'Real tough storm,' say Cumberland officials

CUMBERLAND - Road conditions turned dangerous in Cumberland on Friday when tree limbs and wires collapsed from heavy snowfall - with some wires catching on fire, according to Frank Stowik of the town... more

Architects’ bids on Cumberland’s safety complex due in two weeks

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CUMBERLAND – Sixteen architectural firms are expressing at least preliminary interest in designing the town’s new public safety complex. All attended the Jan. 20 pre-bid conference with town... more

AG Kilmartin rules that daily fantasy sports are legal in Rhode Island

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PROVIDENCE – After a review, Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin has found that daily fantasy sports are currently legal under Rhode Island law. Kilmartin sent his finding in a letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo... more

Cumberland parking ban begins at 2 a.m.; Lincoln, Cumberland schools closed

CUMBERLAND - A storm that's got Cumberland in its sights, according to weather officials, has prompted Mayor Bill Murray to order a parking ban as of 2 a.m. Widespread school closings, including... more

Negotiations with Cumberland firefighters begin

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CUMBERLAND – One of the state’s highly regarded labor attorneys, Vincent Ragosta, will be heading up the legal team as the Cumberland Fire Committee begins contract negotiations with the unionized... more

As STEM classes advance, art may be added to programs

CUMBERLAND – In Cumberland schools, students can be found working with robots and learning to engineer while developing items for 3D printers, among other tasks, in science, technology, engineering... more

CHS students earn Scholastic Art awards; move on to nationals

Next step: nationwide contest
CUMBERLAND – “Art is work” is what Cumberland High School students hear often in Betsey MacDonald’s classes, and this year, five seniors have seen their work awarded for their creative ambition. CHS... more

Raimondo’s budget highlights investments in education and jobs

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo said she’s dedicated to rebuilding Rhode Island’s economy “one job at a time” by bringing “jobs that pay and skills that matter” to the residents of the Ocean State.... more

Simon Auto Group opens new location in NP

Cumberland location will be sold to Tasca
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The owners of the Simon Auto Group have opened a new pre-owned car store at 1040 Charles St., the former longtime Village Motors. Joe Simon, who owns the company with his father,... more

Tenreiro meets with U.S. Department of Education officials in Washington

CUMBERLAND – Alan Tenreiro of Cumberland High School, who was named National Principal of the Year for 2016, was invited to meet with Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and senior U.S.... more

Navigant lists 4.6 percent growth at 100th annual meeting

SMITHFIELD – Navigant Credit Union leaders reported “strong growth” and “recommitted its dedication to the communities it serves” at the credit union’s 100th annual shareholders meeting last week.... more

St. Joseph Church hosts bus trip to Irish show

CUMBERLAND – St. Joseph Parish will host a trip to the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham, Mass., to see the show “A Little Bit of Ireland,” on Saturday, March 12. The Silver Fox coach bus will depart... more

Pancake supper planned at Calvin Church

CUMBERLAND – Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. The menu will feature pancakes, sausage, tater tots, applesauce, sherbet and a... more

Plainville United Methodist hosting Ash Wednesday service

PLAINVILLE, Mass. – There will be an Ash Wednesday service next Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Plainville United Methodist Church,16 East Bacon St. Service will include Holy Communion and the... more

Compare power costs and plans on new Empower RI website

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee and Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Administrator Thomas F. Ahern announced last week the launch of Empower RI, a website that McKee says... more

ACLU calls for review of state Open Meetings Act

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is characterizing public meeting agendas in Rhode Island as “often vague, lacking critical information, and at times entirely unhelpful... more

Cumberland man facing sexual assault charge

CUMBERLAND – Alan Albert, 47, of 1 Rawson Road and a co-owner of Apollo Auto Sales, is facing five counts of second degree sexual assault on a female employee, Cumberland Deputy Chief Douglas Ciullo... more

Town’s preschool program accepting applications

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Preschool Center is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline is March 1. This an inclusion model preschool program that includes children who... more

February C-SEAC meeting canceled

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled... more

Irish Celebration fundraiser set for March 4

CENTRAL FALLS – The 19th annual Irish Celebration fundraiser for the Ralph J. Holden Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held Friday, March 4, at Club Madeirense, 46 Madeira Ave., from 7 p.m. to... more

Hear a story, have a treat at Cook-a-Book program

CUMBERLAND – The Children’s Room at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is offering a “delectable” Cook-a-Book program, pairing stories and food, for children ages 4 to 8 on... more

Cumberland Public Library e-newsletters offer reading ideas

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library offers reader newsletters for every genre, information about upcoming bestsellers and a list of what the library staff are currently reading, all available... more

Teens invited to watercolor class at the library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will hold a Teen Watercolor Class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Rhode Island School of Design artist Jennifer Rolfsema will... more

Safe Sitter class is Feb. 16 at the Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library will hold a one-day Safe Sitter course for ages 11 and older on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Safe Sitter... more

Birthday Club

These are a few late additions to this month’s Birthday Club, which was published last week. Feb. 2 Rachie Greive, Happy 11th Birthday to our favorite middle daughter and sister! You’re the best... more