Cumberland

Valley Falls Heritage Park still target of vandals

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CUMBERLAND - The effort to revitalize the historic Heritage Park in Valley Falls seems to be an uphill battle for town officials, with graffiti once again covering walls, signs, tables and bridges.... more

Softball team holds car wash on Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Members of the McCourt Middle School softball team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lot of Freedom Bank, 2152 Mendon Road. Funds raised... more

Fire chief: All four fire stations need upgrades

But overall, the unified district is making progress, says Chairman Lemois
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CUMBERLAND - It was three years ago when consultant Don Jacobs described all four of the town's fire stations in need of serious upgrades. Now, just ahead of the Cumberland Fire Committee's first... more

Over Dwyer's objections, Town Council will consider charter funding resolution

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CUMBERLAND - A version of the charter school funding resolution that's making the rounds of area school committees and town councils is heading for Cumberland's Town Council agenda on May 6 - over... more

Cumberland Land Trust secures Little Pond open space

CUMBERLAND - In partnership with the Cumberland Land Trust and the Pawtucket Water Supply Board, the town is contributing $20,000 toward the purchase of 16 long and narrow lots of open space land... more

Lambi: Put police station near busiest spot in town - the high school

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CUMBERLAND - Town Council member Art Lambi is asking the Cumberland Safety Complex Location Committee to consider reducing the size of the proposed facility by building just a police station. And he... more

First unified fire district budget is May 12

CUMBERLAND - The legislation that created the unified Cumberland Fire District calls for a budget schedule similar to the way the Town Council adopts its annual budget with two public hearings and... more

CHS artists may apply for Dapper scholarship

Annual award honors murdered teacher
CUMBERLAND - Seniors who will be pursuing an education in the arts are invited to apply for a scholarship given in memory of a Cumberland High School dance teacher murdered in 1981. Dan Pedro,... more

Personal training studio opens on High Street

CUMBERLAND - Blaze Fitness in Cumberland provides a gym-like atmosphere without the gym crowds, says owner Eddie Fulton, a former personal trainer at Fore Court Racquet & Fitness Club. The... more

Share your superhero artwork at the Cumberland Public Library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library's Summer Reading Program is just around the corner, and librarians are looking to make this year's superhero theme exciting by having local artist share... more

Cumberland Seniors hosting May Breakfast

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Senior Center is inviting citizens to its May Breakfast on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. The free meal of French toast and sausage will be catered by Mickey G's. Meet Mayor... more

Ocean State Prevention Alliance will host forum on marijuana Wednesday

WOONSOCKET - The Ocean State Prevention Alliance in collaboration with the Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Pawtucket and Woonsocket prevention coalitions is hosting a community forum about... more

Relay for Life of Cumberland moved to Diamond Hill

CUMBERLAND - Relay for Life of Cumberland announces that its annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held this year at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, on Saturday and... more

Murray fundraiser is Monday

CUMBERLAND - A fundraising reception will be held in honor of Mayor William Murray on Monday, April 27, at Angelo's Venue 131, at 131 Mendon Road, 6-8 p.m., his campaign team announces. The suggested... more

CHS Clef Singers are honored at statewide Choral Festival

CUMBERLAND ¬?- Cumberland High School's Clef Singers recently received a Superior rating at the annual High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Choral... more

OCYL a host site for children's book drive May 1-June 12

CUMBERLAND - The Office of Children, Youth and Learning and Books Are Wings are co-hosting a children's book drive May 1-June 12. It's part of a statewide effort led by the United Way of Rhode Island... more

Garden plots available at Franklin Farm

CUMBERLAND - Franklin Farm's Allotment Garden program has spaces available for residents who would like to have their own organic vegetable garden at the farm. Residents will get a 3-by-30-foot... more

Lafayette Lodge hosts spring breakfast this Saturday

CUMBERLAND - Lafayette Lodge, 680 Nate Whipple Highway, is holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast this Saturday, April 25, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than... more

St. Aidan Seniors installation banquet May 1

CUMBERLAND - St. Aidan Senior Citizen Group will hold its installation banquet on Friday, May 1, at Twelve Acres in Smithfield. Entertainment will be provided by Polka Paul. Doors will open at 11 a.m... more

Local restaurants supporting AIDS Project R.I.

Across Rhode Island, restaurants on April 30 will be helping to support AIDS Project RI by participating in the "Dining Out for Life." During the day next Thursday, certain restaurants have agreed... more