Candidates in the Cumberland Democratic Mayoral Primary Dan Alves, at left, Bill Murray and Manny DaCosta answered questions from Valley Breeze Publisher Tom Ward and Editor Marcia Green during a... more
But those responsible for the cost contend there's a better way to do it
By MARCIA GREEN, Valley Breeze Editor
CUMBERLAND - A $40 million action plan to cap and reclaim 74 acres of polluted land along the Blackstone River is suddenly gaining traction after years of behind-the-scenes investigation and reports... more
CUMBERLAND - The sounds of whistles, laughter and excited parents could be heard at Diamond Hill Park Saturday morning as the Cumberland Youth Soccer Association kicked off a new season.
With the... more
CUMBERLAND - The cast and crew of the musical show "Up with People" arrived in Cumberland Monday and gathered at St. John Vianney Church to meet their host families for the week.
As is their custom... more
CUMBERLAND - Ruth Ricciarelli, who has a background in health care administration that began with a brief stint as an emergency medical technician in Cumberland, is challenging two-term state Rep.... more
CUMBERLAND - A Rhode Island College undergraduate and a Brown University police officer are asking for Town Council District 1 voters' support in the Sept. 9 primary.
Thomas Tougas, 47, ran for this... more
CUMBERLAND – A Cumberland man who’s employed at a school for emotionally disturbed children, Eric Bean, 32, was arrested Friday morning by the State Police on charges of possessing and transferring... more
CUMBERLAND - Mark Dosdourian, the Republican who was in line for a November mayoral race against the winner of September's Democratic primary, told The Breeze this week he withdrew from competition... more
CUMBERLAND - Cumberland Police Chief John Desmarais reviewed the past two years of traffic reports last week to count 46 crashes where the Route 295 ramps intersect with Diamond Hill Road.
CUMBERLAND - Candidate for mayor Manny DaCosta said this week, "Providing our children a first-class education must be a top priority.
"For many years Cumberland has been short-changed by the state... more
CUMBERLAND - Daniel Alves, candidate for mayor, said this week in a press release, "In regard to Diamond Hill Park, there has been much talk with the residents I have visited in regard to my vision... more
Bill Murray, endorsed candidate for mayor, says he is "committed to supporting our public schools."
Murray describes himself as a "strong supporter of public education, having two daughters teaching... more
CUMBERLAND - Two years ago, says Town Council President James Higgins in a press release this week, "the major issues of the election were settling the police contract and the increasing liabilities... more
CUMBERLAND - Charlie Wilk, candidate for an at-large Town Council seat, says he wants people to know him better.
His campaigning began, he said, "many years ago when I ran for state representative... more
CUMBERLAND - State Rep. James McLaughlin says he has been a watchdog for the taxpayers at the Statehouse and he will continue in that role should he be re-elected to his House District 57 seat.
CUMBERLAND - Says Ruth Ricciarelli in a press release this week, "In my professional career I was responsible for grant writing, workforce development and budget management. I administered contracts... more
CUMBERLAND - The focus will be on education and families at a mayoral forum hosted next Tuesday by parent-teacher organizations and the Concerned Cumberland Parents online website.
The debate begins... more
Happy Birthday Tom "Daddy" Ward! From the loves of his life ... his kids and his wife
Happy Birthday Tom Ward! From all of us at The Valley Breeze
Happy 13th Birthday Elijah! Love,... more
CUMBERLAND - A "Welcome Back to Church" brunch will be held at Cumberland Community Methodist Church, 481 Broad St., on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m.
Those planning to attend are asked to call 401-728... more
CUMBERLAND - A fundraiser in honor of Danny Alves, candidate for mayor, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Beer and dynamites will be served at the American Legion Post 13, 396 Broad... more
CUMBERLAND - The Office of Children, Youth and Learning will host an open house for its Early Childhood programs on Wednesday and Thursday,¬?Sept. 3-4, from 10 to 11 a.m. each day.¬?
CUMBERLAND - The Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association is holding a plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at Franklin Farm, 142 Abbott Run Valley... more
CUMBERLAND - To celebrate Rhode Island Land Trust Days, the Cumberland Land Trust will host a family nature walk and scavenger hunt on Saturday, Sept. 6.
The free event will be held at CLT's Outdoor... more
CUMBERLAND - September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Cumberland Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every... more
CUMBERLAND - CHS Class of 1999 meets for its 15-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 29, at CitySide in Woonsocket.
The event takes place 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations are required, as no tickets will be sold... more