venda Ravioli recalled approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products on Friday, according to a press release. The recall... more

Seniors dedicate peace garden at CHS

CUMBERLAND – A group of Cumberland High School seniors have created a peace garden off Farm Drive near the high school to honor two peers lost to suicide during their freshman year. Organized as part... more

Kinch announces for at-large council seat

CUMBERLAND – Michael Kinch, former Cumberland deputy police chief, announced that he will be a candidate for an at-large seat on the Town Council in the upcoming Democratic primary in September. “My... more

Cumberland High School Class of 2018 graduates

Breana A. Abilheira-Cargill* Isabella M. Alger Zeeshan Ali Eduard A. Alicea Candelario Drew M. Anderson Jesse T. Ariza David Arnold Peter George Askar Hailey Lynn Ballou* Hannah Ballou* Jared M.... more

Cumberland High School presents senior awards

CUMBERLAND – The following awards were presented at Cumberland High School’s Senior Awards Night on June 4. Student Government Awards • Outstanding Achievement in Leadership: Hannah Ballou •... more