Cumberland

New director Rebelo envisions a bustling Boys & Girls Club

CUMBERLAND - Gary Rebelo, a man who built his career on an ability to sell, says he's feeling confident about the latest product in his portfolio - the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln.... more

House makes secret vehicle tracking illegal

PROVIDENCE - The House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to make it a crime to electronically track a vehicle without the consent of the owner. The bill, H-5817A, sponsored by Speaker of... more

Cumberland chimney fire under control

CUMBERLAND – Firefighters responded to a chimney fire at 80 Alaska St. shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. They had the blaze under control within a few minutes. There were at least 16 firefighters... more

Cumberland police settle woman's claim for $2.5 million

CUMBERLAND – Long negotiations following a lawsuit filed by a woman whose leg was injured during a 2010 arrest have ended with an $2.5 million settlement, Police Chief John Desmarais confirmed for... more

Complex siting panel stymied without more land use information

'Everybody needs to do a little homework. Most of this land is not available.'- Conservationist Frank Geary
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CUMBERLAND - Nine acres on Pine Swamp Road? The eight or so acres that comprise the Route 295 cloverleaf on Mendon Road? The old dump off Albion Road near the river? Those were easy for Public... more

Fire district working to sync tax bills, late notices and collections

Warnings mailed to 1,000 in No. Cumberland, Valley Falls
CUMBERLAND - Along with the unified fire district has come a more hard-nosed approach to tax collection, residents of the former North Cumberland and Valley Falls fire districts discovered this month... more

Changing CHS start time topic again, funding still issue

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CUMBERLAND - The idea of pushing back the start time at Cumberland High School is back on the table this budget session, but school board members are facing the same dilemma that caused them to drop... more

Local women create foundation for cancer patients

LINCOLN - After losing their best friend to cancer in 2013, three local women created a memorial foundation as a way to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. Trish McCoy... more

Igoe named to LeadingAge board of directors

PROVIDENCE - LeadingAge RI, a professional organization representing not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior housing providers, and adult day health centers, has announced... more

UPS honors three local drivers

WARWICK - UPS has inducted three local drivers into its Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving. Edward Murphy and Roy Tomkiewicz, both of Cumberland, and Harry Rice, of... more

Cumberland organizes a post-Easter Egg Hunt

Join the fun April 12 at the Monastery
CUMBERLAND - Not only will the town be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt - although two weeks later than usual - but all kinds of activities have been added to the day. Organizer Arlene Nunn of the... more

Egg hunt is planned at Calvin Church

CUMBERLAND - Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, invites children 10 and younger to its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. For more information, call 401-333-0355.

Local students earn honors at Xaverian

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The following Cumberland students have been named to the honor roll at Xaverian Brothers High School: Kevin Maxim, Grade 7, Ryken Honors; Connor Maxim, Grade 9, First Honors.

AMCH offers free first aid training

CUMBERLAND - The Arnold Mills Community House, as part of its community outreach program, will be offering a first aid course that includes CPR, first aid and AED training for anyone who is... more

All-you-can-eat breakfast is Saturday at Lafayette Lodge

CUMBERLAND - Lafayette Lodge, 680 Nate Whipple Highway, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Spring storytime at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND - The Children's Room of the Cumberland Public Library announces its spring storytime schedule. Storytime children will enjoy a combination of thematic books, songs, rhymes and movement... more

Sign up for spring programs at OCYL

CUMBERLAND - The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning is now taking registrations for the following spring programs. Preschool Art: A four-week session for ages 2-5. Forty-five minute... more

Cumberland Rec offers fitness classes

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Recreation Department is offering the following fitness classes. Monday: Zumba Gold, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $3 per class; $2 for Cumberland Senior Center members. Tuesday:... more

Loiselle honored for 30 years of insurance education

PAWTUCKET - The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors recently recognized Bob Loiselle, president of Loiselle Insurance Agency in Pawtucket, with a certificate honoring his 30 years of... more

Veterans, seniors may contact mayor's office for assistance

CUMBERLAND - Mayor Bill Murray announced this week that residents who are veterans or senior citizens in need of help with Town Hall business may contact his office directly, through his assistant... more

A week of Holy services at AMUMC

CUMBERLAND - A procession of palms at the 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service on March 29 will open Holy Week activities at the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway. An early... more

Outdoor Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Fatima

CUMBERLAND - Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, will host an outdoor Stations of the Cross on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. All are welcome. A reception with coffee and pastry will follow in... more

Baptism during Holy Week at Emmanuel

CUMBERLAND - On Saturday, April 4, at an Easter Vigil service, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway, will offer open baptism for adults. If interested, call the church at 401-658-1506... more

'Starting a business' series coming

PROVIDENCE - If you are thinking of starting a business and wondering where to begin, you can get the basics at a free seven-part informational workshop series presented by the Providence Public... more