Crisis hitting Cumberland businesses

CUMBERLAND – Driving the sad reality of the COVID-19 crisis home, some of the town’s most recognizable businesses have closed their doors over the past week. Conway Tours and Cumberland House of... more

Governor, Alexander-Scott announce new guidelines for large retailers

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott have announced new guidelines issued by the Department of Business Regulation for retailers and grocers as part of the state’s response... more

Governor announces stay-at-home order

New travel restrictions, gatherings limited to groups of five
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott made several announcements Saturday about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. • Stay At Home: The governor has issued a stay-... more

Northern R.I. Food Pantry goes to drive-thru service

CUMBERLAND – Volunteers at the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry are changing the way they operate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hand-delivering bags of groceries to people in their vehicles... more

Nearly 600 taxpayers appeal assessments

CUMBERLAND – The town saw just under 600 tax assessment appeals to Vision Government Solutions, and the company is now working on any corrections that may need to be made, said Tax Assessor Ken... more

Hoping to limit stress, school officials hold off on budget

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Committee decided Tuesday to temporarily table its vote on next year’s budget as the coronavirus forces schools to close for an indefinite amount of time. Before... more

Basketball courts shut down as town seeks to limit community spread

CUMBERLAND – After a week of outraged comments from residents about people playing basketball at the Tucker Field courts despite warnings not to be in close contact with others, Mayor Jeff Mutter on... more

Final construction happening at Chapel, roundabouts

CUMBERLAND – Final construction on the Diamond Hill roundabout project, including realignment of the Chapel Four Corners intersection, is ongoing this week. Spring construction will also include a... more

Thank you to our local medical professionals

At no time in recent memory have those in the medical and wellness fields been seen as so vital to our lives, and it's not even a question that they'll continue being there for us. In this week's... more

Governor activates National Guard

Extends Rhode Island tax filing deadline
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott made several announcements about the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. • National Guard: The... more

Breeze contest postponed

A Breeze-sponsored video contest for local high school students has been postponed to the next school year due to the fact that students are not in school to collaborate on the project, which asked... more

Eviction processing suspended during crisis

Rhode Islanders encouraged to report price gouging
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott made several announcements about the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. • Evictions: State courts... more

Yellow Bag Day cleanup on as usual April 4

LINCOLN – Yellow Bag Day, a roadside litter cleanup sponsored annually in Cumberland by The Valley Breeze, will take place as normal on Saturday, April 4. A sister project in Lincoln, also backed by... more

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. covers triage calls with specialists with no member cost share

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced in a press release it will extend coverage to telephonic triage by most specialist providers and waive member copays and... more

Yard waste pickups start April 13

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Works Department announced that the start of weekly curbside collection of yard waste begins April 13. The spring collection of yard waste will continue until... more