Officials: Cumberland water not contaminated

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CUMBERLAND – Suggestions that Cumberland has an issue with contaminated water are anything but accurate, say state and local officials, who are rejecting conclusions of a widely circulated report... more

Karawan Brand Tahini Recalled

A recall has been issued for Karawan brand Tahini sold in 16-ounce jars and 39-pound buckets that were imported from Palestine between December 2018 and January 2019. These products have the... more

Cumberland High School announces third quarter honor roll

CUMBERLAND – The following students have been named to the Cumberland High School third quarter honor roll. Grade 12 High Honors: Julie F Andrade, Isabel C Arribas, Gianna L Bedoya, Emily K Bennett,... more

Auditor General seeks deficit reduction plan for Cumberland Fire Department

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CUMBERLAND – Four years after the town’s independent fire districts merged into a single entity, the Cumberland Fire Department is now staring down a roughly $600,000 cumulative deficit. Residents... more

Mutter budget level-funds School Department

CUMBERLAND – Mayor Jeff Mutter has proposed a 2019-2020 budget he says is the first step in a two-step process toward a structurally balanced budget that stops using surplus money to fill holes. By... more

Cumberland schools approve tiered diploma system

CUMBERLAND – School Committee members last week unanimously approved a new tiered graduation system that will allow more students to earn a diploma. Cumberland High School Principal Adolfo Costa,... more

Cumberland’s Yost named Teacher of the Year

CUMBERLAND – For her dedication to her students and her leadership among teachers in the district, Betsy Yost was named this year’s Cumberland Teacher of the Year during a surprise ceremony last week... more

RIDOT explains how companies get on those blue highway signs

Ever wonder how businesses are selected to have their logos included on those blue signs next to the highway? In response to an inquiry from The Breeze, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation... more

Proposal would rename NCMS as Lynch Middle School

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CUMBERLAND – A proposal now before the School Committee would change the name of the North Cumberland Middle School to the Richard B. Lynch Middle School in honor of the school’s first principal.... more

Board unanimously approves new school dress code

CUMBERLAND – A new dress code is now officially in place for Cumberland schools, where students are celebrating relaxed restrictions they say will keep them more comfortable and make it easier to... more

Cumberland High choral students rack up awards

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Choral Department is running out of room for its trophies. It’s a good problem to have, says choir director Janita Ducharme, but they could certainly use... more

New Spot Nutrition shop open for business in Cumberland Hill

CUMBERLAND – There’s a new spot serving healthy drinks and protein-packed snacks in town.  The New Spot Nutrition, located at 3460 Mendon Road in Cumberland, is a local nutrition club offering... more

Two Rhode Island youth honored for volunteerism in D.C.

CUMBERLAND – Emily Raimondi, 11, of Cumberland, and Kierra Giarrusso, 18, of Exeter, were honored in the nation’s capital for their outstanding volunteer service during the 24th annual presentation... more

CumberlandFest announces committee appointments

CUMBERLAND – Following an open volunteer recruitment event on April 29, the CumberlandFest Executive Council has announced staffing for key operations positions. Carol Vela is returning to lead... more

Johnson takes over at Sylvan Learning

CUMBERLAND – Rebecca Johnson who is taking over ownership of the Cumberland and Coventry Sylvan Learning locations from Gail Tuominen, the original owner who opened the Cumberland Sylvan 20 years ago... more