Cumberland, Lincoln area

Big Nice Studio brings music to 1840s mill

Lincoln native 'rediscovering' life in town as audio engineer, owner of recording spot along the Blackstone River
LINCOLN – Bradford Krieger stepped into a vacant space in an 1840s mill along the Blackstone River, clapped his hands to hear the reverberation, and instantly knew this was it – a home for his... more

Cub Scouts urge residents to adopt a hydrant

CUMBERLAND – Got a hydrant near your house? Consider adopting it for the winter, suggests Debbie Webber, leader of Cub Scout Pack 12 Berkeley-Ashton. Her Scouts are spearheading this winter-long... more

LHS Best Buddies team up with Tom Brady

Lincoln High School students get tour of stadium, throw footballs around with Patriots quarterback
LINCOLN – Longtime friends Ryan Fleming and Jayden Nasif have been fans of the New England Patriots for years, but neither of the Lincoln High School “Best Buddies” members thought they’d have the... more

Lifelong Cumberland resident Amy Goggin settles in on school board

CUMBERLAND – It was never Amy Goggin’s intention to slide under the radar this past election season. But as a newcomer to public service, and after having no District 4 opponent, she finds herself... more

Paolino sets his priorities for Senate District 17

Paolino plans to serve on education, finance and environment Senate committees
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Throughout his campaign, Thomas Paolino maintained that his focus was on ridding the state of corruption, repealing the car tax and eliminating truck tolls, and now he’s adding a... more

Youth of Four Corners Chapel sleep out in the cold for awareness, charity

CUMBERLAND – Members of the Four Corners Community Chapel youth group experienced the chill of being homeless when they spent last Saturday night sleeping on the lawn of the church grounds at the... more

New Kelly House barn will shield tour groups from inclement weather

LINCOLN – The milking parlor barn that once stood next to the historic Capt. Wilbur Kelly House will be replicated next year on the same site it once occupied thanks to a grant from the Champlin... more

Fingers crossed, umps will call ‘play ball’ at Cumberland’s Berkeley Oval this spring

CUMBERLAND – The town’s Public Works employees finished installing sod at the renovated Berkeley Oval last week, a pre-winter accomplishment that could put youngsters in the batter’s box as soon as... more

Woman faces charges after murder suspect found in secret compartment

CENTRAL FALLS – A woman has been charged with harboring a man accused of killing a person in Providence and burning the body in Lincoln. Officials have now identified the victim as 21-year-old Dakota... more

Duo at Brookside Medical Associates, both APRNs, to offer ‘holistic’ care for whole family

Duo at Brookside Medical Associates, both APRNs, to offer more 'holistic' care for whole family
CUMBERLAND – Two women have taken over a medical practice in Cumberland, where they say their approach with patients and families is different than most. Jenna Boutilier of Cumberland and Leigh Dobbs... more

Special election date debated for LHS bond

LINCOLN – Town Council members were weighing the wisdom this week of presenting the high school bond referendum during a special election in November of 2017 or waiting for the November 2018 regular... more

Blaze Boutique offers personalized nail services

CUMBERLAND – The space at Blaze Boutique may be small, but that’s all Kristen Fulton needs to offer her clients one-on-one, personalized nail services at her shabby-chic-themed shop. Tranquil music... more

Cumberland business hosting National Geographic film screening

CUMBERLAND – The Conference Exchange at 30 Martin St., Suite 3A1, in the Berkeley Business Center, will host a screening party for “Years of Living Dangerously,” a National Geographic series, on... more

Community chorus celebrates 45 years of song this holiday season

CUMBERLAND/LINCOLN – Since 1971, the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus has been sharing the gift of music with the state, and its members are ready to kick off the holiday season once more. The... more

Rachel White weaves art, faith into ‘Beauty of Hope’ at Calvin Presbyterian

CUMBERLAND – Rachel Sawan White will explore the concept of hope and creativity in a presentation she’s calling “The Beauty of Hope,” on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126... more

Children invited to find the Elf hiding at Cumberland Public Library

CUMBERLAND – The Children’s Room of the Cumberland Public Library rings in the holiday season by inviting families to participate in a weekly Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt. The hiding Elf is a... more

Have breakfast with Santa at Chapel Congregational

LINCOLN – Chapel Street Congregational Church and the Lincoln Lions Club are hosting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church, 185 Chapel St. Enjoy a variety of... more

Senior Center hosts forum on Agent Orange services, benefits for veterans

LINCOLN – A forum on the benefits and services available to veterans exposed to Agent Orange will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, in the... more

Brunch Bunch Toastmasters’ holiday meeting, lunch is Dec. 10

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting and holiday lunch on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center,... more

Bank Rhode Island launches annual Holiday Giving Tree gift drive

LINCOLN – BankRI has launched its annual Holiday Giving Tree drive, and branches across the state will be collecting gifts for underprivileged children. The Lincoln branch, at 625B George Washington... more

Yard waste pickup ends next week in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – Town officials are reminding residents that curbside yard waste pickup is coming to an end this season. The service ends on Friday, Dec. 9.

Research your family history at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library is now subscribing to Ancestry Library Edition, an online database that allows patrons to research ancestry and genealogical information. Powered by more

CHS open house for new students is Tuesday

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School is hosting a new student open house on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. for any prospective students, particularly 8th-graders and their families, looking... more

Find the Elf, win a prize at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – Henry Twinkle-Toes Kringle is back and hiding out at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. Children are invited to explore the Children’s Room at the library and be on the lookout... more

Birthday Club

Dec. 4 Ang Welsh, I love you, Happy Birthday! XOXO Phil Angie Welsh, Happy Birthday! All our love, Mom, Meg and Phil Angie Welsh, I love you! Happy Birthday! Mom, XOXO Meg Angelique Welsh, Happy... more