Navy honors Jaquay 56 years later

CUMBERLAND – Fifty-six years after Maurice Jaquay died in the worst submarine disaster in the nation’s history, his wife Carol Jaquay received an American flag in his honor at a ceremony last... more

Cumberland High School announces third quarter honor roll

CUMBERLAND – The following students have been named to the Cumberland High School third quarter honor roll. Grade 12 High Honors: Julie F Andrade, Isabel C Arribas, Gianna L Bedoya, Emily K Bennett,... more

Senior Center upgrades moving along

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CUMBERLAND – Work to maximize and modernize space within the Cumberland Senior Center at the Monastery is progressing well, say town officials, giving a glimpse of how it will function for its... more

Phase two of Marshall Avenue project nears completion

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CUMBERLAND – Underground work along Marshall Avenue is set to be completed this week, according to town and state officials. Town-related drainage work for the project, performed off Old Mendon Road... more

Councilman worries changes could bring solar near Monastery

CUMBERLAND – Scott Schmitt says he’s concerned that proposed loosening of restrictions for a solar project on the old Cumberland Quarry site could one day lead to solar development on the 152-acre... more

Cumberland High School Band is ‘Superior’ at top state festival

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Band Director Michael Feroce said he felt his group had a chance at a top performance in the Rhode Island Music Educator Association Senior Division Band Festival... more

Tickets for ‘hands-free’ violations tail off in Cumberland

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CUMBERLAND – Officers from the Cumberland Police Department have issued 151 tickets since a new law prohibiting use of hand-held devices while driving went into effect last June, but 111 of those... more

Rate set for reimbursement on damaged mailboxes

CUMBERLAND – The town has longstanding practices when it comes to reimbursing residents for property damage done by municipal vehicles or local potholes, says Town Councilor Bob Shaw, but a new... more

Contractor expands business with Tap Auto Service purchase

CUMBERLAND – J.B. Cote Construction, a local contractor based in Manville, is expanding its business to the auto repair sector after purchasing Tap Auto Service in Cumberland last month. John Cote,... more

Ashton’s Solon is ‘Governor for a Day’

CUMBERLAND – Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last week that Cadence Solon, a 5th-grader at Ashton Elementary School who dreams of one day being a math or special education teacher, is winner of her... more

Bella Dame Salon moves to Mendon Road

CUMBERLAND – Bella Dame Salon has moved from its former location at 2311 Diamond Hill Road to 491 Mendon Road in Cumberland, reopening on March 5. The salon, owned by Jennifer D’Arezzo, of... more

Rodin earns Jumpmaster certification

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – 1st Lt. Joshua Rodin, U.S. Army medical operations officer at Fort Bragg, N.C., earned his Jumpmaster certification. He is the son of Neil and Debbie Rodin of Cumberland.


The article “One of Diamond Hill’s last 1800s buildings set to come down” that ran in the April 4-10 issue of The Valley Breeze incorrectly stated that the last tenant at 2311 Diamond Hill Road in... more

St. John Vianney Church offers spiritual retreat for grieving parents

CUMBERLAND – St. John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, is offering a one-day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The retreat is open to... more