Cumberland, Lincoln area

Nasty comments made public, 3 BVP teachers fired

Chiappetta: ‘Great deal of work’ to rebuild trust
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CUMBERLAND – Three teachers at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy High School were fired Tuesday after administrators say they made “disrespectful and disparaging comments” about students and... more

Lonsdale, Saylesville Fire bill stops dead in its tracks

Pensions at risk after ‘personal grievances’ put halt to fire service takeover
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LINCOLN – “Personal grievances” by one former Lonsdale Fire District firefighter stood in the way of a legislation to unite two fire districts that would have allowed for residents of Lonsdale to pay... more

Whipple-Cullen farmland condo development denied

Split vote kills master plan, could be appealed to state
LINCOLN - After a tie vote from the Lincoln Planning Board, the master plan stage of the Whipple-Cullen condo development proposal was denied. By state law, a majority vote was needed to see the plan... more

Agencies lift health advisory for Scott Pond in Lincoln

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management are lifting a public health advisory for Scott Pond in Lincoln. The advisory had been in... more

Comprehensive Plan is a primer on town facilities, services and land use

CUMBERLAND – The town’s services and schools are stressed by rapid growth. Its open space, traffic circulation, and quality of life are challenged. And its urban villages are suffering from a loss... more

‘Together class’ graduates from LHS

LINCOLN – Friday may have marked the end of their time as Lincoln Lions, but the Lincoln High School class of 2016 departed with a determination that will never let them be less than the king of the... more

Graduating seniors say goodbye to where it all began

LINCOLN – A day before marching to “Pomp and Circumstance,” Lincoln High School seniors found themselves marching through the land of ABC’s and 123’s. Seniors boarded a bus after their graduation... more

Councilors send Earl Wood back to school board

CUMBERLAND – Earl Wood, a 12-year veteran of the School Committee who’d been defeated in 2012, was returned to the board last week by Town Council members filling the District 2 opening created when... more

New bids sought on controversial Community School paving job

CUMBERLAND – School Committee members voted Thursday to rescind a bid award to Johnson Paving and formally advertise for sealed bids on the Community Elementary School paving project after members... more

Check it out: Lincoln library has seeds to borrow

LINCOLN – Ready, set, grow. The Lincoln Public Library’s seed exchange is open and available to all, whether a town resident or not. This free program began last summer, allowing gardeners to borrow... more

Lincoln High School Class of 2016

Hamzah B. Abdi Fahaam Ahmad Matthew Forrest Albanese †‡ Ivan A. Albizures Jesse Joel Allard Natalia Sophia Altongy * Tanner Rao Alves Victoria Rose Anderson Tommy B. Augusto Derrek A. A’Vant * Ali... more

Fire district is offering quarterly tax payments

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Fire District has mailed its 2016 fire tax bills, says Diane Karolyshyn, district finance director. The tax rate for 2016 has been lowered from last year’s rate of $2.14... more

Scullin bill dead; will run again for dual positions

CUMBERLAND – Jim Scullin will be running once again for positions on both the Town Council and Cumberland Fire Committee he said this week after members of the General Assembly failed to... more

Lincoln High School seniors earn awards

LINCOLN – The following awards were presented at the Senior Awards Night on June 15. Valedictorian: Melissa Drake Salutatorian: Benjamin Chiacchia Top Ranking Seniors: Terren Nunes, Emily Jacobson,... more

Kane running for at-large seat on Town Council

CUMBERLAND – Coventry’s tax assessor and a licensed Realtor Tom Kane, announced this week he’ll be running for one of the two at-large seats on the Town Council. At-large councilors represent the... more

Six LHS students receive Marissa A. Lorea Scholarship

LINCOLN – The Marissa A. Lorea Scholarship, which was started in 2008 in memory of the late Lincoln High School student, was awarded to six LHS students this year. The annual scholarship was... more

CHS grad to compete for Distinguished Young Woman of America title

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School graduate Elyssa Sena, who was chosen as the Distinguished Young Woman of Rhode Island, will participate in the 59th Distinguished Young Women National Finals, in... more

CHS raises $4,000 for Working on Walking

CUMBERLAND – For the first time, Cumberland High School held a charity 5K where the donated proceeds benefited a CHS grad. Alyssa Silva, who graduated in 2008, is the founder of Working on Walking.... more

Lincoln’s FBLA chapter awards $6,000 in scholarships

LINCOLN – The Lincoln chapter of Future Business Leaders of America awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four graduating students. Alex Drezek , Katie Farrell, Christina Marchetti and Ariana Ricci were... more

Signups start Monday for Lincoln library’s summer program

LINCOLN – Readers 12 and younger are invited to explore reading this summer as Lincoln Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!” at the library, 145 Old River Road. Read through the... more

‘Legislative Leap’ rescheduled for Sunday

CUMBERLAND – The “Legislative Leap” skydiving event postponed from June 12 because of high winds, will happen this Sunday at 10 a.m., reports state Rep. Jim McLaughlin, a Democrat representing... more

Three local students graduate from Saint Raphael Academy

Saint Raphael Academy, in Pawtucket, graduated 91 students at its 89th Commencement Ceremonies at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence on Saturday, June 11. The following local... more

Lincoln Library Scavenger Hunt July 7

LINCOLN – Teens ages 12 and up are invited to a Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, July 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. Two or more working as a team is best. Teams... more

Local Toastmasters installing officers Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting and installation of officers this Saturday morning, June 25, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public... more

Create Silly Sand Characters Saturday

LINCOLN – Join in silly crafting day at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, this Saturday, June 25, and create Silly Sand Characters. Craft starts at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Call... more

‘Get in the Game’ this summer

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library will be offering a “Get in the Game” themed reading program, aimed at teens and young adults, this summer. Registration starts Monday, June 27 and will be ongoing... more

College news

Lauren Elizabeth Gauthier of Cumberland graduated from Curry College. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The graduation followed a pinning ceremony held the day before. She is... more