Cumberland

Developer has big plans for old Naushon Mill

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CUMBERLAND – A Massachusetts developer is proposing a major overhaul of one of the region’s giant textile mills with the goal of installing apartments, a restaurant where diners can overlook the... more

Cumberland residents arrested for possession of marijuana, firearms

CUMBERLAND – Two Cumberland residents, Andres Mena, 27, of 15 Valley Stream Drive and Paolo Parra, 36, also of 15 Valley Stream Drive, are facing charges for possession of more than five kilos of... more

Finans’ 1940 Ford Deluxe restored for 60th anniversary

CUMBERLAND – It was the kind of idyllic honeymoon that dreams are made of. After a week in Bermuda, John and Anita (Genest) Finan hopped in their 1940 Ford Deluxe and drove to Canada, meandering... more

Solar farm proposed for northern Cumberland

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CUMBERLAND – The town’s first solar farm, a privately operated enterprise described as a “vast array of solar panels” is being proposed on a 30-acre lot of open land near the corner of West Wrentham... more

Garvin, Ashton lose extra reading support as budget balanced

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CUMBERLAND – A school budget plan first shared with the public in mid-March may have finally wrapped up last week with many of Supt. Bob Mitchell’s new requests included. School Committee members... more

Mendon Road apartment plan already advocated by new comp plan

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CUMBERLAND – There are 13 suggested zoning changes listed in the 2016 Cumberland Comprehensive Plan adopted just this past month by the Town Council. And the first of those – to allow multi-family... more

Officials: Fire board election called ‘flat out embarrassment’

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CUMBERLAND – A fire board election that’s unexpectedly running without rules this year – including no requirement to file election spending reports – is prompting the board’s chairman, Bruce Lemois,... more

BV Prep High advances through initial approval stage

CUMBERLAND – The town’s new high school, the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy High School at 15 Jones St., is on track for a September 2017 opening following initial master plan approval by the... more

CHS graduate lives more than a decade past life expectancy

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland’s Blaine Grenon continues to beat the odds after he turned 21 on Monday despite living with Menkes disease – a condition where life expectancy is typically less than 10 years... more

Chenevert back in campaign mode, running for House District 52

CUMBERLAND – David Chenevert, who previously served a decade on the Town Council, says he’s “excited to be back in the political arena” as a candidate for House District 52. Said Chenevert in a... more

Dan Pedro wants to return to school board

CUMBERLAND – Daniel Pedro, who is running for the open at-large seat on the School Committee, said in a statement this week, “I am confident my experience as an educator and former Cumberland School... more

College news

Jill Rossi of Cumberland was inducted into Emmanuel College’s circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. Forrest Beaulieu graduated summa cum laude from the University of... more

Ciolino inducted into Naval Academy Class of 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Salvatore Ciolino, a graduate of Cumberland High School, was inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2020 on June 30, and began six weeks of basic midshipman training as part... more

R.I. Artist Comes Home to Create Dance

CUMBERLAND – Alexandra Rose, an emerging modern dance choreographer who grew up in Cumberland, has returned to the Rhode Island area to choreograph her latest work. Her piece is still in its... more

Calvin Church holding Vacation Bible School

CUMBERLAND – Calvin Presbytarian Church, 126 Angell Road, invites families to register for Vacation Bible School, taking place from July 25 to 29. The program is free. Children in preschool (3-years-... more

Learn to code class is July 28 at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – Learn how to code at the Cumberland Public Library on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This career-building – and just plain fun – event will give participants the ability to build... more

Family Bingo at the Cumberland Library

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host a Family Bingo event for children 4-12 and their families on Thursday, July 28, at 6 p.m in the Children’s Room. This 45-... more

Cumberland Public Library collecting canned pet food

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is collecting canned dog and cat food to give to Cumberland’s Animal Shelter from Monday, June 21 to Friday, Aug. 12. The pet food collection is running... more

Libraries trustees meet Monday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the library. Individuals requesting interpreter service for the hearing impaired... more

Cumberlandfest returns Aug. 5-7

CUMBERLAND – Organizers of this year’s Cumberlandfest announced this week they will be opening the doors at Diamond Hill Park on Friday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7. The weekend will include live... more

Tom Kane fundraiser is July 27

CUMBERLAND – A reception honoring Tom Kane, candidate for Town Council at-large, will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 6-9 p.m. at Venue 131, Angelos Pizza Palace, 131 Mendon Road. The public is... more