Historic plaque program envisioned in Cumberland

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CUMBERLAND – A historic plaque can enhance a home’s curb appeal, increase a property’s value, and create a better sense of place, say town officials. In Cumberland, 239 buildings in seven local... more

CHS student walkout a peaceful protest on gun violence

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CUMBERLAND – Last Wednesday’s student walkout at Cumberland High School was held without incident, though it sparked endless debates among adults on social media about whether it should have happened... more

Cumberland school board votes against stipend increase

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CUMBERLAND – School Committee members reversed course on a plan to bump up annual stipends for those serving on the board, voting 4-2 March 8 to say no to the pay raises. For the past several months... more

Cumberland residents invited to school safety forum

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Department will host a public forum to share updates on school safety protocols, hear concerns, and answer questions from the community on Tuesday, March 27, at 6:... more

Masterson addresses shooting comments made at McCourt

CUMBERLAND – McCourt Middle School Principal Jay Masterson on Tuesday gave parents details on an incident involving a student “making comments about the recent school shooting in Florida.” Students... more

Mitchell: Parents can opt out of middle school survey

CUMBERLAND – Local parent Joseph Bonnici, of 55 Farm Drive, is questioning a survey being given to middle school students. Bonnici, in an email to Supt. Bob Mitchell, said students at North... more

Charlton gets a new job at Providence school

CUMBERLAND – Former Cumberland High School Principal Donna Charlton is the new interim principal of the Nowell Leadership Academy in Providence. The Providence Journal, in a run-down of people... more

David Belisle named winner of Knights of Columbus Hope Award

Mount hockey coach, former Cumberland American Little League manager will receive prestigious honor April 21
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland resident and Mount Saint Charles Academy hockey coach David Belisle has been selected by the Rhode Island Knights of Columbus to receive the Hope Award at this spring’s 125th... more

Four Diamond Hill Scouts elevated to Eagle

CUMBERLAND – Four Boy Scouts from Troop 1 Diamond Hill were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor Saturday at St. John Vianney Church. The boys are Paul-Hugo Arcand, Benjamin J.... more

Holy Week, Easter church services

The following churches announce Holy Week and Easter services that are open to all. Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25, 8:30 a.m... more

Birthday Club

March 23 Kathy Thorpe: To my sister, a gift from God, what would I do without you? Happy Birthday, Love Mare