Renovated CHS pool rededicated to Coach Calvert

Ceremony marks completion of nearly $500,000 in repairs
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CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School’s freshly renovated pool has been rededicated in honor of the late Bruce Calvert, who coached the swim team for more than 40 years. A ceremony to mark the... more

Diamond Hill bridge will be replaced… after roundabouts

CUMBERLAND – The busy overpass taking Diamond Hill Road over Route 295 is structurally deficient and will need to be replaced shortly after new roundabouts at the two highway exits are completed next... more

Cumberland officials pursuing solar at old town dump

CUMBERLAND – Joining a national trend of turning old dumps into modern energy producers, town officials are seeking to prepare the old Albion Landfill for future solar development. The town operated... more

Later CHS start not budgeted, but still on the table

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CUMBERLAND – A preliminary 2019-2020 school budget presented by Supt. Bob Mitchell last week does not include the costs of a later start time at Cumberland High School, but the town’s head of schools... more

Town gets the ball rolling on snow-clearing ordinance

CUMBERLAND – A solid opening discussion last week on new rules related to clearing snowy sidewalks across town kickstarted efforts to draft a first-of-its-kind ordinance, said Councilor Bob Shaw. All... more

Land Trust’s Pailthorpe wins award for conservation efforts

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CUMBERLAND – Joe Pailthorpe, Cumberland’s longtime volunteer land conservation enthusiast, is this year’s winner of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council’s Peter Merritt Award for Land Conservation.... more

Cumberland approves lunch rules; parents can turn off accounts

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CUMBERLAND – Saying they’re sorry it had to get to this point, school officials have set new penalties for those with excessive balances on their school lunch bills. The school board, at its meeting... more

Meat raffle Saturday for Blackstone Valley Watershed Council

CUMBERLAND – The public is welcome to a special Meat Raffle to be held this Saturday, March 23, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Cumberland Athletic Club, 30 Hamilton St. The event is a fundraiser for the... more

Raw turkey products recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Butterball, LLC is recalling 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The... more