Cumberland

BVP’s first graduating class braves the unknown, finishes strong

CUMBERLAND – The new building Blackstone Valley Prep High School calls home has seen classes taught and meals shared since its doors opened last November. Members of the inaugural group of BVP... more

Contracts show raises for top administrators

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CUMBERLAND – The town’s two top administrators have received raises, according to contracts released by the Cumberland School Department. Assistant Supt. Antonio DiManna will receive a raise of $17,... more

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

Cumberland library excels by becoming home away from home

CUMBERLAND—The Cumberland Public Library is always focused on the next chapter.  The library has secured a place as one of the state’s leading libraries over the past few years, ranking among the top... more

Current and past officials not ready to panic on merged fire department woes

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CUMBERLAND – The merged Cumberland Fire District is showing some financial cracks in its toddler years, say current and former town officials, but say it certainly isn’t time yet to make any dramatic... more

Police have a history with man who caused evacuation at McCourt

CUMBERLAND – A Clark Street resident who allegedly set off ground-based fireworks behind McCourt Middle School last Wednesday, June 13, causing an evacuation of the building, has been arrested before... more

BVP recognizes valedictorian, salutatorian

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s announced Samantha Ortiz-Muriel, of Cumberland, as its valedictorian for the Class of 2018. Ortiz-Muriel was born in Mexico, joined BVP as a 7th... more

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Class of 2018

Fola Adebayo Olajide Adeleke• Brianna Aguilar• Michael Ajuhan Jazmine Arboleda Lisa Arias Solimar Arman Bryan Aviles Simone Barros Gustavo Bravo• Kiana Cardenas Andrew Cardona Katherine Cassiani... more

Metivier running for second term

CUMBERLAND – James Metivier, longtime town resident and Rhode Island native, is running for re-election for the Town Council seat in District 1. Currently in his first term on the council, Metivier... 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

Scullin seeks return to council

CUMBERLAND – James Scullin has announced he will be a candidate for Cumberland Town Council at-large in the November election. He served on the council during the 2014-2016 term and has served as a... 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

Arnold Mills United Methodist begins summer schedule

CUMBERLAND – The Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, will begin its summer worship schedule Sunday, June 24. Through Labor Day, the church will conduct one worship service... more

Cumberland Library hosts Summer Kickoff Party

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is celebrating “Libraries Rock!” with a Summer Kickoff Party on Monday, June 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. Children from birth through the grade 5 are invited to... more

Adult summer reading at the Cumberland Library

CUMBERLAND – The theme of this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program at Cumberland Public Library is Libraries Rock and adults 18 and older have the opportunity to win prizes. By reading a book or... more