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‘Ugly’ storage containers coming to Diamond Hill Park

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CUMBERLAND – In a 4 to 2 vote last week, Town Council members agreed to buy three 40-foot-long steel containers to use for storing Haunted Hill and Winterfest supplies at Diamond Hill Park. Approval... more

Cumberland woman killed after being hit by bus

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland resident Michelle Cagnon, 30, was struck by a bus early Wednesday morning and has since died, according to Providence Police. Cagnon was struck at approximately 8 a.m.... more

Cumberland Touch-a-Truck event is this Sunday

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Professional Firefighters Local 2722 will hold its annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road. The... more

Cumberland woman indicted on burglary, weapons charges

PROVIDENCE - Alexandria Bergeron, 21, of Manville Hill Road, Cumberland, is one of three suspects indicted by a statewide grand jury this week related to a May 16 incident in Glocester. All three... more

Texas judge orders transgender policy injunction

CUMBERLAND – The Dallas Morning News is reporting that a federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration's instructions for public schools to accommodate transgender students... more

Naushon Mill project moves forward with commercial zoning

Project targets ‘young urban professionals’
CUMBERLAND – Bill Gately’s plan to reinvent a condemned riverside mill as “a place for millennials to play, eat and occupy” sailed through the Town Council’s zoning approval process last week. He’ll... more

Comp plan says yes, but council says no

Debate centers on apartment project at Mendon Road and Broad Street
CUMBERLAND – Legal action against Cumberland could now be filed, Mayor Bill Murray is complaining, following the Town Council’s rejection last week of a zoning change that would have converted a... more

New plan: Drop PARCC scores from grad requirements

State education officials explain draft for new diploma regulations
CUMBERLAND – Starting with the Class of 2021, high school students will see changes to their graduation requirements, if the latest plan proposed by the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Council... more

CHS math teacher Jahnz wins national recognition

CUMBERLAND – Kristen Jahnz, a 20-year math teacher at Cumberland High School, has been named a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She’s one... more

Lambi prevails on $500 increase to vehicle tax exemption

CUMBERLAND – You’ll pay $10 less per vehicle on your tax bill next May, thanks to an increased tax exemption championed since 2014 by Councilor Art Lambi. Town Council members gave the plan a 5 to 1... more

New contract gives raises to unionized town employees

CUMBERLAND – The town’s employee union has settled a new employment contract that calls for raises of 7 percent over three years: 2 percent raise this year retroactive to July 1; 2 percent increase... more

CHS ball fields getting new scoreboards

CUMBERLAND – Three new high school scoreboards, each of which will bear the name of a local sponsor, were approved for purchase last week by the Town Council. Navigant Credit Union will sponsor the... more

FM Global awards grant to Cumberland Fire District

CUMBERLAND – Commercial property insurer FM Global has awarded the Cumberland Fire District a $2,200 fire prevention grant. The award will be used to assist with planning to efficiently collect and... more

Cumberland resident launches Ally Marketing

CUMBERLAND – Keith Marshall of Cumberland has launched Ally Marketing, a digital marketing consultancy at 655 Mendon Road. The business offers Google advertising and analytics, search engine... more

Bradley notes his support of school department

CUMBERLAND – Councilor Peter Bradley said this week he pledges to continue to work with the school department on maintenance issues. Bradley says he was “instrumental in having the town pay half of... more

Kane: Expanded tax base protects senior services

CUMBERLAND – Tom Kane, candidate for an at-large Town Council seat, said this week, “Since starting my campaign, one of my canvassing goals has been to meet all of the town’s senior citizens. “... more

Chenevert wants to share ‘real-life’ business experience

CUMBERLAND – Dave Chenevert says he’s asking for residents’ votes in the Sept. 13 primary in his run to represent House District 52. Said Chenevert, “I view this year’s election as the chance to take... more

Marszalkowski will fight to eliminate car taxes

CUMBERLAND – Alex Marszalkowski, a Democratic candidate for House District 52, said he will work to eliminate the burden of the car tax on Rhode Island vehicle owners. “The car tax is one of the most... more

College news

Sofia DaCosta of Lincoln has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Siena College. DaCosta received a scholarship through The Tomorrow Fund charity for children with cancer. She was... more

Our Lady of Fatima Church will host motorcycle run

CUMBERLAND – The Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, will hold its second annual OLF Youth Ministry Motorcycle Run on Saturday, Sept. 3. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and... more

St. Aidan Senior Group meets Sept. 2

CUMBERLAND – St. Aidan Senior Group will meet Friday, Sept. 2, at St. Aidan Parish Center, Diamond Hill Road. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.; the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. A luncheon of sandwiches... more

Brunch Bunch Toastmasters meets Saturday at library

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will meet this Saturday from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The Saturday... more

‘Pride in Cumberland’ event at Franklin Farm

CUMBERLAND – Town employees, members of elected and appointed boards and commissions, and candidates for office are invited to the town’s Franklin Farm, 142 Abbott Run Valley Road, on Wednesday, Aug... more

Marszalkowski fundraiser is Sept. 6

CUMBERLAND – The Friends of Alex Marszalkowski, endorsed Democrat candidate for the District 52 House of Representatives seat, are holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Angelo’s Palace Pizza,... more

Safe Sitter class Sept. 13 at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library will hold a one-day Safe Sitter course for ages 11-14 on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Safe Sitter is more than just a babysitting class. It... more

Cumberland library offering computer classes

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is offering a series of weekly computer workshops for adults called Tech Tuesdays. Each session will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m.... more