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Cumberland may close its animal shelter

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CUMBERLAND – Mayor Bill Murray is making plans with Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond to consolidate the two towns’ animal shelters into an expanded facility out by North Central Airport,... more

Cumberland’s finance director leaving, taking municipal job in Warwick

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CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Finance Director Brian Silvia has found a new position closer to home. Silvia will begin his new duties as treasurer for the city of Warwick – where he lives – in the near... more

CHS drone flying team lifts off

School will launch first high school group in state
CUMBERLAND – Technology is taking flight at Cumberland High School. CHS students will be the first in the state to make up the High School Drone Racing League of New England, or HS DRONE, for short,... more

New sign unveiled at Town Hall

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Town Hall got a new sign last week made of carved granite to complement the granite foundation and massive front stairs of the 122-year-old building. Simple and formal in its... more

Local girl ‘stands her ground’ after bone marrow transplant

Community rallies around Kilby family
CUMBERLAND – The tenacity of one Cumberland family is being tested, as a teen recovers at Boston Children’s Hospital from a bone marrow transplant, and the Cumberland community rallies around them.... more

Art and technology intersect at Cumberland High School

Students incorporating design, engineering into art projects
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School students in Lauren Scotto’s sculpture class are taking what she calls “baby steps” toward combining art and design with engineering. With the help of Michael Stead... more

Happy Basket, Toys for Tots collecting toy, food donations

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Happy Basket Program is teaming up with Toys for Tots, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Foundation, to provide more than 400 Cumberland children with gifts for the... more

New florist, gift shop digs roots in Cumberland

Former Uncle Ronnie’s flower store blooming once more
CUMBERLAND – Looking around at her new workplace, Kristen Medeiros says, “You have no idea how awesome my job is.” “I come in, and I smell the roses every day – and I wish everybody else could, too... more

Cumberland entrepreneurs talk business with McKee

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland natives Bryan Roberts and Ryan Buttie, entrepreneurs of Luminous Creative Agency, met with Lt. Gov. Dan McKee to talk about challenges small businesses face across Rhode... more

Santa lights up North Cumberland Fire’s tree Sunday

CUMBERLAND – The Lighting of the Green, an Arnold Mills tradition that dates back decades, continues this Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m at the North Cumberland fire station. Capt. Craig Emerson, who... more

Sisters of Mercy applaud Jubilee anniversaries

CUMBERLAND – The Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community congratulated 17 sisters in the state who are celebrating “Jubilee anniversaries” this year, according to a release. The women were honored at... more

Family collecting toys, stockings for patients at Hasbro Hospital

CUMBERLAND – A Cumberland family is collecting unwrapped toys, stockings and gift cards for patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital through Saturday, Dec. 17. Marianne Grimes and Blaine Grenon of... more

Blue Christmas service at Calvin Presbyterian Dec. 14

CUMBERLAND – The holidays can be a difficult time of year for those who have lost a loved one or who have difficult family situations, so Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, will be having a... more

Cumberland High School announces first quarter honor roll

CUMBERLAND – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Cumberland High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Joshua D. Borczynski, Kelly L. Bouchard, Mikayla R. Bowerfind,... more

Clef Singers’ holiday songs at library Dec. 21

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Clef Singers will perform their annual holiday concert at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m.... more

Library hosting holiday Laughter Yoga class

CUMBERLAND – Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and try Laughter Yoga for Holiday Stress Relief, which promises “no awkward poses or strenuous exercises.” The class is on... more

Cumberland library begins after-school program

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is offering an afterschool program called Workshop Wednesdays every week. Each session will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the library’... more

C-SEAC meets Monday at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, beginning at 6 p.m. All... more

St. John Vianney Seniors celebrate with Christmas dinner Dec. 21

CUMBERLAND – St. John Vianney Seniors will meet in the church hall, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, to celebrate Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 21. A turkey dinner will be served at noon. John Walmsley will... more

Birthday Club

DEC. 7 Alice Kelly, Happy 8th Birthday, Gramma! Love, Hailey Petit