Candidates for Cumberland Town Council debate

Two of three candidates for Cumberland Town Council, Art Lambi and Bob Thibodeau, participated in a debate Thursday at The Valley Breeze offices. The debate was sponsored by The Breeze and Hamel Tire... more

In Cumberland, council seats, local questions to be decided

CUMBERLAND - The town's 25,696 registered voters may cast ballots in state and local races at one of 13 polling places as early as 7 a.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 4. Bring along a photo identification,... more

We gather together

Songs of inspiration unite area choirs, benefit food pantry LINCOLN - Songs of harvest and thanksgiving will fill St. Jude Church, 301 Front St., next Sunday, Nov. 2, when area church and school... more

Trick or treat

A few pictures submitted by our readers of children enjoying their big night of trick or treating...

As storm approaches, crews on standby, says National Grid

National Grid announced Friday afternoon its crews are prepared for a storm bearing down on Massachusetts and Rhode Island this Saturday and Sunday. The utility company is noting that forecasts are... more

Meet the candidates for Fire Committee

CUMBERLAND - Seven people will make up the town's brand-new Cumberland Fire Committee - one from each of the five Town Council districts and two representing the entire town as at-large members. This... more

Get a tour of the police station Saturday

CUMBERLAND - While the campaign for a new, $12.5-million public safety complex has been low-key, citizens can get a look at what many have called the "deplorable" state of the police station this... more

School Committee commends Mutter as he departs board

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CUMBERLAND - Jeff Mutter bid farewell to fellow School Committee members Thursday night, the last meeting before the Nov. 4 election. Mutter isn't seeking re-election and will see his at-large seat... more

In Town Council District 1, pair look to replace DaCosta in Valley Falls

CUMBERLAND - In Town Council District 1, Valley Falls, Jim Metivier, the only independent in the town election, says he's embraced the support of the current councilor Manny DaCosta after watching... more

Kearns, Scullin face off in Cumberland Council District 3

CUMBERLAND - Incumbent Republican Jeff Kearns says he's hoping for a second term on the Town Council because he has unfinished projects to pursue - including a management plan for Diamond Hill Park... more

Former principal challenges incumbent in Council District 4

CUMBERLAND - Incumbent Republican Scott Schmitt sets his eyes on taxes as he looks ahead to a second term. He's noting Cumberland's upward swing - from settling its pension and retirement benefits... more

In Town Council at-large race, Thibodeau challenges Lambi on his 'no' votes this year

CUMBERLAND - Town Council candidate Bob Thibodeau came to the taping of The Breeze's campaign debate last week with a vinyl window shade under his arm. Almost immediately, he unrolled it like a... more

Schmitt says 'buzz' is positive but cautions about spending

CUMBERLAND - District 4 Town Council incumbent Scott Schmitt said this week, "I am very optimistic about the future of Cumberland not only for the current residents, but for our children as well. "... more

Scullin would 'move town in right direction'

CUMBERLAND - Jim Scullin, candidate for Town Council in District 3 and at-large on the Fire Committee, said in a statement this week, "The final days of the election season is upon us, and now is the... more

Thibodeau urges voters to cast two at-large ballots

CUMBERLAND - Bob Thibodeau says he urges voters to select two at-large Town Council candidates on Nov. 4. Said Thibodeau this week, "During the campaign, Arthur Lambi has selfishly advised people in... more

Bradley: Protect town's integrity, watch development

CUMBERLAND - "As a lifelong Cumberland resident and graduate of Cumberland High School class of 1989, I have a unique perspective on this great town," says Peter Bradley, candidate for an at-large... more

Call-Fregeau: 'I will be your voice'

CUMBERLAND - Joshua Call-Fregeau, Democratic nominee for the District 1 Town Council seat, said this week, "I want to take this opportunity to thank all those that have supported my candidacy. It's... more

Champagne will restore fire tax exemptions

CUMBERLAND - Ronald Champagne, candidate for Fire Committee in District 5, is noting that under the legislation that created the new committee, taxpayers who are elderly, veterans, widows of veterans... more

Hindle Koutsogiane outlines top issues

CUMBERLAND - Joyce Hindle Koutsogiane, candidate for Cumberland Town Council representing District 4, said this week, "There are a myriad of issues with which the Town Council should deal in the... more

Ouellette works with fire departments across Massachusetts

CUMBERLAND - Cynthia Ouellette says she's new to Cumberland politics but not to the fire service. As a candidate to the Fire Committee in District 3, she says she brings to the table "an array of... more

Kearns praises impact of new charter school on Broad Street

CUMBERLAND - Incumbent Town Council member in Dstrict 3, Jeff Kearns, is saying this week that "Cumberland needs to be a destination for families looking for the highest quality education system in... more

Lambi: Town is 'better than I found it' but work to be done

CUMBERLAND - Recapping his first term as an at-large Town Council member, Art Lambi is commenting this week that "Cumberland was at a cross-road when I first got involved in local politics." He... more

Metivier says he 'rolls up sleeves' to work with both political parties

CUMBERLAND - In the final days of the campaign, independent candidate James Metivier is claiming support from both Democratic and Republican members of the Town Council. "People are tired of petty... more

Four Corners chapel welcomes Duncan as interim pastor

CUMBERLAND - Four Corners Community Chapel announces the appointment of the Rev. Stan G. Duncan as interim pastor. Duncan began serving the local parish on Oct. 2. Duncan is a pastor with dual... more

Eagle Scout candidate Murphy builds planters for children's center

LINCOLN - Life Scout Corey Murphy of Troop 1 Manville completed his Eagle Service Project on Oct. 18 with the help of fellow troop members and their families. His project consisted of building,... more

Arnold Mills Community House hosts Biennial Quilt Show, class registration

CUMBERLAND - The Arnold Mills Community House, 75 Hillside Road, will host its Biennial Quilt Show on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. A wide variety of quilts and quilted items... more

'Giving Wisely to Charities' is Nov. 6

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a "Giving Wisely to Charities" program on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. This is the time of year when many people open their hearts and wallets. A... more

Easy holiday dishes to wow the crowd

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will host a holiday cooking program on Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Holiday cooking can be stressful, expensive, and pretty boring sometimes, but it does... more

Scouting for Food pickup is this Saturday

Thousands of Boy Scouts from across the region dropped off door hangers last weekend asking their communities to donate nutritious, non-perishable food items to this year's Scouting for Food drive.... more

'Nightmare Before Christmas' sing-along at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library will hold a viewing of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Children up to 12 years of age are invited to... more

National Novel Writing Month at the Cumberland Library

CUMBERLAND - Published authors Vicki Corliss and Leigh Brown will be at the Cumberland Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 1, to kick off National Novel Writing Month at 1:30 p.m. The authors will... more

DLH Paranormal Investigations at the library tonight

CUMBERLAND - Deb Vickers is back at the Cumberland Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 30, this time talking about her after-hours work as a ghost hunter. The last time Vickers visited the library she... more

St. Vianney Seniors will meet Nov. 19

CUMBERLAND - The monthly meeting for St. John Vianney Seniors will be held at the church hall on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at noon. A shepherd's pie dinner will be served by Mickey's¬?Clam Shack.... more

Cumberland Lions sponsors NYC trip

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Lions Club is sponsoring a New York City bus trip on Saturday, Nov. 29. Pick up and drop off will be at the rear of Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive. Pick-up is... more

Lions Club hosting Harvest Dinner

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Lions Club will provide food and entertainment at its annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be at the Clube Juventude Lusitana... more

Birthday Club

Nov. 1 Happy birthday, Grace! Love, Auntie Karen, Uncle Rick, Jared & Evan Grace, Happy 13th birthday! Love, Mom & Dad, Hailey & Brewski Grace L'Eureux, Happy birthday to a wonderful... more

Attorney Kincaid named a 'Rising Star'

CUMBERLAND - Kelly A. Kincaid has been selected a "Rising Star" for the second consecutive year by Super Lawyers, New England. She is an attorney with the Providence law firm of Higgins, Cavanagh... more

Yoga class offered at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a yoga class the first three Saturdays in November, at 10 a.m. In this basic yoga class, learn correct alignment and form to keep your body safe.... more

CHS Thespians collecting food Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland High School Thespian Troupe 1995 will hold its "Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat" event on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. The costumed theater students will go door to... more

Mercymount early childhood programs open house Nov. 6

CUMBERLAND - Mercymount Country Day School, 35 Wrentham Road, will hold an Early Childhood Education Open House on Thursday, Nov. 6.¬? Two informal sessions will be held from 8-8:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m... more

Grief and divorce support offered at Calvin Church

CUMBERLAND - A grief support group is offered at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, every Monday at 7 p.m. The church also offers a divorce support group every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more... more

High Low Jack players wanted

CUMBERLAND - Members of the Cumberland Senior Center are looking for players to join in High Low Jack card games on Mondays at 1:45 p.m., except holidays. Call the center at 401-334-2555