Consultant: Zone change would bring more - but smaller - housing units to Cumberland

Empty storefronts, commercial spaces could be re-purposed as residential
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This story corrects consultant Ed Pimentel's status - he was not a member of the Cumberland Planning Board. CUMBERLAND - More one-bedroom unit structures on smaller lots would be not only permitted... more

Candidates for Cumberland Town Council debate

Two of three candidates for Cumberland Town Council, Art Lambi and Bob Thibodeau, participated in a debate Thursday at The Valley Breeze offices. The debate was sponsored by The Breeze and Hamel Tire... more

Councilors approve added OCYL position; only mayor-elect votes 'no'

CUMBERLAND - Mayor-elect Bill Murray found himself at odds with the six others on the Town Council last week when he strongly objected to funding a new salaried position in town, just weeks before he... more

BV Prep opens Elementary School 2 on Cumberland's Broad Street

CUMBERLAND - The Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy's Elementary School 2 - a blue and white striped box with soaring windows that from the inside frame the late-19th-century neighborhood it's... more

Traveling STEM museum makes stop at B.F. Norton School

CUMBERLAND - The gymnasium at B.F. Norton Elementary School was bustling with excitement last week as Mobile Ed Productions transformed the room into a mini science museum aimed at teaching students... more

Get information tonight about proposed safety complex

CUMBERLAND - For everyone with questions about the proposed $12.5 million public safety complex bond, town leaders are offering a hearing tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23, in Town Hall, 45 Broad St., at 6... more

Bradley says all in town should be watching quality of schools

CUMBERLAND - Said Peter Bradley in a press release this week, "The Cumberland public schools have shown signs of improvement over the last few years and I intend to assist in any way to foster... more

Scullin: Sale of Currier Park 'a major failure of town government'

CUMBERLAND - Says District 3 Town Council candidate Jim Scullin, "For the past two years, the mayor and Town Council have talked about Broad Street becoming the gateway to Cumberland, which is all... more

Call-Fregeau would re-activate economic commission

CUMBERLAND - Joshua Call-Fregeau, Democratic nominee for District 1 Town Council, said, "I want to assist small businesses in our town to help them thrive. We are fortunate to have long-time... more

Hindle Koutsogiane: New safety complex, animal shelter are must-haves for town

CUMBERLAND - Joyce Hindle Koutsogiane, candidate for Cumberland Town Council in District 4, says she favors passage of the bond issue for a Cumberland Public Safety Complex. Said Hindle Koutsogiane... more

Metivier touts business experience, notes DaCosta's support

CUMBERLAND - Independent candidate for Town Council in District 1, James K. Metivier, says he is calling attention to his years of experience as both a businessman and taxpayer as he campaigns door-... more

'Most pressing issue,' says Lambi, is taxes

CUMBERLAND - Art Lambi, who notes he's the only incumbent in the at-large Town Council race, said this week he will use his current experience on the Town Council, as well as his 28 years of working... more

Schmitt: Biggest achievement was controlling town's long-term debt

CUMBERLAND - Regarding first-term accomplishments, says District 4 Town Council incumbent Scott Schmitt, "There is no doubt that the most important thing we did was to reduce our long term... more

Schmitt combines business background with firefighting

CUMBERLAND - Tom Schmitt, a Cumberland resident for nearly 30 years, says he's running for an at-large seat on the Fire Committee "because when I see an opportunity to help, I take it." He went on, "... more

Thibodeau cites record of leadership

CUMBERLAND - At a recent gathering of friends and supporters, says Bob Thibodeau, he discussed his record and qualifications. The at-large candidate for Town Council said, "Having served on the... more

Paranormal program at the library

CUMBERLAND - Deb Vickers of DLH Paranormal Investigations will discuss her after-hours work as a ghost hunter with daughters Lauren and Heather on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is... more

Post 14 will host Halloween party this Friday

CUMBERLAND - American Legion Post 14, 695 Broad St., will hold a Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a roast pork dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and raffles and music... more

Benefit Tuesday for 2nd Avenue's Kuzirian

COVENTRY - A fundraiser to help defray the medical expenses of Glenn Kuzirian, of the 2nd Avenue band, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Coventry/West Greenwich Elks hall on... more

Children invited to Halloween storytime in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland Public Library will hold a Howlarious Halloween program with Mary Jo Maichack on Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m., for children 5-12. Free tickets are required and available... more

Join the 'Milk & Bookies' Book Club

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library is holding the first meeting of the "Milk & Bookies" Book Club on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. It is a new kind of book... more

Hey, kids! It's time for our annual Christmas card contest

Submit your drawings by Nov. 14 Kids! We depend on you for one of our favorite holiday traditions. Here at The Valley Breeze every year, we use children's drawings for our company holiday greeting... more

Desrosiers elected president of Catholic Band Association

LINCOLN - Philip Desrosiers, music director and organist at St. James Church in Manville, has been elected president of the National Catholic Band Association. The NCBA exists to both encourage and... more

'Out of Reach' film about Rx drug abuse to screen at CHS

CUMBERLAND - In recognition of Red Ribbon Week during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, Cumberland High School's Student Assistance Program will hold a special screening of "Out of Reach," a... more

Bingo offered at Chimney Hill

CUMBERLAND - Chimney Hill Apartments, 2065 Mendon Road, will host bingo games on Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Meet the Fire Committee candidates tonight at Angelo's

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Democratic Town Committee will be hosting an open house tonight, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Angelo's Palace Pizza on Mendon Road. Said Bruce Lemois, committee chairman, "We are... more

Cumberland Colts football comedy show is Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Colts youth football organization holds its 2nd annual comedy show fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lusitana Club, 10 Chase St. The show... more

Scouts plan ham and bean supper

CUMBERLAND - A ham and bean supper will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. John Vianney Church hall, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, hosted by the Boy Scouts of Troop 1, Diamond Hill. Supper will be 6-7:30 p.m... more

St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Nov. 7

CUMBERLAND - St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, Nov. 7, at St. Aidan Parish Center, Diamond Hill Road. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. New members are welcome. A... more