Budget deliberations get off to a 'challenging' start
By MARCIA GREEN, Valley Breeze Editor
CUMBERLAND - Individual fire districts that bid farewell to residents last year by giving them a break on taxes have set up a problem for the unified district that only a General Assembly vote can... more
CUMBERLAND - The Office of the Attorney General issued a ruling Monday that found the new board of the Cumberland Fire District violated the Open Meeting Act on Nov. 10 when the seven new members... more
CUMBERLAND - On April 3, Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722 took the unusual step of filing a grievance against a member of the elected board that oversees the unified fire district.
In conjunction... more
CUMBERLAND - Rachel Santa, the new director of special education in Cumberland, says she is thoroughly impressed by the "great programs" available to the district's special education population.
CUMBERLAND - Lot by lot, vote by vote, the committee charged with finding a spot for a new public safety complex keeps crossing possibilities off its list.
As of this week, the 11 members are down to... more
CUMBERLAND - Town Council members' split agreement last week to spend $69,000 on three new vehicles seemed to come with a couple of suggested strings attached.
Councilor Peter Bradley said he'd like... more
CUMBERLAND - With the help of a new writing initiative, students at B.F. Norton Elementary School are setting an example for districts nationwide on how to teach writing and critical thinking in the... more
CUMBERLAND - What started as a quiet study room at the Cumberland Public Library has transformed into a bustling teen den where middle and high school students spend their afternoons gaming, doing... more
CUMBERLAND - The old Hillside Cafe that Albert Shakan operated for years at 75 Manville Hill Road has a new owner, but Town Council members last week weren't ready to transfer its Class BV liquor... more
CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Fire District's Chief Kenneth Finlay says it was 13 Cumberland firefighters, not members of the town's Public Works Department, who spent six hours clearing snow 5 to 8... more
CUMBERLAND - Joseph L. McCourt Middle School will be hosting an "All Chorus Night" on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m., featuring the McCourt Middle School Chorus, North Cumberland Middle School Chorus... more
CUMBERLAND - The baseball and softball teams of McCourt Middle School will hold a car wash on Sunday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dandurand Real Estate office, 599 Broad St.
All proceeds... more
CUMBERLAND - "Team Poirier" will again be participating in the annual "12,402 Steps to Cure Sarcoma Walk" at Hudson (Mass.) High School on Saturday, May 9.
It has been nine years since June Poirier... more
CUMBERLAND - The URI Master Gardeners will start the seasonal maintenance of the Monastery Gazebo Garden on Saturday, April 18. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy the garden, which showcases... more
CUMBERLAND - Learn to protect yourself from digital scams, fraud and identity theft at the Cumberland Public Library on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m.
Amy Schram of the Better Business Bureau will... more
CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Public Library will offer the program Tame Your Paper Clutter, today, Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m.
Kristin M. MacRae, professional organizer and owner of Organizing In... more
CUMBERLAND - Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway, is holding a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, April 18, with continuous seating from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tickets, available at... more