Since 1991, homegrown festival has raised $1.5 million for local youth sports
By DENISE PERREAULT, Valley Breeze Correspondent
"We had more people tell us it wasn't going to work," Dave Chenevert recalled about the start of Cumberlandfest in 1991.
Well, when you think about it, who can blame the early naysayers?
There was a... more
CUMBERLAND - Mayor Bill Murray announced Friday afternoon he has now identified a new location for the public safety complex, and has given up on all efforts to use acreage within the Monastery... more
CUMBERLAND - Resident Erik Hamel and his wife are seeking help from the public in locating the driver of a car they say hit them on Diamond Hill Road eastbound as it was coming off Exit 11 on 295.... more
The Albion bridges spanning the Blackstone river and the canal reopened Friday afternoon, two weeks ahead of schedule, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday afternoon.
The surprise... more
PROVIDENCE - They went to Providence last January with plans for reporting potholes to the state, relief from mid-winter evacuation drills for elementary schoolers, stiffer penalties for hit-and-run... more
CUMBERLAND - If your household is one of the 4,000 that still owes this year's fire taxes, you can relax a little.
The Cumberland Fire Committee voted 5 to 2 Tuesday night to extend the payment... more
CUMBERLAND - Summer school took on a whole new meaning for a group of about 40 students at Cumberland High.
Instead of trying to catch up on work during the summer, this group of 44 incoming freshmen... more
WOONSOCKET - Traffic snarls at Mendon Road and Highland Corporate Park are expected ease a bit with a change in turning lanes for drivers existing from Park East Drive.
A plan devised by Woonsocket... more
CUMBERLAND - Interviews are underway this week for a new school athletic director to replace Christopher Tashijian, Supt. Philip Thornton confirmed.
About 20 have applied for the Cumberland position... more
PROVIDENCE - Cumberland's Kerlence T. Pierre, 23, was killed late in the evening of July 26 when his motorcycle crashed on Route 95 South in downtown Providence.
Pierre, a 2010 graduate of Cumberland... more
PAWTUCKET - Jill Soares, of Cumberland, a senior project manager on the development team at the global play company Hasbro Inc. was named a Daily Point of Light by the nonprofit Points of Light.... more
CUMBERLAND - Join Alyssa Silva and friends at the 6th annual Working On Walking dinner fundraiser Monday, Aug. 10, in the Twin River Casino banquet room at 6 p.m.
Tickets for dinner are $40, and... more
CUMBERLAND - The Larry Mills Scholarship Fund presented two scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Troop 1 Arnold Mills last month.
Scholarships of $1,500 each were presented to Kyle... more
Cumberland residents Olivia Gould and Elizabeth Healey each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Dunkin' Donuts franchisees of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts recently, as part of... more
Nancy O'Halloran, Happy Birthday new Gramma! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze.
Happy Birthday Karen Buckley, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze!
Michael McCourt Jr., Happy... more
CUMBERLAND - Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, will hold its annual Back to School event on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a limited number of backpacks available... more
CUMBERLAND - Last weekend's Scarlet Raven concert at the Community Methodist Church in Valley Falls was postponed until Aug. 22 after a family member of the band's lead singer became seriously ill.... more