Council vote stalls Cumberland solar farm

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CUMBERLAND – They’re called solar farms, but Town Council members are questioning whether a commercial power plant belongs in an agricultural zone. Council members voted 4 to 3 last week to table... more

Concerns about state’s future propels pediatrician to campaign trail

Dr. Cannon pursues Rep. MacBeth's House 52 seat
CUMBERLAND – By many measures, she’s not the kind of person who runs for the General Assembly. But Dr. Lisa Cannon, 36, of 105 Arnold Drive, a Republican and part-time pediatrician, says she’s... more

Reading Owls provides Jamaican children access to books

Cumberland woman hopes to strengthen reading culture in poor, rural towns
CUMBERLAND – The first time Elaine Dickson of Cumberland walked up the staircase leading into the Boston Public Library, tears flowed down her cheeks. She’d never seen such a thing – a beautiful... more

Baron installed as 2017 president of Northern R.I. Board of Realtors

LINCOLN – Mary Baron was installed as the 2017 President of the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors on Sept. 22, at the Kirkbrae Country Club. Baron has been a member of the Realtor Association... more

More cash moving into town’s open space funding account

CUMBERLAND – In this town that enthusiastically backs bonds for open space spending, town officials have found a way to put aside more cash for future purchases. Earlier this month, Town Council... more

Wanted: Cooks for Chopped Challenge at the library

CUMBERLAND – Are you a fan of the Food Network show “Chopped”? The Cumberland Public Library is looking for three amateur cooks to compete in its own Chopped Challenge on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to... more

Yard waste collection resumes week of Oct. 17

CUMBERLAND – Just in time for the falling leaves, curbside collection of yard waste will resume on Monday, Oct. 17, and continue on regular trash pick-up days through Dec. 2, town officials... more

Library’s new Teen Center opens Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library invites everyone to Fall into Fun this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The day begins with a Silent... more

Cumberland Public Library’s fall storytimes begin Monday

CUMBERLAND – Fall storytimes begin on Monday, Oct. 3, at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. No registration is necessary. All storytimes are drop-in and run through Wednesday, Nov... more


CUMBERLAND – Just to clarify, Cumberland has a total of three Republicans running in this November’s election, and in last week’s Valley Breeze, two of them weren’t identified properly. Bill “B.J.”... more

Sign up for free ballet classes at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, along with Heritage Ballet of Lincoln, will present free ballet classes for children ages 3-4 and 5-6 beginning Thursday, Oct. 6. Classes will take place... more

Join other Minecraft fans and play at the library

CUMBERLAND – Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at the Cumberland Public Library’s Minecraft Clubs, which meet the first Tuesday of the month, now through December. The next... more

Shush – it’s a Silent Reading Party Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Give yourself a few hours of guilt-free reading time at the Cumberland Public Library’s Silent Reading Party this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Adults and teens 15 and older... more

Franklin Farm house restoration moves forward

CUMBERLAND – Work on the town’s Franklin Farm 1850-era farmhouse will move ahead, after the Town Council approved to retain Haynes De Boer Architecture and Preservation for design services and... more

SAT scores for Cumberland, Lincoln outdistance state averages

Scores on college entrance exams released Tuesday, known simply as SATs, show Cumberland High School students boosted their reading scores by 11 points this year, while Lincoln High test-takers lost... more

Cannon fundraiser is serving up breakfast

CUMBERLAND – There will be a family-friendly breakfast fundraiser for Dr. Lisa Cannon, Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, in District 52, this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m.... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 3 David Lukasiewicz, Happy Birthday to our favorite son! You’ve become a great husband, father and father-to-be! Lots of love, Mom, Dad, Zack and Caramel. Oct. 4 Michaela Mongeon, Happy 16th... more

St. John Vianney Seniors meet Oct. 19

CUMBERLAND – St. John Vianney Seniors Club will meet in the church hall on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon. A meatloaf dinner will be served. The Four Guys from the R.I. Singers will be the guest... more

Brown Bag Book Sale starts Oct. 6 at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Friends of the Cumberland Public Library is holding its semi-annual Brown Bag Book Sale on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct... more