Cumberland, Lincoln area

State: It's OK to run for both new fire board and Town Council

Town's only appeal is in state Supreme Court
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CUMBERLAND - Town citizens may run for both the Town Council and the brand-new Fire Committee, the state Board of Elections ruled last week. And that's just what Jim Scullin, an 18-year leader of the... more

Lincoln candidates submit signatures, primary run-offs set

LINCOLN - All the candidates for town and state offices in Lincoln submitted their signatures by Friday, July 11, but the Town Clerk's office had until Thursday to verify the amount and authenticity... more

Three firefighters suffer minor injuries in Lincoln fire

LINCOLN – A fire that began inside Georges Towing and Repair, 25 North Crow Point Road, Monday afternoon left three firefighters with minor injuries. Capt. Philip Gould, spokesperson for the Lincoln... more

Petition against complex at Monastery gains support

Public invited to meeting Wednesday
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UPDATE: At Wednesday's Town Council meeting, after lengthy debate, members tabled a decision on whether to place the Monastery location question on the ballot. Last-minute changes to wording of the... more

Lincoln school leaders interviewing Cumberland's communications consultant

Two school systems say their message to parents and community needs an expert's guidance
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Members of the Lincoln School Committee are so upset at times about "local press" coverage of their schools, they said last week, that they may hire the same communications consultant that Cumberland... more

North Cumberland baseball team mourns loss of team leader

CUMBERLAND - With the death last week of 14-year-old Mathew Rockefeller, school-boy sports in this town lost a young athlete who was "entirely focused and a real leader of the team," says his North... more

Fundraiser underway for Katz memorial bench

CUMBERLAND - Two friends of the late Jessyca Katz are hoping to keep a promise they made to her while on a run one day, and with the help of friends and family, they believe they can. Cumberland... more

Cumberland teen competes in America's National Teenager pageant

CUMBERLAND - Three years after competing in her first pageant, Cumberland resident Eden Duhamel was named Miss Rhode Island National Teenager, and on July 22 she will travel to Nashville, Tenn., to... more

'Frozen' float, Cub Scouts win top parade awards

CUMBERLAND - The students and faculty of Jocelyn's Art Studio won the top prize with their float "Frozen" in this year's Arnold Mills July 4th Parade. The float, based on the popular children's movie... more

Lighthouse Community Outreach honored by Rhode Island Food Bank

CUMBERLAND - Lighthouse Community Outreach, 30 Meeting St., received a "Best of the Best" award at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual agency conference this spring. The award recognizes... more

Nearly all Cumberland legislators getting a free ride back to General Assembly

CUMBERLAND - Town officials were still certifying signatures this week, but so far four declared candidates have dropped out of the running this election season. On the new Fire Committee, Dana Jones... more

Labors of love

Potters retire after decades of hand-crafted merriment
FOSTER - Sally Freestone prefers to leave parties at 10 o'clock. Music still playing, drinks still flowing, an exit at that time means looking back with happy memories, not fatigue. "When you are... more

Mondillo honored at regional assessors conference

LINCOLN - Lincoln Tax Assessor Elaine Mondillo received the prestigious Sherry Vermilya Award during the Northeastern Regional Association of Assessing Officers' annual conference. The award... more

Athletic Director Geiselman retires from Cumberland schools

CUMBERLAND - The School Committee last week announced that Frank Geiselman, 67, who was serving as a part-time athletic director for Cumberland schools, retired on July 1. He'll be replaced by a full... more

Thibodeau campaign fundraiser is July 28

CUMBERLAND - Friends of Bob Thibodeau, an at-large Town Council contender in the Democratic primary, plan a fundraiser on Monday, July 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Cumberland House of Pizza on Mendon Road... more

Bethel seeks District 4 Lincoln council seat

LINCOLN - Jared Bethel announced he would be running for the Lincoln Town Council District 4 seat, which represents areas of Albion, Lime Rock and Quinnville. He stated that his goal is to bring... more

Local insurance agency partners with Catholic Financial Life

LINCOLN - Hunter Insurance announced that they would now represent Catholic Financial Life of Milwaukee, Wisc., in Rhode Island. The partnership between the two began in April as an effort to grow... more

Tougas announces for District 1 Town Council

CUMBERLAND - Thomas Tougas, 47, a university campus police officer, is a candidate for Town Council in District 1, he announced. Tougas, of 46 Harrison St., says his issues include preserving open... more

Hunter Insurance donates to MADD-RI

LINCOLN - In celebration of its 25th year in business, Hunter Insurance renewed its commitment to actively support local charities, said Brian Hunter, president of the firm, in a press release.... more

Summer reading help at the Family Literacy Center

LINCOLN - Teachers and students from the Lincoln school district are available to offer students assistance on summer reading projects at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville, on Tuesday... more

College news

Matthew Scoffone, of Cumberland, earned a master's of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. John Lincoln, of Cumberland, graduated from Emerson... more

Hearthside House Museum earns publication award

LINCOLN - The Hearthside House Museum received an award from the New England Museum Association for its entry "Afternoon Tea Time at Hearthside - A two-part series for adults & young girls." The... more

CHS Class of 1979 plans 35-year reunion

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School Class of 1979 will hold its 35-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., at Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. For more information, email... more

Teens invited to Camp Fire Tales

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a special after-hours program for teens on Wednesday, July 23, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. There will be a camp fire, s'mores, and lots of spooky tales.... more

Lincoln library offers Book Buddies

LINCOLN - As part of the Lincoln Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program for Teens there will be two Book Buddies days held on Tuesdays, July 22 and Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. Each day, teen readers 11-... more

Chamber's Gregory named to Governor's Workforce Board

LINCOLN - John C. Gregory, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce president, has been appointed to the Governor's Workforce Board by Gov. Lincoln Chafee during the most recent session of the... more

Lincoln High School lists third quarter honor roll

LINCOLN - The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at Lincoln High School. Grade 12 First Honors: Emma Abdalla, Rachel Albanese, Victoria Albanese, Stefan Balestra, Sarena... more