New owner restores 1886 Cullen Commercial Block

Preservation doesn’t have to cost a fortune, says Charette
CUMBERLAND – In 1886, John Cullen’s great grandfather, John F. Cullen, put up a building that would become his general store, dealing in dry goods, clothing, wood and coal to meet the needs of... more

HDC introduces plaque program, Balfour Award

List of endangered properties expected by March
CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Historic District Commission is “busy, busy” on various initiatives to protect the town’s historic heritage, says new Chairwoman Joyce Hindle Koutsogiane. The group is in... more

With Oliveira, there were few hints of criminal behavior

CUMBERLAND – At a town budget meeting last June, then-Ashton Elementary School special education teacher Nicholas Oliveira gave an impassioned plea for more school funding, getting virtually everyone... more

Town demolishes Standring Street home after court ruling

CUMBERLAND – Backed by a ruling in their favor, town officials late last month initiated the demolition of a partially built but crumbling home at 15 Standring St., ending years of frustration for... more

Cumberland business leaders share what irks them

CUMBERLAND – From power outages to flooding, commercial growth to infrastructure projects, local business owners last week shared what concerns them on a daily basis. Mayor Jeff Mutter told those... more

Trying to save lives is ‘why we’re all here’

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School senior John Ayick is always prepared for an emergency, carrying with him a first aid kit and a North American combat action tourniquet, emergency trauma dressing,... more

At 78, author Ayotte’s writing career taking off

CUMBERLAND – Julien Ayotte’s fifth novel since becoming an author in retirement, “Code Name Lily,” has sold more than 3,000 copies in its first year. Ayotte said a friend recently told him, “I think... more

Coronavirus preparedness and coordination ongoing in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – As efforts are ongoing at the federal level to respond to the international coronavirus situation, the Rhode Island Department of Health has announced in a press release it is continuing... more

Shrove Pancake Supper Feb. 25

CUMBERLAND – Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, is hosting its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. The event costs $6 for adults and $4 for children 12... more

Blendtopia products recalled

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that Blendtopia Products is recalling 29,078 cases of 7-ounce frozen Blendtopia brand Superfood... more

Nuts n’ More recalls Plain Peanut Spread

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that Nuts n’ More LLC. of East Providence is recalling 4,143 jars of Plain Peanut Spread, because it... more