Cumberland, Lincoln area

New Lippitt Estates resident takes initiative, builds sign

CUMBERLAND – It’s easy to see an issue and complain about it, but it takes a far greater personal investment to find its solution and run with it. Sam Sheets is the classic example of someone who... more

Quinnville residents: Cullen flooding caused huge damage

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LINCOLN – John Zachary Fenner said his father often made the offhand comment that if the Whipple-Cullen farmland was ever developed, their property downhill would be damaged. “He was right,” Fenner... more

Lawsuit possible over Canning Street project

CUMBERLAND – In what was a pleasant surprise to several Canning Street neighbors last week, the Town Council voted to retain an attorney in the matter of a state-approved development on a wetland lot... more

Lou’s sold; The Harmony will be moving in

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LINCOLN – It’s last call at the Harmony Cafe and Lou’s Mill House, two neighborhood bars in Manville preparing to embark on their next chapters. Neal LaFerriere, owner of Neal’s Harmony Cafe, is... more

Goal in Cumberland: Require more affordable units

CUMBERLAND – Planning Director Jonathan Stevens says the Planning Department is drafting an inclusionary zoning ordinance which will make enforceable the requirement that at least 20 percent of all... more

Filippelli: District leaning toward optional masking

LINCOLN – The question over whether to require masks in school has been a hot topic this summer. Bumper stickers and Facebook groups have proliferated on both sides of the issue. Supt. Larry... more

Lincoln Council K of C holds blood drive Monday

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Council Knights of Columbus, 171 Jenckes Hill Road, will host a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. All presenting donors 21 and over will receive a coupon for one... more

Cumberland Town Council legalizes stop signs

CUMBERLAND – Nearly 200 stop signs placed over the decades without proper legal backing now have some teeth behind them, after the Cumberland Town Council last week passed an ordinance establishing... more

Relief available for renters and landlords

Due to COVID-19 and the hardships that have come along with the pandemic, Rhode Island Housing is offering help to renters and landlords through the Rent Relief R.I. program, though those behind it... more

Senior Center seeks volunteer advisory board members

CUMBERLAND – Staff at the Cumberland Senior Center are seeking members of a volunteer advisory board, a volunteer group formed to give advice and support to the center’s executive staff. The board... more

Broad Street work continues

CUMBERLAND – Daytime work this week on Broad Street in Cumberland is requiring alternating one-way traffic, with possible detours, for utility work, from Titus Street to Chapel Avenue. It is also... more

Visit library’s StoryWalk in August

CUMBERLAND – Beginning on Monday, Aug. 2, and continuing throughout the month, the Cumberland Public Library’s next StoryWalk will be the picture book “Cock-a-doodle-doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo,” by... more

Birthday Club

Aug. 3 Happy Birthday, Nancy O’Halloran! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze Aug. 7 Ann M. Kissik, Happy Birthday to a wonderful and happy wife! Love, Mr. Lucky Ann Kissik, happiest of... more

Chambers hosting job fair Aug. 6

PAWTUCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce & the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a community job fair on Friday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Blackstone... more

CumberlandFest returns Aug. 6-8

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland’s annual summer festival, CumberlandFest, returns with free admission for its 30th edition on Victory Day weekend, Aug. 6-8. Come for the rides, entertainment, food and drink... more

McCormick recalling seasonings

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers in a press release that McCormick & Company is recalling McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary... more

Give and Go muffins recalled

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Give and Go Prepared Foods is recalling certain muffin products due to the potential for the products to be contaminated... more