Cumberland, Lincoln area

Boys & Girls Club opens new Teen Center

CUMBERLAND – They’ve got growing teen membership, and now they have room for them. Last Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, 1 James J. McKee Way, unveiled its new... more

LHS renovation project is a go

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LINCOLN – Town Council President Keith Macksoud compared it to the 4th quarter turnaround during the Super Bowl. If someone had asked a month ago if he supports the Lincoln High School renovation... more

Cumberland man faces child molestation charges

CUMBERLAND – Jason Cournoyer, 42, of Cumberland, is charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, according to a release from Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office. It is alleged... more

DOH: ‘Extremely rare’ condition claimed Cumberland kindergartner

Family, friends will celebrate Layla’s life Saturday
CUMBERLAND – The medical condition that suddenly claimed the life of 5-year-old Layla Charette on Sunday was “extremely rare” and attributed to bacterial pneumonia, a state Department of Health... more

Loss of Albion Post Office affects more than 500 residents

Following the weekend blaze, folks travel to Manville to retrieve salvaged mail
LINCOLN – When the building that housed the Albion food mart, social club, apartments and post office went up in flames last weekend, with it went an unknown amount of mail sitting inside post office... more

Town recommends insurance on sewer, water lines

CUMBERLAND – It happens about a half-dozen times a year, says Water Supt. Chris Champi: A homeowner’s water or sewer line breaks somewhere between his house and the street connection. And it’s then,... more

School board rejects explicit student survey

Youth risk questionnaire described as 'accusatory,' 'uncomfortable'
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LINCOLN – Questions proposed in a youth risk behavior student survey for Lincoln High School raised a number of concerns for many School Committee members this week as they voiced opposition to the... more

Lincoln Public Schools holds kindergarten tours

LINCOLN – Parents of children in the Lincoln Public School district are invited to attend kindergarten orientations and tours, beginning in April after registration in March. Tours will be offered to... more

Local groups score touchdown in ‘Souperbowl’

Canned good collection drive expected to bring more than 2,000 items to Northern R.I. Food Pantry
CUMBERLAND – The Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry is on the receiving end of a game that’s less about the score, and more about the mission. This year’s “Souperbowl” is expected to bring in more... more

CHS, LHS students scoop up Scholastic art awards

Work of five students honored with ‘gold key’ and ‘silver key’ distinctions
Students from Cumberland and Lincoln are among the victors in this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, picking up “gold” and “silver” designations in a statewide competition. It’s part of a... more

CharterCARE will award oral health services

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The CharterCARE Foundation is accepting applications for proposals to administer preventative oral health programs, such as education and wellness visits, and corrective dental... more

New commuter rail station in Pawtucket moving along

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is accepting proposals from construction companies to design and build Rhode Island’s newest commuter rail station close to the line between... more

Six vehicles towed during parking ban

CUMBERLAND – The town survived double storms last week without major incidents, Police Chief John Desmarais reported. But for individuals who wouldn’t move cars off the street, the weekend was... more

Yo ho ho, it’s a Pirate Party at the library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is calling all pirate fans ages 4 to 12 to a Pirate Party on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. Meet a real-life pirate, hunt for... more

Parks and Rec seeking summer camp counselors

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department is taking applications for summer camp counselors now through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older as of June 1,... more

Sturdy Hospital offers New Moms group

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a free New Moms Group for women with babies between the ages of 2 weeks and 12 months. This is an ongoing program, and participants can join at any... more