Long-time Council President Higgins out of the running
By By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor
CUMBERLAND – The town’s new mayor, Bill Murray, celebrated success Tuesday by releasing the sense of humor he’s kept bottled up during the campaign.
“All I can say is,” he told exhausted volunteers... more
CUMBERLAND – Jim Scullin may press forward with his campaign for both a District 3 seat on the Town Council and at-large seat on the Fire Committee.
Both Scullin's District 3 opponent, Jeff Kearns,... more
CUMBERLAND – Police Chief John Desmarais conceded Wednesday that he’s “concerned” but said law enforcement guidelines required his department to arraign and then release John Lourenco Jr., the local... more
Split vote means they won't back Board of Canvassers
By MARCIA GREEN, Valley Breeze Editor
CUMBERLAND - The last Town Council meeting before the Democratic primary election last week erupted in shouting so loud that Town Solicitor Tom Hefner stepped in to urge adjournment.
The issue at... more
CUMBERLAND - As fast as balloting on Tuesday sealed the news on the town's mayor, it opened speculation about what kind of a Town Council he'll be dealing with.
The mayor-elect was just a few minutes... more
CUMBERLAND - Town Council members last week defeated, 4 to 3, an eight-month effort by Town Council member Art Lambi to essentially subtract $10 from every bill issued on a vehicle worth at least $1,... more
CUMBERLAND - He's just 20 years old and still a college student, but he easily prevailed Tuesday in the Democratic runoff for the District 1, Valley Falls, Town Council seat.
Josh Call-Fregeau waved... more
CUMBERLAND - Town leaders formally brought to a close one of the most difficult negotiations last Friday when they signed a three-year contract with the town's police union, Fraternal Order of Police... more
CUMBERLAND - A half-dozen High Street residents mounted a strong protest last week, but couldn't delay a Planning Board vote that gave an initial go-ahead to a two-story commercial structure that... more
CUMBERLAND - Two ordinances likely to draw plenty of resident testimony are set for the Sept. 17 Town Council meeting.
Councilor Jeff Kearns, District 3, is proposing a brand-new plan for getting... more
This is the 7th in a series of hikes exploring the trails available to the public in Cumberland.
I couldn't wait to explore the state's Diamond Hill Reservation on the west side of Diamond Hill Road... more
CUMBERLAND - Cumberland voters gave a firm thumbs up to state Treasurer Gina Raimondo Tuesday, giving her 48 percent of the 6,387 votes cast in the contest for Democratic gubernatorial candidate.... more
CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland High School Class of 1953 will hold its 61-year reunion on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Lincoln Country Club, Dexter Rock Road, Lincoln.
Cocktails will begin at noon and lunch... more
CUMBERLAND - The Office of Children, Youth and Learning is now taking registrations for elementary and middle school fall programs.
Offered are ceramics classes for students in grades K-8, chess... more
CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Recreation Department is offering a four-week aerobics program for ages 18 and over, starting Monday, Sept. 15.
The classes, taught by Germaine Krobath, are low-impact,... more
PROVIDENCE - House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and bill sponsor state Rep. Cale P. Keable honored Cumberland teen Samuel Ackerman for his successful campaign for Rhode Island's ratification of the... more
CUMBERLAND - New Dawn Earth Center, 75 Wrentham Road, presents "Imagine a Green Spirituality - Ain't easy bein' green, or is it?" featruing Lee Andrews on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2-5 p.m.
Andrews, who... more
ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Good News Bible Chapel, 235 West St., will host a "Basking in His Presence" gathering, featuring Dave Therrien and Breaking the Darkness, on Friday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.... more
CUMBERLAND - The Friends of the Cumberland Library will hold a Brown Bag book sale Thursday, Sept. 18, 4-7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the... more
CUMBERLAND - As part of its Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer an eight-week course in beginner Irish step dance, for both adults and children, with... more
CUMBERLAND - Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer fiddle classes with instructor Cathy Clasper-Torch.
Class fee for all levels is $80. Classes are taught in a group setting and are... more
CUMBERLAND - Photographer David Wuerth will exhibit his work in the Hayden Center Gallery at the Cumberland Public Library this month.
An artist reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30... more