Concerns aired over EPA's proposed 'capping' solution

Residents and others affected call for alternative, less intrusive plan
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UPDATE: Cumberland Town Council members, at Wednesday's meeting, reviewed what Mayor Daniel McKee called "dueling proposals" and decided they haven't time to comment before the Nov. 6 deadline, set... more

Franklin Farm has record year

CUMBERLAND - For nine years, Franklin Farm has donated produce to families in need, but this year, with the help of many new volunteers, the farm collected a record-breaking 41,444 pounds. That total... more

Cumberland High math up on SATs, but school is far from 'top 10'

CUMBERLAND - Math scores on SATs taken during the 2013-14 school year show Cumberland High School students up nine points compared to a year earlier, according to information released on Oct. 7 by... more

At-large candidates invited to Breeze forum

CUMBERLAND - The Valley Breeze has invited the three candidates for an at-large Town Council seat to debate the issues in a forum that will be videotaped and replayed on the Breeze website.... more

Metivier will bring 'common-sense policies' to Town Hall

CUMBERLAND - Jim Metivier, candidate for Town Council in District 1, is saying this week in a press release, "Cumberland needs a proven leader." "With over 20 years of management experience in the... more

Candidate Sartini supported fire merger 'from day one'

CUMBERLAND - Gene Sartini, a former Town Council member, says he's running for the new Fire Committee in District 5 after "supporting the fire merger since day one." He's been a town resident for 22... more

Bradley: Many questions remain on police calendar

CUMBERLAND - Peter Bradley, Democratic candidate for Town Council at-large, said this week, "The residents of Cumberland have the deciding vote on funding for a public safety complex, and if it does... more

Schmitt: Diamond Hill should not be 'overused or abused'

CUMBERLAND - Said Scott Schmitt, Republican incumbent for the District 4 Town Council seat, "In Cumberland, we are fortunate to have not one, but two large and beautiful parcels of property for our... more

Veterans' services top priority for Call-Fregeau

CUMBERLAND - Joshua Call-Fregeau, Democratic nominee for the District 1 Town Council seat, said in a statement this week, "I believe we owe our veterans more than we could ever repay. Without their... more

Scullin praises charter school impact study

CUMBERLAND - Jim Scullin, Democratic candidate for Cumberland Town Council District 3, says the recent decision of the Cumberland School Committee to study the district's cost of charter school/... more

Kearns: McCourt nature trails are now ready

CUMBERLAND - "Almost a year of planning during my first term on the Town Council, working with community volunteers, has produced well over a mile of nature trails in back of the McCourt Middle... more

Lambi skeptical about new fire board's financial plan

CUMBERLAND - In a statement this week, Cumberland at-large Town Council member Art Lambi said that although he has supported the consolidation of the town's four fire districts from the very... more

Thibodeau would welcome businesses but enforce zoning

CUMBERLAND - Bob Thibodeau, Democratic candidate for Town Council at-large, says he will "work to make Cumberland a great place for businesses to locate and grow." Said Thibodeau in a statement this... more

Hindle Koutsogiane says she would be 'cheerleader' for Cumberland economy

CUMBERLAND - Looking at what she describes as "the proliferation of empty store fronts in town," the Democratic candidate for District 4 Town Council, Joyce Hindle Koutsogiane, says she sees "an... more

Cub Scouts serving pancake breakfast this Sunday

CUMBERLAND - Cub Scout Pack 12 of Berkeley-Ashton is holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Manville Sportsmen's Club, 250 High St., Lincoln. Admission is $6 for... more

Bunny Bonanza at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library is hosting a rabbit care and educational presentation, "Bunny Bonanza," on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is for ages 8... more

Electronics reycling this Saturday in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The town of Lincoln and Indie Cycle LLC recycling company will once again sponsor a mostly-free electronic waste drop-off on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Lincoln Town... more

Learn to buy and sell on eBay

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library is offering an "eBay Q&A" session on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. This information session will include instructions on how to sell on eBay, with... more

Join the fun at 'Rocky Horror' show Oct. 24

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will be showing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Friday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., in an adults-only event that celebrates Halloween. Learn how to do the "Time... more

Get caught reading at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library is celebrating Teen Read Week - "Turn Dreams into Reality at Your Library" - through Saturday, Oct. 18. Teens are encouraged to visit the library and get... more

'Favorite son' McKee will be honored Oct. 27 at House of Pizza fundraiser

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland's Mayor Daniel J. McKee, Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, will be honored at a fundraising event on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Cumberland House of Pizza, 2360 Mendon... more

Join in 'Glow Night' activities at OCYL

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland youth are invited to the Office of Children, Youth, and Learning for "Glow Night" on Thursday, Oct. 23. This free event will engage Cumberland youth in hands-on fun including... more

Landmark Medical Center accepting volunteer applications

WOONSOCKET - Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island are accepting applications for its After-School Volunteer Program, which is open to students 14 or older who are "... more

Three Cumberland Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

CUMBERLAND - Kerry Connolly, Sarah Dolan and Janelle Platt, all from Cumberland, have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouts. All three had to... more