Cumberland, Lincoln area

Tashash steps down from Lonsdale Fire District board

Says district has come ‘very long way,’ thanks residents
LINCOLN – Joe Tashash, who was the single Lonsdale Fire District member to stay on the board following the district’s financial collapse, was expected to announce his decision to step down from his... more

Council delays decision on closing BMX bike track

CUMBERLAND – Now that word is out on the privately operated BMX track on Monastery land, most Town Council members were acknowledging last week that Cumberland’s got a problem. “We have a big... more

Planning board questions land use on Whipple-Cullen site

Traffic concerns also raised about proposed 200-unit condo complex
LINCOLN – The planning board last week raised questions about the amount of space that would be used and the unit density of the proposed condominium complex on the Whipple-Cullen farmland, during... more

BMX riders optimistic about reaching an agreement with town to keep track open

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CUMBERLAND – The Monastery-based BMX track is closed for the winter, say the riders who maintain it. Frost freezes the soil and ruins the ramps and jumps, they say. It won’t reopen until next May –... more

New Lincoln police station offers more transparency, space

LINCOLN – The construction of the new Lincoln Police Department, which is ahead of schedule in a two-year plan, is offering more transparency for officers and suspects of crime, a more efficient... more

Biking liability an issue at Diamond Hill Park, too

CUMBERLAND – Town Council members last week approved a one-day entertainment license for the Rhodeduro bicycle race held at Diamond Hill Park last Saturday, Nov. 21, but only after lengthy debate... more

‘Wingerz’ to take off in son’s memory

Couple launches product, hopes to fund research for SMA
LINCOLN – When Michael and Michelle Lefrancois’ first child, Michael III, was born, he was completely healthy. “We saw around 2 months that he was skipping milestones; it was kind of a red flag,”... more

Cumberland’s Planning Director Morris resigns

CUMBERLAND – Kelley Nickson Morris, the attorney hired as director of Planning and Community Development under the Daniel McKee administration, has resigned from that post, Mayor Bill Murray... more

Cumberland resident pledges $500,000 for Providence College facility

CUMBERLAND – Resident Gustave C. Coté, a professor emeritus of business administration at Providence College, pledged $500,000 for the Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies facility,... more

Honey Dew giving away gift cards

Honey Dew Donuts is once again running its gift card promotion. Starting Black Friday and continuing through Dec. 25, when customers purchase a $25 gift card, they will also receive an additional $5... more