IN OUR SCHOOLS - Pathway to competition

This summer, school districts across northern Rhode Island are jockeying for position as they try to get ahead of the field on developing new educational pathway programs for students. With money at... more

Mayor reverses course on property sales; Mutter blasts him on issue

CUMBERLAND – A disagreement over the planned sale of town properties around McCourt Middle School has turned into an issue in the race for Cumberland mayor. Democratic challenger Jeff Mutter said in... more

School board hires two assistant principals for McCourt

Committee also cites surplus at end of school year, need to plan for busing problems from roundabouts
CUMBERLAND – McCourt Middle School will welcome two new assistant principals this fall. Erin Oliver is the new assistant principal for student life at McCourt Middle School, where she’ll help with... more

Dennen’s out of at-large council race; Cumberland fire board may need write-in effort

CUMBERLAND – Two-term School Committee member Bill Dennen, who had declared his intention to run as an at-large candidate for Town Council last month, withdrew from the race this week. Dennen, who... more

Riders: ‘Washboard’ section of Blackstone River Bikeway needs help

CUMBERLAND – On a peaceful but well-traveled section of the Blackstone River Bikeway, a handful of tree roots is giving bikers a hard time and drawing concerns about safety from the bike path’s... more

Sisters of Mercy leadership team adds president from Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – The Sisters of Mercy recently installed Sister Maureen Mitchell, a Cumberland resident, as president. A New Bedford, Mass., native, Mitchell was appointed on June 23 in a ceremony “rich... more

Cumberland GOP meets Tuesday at the library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Republican Town Committee will host its next meeting on Tuesday July 24, at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library’s Hayden Center, Meeting Room 2, located at 1464... more

Local students earn Pell Medal for history

NEWPORT – Sixty-one students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Sen. Claiborne Pell and his wife,... more

CHS Class of 1983 planning 35th reunion

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Class of 1983 is seeking classmates for its 35th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. at J Grays, 405 Mendon Road. Tickets, available in advance, are $55... more