Charter schools tuition a major topic of study commission

PROVIDENCE - Members of a special state legislative commission meeting weekly to analyze the state's funding formula are promising to thoroughly scrutinize the financial impact of charter schools on... more

Fire employees 'merge' into crowded Station 4

CUMBERLAND - Extra desks arrived last week as Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay finds places at Station 4 to fold together three treasurers, three tax collectors, one administrative assistant and a business... more

Grief counseling offered CHS students following classmate's death

CUMBERLAND - In an emailed letter to parents of Cumberland High School students, Principal Alan Tenreiro on Monday expressed the school community's grief over the death of 9th-grade student Mahdi... more

Journalists, politicians salute Baron's 'on target' writing

LINCOLN - More than 200 people, many of them colleagues in the cross-over media and political worlds of Jim Baron, gathered last Saturday, Jan. 17 to celebrate the life of this esteemed Rhode Island... more

Director hopes to repair, reopen House of Compassion

CUMBERLAND - The House of Compassion, a long-term shelter for the homeless that's been running on a shoestring for years, was closed Wednesday, Jan. 14, after a poorly insulated sprinkler system pipe... more

Mutter to sit on land use panel

SMITHFIELD - Cumberland's Jeff Mutter will be a panelist on a forum that explores whether a community can, or should, forever protect public land from development. Sponsored by the Rhode Island... more

Local students win Research Award at FIRST Lego League championship

CUMBERLAND - Students from both Cumberland and Lincoln took home the Research Award last Saturday after competing in the FIRST Lego League Robotics State Championship at Roger Williams University.... more

Adeline's Speakeasy coming to former Tuck's location

4 comment(s)
CUMBERLAND - The former Tuck's Restaurant in Cumberland Hill will open in early February with a new owner, a new menu and a fun theme that harkens back to 13 years of prohibition when America went... more


The phone number to make an appointment at all locations of the College Planning Center of Rhode Island is 401-736-3170. The phone number listed in the Jan. 15 is for the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys... more

Amica CEO Dimuccio honored with Rotary Club award

LINCOLN - Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Insurance, received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Cumberland-Lincoln Rotary Club in a ceremony Nov.... more

Sign up for craft classes this Saturday at AMCH

CUMBERLAND - The Arnold Mills Community House, 75 Hillside Road, holds in-person registration for its next session of craft classes on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class projects will be... more

Girls' hockey fundraiser is Sunday

CUMBERLAND- The Lincoln-Cumberland high school girls' ice hockey team is hosting a wine and beer tasting fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Safety Union Hall... more

Teens invited to create a dream board at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a dream board creation workshop for middle- and high school-age students on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., as part of the library's Best Year Yet... more

Toastmasters Club meets Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters Club will meet Saturday morning, Jan. 24, from 9:20 to 11:30 at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The... more

Bill proposes tax credit for student loan payments

CUMBERLAND - State Rep. Christopher Blazejewski, serving District 2 in Providence, and state Sen. Ryan Pearson, serving District 19 in Cumberland and Lincoln, are sponsoring legislation to allow... more

CHS swim holding pasta dinner fundraiser

CUMBERLAND - The CHS swim team is holding a spaghetti and meatball fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Public Safety Union Hall, 7 Cray St. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds... more

Create beaded jewelry, art at library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a Teen Art Lab on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Explore many types of beads and create jewelry, mosaics, or a piece from your own imaginations.... more

BV Business Alliance meets Monday

WOONSOCKET - The Blackstone Valley Business Alliance will hold its general membership meeting on Monday, Jan. 26, at the Rhode Island Athletic Club, 600 Social St. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m... more

Save the dates for celebrations marking service of 'Father Ray'

CUMBERLAND - Parishioners of St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, and friends of the Rev. Raymond Theroux, are asked to save the dates of Sunday, May 31, and the weekend of June 6-7. A... more

Air Force veterans meet Tuesday

Sampson AFB Vets Association's monthly meeting is at Twin Oaks Restaurant, Cranston, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. All Air Force veterans are welcome, especially those who served at Sampson Air... more