Cumberland Fire Committee seeks applicants for vacancy

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Town Council is soliciting candidates for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Cumberland Fire Committee. Applicants must be a qualified elector of District 5. For... more

Stop & Shop recalling frozen broccoli

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Stop & Shop is recalling their Stop & Shop brand frozen broccoli florets. This product is being recalled because the... more

Ramesh, Squizzero top CHS Class of 2018

CUMBERLAND – Dev Ramesh is valedictorian, and Caroline Squizzero the salutatorian for the Class of 2018 at Cumberland High School. Ramesh, son of Ramesh Mohan and Chandini Sankaran, will attend... more

Officials sound optimistic note on closing school budget gap

CUMBERLAND – School officials on Tuesday took Town Council members on a deep dive into their plans to make Cumberland a Top 5 school district in the state. The proposed school budget “is a step in... more

Mount’s top 3 students 
all from Cumberland

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles Academy has announced its top students and graduation speakers for the class of 2018. Julia DiSpirito, of Cumberland, will serve as valedictorian, Matthew Melnychuk, of... more

Bear Hill Road resident makes his own sidewalk

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CUMBERLAND – A local resident says he hopes a few boards and a pile of gravel represent the start of a broader effort to protect pedestrians in town. Neighbors of Ralph Peltier, who lives in the... more

Mayor Murray announces re-election campaign

CUMBERLAND – Describing him as “a fierce defender of the taxpayer dollar,” supporters of Mayor Bill Murray on Monday helped him launch his campaign at a kickoff at Club Juventude Lusitana on Chase... more

Mount St. Rita Healthcare Centre names Ethier as Spirit of Mercy recipient

CUMBERLAND – Cheryl Ethier was recently honored as Mount St. Rita Healthcare Centre’s 2018 Spirit of Mercy recipient for her dedication to the residents and employees of the facility. Ethier, who... more

Mayoral campaigns reveal their key leaders

CUMBERLAND – The two Democrats who have announced their intentions to do battle for mayor this fall have announced the key leaders in their campaigns, and the names will be familiar to many town... more

Looking for a lift

Local schools rally around community member with ALS
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Donna Guevremont, a resident of North Smithfield and finance director at Mercymount Country Day School, was no stranger to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurological disease... more

Lack of home nurses spells trouble for families

Agencies push for better pay
PAWTUCKET – Every year, the Grant family of Pawtucket applies for the state’s Katie Beckett waiver allowing the reimbursement they need to keep daughter Teagan at home instead of in an institution.... more

Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting set for June 9

WARWICK – An Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m., in the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. The program, sponsored by Rhode Island Chapter 273 Vietnam... more

Walsh Brothers promotes Cumberland’s Conners

CUMBERLAND – Walsh Brothers Inc., a Boston-based construction management firm, announced Monday that Darlene Conners, of Cumberland, has been promoted from manager of human resources to director of... more

How to Run for Office seminars available

PROVIDENCE – The Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, is offering How to Run for Office seminars to current and potential... more

Dancer earns SBA award

LINCOLN – Carol Dancer, president of Absorbent Specialty Products based in Cumberland, was honored with the New England Woman-Owned Small Business award from the U.S. Small Business Administration at... more

Council on Aging offering trips

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Friends of the North Attleboro Council on Aging is offering seven trips arranged through Conway Tours. For details, contact trip coordinator Christine Zurowski at 508-208-... more

DeBlois promoted to VP at Butler & Messier

CUMBERLAND – Pawtucket-based Butler & Messier Insurance recently promoted longtime staffer Diane DeBlois, of Cumberland, to vice president of operations, part of the agency’s goal of expanding... more

St. Aidan Seniors will meet June 1

CUMBERLAND – The St. Aidan Seniors Club will meet on Friday, June 1, at St. Aidan Parish Center, 1460 Diamond Hill Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. There will be an... more

NRI Chamber hosting PawSox BBQ & Game event

PAWTUCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce is organizing a PawSox BBQ & Game event on Friday, June 8, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., when the Pawtucket Red Sox take on the Indianapolis... more

Preservation Society showcasing 5 historical homes

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Attleboro Historic Preservation Society’s annual house tour will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five historically significant Attleboro houses will be... more

Cicilline will host Community Conversation in North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – U.S. Rep. David Cicilline will host a Community Conversation at North Providence High School, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave., on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, or... more

Rhode Island Resource Recovery announces dates of Community Shred Days

JOHNSTON – Rhode Island Resource Recovery will hold a series of free shredding events, to provide residents with more opportunities to properly recycle intact sensitive documents. Residents can... more

Leclerc to speak at American French Genealogical Society on Saturday

WOONSOCKET – The American French Genealogical Society is hosting Michael J. Leclerc, an internationally known genealogist, on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. Leclerc will be presenting the program “The... more

LEC seeking host families for French students

Loisirs Culturel A L’Etranger is seeking local host families for French students this summer, from July 6 to 26 and/or Aug. 2-22, a three-week stay. Students bring their own spending money, have... more

‘Paws to De-Stress’ offers teens chance to unwind

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is offering “Paws to De-Stress,” a series for teens in grades 6-12 offering the opportunity to meet with credentialed therapy dogs and their teams to ease... more

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful seeks volunteers

PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, an environmental education arm of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and affiliate of the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, is seeking... more

On Common Ground seeks mentors to help adults experiencing poverty

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – On Common Ground is seeking mentors for adults experiencing poverty in the Attleboro area. The organization will hold an open house on Wednesday, May 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 453... more