Cumberland

Commission: We need large investment, better plans for Cumberland parks

CUMBERLAND – This town’s parks and recreation services are understaffed and underfunded, say members of the Parks and Recreation Commission, and a general lack of information on how money is spent... more

Proposed tax increase is 2.37 percent in Cumberland

But lots still to be determined
CUMBERLAND – Mayor Jeffrey Mutter is proposing a 2021-2022 town budget with a 2.37 percent tax increase, but the likelihood that the number remains the same when the town sets the tax rate next April... more

Cumberland considers how to handle outdoor seating

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CUMBERLAND – With 100 percent capacity expected in Rhode Island restaurants and bars as of May 28, Cumberland’s executive order allowing owners to have temporary outdoor seating equal to what they’re... more

Kinch: Nothing we can do on door-to-door sales calls

CUMBERLAND – If it were up to him, says Town Council President Mike Kinch, Town Hall would have a “do not knock” list similar to the national “do not call” lists people can sign up for. Those... more

Franklin Farm experiments with new no-till garden

CUMBERLAND – Volunteers from Dell Technologies visited Franklin Farm last Friday to help install a new “no-till garden,” an experimental venture that requires no digging of existing soil. Mike Fallon... more

Town Council chambers getting a makeover

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CUMBERLAND – The town of Cumberland is getting an updated center of local government, with council chambers at Town Hall set to receive an overhaul to make the room more conducive to modern... more

‘We’re coming back to life’

Residents, families happy as restrictions lift at senior living facilities
In the spring of 2020, nursing homes and assisted living facilities were hotspots for the new coronavirus, forcing them to shut their doors to visitors, cancel all activities, and keep residents... more

Arnold Mills annual parade and road race set for July 5

CUMBERLAND – The Arnold Mills 95th annual parade and 53rd annual road race will take place on Monday, July 5. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. while the race begins at 9 a.m. Marshals are needed to... more

Liguori named Leader in the Law

CUMBERLAND – Jones Kelleher LLP has announced that partner Ralph Liguori, of Cumberland, was named a Leader in the Law at Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly's 3rd annual Excellence in the Law event.... more

Care Dimensions recognizes Cumberland’s Martin as part of Nurses Week

CUMBERLAND – Care Dimensions, the largest provider of hospice and palliative care services for adults and children in Massachusetts, celebrates National Nurses Week, May 6-12, by honoring its 301... more

Cumberland hosting e-waste event Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Works Department has scheduled an e-waste drop-off event this Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cumberland Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Residents... more

Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread across Rhode Island

DEM urges residents and visitors to protect forest resources by buying and burning local firewood
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management reports that Emerald Ash Borer , a destructive forest insect from Asia, continues to spread throughout Rhode Island. DEM said EAB was first... more