Cumberland

Nasty comments made public, 3 BVP teachers fired

Chiappetta: ‘Great deal of work’ to rebuild trust
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CUMBERLAND – Three teachers at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy High School were fired Tuesday after administrators say they made “disrespectful and disparaging comments” about students and... more

Comprehensive Plan is a primer on town facilities, services and land use

CUMBERLAND – The town’s services and schools are stressed by rapid growth. Its open space, traffic circulation, and quality of life are challenged. And its urban villages are suffering from a loss... more

Councilors send Earl Wood back to school board

CUMBERLAND – Earl Wood, a 12-year veteran of the School Committee who’d been defeated in 2012, was returned to the board last week by Town Council members filling the District 2 opening created when... more

New bids sought on controversial Community School paving job

CUMBERLAND – School Committee members voted Thursday to rescind a bid award to Johnson Paving and formally advertise for sealed bids on the Community Elementary School paving project after members... more

Fire district is offering quarterly tax payments

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Fire District has mailed its 2016 fire tax bills, says Diane Karolyshyn, district finance director. The tax rate for 2016 has been lowered from last year’s rate of $2.14... more

Scullin bill dead; will run again for dual positions

CUMBERLAND – Jim Scullin will be running once again for positions on both the Town Council and Cumberland Fire Committee he said this week after members of the General Assembly failed to... more

Kane running for at-large seat on Town Council

CUMBERLAND – Coventry’s tax assessor and a licensed Realtor Tom Kane, announced this week he’ll be running for one of the two at-large seats on the Town Council. At-large councilors represent the... more

CHS grad to compete for Distinguished Young Woman of America title

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School graduate Elyssa Sena, who was chosen as the Distinguished Young Woman of Rhode Island, will participate in the 59th Distinguished Young Women National Finals, in... more

CHS raises $4,000 for Working on Walking

CUMBERLAND – For the first time, Cumberland High School held a charity 5K where the donated proceeds benefited a CHS grad. Alyssa Silva, who graduated in 2008, is the founder of Working on Walking.... more

‘Legislative Leap’ rescheduled for Sunday

CUMBERLAND – The “Legislative Leap” skydiving event postponed from June 12 because of high winds, will happen this Sunday at 10 a.m., reports state Rep. Jim McLaughlin, a Democrat representing... more

Three local students graduate from Saint Raphael Academy

Saint Raphael Academy, in Pawtucket, graduated 91 students at its 89th Commencement Ceremonies at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence on Saturday, June 11. The following local... more

Local Toastmasters installing officers Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting and installation of officers this Saturday morning, June 25, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public... more

College news

Lauren Elizabeth Gauthier of Cumberland graduated from Curry College. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The graduation followed a pinning ceremony held the day before. She is... more

Join the Crazy 8s Math Club this summer

CUMBERLAND – Youngsters entering grades 3 through 5 this summer are invited to join Crazy 8s Math Club, a new kind of math club, where you’ll build things, toss beach balls, make sticky art and more... more

Mercymount announces middle school graduates

CUMBERLAND – The 8th-grade class at Mercymount Country Day School celebrated its progression from middle school to high school at graduation ceremonies held at St. John Vianney Church on June 3.... more

Family invited to play bingo at the Cumberland Public Library

CUMBERLAND –The Children’s Room of the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host a family bingo event for children 4 to 12 and their families on Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. The 45-... more

Library will hold game design event Wednesday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host Game Design with Scratch on Wednesday, June 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. Participants will learn step-by-step instructions in... more

Library invites kids to K’Nex Klub

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, invites children 4 and older to the K’Nex Klub from Saturday, July 2-Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. The library will supply K’Nex.... more

Library invites students to Minecraft Club

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, invites students from grades 2-12 to their Minecraft Club on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The Kids Club, grades 2-... more

Library announces Summer Storytime events

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will hold Summer Storytime from Tuesday, July 5-Aug. 9, with the following events. Babies and Books Storytime will be held on... more

July Vacation Bible School at Calvin Presbyterian

CUMBERLAND – Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Rd. This free program will take place from July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church.... more