School board sends delinquent lunch bills to collections

In separate move, dozens of layoff notices rescinded
CUMBERLAND – With local families’ cumulative delinquent lunch bill still hovering near $50,000, despite repeated attempts to collect the debts, the School Committee last week took the highly unusual... more

Tucker’s 6-year-old turf field rapidly disintegrating

CUMBERLAND – While it might seem like yesterday that Tucker Field’s artificial turf field went in, the surface is already on its back nine when it comes to its expected lifespan, says Parks and... more

Howard Road bridge work sees another delay

Nearby resident warns of possible tragedy
CUMBERLAND – Replacement of the town-owned Howard Road has been delayed again and won’t start for at least another month. The work to replace a bridge that serves as a connection between Abbott Run... more

Staging work on massive Peterson/Puritan cleanup begins

Preliminary work preparing for the cleanup of the 500-acre Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund Site in Cumberland and Lincoln has begun, say town officials. A “No Trespassing” sign from the state’s... more

Local men deeply moved after seeing Notre Dame burn

CUMBERLAND – Two days before an April fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral drew the eyes of the world, Carl Amaral remembers walking in awe through the historic church building, overcome by the beauty... more

Student from Cumberland records studio track of original song

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland resident Oliver O’Neill can now add amateur recording artist to his resume. While taking an introduction to songwriting class last fall at Connecticut College, O’Neill wrote... more

Monastery entrance prepared for ‘beauty contest’

CUMBERLAND – Those entering the Cumberland Monastery over the next few days should notice a significant facelift at the entrance. Members of Mayor Jeff Mutter’s administration entered the front of... more

BVP holds second graduation

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep High School graduated 68 students at a ceremony last Saturday, June 15, the school’s second graduating class. Valedictorian Anabella Magee delivered the scholar... more

UNFI recalling Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that UNFI is recalling its 10-ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they have the... more

King Arthur Flour recalling Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that King Arthur Flour, Inc. is recalling 14,218 cases of 5 lb. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to the potential... more

Arnold Mills July 4th parade returns

CUMBERLAND – Thousands of guests will come from miles around to line both sides of Nate Whipple Highway in Cumberland for the Arnold Mills July 4th Parade. This year will be the 93rd parade, and the... more

Pillsbury Bread Flour being recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers in a press release that certain Pillsbury Best 5 lb. Bread Flour products are being recalled due to a potential presence of pathogenic E.... more


Steven T. Ward, of Cumberland, graduated summa cum laude and first in his Supply Chain Management class at the College of Business, University of Rhode Island, on May 19. He served as president of... more

Whole Foods Market recalling basil and tomato pesto

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that Whole Foods Market stores in the northeast are recalling the retailer’s specialty made in-house basil pesto... more