Cumberland, Lincoln area

Board seeks oversight to prevent next Canning Street-type debacle

CUMBERLAND – Members of the Cumberland Conservation Commission say now is the time to give them regulatory authority on proposed development projects. They said during a meeting last week that if... more

A ‘Rhode Island classic,’ Ryco closing after 32 years

LINCOLN – Another Rhode Island icon will soon be gone. Ryco’s Creative Sewing Center is closing its doors after decades of operation on Carrington Street in Lincoln. Owner Pat Ryan, who built the... more

Breeze seeks reader feedback on website

The Valley Breeze is contemplating changes to improve its website and our staff is looking for feedback from readers on what they would like to see. Potential areas of changes could include how and... more

Cumberland schools changing busing rules to relieve traffic

Students required to use bridge; Durham again under fire
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CUMBERLAND – School officials are moving to change school walking distance standards as part of a multi-pronged approach to fixing busing and traffic issues that have plagued the start of the 2021-... more

Remembering the Arnolds

Group cleans up historic Lincoln cemetery
LINCOLN – Stepping inside the historic cemetery off Lladnar Drive for the first time, Charles Foster approaches a row of headstones belonging to his Victorian-era ancestors. He stops to pull up an... more

Franklin Farm Harvest Festival & Tractor Show coming Sept. 25

CUMBERLAND – The Franklin Farm Harvest Festival & Tractor Show, plus the new Franklin Farm 5K, is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, with fun for all ages, say volunteer organizers. Denise Mudge, of... more

Town Administrator-elect discusses next moves

LINCOLN – Set to take the oath of office this week, soon-to-be Lincoln Town Administrator Philip Gould says he’s ready to get to work. He thanked voters again for their overwhelming support in last... more

Mutter appoints Beauparlant as new HR director

CUMBERLAND – Mayor Jeff Mutter has appointed long-time town employee Celeste Beauparlant as Cumberland’s newest human resources director. Mutter told The Breeze in July that he was rethinking his... more

Lincoln Town Council discusses crumbling sidewalks, rising litter

LINCOLN – Crumbling sidewalks are only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to long-term maintenance issues on Lincoln’s streetscapes, said resident Bill McManus, appearing before the Town Council... more

Sustainable farming classes coming to Franklin Farm

CUMBERLAND – A Johnson & Wales University associate professor is building sustainable garden beds and growing local foods with his class at Franklin Farm this fall and winter. Teaching at the... more

Ackerman’s 911 bill signed into law

CUMBERLAND – A new law meant to improve over-the-phone CPR instructions and introduced by House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman, a Democrat serving District 45, Cumberland, Lincoln),and Senate... more

RIDOH reminds residents to seek medical care in the correct setting

PROVIDENCE – With hospital emergency departments in Rhode Island experiencing significant crowding and prolonged waiting times, the Rhode Island Department of Health is reminding people through a... more