New chief to be elected at Monday's Fire Committee meeting in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND - Members of the Fire Committee expect to check off a critical agenda item next Monday when they settle on who will be the first chief of Cumberland's consolidated fire department. Two men... more

Christmas is coming

Hundreds of Christmas trees were illuminated last Sunday for Cumberland’s Winter Wonderland at the Cumberland Monastery. (Valley Breeze photo by Ethan Shorey)

Services Saturday for Prokop

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Funeral services are planned Saturday at St. Jude Church for Lukasz Prokop, 31, the Cumberland man killed Sunday night after his car crashed into a tree on Route 95 south. Prokop,... more

President Obama signs off on national park

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With the stroke of President Obama's presidential pen, Rhode Island is now home to America's newest national historical park. Obama on Friday signed U.S. Senator Jack Reed’s legislation, the... more

Geraghtys: Doctors pushed ALS diagnosis, ignored Lyme

Family still holding out hope for a cure
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CUMBERLAND - A year ago, the Geraghty family was preparing for the holidays just like they always did, unaware of the deep, life-altering trouble to come. On Dec. 2, 2013, David Geraghty began... more

Reviving the CHS marching band

Percussion equipment is the first step
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CUMBERLAND - Some remember: The center of Tucker Field, decked out in blue and white, the Cumberland High School marching band stands at attention, instruments shimmering beneath the stadium lights.... more

In Cumberland, school communicator's hours extended, stipend increased

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CUMBERLAND - The growing workload of Cumberland school district's communications consultant has resulted in a new contract that calls for extended hours and an increased paycheck starting July 1.... more

School administration looks into increased support for ESL students

CUMBERLAND - The number of ESL students in need of intervention has continued to increase, says Supt. Phil Thornton, even after implementing additional teacher support for the district. Lou-Ann... more

CHS senior chosen to represent R.I. in nation's capital

CUMBERLAND - Come March, Cumberland High School senior Chase Boni will be taking in the sights and sounds of our nation's capital after being chosen to represent Rhode Island as a student delegate.... more

McCarthy wins national ASA award for research paper

CUMBERLAND - Daniel McCarthy, a Cumberland High School graduate, Class of 2009, and 2013 Rhode Island College summa cum laude graduate in justice studies with a minor in sociology, has been awarded... more

Students earn honors at Cumberland High School

CUMBERLAND - The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Cumberland High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Ronald Alexander, Madeline Andrews, John Bauer, Amamda Bernier,... more


The Teens for Jeans campaign is collecting new, used and damaged jeans at the locations listed in last week's story, not just unused jeans like previously reported by The Valley Breeze.

Christmas services

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland Dec. 24, Christmas Eve - Children's pageant with holy Eucharist at 4 p.m.; Contemporary service with music by Hymns & Hers and holy... more

Emmanuel Church offers service for those struggling with holiday blues

CUMBERLAND - Emmanuel Episcopal Church rectors are reminding residents that a special contemplative service of remembrance and healing will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, 7-8 p.m., for all who find the... more

Adventist Youth meet in Providence

PROVIDENCE - The Adventist Youth Ministries of the Seventh Day Adventists holds its leadership congress at the Rhode Island Convention Center the weekend of Jan. 23-25. Early registration is... more

Friends Bookstore names raffle winners

CUMBERLAND - The Friends Bookstore at Cumberland Public Library's Hayden Center has announced the winners of its Anime figurine raffle. Abby Weiner and Maria Lage, both of Cumberland, have won. The... more

See 'Polar Express' at Lincoln library

LINCOLN - Families are invited to see the holiday classic "The Polar Express" at the Lincoln Public Library on Monday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. The program is for all... more

Hang some warm clothing on YWCA Mitten Tree

WOONSOCKET - The YWCA Rhode Island at 514 Blackstone St. is displaying a Mitten Tree from now until Jan. 10. All donations of mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and other warm clothing are... more