Now it's Mayor Murray

Long-time Council President Higgins out of the running
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CUMBERLAND – The town’s new mayor, Bill Murray, celebrated success Tuesday by releasing the sense of humor he’s kept bottled up during the campaign. “All I can say is,” he told exhausted volunteers... more

Court won't comment, so Scullin can run for council, fire board

CUMBERLAND – Jim Scullin may press forward with his campaign for both a District 3 seat on the Town Council and at-large seat on the Fire Committee. Both Scullin's District 3 opponent, Jeff Kearns,... more

Accused drunk driver arrested four times in two days

CUMBERLAND – Police Chief John Desmarais conceded Wednesday that he’s “concerned” but said law enforcement guidelines required his department to arraign and then release John Lourenco Jr., the local... more

Election weary, Town Council members resort to shouting

Split vote means they won't back Board of Canvassers
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CUMBERLAND - The last Town Council meeting before the Democratic primary election last week erupted in shouting so loud that Town Solicitor Tom Hefner stepped in to urge adjournment. The issue at... more

Higgins loses Town Council seat; more council races wait for November

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CUMBERLAND - As fast as balloting on Tuesday sealed the news on the town's mayor, it opened speculation about what kind of a Town Council he'll be dealing with. The mayor-elect was just a few minutes... more

Majority on Town Council defeat Lambi's $10 auto exemption plan

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CUMBERLAND - Town Council members last week defeated, 4 to 3, an eight-month effort by Town Council member Art Lambi to essentially subtract $10 from every bill issued on a vehicle worth at least $1,... more

Democrats choose Call-Fregeau in District 1

CUMBERLAND - He's just 20 years old and still a college student, but he easily prevailed Tuesday in the Democratic runoff for the District 1, Valley Falls, Town Council seat. Josh Call-Fregeau waved... more

No surprise: McLaughlin returns to Statehouse

CUMBERLAND - They say that no one campaigns like Jim McLaughlin, and Tuesday he proved it again when he captured 71.6 percent of the votes to win a third term in the House of Representatives,... more

McKee: Police contract offers pension 'pathway' for others

CUMBERLAND - Town leaders formally brought to a close one of the most difficult negotiations last Friday when they signed a three-year contract with the town's police union, Fraternal Order of Police... more

Large turnout, couple of glitches on primary day

CUMBERLAND - Town Clerk Sandra Giovanelli reported Wednesday that 7,357 residents, or nearly 29 percent of those registered, cast ballots Tuesday. That's higher than her prediction of about 20... more

New commercial building stirs High Street area objections

CUMBERLAND - A half-dozen High Street residents mounted a strong protest last week, but couldn't delay a Planning Board vote that gave an initial go-ahead to a two-story commercial structure that... more

Town Council members get tough: Schmitt on Diamond Hill Park restrictions, Kearns on neighborhood 'public nuisances' SFlb

CUMBERLAND - Two ordinances likely to draw plenty of resident testimony are set for the Sept. 17 Town Council meeting. Councilor Jeff Kearns, District 3, is proposing a brand-new plan for getting... more

Cumberland family shifts gears, switches to electric cars

CUMBERLAND - Instead of sitting back and waiting for change, one Cumberland family decided to be proactive and initiate it themselves by switching all three of their vehicles from gasoline to... more

Explore the 'other' Diamond Hill park

This is the 7th in a series of hikes exploring the trails available to the public in Cumberland. I couldn't wait to explore the state's Diamond Hill Reservation on the west side of Diamond Hill Road... more

Cumberland voting mimics state results

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland voters gave a firm thumbs up to state Treasurer Gina Raimondo Tuesday, giving her 48 percent of the 6,387 votes cast in the contest for Democratic gubernatorial candidate.... more

Toastmasters holding fall contests Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters Club will conduct its annual humorous speech and evaluation contests on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cumberland Public... more

CHS Class of 1953 reunion Sept. 26

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland High School Class of 1953 will hold its 61-year reunion on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Lincoln Country Club, Dexter Rock Road, Lincoln. Cocktails will begin at noon and lunch... more

Fall classes now registering at OCYL

CUMBERLAND - The Office of Children, Youth and Learning is now taking registrations for elementary and middle school fall programs. Offered are ceramics classes for students in grades K-8, chess... more

Cumberland Rec starting aerobics class

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Recreation Department is offering a four-week aerobics program for ages 18 and over, starting Monday, Sept. 15. The classes, taught by Germaine Krobath, are low-impact,... more

Cumberland teen honored by House

PROVIDENCE - House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and bill sponsor state Rep. Cale P. Keable honored Cumberland teen Samuel Ackerman for his successful campaign for Rhode Island's ratification of the... more

New Dawn Earth Center hosts 'green spirituality' program

CUMBERLAND - New Dawn Earth Center, 75 Wrentham Road, presents "Imagine a Green Spirituality - Ain't easy bein' green, or is it?" featruing Lee Andrews on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2-5 p.m. Andrews, who... more

Prayer and worship service at Good News Chapel on Friday

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Good News Bible Chapel, 235 West St., will host a "Basking in His Presence" gathering, featuring Dave Therrien and Breaking the Darkness, on Friday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.... more

Brown Bag book sale at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Friends of the Cumberland Library will hold a Brown Bag book sale Thursday, Sept. 18, 4-7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the... more

Irish step dance classes offered at Blackstone River Theatre

CUMBERLAND - As part of its Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer an eight-week course in beginner Irish step dance, for both adults and children, with... more

Blackstone River Theatre offers fiddle classes

CUMBERLAND - Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer fiddle classes with instructor Cathy Clasper-Torch. Class fee for all levels is $80. Classes are taught in a group setting and are... more

Wuerth photo exhibit at library this month

CUMBERLAND - Photographer David Wuerth will exhibit his work in the Hayden Center Gallery at the Cumberland Public Library this month. An artist reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30... more