Hope Global grant improves its ability to combat flooding river

CUMBERLAND - Mayor Bill Murray was joined by Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline Friday morning to announce the award of a $1.5 million dollar federal grant award to assist Hope Global. The Community Development Block Grant award assists Hope Global with flood mitigation efforts by... more

Caterpillar population at its peak in the Blackstone Valley

An "astonishing" number of caterpillars have been devouring trees and plants across the state over the past month and are now reaching the end of their feeding cycle. The pests are now at their largest, causing many residents to only recently notice the extent of the damage, but those hoping to... more

Budget impasse: Mayor stands pat while schools threaten cuts

CUMBERLAND - Heading into budget talks this week, Mayor Bill Murray was standing confident about his proposed support for schools... more

Council passes bike path easement, but tension between neighbors over wastewater escalates

WOONSOCKET/NORTH SMITHFIELD - A decision by the North Smithfield Town Council to hold up the Blackstone Valley Bikeway over an... more

Fire budget challenge may trigger summer referendum

CUMBERLAND - Assistant Fire Chief Brian Jackvony would retain his job but office staff workers and the finance director at the fire... more