Committee votes down deeper layoffs after outcry

CUMBERLAND – Thirty-six employees, most in health, physical education, music and art, will retain their jobs after the School Committee narrowly voted last week to reject a secondary layoff list... more

Cumberland will host parade, with rules, for graduating seniors

CUMBERLAND – Town and school officials this week revived earlier plans to hold a Class of 2020 car parade for graduating seniors, planning it for this Friday, June 5, prior to the release of the... more

Cumberland creates Landmark Buildings Historic District, adds Tower House

CUMBERLAND – The town now has a new historic district, the Landmark Buildings Historic District, allowing officials to put various scattered sites of importance under one more manageable umbrella... more

Kane announces run for District 2 council seat

Mutter will also run again
CUMBERLAND – After a two-year break, Cumberland Democratic Town Committee Chairman Tom Kane is seeking a return to public office, announcing this week his intention to run for the District 2 Town... more

Chapel Pharmacy owner: We’re not going anywhere

CUMBERLAND – One of Rhode Island’s last family-owned pharmacies isn’t going anywhere, say its owners, despite rumors around town that it will be leveled to make more room for more shoppers to park at... more

After picture-perfect rescue, chief warns of dangers at Pratt Dam

CUMBERLAND – All the real-life training on the Blackstone River paid off for members of the Cumberland Water Rescue and Recovery Team last week, said Fire Chief Nick Anderson, who is hailing first... more

Cumberland School Volunteers find new way to distribute books

CUMBERLAND – Members of the Cumberland School Volunteers took a page out of the creativity playbook Monday to host a drive-thru book distribution. Director Kristen Sukatos said the Reading is... more

Birthday Club

June 1 Fred Bisordi, Happy 90th Birthday! Love, your sons, daughters-in-law and grandkids Nicole and Natalia Noviello, Happy 10th Birthday! Love, Daddy Al, Mom, Gia, Grandma GaGo, and Auntie Lorraine... more

Final roundabout repaving starts Saturday

CUMBERLAND – Final paving of the Cumberland double roundabout project, including the Chapel Four Corners intersection, is scheduled to begin this Saturday night, June 6, with work starting around 8 p... more

EMS will provide COVID-19 testing for homebound residents

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Emergency Medical Services will be providing COVID-19 diagnostic testing for homebound Cumberland residents who require testing as ordered by their health care provider.... more

Cumberland Library begins Virtual Summer Reading Program

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Public Library celebrates “Imagine Your Story,” the 2020 Summer Reading Program, by offering summer activities and games, with almost everything done virtually. Track your... more

All R.I. state beaches now open daily

DEM encourages beachgoers to purchase beach parking passes online
PROVIDENCE – As of June 1, all Rhode Island state beaches are open to visitors with restrictions. “As we welcome people to our world-class state beaches this year, we’re asking beach visitors to take... more

Raimondo announces new plans for Phase 2, new funding for housing relief program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, provided an update Thursday on Rhode Island’s response to the coronavirus disease... more

DEM issues safety guidelines for boating season

Boating safety challenge exams offered beginning May 30
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is asking boaters to follow COVID-19 social distancing rules and other safety guidelines at marinas and boatyards and while they’re on the... more