Cumberland, Lincoln area

Lincoln schools using new service to fill substitute positions

Subs will apply to and be managed by Source4Teachers
LINCOLN – School officials are hoping the search for substitute teachers and personnel is easier this academic year after partnering with Source4Teachers, an educational management service based in... more

‘Ugly’ storage containers coming to Diamond Hill Park

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CUMBERLAND – In a 4 to 2 vote last week, Town Council members agreed to buy three 40-foot-long steel containers to use for storing Haunted Hill and Winterfest supplies at Diamond Hill Park. Approval... more

Cumberland woman indicted on burglary, weapons charges

PROVIDENCE - Alexandria Bergeron, 21, of Manville Hill Road, Cumberland, is one of three suspects indicted by a statewide grand jury this week related to a May 16 incident in Glocester. All three... more

Texas judge orders transgender policy injunction

CUMBERLAND – The Dallas Morning News is reporting that a federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration's instructions for public schools to accommodate transgender students... more

Vehicles stolen, break-ins reported in Lincoln

LINCOLN – Lincoln Police believe a recent string of break-ins and reports of stolen vehicles are related cases, and are currently investigating the incidents. Chief Brian Sullivan told The Breeze... more

Cumberland woman killed after being hit by bus

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland resident Michelle Cagnon, 30, was struck by a bus early Wednesday morning and has since died, according to Providence Police. Cagnon was struck at approximately 8 a.m.... more

Plenty of bus drivers to start school year in Cumberland, Lincoln

Routes to schools in Cumberland, Lincoln covered, say Durham and First Student officials
LINCOLN – Residents in Cumberland and Lincoln who might have been worried their children couldn’t get to school on the bus this year are being assured by company officials that Durham School Services... more

Naushon Mill project moves forward with commercial zoning

Project targets ‘young urban professionals’
CUMBERLAND – Bill Gately’s plan to reinvent a condemned riverside mill as “a place for millennials to play, eat and occupy” sailed through the Town Council’s zoning approval process last week. He’ll... more

Subcommittees formed for LHS renovation planning

Chairwoman wants more community input, support
LINCOLN – Four separate subcommittees have been formed to further examine and strategize cost, educational planning and design for the Lincoln High School renovation plans. Julie Zito, co-chairwoman... more

Comp plan says yes, but council says no

Debate centers on apartment project at Mendon Road and Broad Street
CUMBERLAND – Legal action against Cumberland could now be filed, Mayor Bill Murray is complaining, following the Town Council’s rejection last week of a zoning change that would have converted a... more

New plan: Drop PARCC scores from grad requirements

State education officials explain draft for new diploma regulations
CUMBERLAND – Starting with the Class of 2021, high school students will see changes to their graduation requirements, if the latest plan proposed by the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Council... more

Old books get new purpose at Lincoln Public Library

LINCOLN – Even after a book’s last page is read, its story can still continue. The Lincoln Public Library brought new life to old books at its wreath craft night on Aug. 15 when they took pages from... more

CHS math teacher Jahnz wins national recognition

CUMBERLAND – Kristen Jahnz, a 20-year math teacher at Cumberland High School, has been named a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She’s one... more

Lincoln Town Council hears solar farm plans

Town expected to gain $2 million in benefits, says Southern Sky director
LINCOLN – Town Solicitor Anthony DeSisto, Town Administrator Joseph Almond and representatives of Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI are working on drafting an agreement between Lincoln and the solar... more

LPD encourages residents sign up for CodeRED

Alert system notifies residents, workers in town about public safety matters
LINCOLN – Residents and individuals who work in Lincoln can now sign up for CodeRED, an emergency notification system, that sends out alerts via phone calls, text messages, emails, or all three... more

Lambi prevails on $500 increase to vehicle tax exemption

CUMBERLAND – You’ll pay $10 less per vehicle on your tax bill next May, thanks to an increased tax exemption championed since 2014 by Councilor Art Lambi. Town Council members gave the plan a 5 to 1... more

New contract gives raises to unionized town employees

CUMBERLAND – The town’s employee union has settled a new employment contract that calls for raises of 7 percent over three years: 2 percent raise this year retroactive to July 1; 2 percent increase... more

Student assistance counselor approved for Lincoln Middle School

Part-time position funded through Cumberland/Lincoln Prevention Coalition
LINCOLN – School officials saw their requests for additional mental health help at the middle school granted after a part-time student assistance counselor position was authorized by the School... more

CHS ball fields getting new scoreboards

CUMBERLAND – Three new high school scoreboards, each of which will bear the name of a local sponsor, were approved for purchase last week by the Town Council. Navigant Credit Union will sponsor the... more

Gingras ready to open Parkinson’s Place this fall

Lincoln man, former boxer, expanding business to help empower patients to fight back through workouts
PAWTUCKET – Five years after Richard Gingras opened Fight 2 Fitness behind Tolman High School, the retired pro boxer is ready to make a more meaningful impact in the fitness world. Gingras, of... more

FM Global awards grant to Cumberland Fire District

CUMBERLAND – Commercial property insurer FM Global has awarded the Cumberland Fire District a $2,200 fire prevention grant. The award will be used to assist with planning to efficiently collect and... more

Saylesville Fire awarded funding for new air tank station

LINCOLN – The Saylesville Fire Department was awarded $59,048 in federal funds for a new cascade air tank filling station, which will replace an aging system to meet today’s safety standards. The... more

Cumberland resident launches Ally Marketing

CUMBERLAND – Keith Marshall of Cumberland has launched Ally Marketing, a digital marketing consultancy at 655 Mendon Road. The business offers Google advertising and analytics, search engine... more

Forum on proposed Burrillville power plant is at K of C hall in Lincoln

LINCOLN – The Burrillville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions will host an interactive public forum on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., addressing the... more

St. Ambrose Church hosting annual clambake Sept. 11

LINCOLN – St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 191 School St., will hold its annual parish clambake on the parish grounds on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 5 p.m.  The event will feature clamcakes, red and... more

Bradley notes his support of school department

CUMBERLAND – Councilor Peter Bradley said this week he pledges to continue to work with the school department on maintenance issues. Bradley says he was “instrumental in having the town pay half of... more

Kane: Expanded tax base protects senior services

CUMBERLAND – Tom Kane, candidate for an at-large Town Council seat, said this week, “Since starting my campaign, one of my canvassing goals has been to meet all of the town’s senior citizens. “... more