For spreading kindness, Ashton teacher wins $25,000 for her school

CUMBERLAND – On a hot, humid afternoon Monday, 4th-grade teacher Jillian Pullano, who is currently out on maternity leave, was asked to come visit her former students at Ashton Elementary School.... more

Cumberland issues temporary outdoor water ban

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Water Department on Tuesday issued a temporary outdoor water ban for owners of all accounts north of Marshall Avenue. "Due to a combination of the current heatwave and... more

For 30th CumberlandFest, patrons will get in for free

CUMBERLAND – The delayed 30th edition of CumberlandFest, planned for the first full weekend of August, will have retooled offerings to make it more appealing to the community and visitors to... more

Roundabout grass scheduled for maximum of four cuts

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CUMBERLAND – As grass in the area of the newly completed Diamond Hill roundabouts was approaching 3 feet deep last summer, a representative from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation said... more

Cumberland budget approved

School funding fix a work in progress
CUMBERLAND – The Town Council has given first and second passage to Mayor Jeff Mutter’s 2021-2022 budget, but with the town’s unsynchronized budget, residents will have to wait until next spring to... more

Ann & Hope plan expected within weeks

CUMBERLAND – A modified plan for the all-important redevelopment of the Ann & Hope Mill off Broad Street is expected to be submitted to the town within weeks. Representatives for the town and... more

Full-steam ahead for Cumberland fireworks

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland’s fireworks display will be back at Tucker Field on July 3, says Parks and Recreation Director Michael Crawley, with a rain date of July 5. A July 5 display wouldn’t be the... more

Cumberland stop signs need legal backing

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CUMBERLAND – The next step in the town’s efforts to get its traffic management systems in order is to legalize stop signs at nearly 200 intersections that currently have no legal backing. The Town... more

Dr. Chan retiring after 39 years in Cumberland

Chan's son will take over practice this summer
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CUMBERLAND – After nearly 40 years of running his pediatric dentistry practice in Cumberland, Dr. William Chan will retire this summer and transition the practice to his son. “It’s bittersweet to... more

Bizzy Bees offers different approach to therapy

CUMBERLAND – The sights, sounds and smells of a traditional doctor’s office can be triggering to some children, sending them into a tailspin before the appointment begins. Occupational therapist... more

Lawmakers pass Ackerman’s 911 bill that came out of local tragedy

PROVIDENCE – After the House of Representatives approved legislation from Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman that would required the 911 system to certify and staff individuals trained in... more

Chapel Hill’s blueberry social will mark Longest Day

CUMBERLAND – Chapel Hill Senior Living will support the Alzheimer’s Association event The Longest Day on June 19, to raise awareness and funds to advance the care, support, and research efforts of... more

Beech-Nut Nutrition issues voluntary recall of infant rice cereal

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is alerting consumers that Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. This recall... more

RIDOH, DEM urge residents to avoid tick bites

PROVIDENCE – State public health and environmental officials are urging residents in a press release to safely enjoy the outdoors, as long as they take the necessary COVID-19 precautions by adhering... more

DEM offering summer programs for adults, families and youth

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced summer programs from fishing days and archery lessons to hunter education and virtual wildlife... more

DEM urges residents not to remove fawns from the wild

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is cautioning the public not to assume that finding a baby animal means it needs to be rescued. For example, a fawn lying on the... more