Cumberland

Court backs town’s denial on Nate Whipple Highway development

Developer McKee has other options for mixed-use project
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CUMBERLAND – A Superior Court judge has sided with the town in a lawsuit from Jim McKee and his Terrapin Development LLC, a decision officials say protects the integrity of local development rules.... more

Same exit, new number

Exit 11 becomes Exit 22, as RIDOT renumbers Route 295 ramps
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CUMBERLAND – Workers from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will start the renumbering of Route 295 exits by changing the signs at Exit 11, the Diamond Hill Road interchange, on Monday,... more

Cumberland updates car tax bills

CUMBERLAND – The town of Cumberland has updated its car tax bills in compliance with the recently enacted state budget, which calls for a reduction in most motor vehicle tax bills. Officials will be... more

Massive manhunt ends in Monastery Heights

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CUMBERLAND – Residents of Monastery Heights awoke last Saturday morning to the news that a massive manhunt for a man wanted in connection with the theft of a state police cruiser in Providence two... more

Cumberland’s Community School celebrates Blue Ribbon honor

CUMBERLAND – Community Elementary School celebrated its national Blue Ribbon School recognition last Friday, Nov. 10. The largest elementary school in the district is the first Cumberland public... more

Conceptual plans reimagine Broad Street intersections

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CUMBERLAND – Representatives for the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative last Thursday presented a new concept for the intersection of Broad Street and Titus Street in Cumberland, part of a broader... more

CHS students, staff ‘Light the Night’

PROVIDENCE – Cumberland High School raised $1,005 for Light the Night on Nov. 5 in Providence, with the money going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or LLS. Over the last 14 years, the high... more

Bouchard named marketing manager at Rhode Island Philharmonic

CUMBERLAND – Danielle Bouchard, of Cumberland, has expanded her role as group sales manager to include marketing at The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School in Providence. Her new... more

Cumberland Masons Lodge installs officers

CUMBERLAND – Lafayette Lodge No. 47 Free and Accepted Masons, located at 680 Nate Whipple Highway, installed officers at its annual meeting in October. John P. Frampton, of Cumberland, was installed... more

Cumberland Rescue offering EMT course for CHS seniors

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Rescue Service is collaborating with Cumberland High School to offer seniors the opportunity to take an Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning in January. The... more

Applicants sought for Cumberland Economic Development Commission

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Town Council is interested in re-establishing an Economic Development Commission and is seeking applications from interested individuals to serve on the seven-member board... more

CHS Class of ’87 reunion is Nov. 24

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Class of 1987 will celebrate its 30th class reunion on Friday, Nov. 24, at River Falls Restaurant in Woonsocket from 7 p.m. to midnight. Cost to attend is $25 per... more

Winter coat giveaway is Nov. 24 at St. Patrick’s

CUMBERLAND – Anyone in need of a warm winter coat is invited to come to Cumberland’s coat giveaway on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s Church, located at 301... more

‘Tis the season for Food and Toys for Fines at the library

CUMBERLAND – It’s that time of year: Anyone with overdue library items can get their fines forgiven – and help out needy families in town at the same time – during Food and Toys for Fines at the... more

Minecraft Club meets Nov. 29

CUMBERLAND – The Minecraft Club for youngsters in grades 2-5 will meet at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the seminar room. Build... more

Learn to play chess at children’s library program

CUMBERLAND – Children interested in playing chess or learning how to are invited to a monthly chess night at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The program meets the first Tuesday... more