Residents and others affected call for alternative, less intrusive plan
By MARCIA GREEN, Valley Breeze Editor
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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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