McKee, school board find tentative common ground

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CUMBERLAND - School Committee Chairwoman Lisa Beaulieu called Mayor Daniel McKee "juvenile" at last week's school board meeting. But only after McKee reminded her for the eighth time that she and her... more

Lost dog sent to Cumberland shelter

CUMBERLAND – A small dog found Wednesday, April 16, on Little Pond County Road has been brought to the Cumberland Animal Shelter on Martin Street. The dog was found wearing a red collar, but no... more

Social Security benefits for longer work hours - McKee's offer for teachers

CUMBERLAND - Mayor Daniel McKee is suggesting Cumberland teachers need a new contract that would begin to phase in a longer school day - up to 400 hours a year. In exchange for working on longer... more

Polling places under review before this fall's elections; McLaughlin school near limit

CUMBERLAND - So many citizens are registered to cast ballots at the McLaughlin Cumberland Hill School, Precinct 803, that Town Clerk Sandra Giovanelli is forced to seek out a new polling place to... more

Two Diamond Hill Park projects advancing

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CUMBERLAND - Two projects at Diamond Hill Park are moving forward. This week, the Town Council was expected to approve $6,900 to hire the Pare Corporation of Lincoln to do the engineering plans for... more

CHS alum runs to raise money for Crohn's Disease

CUMBERLAND - Hoping to help find a cure for a disease that makes her life "an everyday battle," a University of Rhode Island freshman is running a half marathon to raise money and support for Crohn's... more

Meat prices on the rise with no relief expected by summer

Sellers reluctant to pass on the costs, hopeful for grilling season
The cost of meat is hitting record highs, with little or no relief expected by the summer grilling season. Experts say there are a variety of factors for the unusually high prices, from bad weather... more

Cumberland photographer 4th in Yankee Magazine contest

CUMBERLAND - Robert Dansereau of Sun Valley Drive has placed 4th in Yankee Magazine's "My New England" reader photo contest. Winning photographs are featured in Yankee's March/April 2014 issue. His... more

Vernal Arts & Music Festival brings new event to Chase Farm

LINCOLN - Chase Farm Park will be the site of the inaugural Vernal Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, May 31, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The free event, which will feature music and dancing on stage as... more

Easter services

Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. Sunday, April 13 - Procession of Palms and Palm Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday service,... more

Burman accepted into Peace Corps

CUMBERLAND - Woonsocket resident Tamara Burman, the director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Kyrgyz... more

Electronics collection April 26 at Four Corners Chapel

CUMBERLAND - Indie Cycle Inc. is holding a free electronic waste collection and fundraising event on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Four Corners Community Chapel, corner of Diamond Hill... more

Kids' cooking program Tuesday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will hold a Farm to Plate cooking program for children 4-12 on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be a spring-themed story and children will... more

McCourt softball team to hold car wash and bake sale

CUMBERLAND - The McCourt Middle School Girl's Softball Team will hold a Car Wash & Bake Sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Chapel Four Corners, corner of Diamond Hill... more

Celebrate Earth Day at Franklin Farm

CUMBERLAND - Bring the whole family or just come yourself, for games, crafts and planting at Franklin Farm on Abbott Run Valley Road on Saturday, April 26. Farm volunteers will be celebrating Earth... more

Celebrate Poetry Month at the library

CUMBERLAND - In celebration of Poetry Month in April, Cumberland Public Library will hold an open mic Poetry Cafe at the Cumberland Public Library on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. A free gift... more

Children's scrapbooking program offered on April 24

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library invites children 8-12 to register for an April vacation scrapbooking program to be held on Thursday, April 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will be... more

Library offers 'Read to Me' packets

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library invites all town residents with new additions to their families to stop by the Children's Room and receive their "Read to Me" packet. The packet includes a... more

Recreation Dept. offers children's painting classes

CUMBERLAND - The Recreation Department is offering art classes for children ages 6 and above. In the four-week course, children will use watercolor, oil pastel and ink to create a masterpiece of... more

Team Poirier walks for Sarcoma May 10

HUDSON, Mass. - Team Poirier will again be participating in the 10th annual "12,402 Steps to Cure Sarcoma Walk" at Hudson High School on May 10. It has been eight years since June Poirier,... more