Free homebuyer seminar planned for June 19

CUMBERLAND – A free seminar for homebuyers will be held June 19 at 7 p.m. at J Gray’s Family Tavern, 405 Mendon Road. Come for an informational night about the buying process, from financing to title... more

Sign up for Cumberland Summer Camp

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its town Summer Camp, which will run weekdays from Monday, June 25, to Friday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4... more

Commissioner warns fire district could go belly-up

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CUMBERLAND – The unified Cumberland Fire District, not yet 4 years old, may well be headed toward bankruptcy, at-large Commissioner Jim Scullin told the Town Council last week. “We have kind of... more

Bassignani to retire as Garvin Memorial School principal

CUMBERLAND – Garvin Memorial School’s principal Judith Bassignani will retire from her position at the end of the month, marking the close of a 45-year career working in elementary schools.... more

Water issue causing potholes on Mendon Road fixed, officials say

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CUMBERLAND – State and local officials say they believe they’ve discovered the solution to continued water problems on Mendon Road, just south of Route 295 heading toward Route 116, and say drivers... more

Cumberland proposes $83 million school improvement plan

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Town Council, by a 7-0 vote last Wednesday, approved an $83 million school bond referendum to go before voters, with several members agreeing that the state’s school... more

Hefner calls councilors ‘pathetic’; Salvatore: that’s ‘appalling’

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CUMBERLAND – Controversies swirling between some members of the Town Council and Mayor Bill Murray spurred a Cumberland employee to lash out at the elected body last week, though he made it clear he... more

Shorey named ‘40 Under Forty’ winner

CUMBERLAND – Valley Breeze Managing Editor Ethan Shorey has been named by Providence Business News as one of its “40 Under Forty” winners for 2018. “The women and men to be recognized in the 2018... more

Kellogg Company recalls Honey Smacks cereal

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Kellogg Company announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal (with code dates... more

Venda recalls meat ravioli

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Venda Ravioli recalled approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products on Friday, according to a press release. The recall... more

Seniors dedicate peace garden at CHS

CUMBERLAND – A group of Cumberland High School seniors have created a peace garden off Farm Drive near the high school to honor two peers lost to suicide during their freshman year. Organized as part... more

Kinch announces for at-large council seat

CUMBERLAND – Michael Kinch, former Cumberland deputy police chief, announced that he will be a candidate for an at-large seat on the Town Council in the upcoming Democratic primary in September. “My... more

Cumberland High School Class of 2018 graduates

Breana A. Abilheira-Cargill* Isabella M. Alger Zeeshan Ali Eduard A. Alicea Candelario Drew M. Anderson Jesse T. Ariza David Arnold Peter George Askar Hailey Lynn Ballou* Hannah Ballou* Jared M.... more

Cumberland High School presents senior awards

CUMBERLAND – The following awards were presented at Cumberland High School’s Senior Awards Night on June 4. Student Government Awards • Outstanding Achievement in Leadership: Hannah Ballou •... more