Mayor 'proud' of education support, but school leaders want more

CUMBERLAND – School funding is up some $8.6 million since 2013, between local increases and state aid, say town officials. But how many of those dollars are reaching students in classrooms? A slim... more

Two-cent rate cut proposed in new fire budget

Cumberland’s Lemois: ‘The merger is working; taxes are down’
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CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Fire District is proposing a 2.8 percent increase in spending next year, but a 2-cent cut to the tax rate, according to a budget plan that will be presented in the first... more

Cumberland teen is top student in Mount Class of ’16

WOONSOCKET – Douglas Dubosky, of Cumberland, and Nicholas Dash, of Bellingham, Mass., are the top two students in a class of 113 graduates this year from Mount Saint Charles Academy. Marissa Liotta... more

Downspouts ripped from Cumberland’s Town Hall

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CUMBERLAND – Town officials are preparing to add security cameras to Town Hall after thieves disassembled and stole parts of eight custom-made, aluminum rain gutter downspouts from the side of the... more

Cumberland 3-year-old is ‘heart hero’ at Keep the Beat Walk

Mother of 2 aims to provide support for families dealing with heart defects
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CUMBERLAND – Scarlet Zabbo was just 2 days old when she had heart surgery. Now, the 3-year-old from Cumberland and her family are preparing for this year’s Keep the Beat CHD Awareness Walk in June.... more

Help the rescue truck find you fast

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CUMBERLAND – Don’t make emergency responders have to hunt for your house, the Cumberland Rescue Service is urging. When seconds count, valuable time can be lost when house numbers aren’t posted... more

Cumberland High School teacher is new RITELL president

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School’s Flavia Molea Baker, an ELL instructor, was elected president of the Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners. Baker, who was born in Buenos Aires,... more

Suspect in Freedom Bank robbery nabbed in Attleboro

CUMBERLAND – Police on Tuesday arrested a Massachusetts man in connection with the robbery of the Freedom National Bank at 2152 Mendon Road, in Cumberland, on Monday at 1:10 p.m. Richard Cassano, 51... more

Cumberland ‘food fest’ awaits sign-ups by local restaurants

CUMBERLAND – Parks & Recreation Director Mike Crawley said this week that he’s hoping to stage a “Taste of Cumberland Cultural Food Fest” event at Diamond Hill Park on Saturday, July 9, that... more

MacBeth dropping out of politics

CUMBERLAND – State Rep. Karen MacBeth won't be running for the Congressional seat currently held by U.S. David Cicilline after all, she announced Monday. In fact, she'll be taking a break entirely... more

Get fired up for Breeze Grilling Recipe Contest

New Weber grills await the grand prize winners
Anyone can throw a hunk of meat on the grill for a fast meal, but what makes it great is the preparation done ahead of time. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, The Valley Breeze is asking our... more

Cumberland, Woonsocket GOP groups meet May 26

CUMBERLAND – All Republican and unaffiliated voters are invited to a joint meeting of the Cumberland and Woonsocket Republican Committees on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the Hayden Center, Room 2,... more

Fund set up to help former Cumberland resident

WOONSOCKET – A former Woonsocket High School student who now lives with her three children in Maui is facing extensive travel and medical expenses after her son’s diagnosis with Diffuse Intrinsic... more

See the stars at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – Amateur astronomers will soon be able to use a telescope that will go in circulation at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, soon, thanks to the Friends of the... more

Register now for a space at Community Yard Sale

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring its annual Cumberland Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 11, at the Monastery Grounds, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, in... more

Brunch Bunch Toastmasters will hold Speak-a-thon

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold a Speak-a-thon on Saturday, May 28, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road... more

C-SEAC meets Tuesday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library’s Hayden Center at 1464 Diamond Hill Road. This is... more

Learn computer skills on Tech Tuesdays at the library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is offering a series of computer workshops for adults called Tech Tuesdays. Each session runs from 10 to 11:30 am. There will also be an evening version of... more

CHS Class of 1969 plans birthday party

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Class of 1969 Reunion Committee has organized a 65th birthday party for the class to be held Saturday, June 11, at the Friendly Tap on Mendon Road, Cumberland... more

St. John Vianney Seniors meet for dinner June 15

CUMBERLAND – St. John Vianney Church seniors will have a meeting and dinner on Wednesday, June 15, at the Coachmen’s Lodge, 273 West Wrentham Road, Bellingham, Mass. Family-style chicken dinner and... more