Cumberland, Lincoln area

Twin River announces it will pursue a hotel

Feb. 24 hearing in Lincoln scheduled
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LINCOLN – With new competition popping up in the neighboring state of Massachusetts, Twin River Casino officials announced this week they will pursue approvals for a 150-250-room, four-story hotel on... more

Cumberland: Plowing continues Tuesday, few problems reported

CUMBERLAND – Except for 4 a.m. whiteout conditions that forced them all off the road for a while, some 60 plows worked all night and planned to continue throughout Tuesday, Public Works Supt. Frank... more

Lights out in Leigh Road area

About 34 customers of National Grid lost power after a tree limb snapped on Leigh Road in Cumberland early Tuesday morning and took down several utility poles. Homes affected are in the Lippitt... more

New life for historic Chase farmhouse

LINCOLN - Since 1987, the historic farmhouse that sits at the front of Chase Farm Park has remained vacant, slowly deteriorating with each passing year, and threatening the rural setting of the... more

Raimondo speaking at NRI Chamber dinner Feb. 10

LINCOLN – New Gov. Gina Raimondo will be the keynote speaker at the Tuesday, Feb. 10 Annual Dinner of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, announced the Chamber on Friday morning. The... more

Raimondo signs order declaring state of emergency

Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday afternoon issuing a state of emergency in Rhode Island starting at midnight. All drivers except essential personnel will need to leave the road by... more

Parking ban issued in Lincoln

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Works Department has issued a parking ban, effective immediately. The ban will last until Thursday, Jan. 29. Residents are asked to park off the street, or risk being... more

Buried

A street in Cumberland is vacant Tuesday morning except for a lone man with a snowblower. Heavy snow and high winds are slamming the region and will continue to do so all day. About 14 inches of snow... more

Nothing but snow

Angell Road in Lincoln resembles a ghost town Tuesday morning as Juno moves through the state. Heavy snow and wind will grace the area all day. And a blizzard watch will remain in effect until... more

Snowy stroll

Erika Medeiros, of Cumberland, takes her chocolate lab Willy for a walk in Tuesday's snowstorm. Medeiros said that Willy is a huge fan of snow. (Valley Breeze photo by Ethan Shorey)

Charter schools tuition a major topic of study commission

PROVIDENCE - Members of a special state legislative commission meeting weekly to analyze the state's funding formula are promising to thoroughly scrutinize the financial impact of charter schools on... more

Fire employees 'merge' into crowded Station 4

CUMBERLAND - Extra desks arrived last week as Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay finds places at Station 4 to fold together three treasurers, three tax collectors, one administrative assistant and a business... more

Grief counseling offered CHS students following classmate's death

CUMBERLAND - In an emailed letter to parents of Cumberland High School students, Principal Alan Tenreiro on Monday expressed the school community's grief over the death of 9th-grade student Mahdi... more

Sayles Mill developer hopes to add live/work studios

LINCOLN - While a variety of tenants already inhabit the historic Sayles Mill at 85 Industrial Circle, developer Carl Benevides is looking to bring new life to the property through a mill conversion... more

Journalists, politicians salute Baron's 'on target' writing

LINCOLN - More than 200 people, many of them colleagues in the cross-over media and political worlds of Jim Baron, gathered last Saturday, Jan. 17 to celebrate the life of this esteemed Rhode Island... more

Director hopes to repair, reopen House of Compassion

CUMBERLAND - The House of Compassion, a long-term shelter for the homeless that's been running on a shoestring for years, was closed Wednesday, Jan. 14, after a poorly insulated sprinkler system pipe... more

Donabedian, Roll re-appointed to leadership roles on Lincoln School Committee

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LINCOLN - Kristine Donabedian will take on a second term as chairwoman of the Lincoln School Committee after being re-appointed at the Jan. 12 meeting. Donabedian, who has served eight years on the... more

Mutter to sit on land use panel

SMITHFIELD - Cumberland's Jeff Mutter will be a panelist on a forum that explores whether a community can, or should, forever protect public land from development. Sponsored by the Rhode Island... more

After fumbled start, Verdons celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

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LINCOLN - The walls of the Verdon household are littered with pictures of family and friends, an ode to the life John and Thelma built together during their 60 years of marriage. A marriage forged... more

Local students win Research Award at FIRST Lego League championship

CUMBERLAND - Students from both Cumberland and Lincoln took home the Research Award last Saturday after competing in the FIRST Lego League Robotics State Championship at Roger Williams University.... more

Adeline's Speakeasy coming to former Tuck's location

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CUMBERLAND - The former Tuck's Restaurant in Cumberland Hill will open in early February with a new owner, a new menu and a fun theme that harkens back to 13 years of prohibition when America went... more

Correction

The phone number to make an appointment at all locations of the College Planning Center of Rhode Island is 401-736-3170. The phone number listed in the Jan. 15 is for the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys... more

Raimondo at Chamber dinner Feb. 10

LINCOLN - Gov. Gina Raimondo will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber's 24th annual dinner at the Twin River Event Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The evening begins with a... more

Amica CEO Dimuccio honored with Rotary Club award

LINCOLN - Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Insurance, received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Cumberland-Lincoln Rotary Club in a ceremony Nov.... more

Celebrate Lincoln's birthday at the Arnold House

LINCOLN - Feast on cake and history at Historic New England's Arnold House, 487 Great Road, to celebrate the birthday of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, on Saturday, Feb. 7... more

Sign up for craft classes this Saturday at AMCH

CUMBERLAND - The Arnold Mills Community House, 75 Hillside Road, holds in-person registration for its next session of craft classes on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class projects will be... more

Girls' hockey fundraiser is Sunday

CUMBERLAND- The Lincoln-Cumberland high school girls' ice hockey team is hosting a wine and beer tasting fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Safety Union Hall... more

Teens invited to create a dream board at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a dream board creation workshop for middle- and high school-age students on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., as part of the library's Best Year Yet... more

Toastmasters Club meets Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters Club will meet Saturday morning, Jan. 24, from 9:20 to 11:30 at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The... more