Cumberland, Lincoln area

A log cabin for Evan

Cumberland Hill 1st-grader with SMA invites friends to join him in his donated playhouse
CUMBERLAND – Stroll into the Vaudry’s backyard, and you’ll find a small log cabin among the trees, a little getaway for 6-year-old Evan Vaudry, a student at Cumberland Hill Elementary School. The... more

Lincoln school officials get raises

LINCOLN – Some administrators in the Lincoln School Department will see raises, but not until after what’s being described as a “budget freeze.” School Committee Chairwoman Kristine Donabedian... more

Garage fire burns caused YMCA employee's death, officials say

LINCOLN – The state’s medical examiner has ruled that thermal burns from a garage fire caused the death of Kyle Andrews, a YMCA employee who died in April days after a fire destroyed a storage shed... more

YMCA employee died from burns

Cause of fire at YMCA shed still undetermined
LINCOLN – The state’s medical examiner has ruled that thermal burns caused the death of Kyle Andrews, a MacColl YMCA employee who died in April, days after a fire damaged a storage shed at the YMCA... more

Bikepath growing, one segment at a time

It is not yet the envisioned 48-mile dedicated path from Providence to Worcester, Mass., but the Blackstone River Bikeway is growing, with several new sections completed in the past year, and many... more

Franklin Farm rehab moving forward, minus a new back porch, period windows

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CUMBERLAND – It may not be quite what volunteers were hoping for, but a major restoration of the historical farmhouse at Franklin Farm appears set to proceed. The Town Council on Wednesday was... more

Forget fills vacancy on Manville Fire board

LINCOLN – Recently elected Ray Forget will serve on the Manville Fire District board of wardens, filling the spot vacated by the late Ron McKenna, who lost his battle with cancer in late May. Forget... more

New bus from Navigant expands Boys & Girls Club’s reach

CUMBERLAND – A new bus is hitting the road to help the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln achieve its goal of serving more young people. The bus, donated by Navigant Credit Union through a... more

Lincoln names O’Connor new athletic director

LINCOLN – Lincoln has laid out the welcome mat for newly appointed Athletic Director Greg O’Connor. At Monday night’s School Committee meeting, the board hired O’Connor, who will begin working in a... more

Confusion abounds: No yard waste pickup until July 31

CUMBERLAND – Plenty of confusion has surrounded the transition to a new waste service provider, particularly around when the new yard waste schedule will start. Bags of leaves and grass have been... more

Hot Potato Schoolhouse gets a makeover, thanks to community partners

Restoration work expected to be completed this year
LINCOLN – The dream of restoring the historic Pullen Corner Schoolhouse – dubbed the Hot Potato Schoolhouse – and opening it up for tours and educational programs has become a reality. With the help... more

Volunteers needed for cleanup Saturday

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Conservation Commission will conduct a cleanup on Carrington Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. The cleanup, sponsored by a Narragansett Bay Commission grant,... more

Town seeks bids on aerial flyover mapping

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CUMBERLAND – Town officials are seeking bids to determine the financial feasibility of mapping the entire town by airplane. The Cumberland Tax Assessor’s office has issued a request for proposals for... more

Rep. McLaughlin to take Legislative Leap

CUMBERLAND – Local lawmakers, including Cumberland Rep. Jim McLaughlin, will participate in the annual Legislative Leap skydive event on Sunday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Skydive Newport, 211 Airport... more

Create a tassel necklace

LINCOLN – Youngsters ages 12 and older are invited to a craft session to make a tassel to complete a bead necklace at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Monday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.... more

Cumberland native takes command of Air Force squadron

CUMBERLAND – As a 13-year-old girl growing up in Cumberland, Joanna Rentes dreamed of becoming an astronaut. That early dream eventually led her into a military career, and now, U.S. Air Force Lt.... more

Lincoln Animal Hospital celebrates achievement

LINCOLN – Lincoln Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence after a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. This marks the 25th year of AAHA... more

Brunch Bunch meets

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will meet this Saturday, July 22, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, in the Hayden Center. For... more

Albion receives fire prevention grant

LINCOLN – The Albion Fire District was awarded a $3,000 fire prevention grant to assist with pre-fire planning to collect and track information about local community buildings. The grant funding,... more

Eagle Scout car wash Saturday at Freedom Bank

CUMBERLAND – There will be a car wash on Saturday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Freedom Bank, 2152 Mendon Road. Eagle Scout candidate Mitchell Mudge of Troop 1 Arnold Mills will be hosting the... more

Children invited to Fiddle n’ Fun program

CUMBERLAND – The Children’s Room of the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, welcomes Joel Beauchemin’s Fiddle n’ Fun music program on Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. The 45-minute... more

Deadline is July 28 to request Lincoln High School Class of 2010, ‘11 student records

LINCOLN – Lincoln High School will be disposing of student records from the Class of 2010 and 2011 on Friday, Aug. 11. All transcripts will still be available. Anyone wishing to obtain their records... more

Children invited to join new Acts of Kindness Club

CUMBERLAND – Children entering grades 1-3 are invited to join the new Acts of Kindness Club at the Cumberland Public Library. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the... more

Open forum on disabilities Wednesday

CUMBERLAND – The Governor’s Commission on Disabilities will host a forum on Wednesday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, to hear the concerns of... more

College News

Sofia DaCosta, of Lincoln, has been named to the spring semester president’s list at Siena College. Danielle E. Cardin, of Cumberland, graduated with a doctorate degree in physical therapy from the... more

Meeting on Route 295 roundabouts postponed

CUMBERLAND – A meeting between Mayor Bill Murray and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to discuss the Route 295/Diamond Hill Road roundabout project was canceled last week due to the... more

LHS Class of ‘77 hosting 40th reunion

LINCOLN – Lincoln High School Class of ‘77 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 5. Event starts at LHS at 6 p.m. then moves to Kirkbrae Country Club at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person.... more