Cumberland, Lincoln area

Residents show support for Twin River hotel

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LINCOLN – With Twin River’s proposal for a 150-250 room, four-story hotel enjoying a flood of support from residents Tuesday night, officials say they will now ask the General Assembly to remove the... more

Challenges ahead as safety complex site panel meets for first time

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CUMBERLAND - Ten residents have accepted the job of finding a site for the public safety complex approved on last November's ballot. Mayor Bill Murray, who had made creation of this committee a... more

Lincoln Water Commission tackles water main break in Albion

LINCOLN – Town officials in Lincoln jumped into action on Feb. 26 to fix a water main break at the corner of School and Main Streets in Albion. The superintendent of the Lincoln Water Commission,... more

Town must decide future of recycling program

LINCOLN - The implementation of single-stream recycling statewide has left Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond questioning whether Lincoln should purchase new trucks and continue its recycling... more

New computer service, phones for Cumberland Town Hall

CUMBERLAND - So far, town officials are staying under budget as they move forward with information technology upgrades to both the computer network and telephone systems. But hints were dropped at... more

Council applauds amendment to VLT ordinance

LINCOLN - Creating a separate fund for gaming revenue is a prudent move to protect the town, say members of the Lincoln Town Council, who voted to approve an amendment to the VLT ordinance at Tuesday... more

Mayor says no to mailing fire board's tax bills

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CUMBERLAND - Contradicting comments by Fire Committee Chairman Bruce Lemois, Mayor Bill Murray said Monday Town Hall will not be handling the tax bills this year for the unified fire district. Lemois... more

Fire board poised to hire two attorneys

10-year tax collector demands public discussion of complaints about her job performance
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CUMBERLAND - There's an irony in the Fire Committee's failed effort Tuesday night to retain an attorney. A misstep on the agenda posting prompted committee members to table the decision for another... more

Survey on dropping February vacation will go out this fall

LINCOLN - While February school vacation is still scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year, Supt. Georgia Fortunato plans to survey parents and staff this fall about eliminating the week-long break.... more

Bids approved for Chase house heating, electrical upgrades

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Town Council approved two bids on Tuesday night for upgrades to the heating and electrical systems at Chase Farm House, as town officials take the first steps in rehabilitating... more

Calvin Presbyterian Church welcomes White as new pastor

CUMBERLAND - Kevin White's decade-long journey to become a pastor has brought him 527 miles from his home in Virginia to Cumberland's Calvin Presbyterian Church on Angell Road, where he was named the... more

Plunging for progress: Super Plunge team raises funds, awareness for Special Olympics

NORTH PROVIDENCE - It might sound unbearable: plunging into the ocean in February, once every hour for 24 hours straight with no breaks, no sleep, and no wetsuits. But that's exactly what Rick... more

Lincoln High students host local journalists at 'My Story'

LINCOLN - Thirteen journalists representing print, television, radio, and online, offered insight and answered questions about the media world at Lincoln High School last week. On Feb. 13,... more

Pawtucket devastated after 'gut punch' PawSox announcement

Officials not giving up, but will seek best use if team leaves
PAWTUCKET - It was the news many dreaded and few wanted to believe: The Pawtucket Red Sox, a part of the city's cultural fabric unlike any other organization, are set to leave for what its new owners... more

Birthday Club

March 4 Paulette Sullivan, Happy Birthday to a faithful friend! March 5 Brian McDonald, Happy Birthday! You're the best! Love, Mother-in-law Happy Birthday Brian McDonald! Love you Daddy! From Jack... more

Teen writers workshop hosts author Peter Johnson

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library's teen writers' workshop will welcome local author and professor Peter Johnson on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m, Johnson has written multiple books for... more

Prevention Coalition awarded grant to help reduce youth substance abuse

CUMBERLAND - The Prevention Coalition of Cumberland and Lincoln joins 10 other communities selected to participate in the Partnership for Success Initiative, in an effort to reduce underage drinking... more

Learn to organize your workspace

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library will present a program on workspace organization on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will offer participants the resources and... more

College news

Matthew Abraitis of Cumberland has been named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of Rhode Island. Christian Mauricio, Ben Moliere and Kevin Silva, all of Cumberland, have been named... more

Cumberland Lions Club offering three scholarships

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Lions Club announces applications are now available for its college scholarships. The club is offering two scholarships of $750 for continuing education of a CHS senior,... more

Lenten services offered in Woonsocket and Blackstone

The following ecumenical Lenten services will be held at area churches on Thursdays at 7 p.m. March 5: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 871 Harris Ave., Woonsocket. Service led by the Rev. Denise E. Keltz.... more

Bag sale at Park Place Thrift Shop

PAWTUCKET - Park Place Church Thrift Shop, 71 Park Place, is holding a $5 bag sale every Wednesday and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fill the bags with clothes, shoes or books. For more... more

Stations of the Cross at St. Jude

LINCOLN - St. Jude Church, 301 Front St., will offer The Stations of the Cross followed by benediction at noon on all Wednesdays during Lent. All are welcome. For more information, call the church... more

St. Aidan Senior Group will meet March 6

CUMBERLAND - St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, March 6, in the St. Aidan parish center, Diamond Hill Road. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon of... more

CCA offers CNA training

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance, 55 Main St., will hold informational sessions for its Certified Nursing Assistant Training on Wednesdays, March 4 and 11, at 3 p.m. CNA training classes will... more

MSC entrance exam March 7; new 6th grade begins in fall

WOONSOCKET - Mount St. Charles Academy will hold its March entrance exam on Saturday, March 7, at 8:15 a.m. Prospective students will take the test at the Logee Street school. For the first time, 5th... more

Pasta dinner at Gatchell Post today

PAWTUCKET - Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 171 Fountain St. The cost is $8 per person. Tickets will be... more