Another change in Monastery land issue proposed

McKee would put all but 10 acres in an outside trust
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CUMBERLAND - Mayor Daniel McKee, feeling targeted in recent weeks by a save-the-Monastery group that's suggested he has big plans for building on this open space, is proposing a plan to put all but... more

Monastery ballot question approved

Questions raised about legality of breaking conservation easement
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CUMBERLAND – Amending the 2004 Town Council resolution and accompanying restrictive conservation easement for the Monastery Grounds may not be as easy as officials have been indicating. An attorney... more

140 turn out, gear up to protect Monastery

CUMBERLAND – It was standing room only Wednesday for the first meeting of the Monastery Preservation Alliance. Gathered, appropriately it seemed, in the original Monastery chapel that’s now the... more

Cumberland credit rating up again

CUMBERLAND – The town’s credit rating is up again following a new review by Moody’s Investment Service issued July 23. The upgrade takes Cumberland from A1 to Aa3, the firm announced, in part because... more

Cumberland's credit rating gets another boost from Moody's

CUMBERLAND - The town's credit rating is up again following a new review by Moody's Investment Service issued July 23. The upgrade takes Cumberland from A1 to Aa3, the firm announced, in part because... more

Councilor Kearns appeals Board of Elections ruling on Scullin

CUMBERLAND - Town Council member Jeff Kearns has a Sept. 10 date with the Rhode Island Supreme Court where he's hoping to reverse a state Board of Elections decision that's allowing Jim Scullin of... more

Monastery Preservation Alliance starts off strong

CUMBERLAND - It was standing room only last Wednesday for the first meeting of the Monastery Preservation Alliance. Gathered, appropriately it seemed, in the original Monastery chapel that's now the... more

Cumberland man bikes across Cambodia for charity

CUMBERLAND - Biking 50 miles a day for six days through vast countryside, jungles and villages in the heart of Cambodia was difficult at times for Cumberland resident Joseph Trudeau, but he says it... more

Cumberlandfest features two fireworks displays

CUMBERLAND - Celebrating its 23rd year, Cumberlandfest will launch fireworks on both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10, at Diamond Hill Park. The first is one of the most unique displays in New England... more

Baseball Hall of Fame anniversary concert canceled

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - The Aug. 2 concert originally scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame has been canceled, event organizers announced last week. The... more

Three administrators join Cumberland schools

CUMBERLAND - Three new administrators were confirmed by the School Committee Tuesday in a special meeting. * Christopher Tashijian is the new full-time athletic director. He was most recently the... more

Bill Dennen sworn in to school board

CUMBERLAND - Bill Dennen took a seat on the School Committee for the first time at Tuesday's special meeting, replacing Craig Duffy, who moved out of District 2 in early July. Dennen, 43, a senior... more

EPA Superfund site meeting is Aug. 7

CUMBERLAND - The federal Environmental ProtectionAgency will host an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m., where officials will present information on the proposed cleanup plan for... more

Learn all about bubbles on Monday

CUMBERLAND - Bubble-ologist Casey Carle will present his BubbleMania Show at the Cumberland Public Library on Monday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. Children will learn how bubbles form, why they're spherical,... more

Children's Book Club meets Aug. 7

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Library invites readers ages 7-12 to participate in a summer book club. This book club will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.... more

Henna program offered on Tuesday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public library will present Henna by Heather on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. Participants will learn how the red dye is extracted from the henna plant and explain how the... more

Cumberland library offers open art

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library invites all budding scientists to its "Fizz, Boom Read" open art program today, Thursday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-in... more

Stomp Rockets at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host a Stomp Rockets program for teenagers on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. Teens will construct their own paper rockets... more

Design your own T-shirt at the library

CUMBERLAND - Children ages 4-12 are invited to join the Cumberland Public Library in the Children's Room for Design Your Own T-Shirt, on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will create... more

Jokes and floats offered to 'tweens at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public library will present the program "'Tween Time: Funny Jokes and Ice Cream Floats" on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is open to ages 8-12 and will... more

Sign up for SAT prep classes at OCYL

CUMBERLAND - The Office of Children, Youth and Learning is offering a nine-week SAT preparation course this fall, for high school juniors and seniors. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 8.... more

Groups seek to ensure 'high-stakes testing' moratorium enforced, no diplomas wrongfully denied

PROVIDENCE - Nine organizations that pushed for the new law imposing a three-year moratorium on "high stakes testing" as a condition of high school graduation have sent an "urgent request" to state... more

Water monitoring volunteers needed in Cumberland, Pawtucket

The Blackstone River Coalition is looking for volunteer water-quality monitors in Rhode Island to collect data at two sites in the watershed. In Pawtucket, a volunteer is needed for the Blackstone... more

Pasta dinner to help Eagle Scout backpack project

CUMBERLAND - Eagle Scout candidate Michael Denman is holding a pasta dinner to help fund his Eagle project of filling backpacks with personal care items for children in transition. The pasta dinner... more

No bingo at Bear Hill in August

CUMBERLAND - Bear Hill Village, 156 Bear Hill Road, will not hold its bingo event during August. Bingo will resume on Sept. 3. For more information, call 401-333-0030.

Birthday Club

Aug. 2 Melissa Tavares, Happy 21st Birthday. Love, Dad AUG. 3 Nancy O'Halloran, Have a Happy Birthday! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze Michael McCourt Jr., Happy Birthday to one of the... more

St. Aidan Seniors will meet Friday

CUMBERLAND - The St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Aidan Parish Center on Diamond Hill Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. All members are asked to... more

Panera Bread employees awarded for leadership

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland-based Panera Bread franchise Howley Bread Group LTD has recognized employees for excellence and leadership during the first quarter of 2014. The following local residents... more