Vela uncertain of future after weekend washout muddies CumberlandFest

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CUMBERLAND – On Sunday night, at 8:55 p.m., a local resident posted on the CumberlandFest Facebook page that she was giving the annual festival one star, and would give it zero stars if allowed. “... more

No firm plan yet from bus company to deal with roundabout disruptions

CUMBERLAND – Representatives from Durham School Services have no concrete plan in place yet on how they’re going to deal with slowed traffic from the Diamond Hill roundabout project this fall. For a... more

Kent St. garage property eyed for senior center, park

Current police station, new highway garage property offer other options
CUMBERLAND – Councilman Jim Metivier is circulating a petition to convert the town’s Kent Street garage, longtime home to highway personnel and operations, into a new senior center and neighborhood... more

RIDOT: One-lane commute on Diamond Hill was one-time event

CUMBERLAND – A brief narrowing of Diamond Hill Road to one lane last Thursday morning provided a glimpse into why state officials have pledged it won’t be a common occurrence during the two-year... more

Cumberland’s Mutter to Murray: Let’s debate

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CUMBERLAND – Mayoral challenger Jeff Mutter is calling on incumbent Mayor Bill Murray to participate in a public debate on the issues that matter to Cumberland before the scheduled Sept. 12 primary... more

Mutter pledges to set a course for town’s future

CUMBERLAND – On his first days in office, Jeff Mutter, Democratic candidate for mayor of Cumberland, said he’ll initiate growth management studies and revisit the impact fee ordinance. In a press... more

Murray: We’ve planned for the future

CUMBERLAND – As the town moves forward, says Mayor Bill Murray, his administration “has without question planned for the future of Cumberland.” “All you have to see is the 229 acres that we acquired... more

Cumberland teacher ships out on research ‘Endeavor’

CUMBERLAND – When one teacher in town learned she was chosen to participate in the Rhode Island Teacher-at-Sea Program, she knew she had to “seas” the opportunity. Bernadette Durkin, a 5th-grade... more

Troop 415 Cadettes seeking veggie recipes for cookbook

CUMBERLAND – Girl Scouts Lily Cruise and Neve Trigo, both 14-year-old Cadettes in Cumberland Troop 415, are seeking recipes for using vegetables from Franklin Farm to publish in a cookbook, which the... more


Michael Wojcikiewicz, of Cumberland, has been named to Bryant University dean’s list for the spring semester. Alexandra L. Elliott, of Cumberland, has been named to the president's list at LIM... more

CHS Class of ’68 hosting 50th reunion Sept. 8

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Providence Marriott, 1 Orms St., in Providence. There will be a... more