Cumberland

Cumberlandfest marks 25 years

Since 1991, homegrown festival has raised $1.5 million for local youth sports
"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

Mayor Murray: Monastery is off the table

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 couple seeks help finding hit-and-run driver

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

Albion Bridges open early

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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

Legislators reflect on short session at Statehouse, highlight bills

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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

Fire board vote: Taxes aren't due until Oct. 1

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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

CHS launches mid-summer bridge program for incoming freshmen

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

Plaque in Diamond Hill lodge notes Cumberlandfest founders

CUMBERLAND - The founders who organized 25 years ago to plan the first Cumberlandfest are noted in a bronze plaque inside the Diamond Hill "ski lodge" building. The plaque says: "The following... more

Improved traffic flow expected at Highland Corporate Park

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 interviewing for new athletic director

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

Kerlence Pierre loses life in crash

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

Soares named a 'Daily Point of Light'

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

Silva's 'Working on Walking' dinner Aug. 10

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

Mudge, Smith earn Mills Scholarship

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

College news

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

Birthday Club

Aug. 3 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

Calvin Church to hold annual Back to School event on Aug. 22

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

Methodist church Scarlet Raven concert rescheduled for Aug. 22

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

Magician Darren Yong performs at the library

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland Public Library will host magician Darren Yong on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. The free show, for ages 18 and older, and teens accompanied by a parent, will close the... more