Cumberland, Lincoln area

Town officials urge state reps to act on bill uniting Lonsdale, Saylesville fire districts

Councilor worried union issues will take priority over welfare of district
LINCOLN – Town officials have a message for state representatives: Pass the legislation that would allow for Saylesville Fire to take over Lonsdale’s charter, and do it quickly. Councilman Bruce Ogni... more

Ashton hosting Cultural Night to celebrate students’ heritages

CUMBERLAND – Ashton Elementary School has seen a changing population over the past few years, and with the help of staff, students and their families, the school will celebrate that diversity by... more

Cumberland school budget action expected Wednesday

CUMBERLAND – The long debated school budget is expected to be made final by the School Committee on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. There's talk of refusing to actually... more

LHS student recognized by Wickford Art Association

LINCOLN – Lincoln High School student Jordan Delisle was awarded an honorable mention by the Wickford Art Association during “Youth Art Month” in March, according to a release. Delisle’s work was... more

Pearson’s plan would cap charter tuitions

But Cumberland still lagging in school support
CUMBERLAND – Sen. Ryan Pearson is seeking support for legislation that would cap Cumberland’s tuition payments to charter schools at a consistent $1.6 million per year, an amount that would save $2.2... more

Learn about LinkedIn at the Lincoln library

LINCOLN – The LinkedIn class at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 4, at 2 p.m. Call the library at 401-333-2422, ext. 22 to register.

Cumberland soldier to receive packages, letters from McCourt

Students send cards of thanks, toiletry items and treats to be distributed at a base in Middle East
CUMBERLAND – One Cumberland soldier deployed in the Middle East will have a little piece of home shipped his way, and fellow troop members will be able to share the love. For the third year in a row... more

Supt. Mitchell challenges funding in new ‘Bob Talk’

CUMBERLAND – In a message to parents, school Supt. Bob Mitchell is sharing a “Bob Talk” that highlights Cumberland’s last-place ranking in terms of per-pupil spending and asks, “Are we, as a... more

LHS students bring awareness to dating violence

LINCOLN – Dating violence can take the form of virtual abuse nowadays, through texting and social media, and Lincoln High School students are targeting that in this year’s awareness campaign. “People... more

Community School Principal Giroux departing in April

CUMBERLAND – Five-year Community School Principal Cindy Giroux will be leaving her post on April 13 to take a position closer to her hometown, the School Committee learned at last week’s meeting.... more

Medical marijuana talk April 6 at Senior Center

LINCOLN – The University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy will present a discussion on medical marijuana at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, on Thursday, April 6, at 11:15 a.m.... more

Legos at Lincoln library

LINCOLN – Lego Club is in full swing in the Children’s Room at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, and children are invited to drop in between noon and 4 p.m. this Saturday, April 1, and... more

‘Public official’ fire board bill affecting Cumberland stalled

CUMBERLAND – A third try at fixing a loophole in the 2013 legislation that created the town’s unified fire district has won Senate approval but is once again stuck in committee on the House side.... more

AMCH bids Langevins a fond farewell

CUMBERLAND – Robin and Bob Langevin, who for years have been caretakers of the historic Arnold Mills Community House –she as program coordinator and he as custodian – were honored Sunday as they... more

Amica hosting job fair today

LINCOLN – Amica Insurance will host its Amica Career Fair on Thursday, March 30, from 3 to 6 p.m., to discuss job openings and meet with potential candidates. Attendees are encouraged to bring... more

Chamber PawSox Luncheon is Wednesday

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce announces that the annual PawSox Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road... more

Keegan will be new principal at BVP High School

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep board of directors announced this week that it voted unanimously to appoint Michaela Keegan as the new head of school for BVP High School. Keegan, 36, who holds a... more

Cumberland’s Beauregard appearing in Dean College production

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Rachel Beauregard, of Cumberland, has a principal role in this week’s production of “American Idiot,” being staged by Dean College’s School of the Arts. The Tony Award-winning... more

Youth basketball skills sessions at LHS gym

LINCOLN – Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is offering “fundamental skills” and “game play” training for youth basketball players ranging from age 4 to 14 during a six-week program being held... more

Silva promoted at Pare Corporation

LINCOLN – Pare Corporation, a multi-disciplinary engineering and planning firm, announces the promotion of Eric Silva, of Cumberland, to project engineer in the Transportation Division. Silva... more

Raimondo speaking at Eggs & Issues Monday

LINCOLN – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo will be the guest speaker at Eggs & Issues, hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, on Monday, April 3, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at... more

Harry’s Bar & Burger gets council approval

LINCOLN – Soon, a new burger restaurant will call Lincoln home after Town Council approved licenses for Harry’s Bar & Burger. The restaurant, which is expected to open in May, is owned by Ted... more

Housing Authority’s Wilson earns certification

CUMBERLAND – Lana Wilson, property manager with the Cumberland Housing Authority, has earned the Accredited Residential Manager certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management, an... more

St. James Church hosting Lenten Fish Fry

LINCOLN – Fish and chips with cole slaw will be the order of the day at St. James Church’s Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 31, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Father Brindamour Church Hall. The church is... more

Free CPR class offered by Community House

CUMBERLAND – The board of the trustees of the Arnolds Mills Community House, as part of their community outreach program, will be offering a first aid course that includes CPR, first aid and AED... more

Harry Potter Day is Saturday at the library

CUMBERLAND – Harry Potter fans are invited to the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, this Saturday, April 1, for a day-long Harry Potter event. Harry Potter Day begins at 10 a.m.,... more

Eco-Depot is Saturday at Lincoln Town Hall

LINCOLN – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is hosting an Eco-Depot collections in Lincoln this Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road. There will... more

Tax levy workshop set for April 11

CUMBERLAND – The Town Council’s finance committee will meet Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall to discuss the tax levy that the full Town Council is expected to set at 7:30 p.m. According... more

Johnny Lightning Race Club meets April 9

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club will meet on Sunday, April 9, at the MacColl YMCA, 26 Breakneck Hill Road. Participants are invited to race their Hot Wheels, Matchbox or Johnny... more