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CUMBERLAND – The landmark Ann & Hope property has sold for $3.5 million to a residential real estate developer, the big domino to fall toward the future revival of the property.

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CUMBERLAND – Citing concerns that a proposed memorandum maintenance agreement for the Diamond Hill Road roundabouts is too vague and broad, the Town Council last week postponed a vote on signing it. More

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CUMBERLAND – Considering the recent fire tragedies in New York and Pennsylvania, Fire Chief Nicholas Anderson and Fire Commissioner Cindy Ouellette say they want to remind Cumberland residents to take p… More

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NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleboro, Oldtown Church, 675 Old Post Road, will hold its next pet vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., o… More

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CUMBERLAND – The town would be allowed to use a substantial portion of its federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to invest in new sidewalks if that’s what leaders choose to do, members of the Town Coun… More

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CUMBERLAND – The Town Council this week was set to authorize Mayor Jeff Mutter to enter an agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to take over landscaping maintenance within and ar… More

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CUMBERLAND – Town crews have cleared and excavated a partially wooded area of land at the end of Old Reservoir Road as a first and preliminary step in what are expected to be more significant changes to… More

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Washington Trust recently made a $1,000 donation to the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry to support its hunger relief efforts ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Pictured at the presentation, from left,… More

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CUMBERLAND – The Town Council this week was set to authorize Mayor Jeff Mutter to enter an agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to take over landscaping maintenance within and ar… More

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CUMBERLAND – Town crews have cleared and excavated a partially wooded area of land at the end of Old Reservoir Road as a first and preliminary step in what are expected to be more significant changes to… More

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Washington Trust recently made a $1,000 donation to the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry to support its hunger relief efforts ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Pictured at the presentation, from left,… More

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CUMBERLAND – The Arnolds Mills Community House, 75 Hillside Road, will have its first Blood Drive of the new year together with The Rhode Island Blood Center on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 12 to 4 p.m. More

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CUMBERLAND – To anyone paying attention in Cumberland this past year, it was clear that one of the biggest storylines outside of COVID and its impacts was the town taking action on projects that had long been stagnant. More

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CUMBERLAND – The retirement of Supt. Bob Mitchell and return of former Supt. Philip Thornton was the top story for Cumberland schools in 2021, more than anything because people in education know how difficult it can be to maintain continuity. More

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CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library announces its free Matinee Monday lineup. January films begin at 1 p.m. and feature actor Kevin Kline. More

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CUMBERLAND – Abby Sevegny says she wanted her senior project at North Smithfield High School to make a real difference in the lives of other young people. More

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Seven winners and two honorable mentions have been selected in The Valley Breeze Bright Lights Holiday Contest, which are included in an online guide to great local displays available online at www.valleybreeze.com this week. More

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CUMBERLAND – Resident Gil Denomme says he’s at his wit’s end with trying to address a dog next door that’s repeatedly damaged his fence, saying he wants town officials to consider enacting an ordinance that would give him a reasonable way to respond. More

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CUMBERLAND – Facing intense opposition to a new fee structure that would substantially increase fees for local youth sports groups to use town fields, officials are taking another look at proposed ordinance changes. More

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CUMBERLAND – Busing for Cumberland schools has improved since the beginning of the school year as school personnel and local police have been working closely with busing company Durham School Services to resolve issues. More

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Drawing by Julia Irving, age 10, of Cumberland, is one of the winners in the Valley Breeze children’s holiday drawing contest. Irving will receive a $25 gift card. Winning entries were also featured on the Breeze’s holiday greeting cards. More

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CUMBERLAND – Victoria Fontaine is a junior at Cumberland High School and has hopes of becoming a nurse. This fall, while volunteering at Miriam Hospital in Providence, she decided she wanted to help children in hospitals this holiday season. More

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With the holiday season in full swing, Cumberland High School is filled with love and cheer. More

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CUMBERLAND – Town Councilor Tim Magill, of District 2, says he’s happy to announce in collaboration with Water Supt. Bill Descoteaux that the town of Cumberland will be offering private well water testing to town residents beginning in January. More

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CUMBERLAND – The new Fresh Studio in Cumberland is the perfect pairing of old and new, say the owners, with restored furniture and décor showcasing the complementary talents of Chris Towle and Mandy Costa. More

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CUMBERLAND – A new playground is now open at Cumberland High School’s transitional building, where students from Cumberland Hill Elementary are being housed as their building undergoes renovations. More

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CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Conservation Commission has undergone a rebuild, getting a new slate of members as town officials look to give it a new level of importance on key matters related to development and maintaining the town’s tree cover. More

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CUMBERLAND – A site investigation at the Albion Town Landfill site by GZAGeo Environmental Inc. has found nowhere near the levels of waste and contamination that town officials anticipated. More

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CUMBERLAND – The sale of the old Ann & Hope Mill off Broad Street is set to be consummated within the next week, after an extension between the seller and buyer on a Dec. 1 deadline. More

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CUMBERLAND – Toys for Tots will hold its second annual toy drive in Cumberland this Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Physical Therapy of Cumberland, 1764 Mendon Road. Toys will be donated to the Cumberland Happy Basket Program as well as other local charities. More

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CUMBERLAND – Jim McKee and Terrapin Development will have a checklist of items to complete before permits are issued for each new step of his delayed Hidden Meadow housing development near the Diamond Hill Reservoir. More

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CUMBERLAND – It had grown each year before taking a step back in 2020 due to COVID, and the Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department’s annual memorial Christmas trees at the Cumberland Monastery should look and feel a lot more normal in 2021. More

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CUMBERLAND – Mayor Jeff Mutter insists that the longstanding flooding problems at Old Reservoir Road will be fixed soon, despite continued doubts from residents there about whether it will actually happen. More