Zoning plan paves way for marijuana facilities

CUMBERLAND – Facing increasing interest in developing marijuana cultivation facilities in Cumberland, town officials are setting new rules for where such facilities are allowed. The Cumberland... more

Cumberland police assessment team invites public comment

CUMBERLAND – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Dec. 11 to examine all aspects of the Cumberland Police Department’s... more

Demand for trees exceeds supply at Monastery

Winter Wonderland display will be lit at Sunday ceremony
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CUMBERLAND – Members of the Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department say the annual Christmas tree program at the Monastery has become so popular that they didn’t even advertise it this year. In... more

Blight plan moves forward in Cumberland

Planning Board recommends plan to rejuvenate eight underutilized properties
CUMBERLAND – Eight underutilized properties in Cumberland, including three historic mills, would be rejuvenated under a proposed initiative that includes creating a new zoning designation. Town... more

CHS celebrates first Leafy Green Machine harvest

CUMBERLAND – In September, Cumberland High School purchased a refurbished shipping container able to produce vegetables in a hydroponic growing facility from Freight Farms. After seven weeks of... more

Entrance to new Epheta Park to be located on Branch Avenue

CUMBERLAND – Town officials are tentatively planning to locate the new open space of Epheta Park near the end of Branch Avenue in Cumberland Hill. There is no parking planned for the first phase of... more

Energy challenge deadline nears

CUMBERLAND – Fewer than 50 homeowners still need to take advantage of free energy assessments in order for the town to meet a goal of nearly 400 assessments by a Dec. 31 deadline. If the town meets... more

Cumberland Happy Basket program accepting donations of toys, food and time this holiday season

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Happy Basket Program is teaming up with Toys for Tots to provide more than 300 Cumberland children with gifts for the upcoming holiday season. The Happy Basket Program... more

Cumberland Rescue seeking help creating list of public AEDs

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Rescue Service is creating a registry of automated external defibrillators (AED) in public and commercial buildings in town, including churches and other buildings where... more

Cumberland police accepting applications for employment

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2018 recruitment process. Applications for officers will be accepted through Dec. 31. They are available online at... more

Tickets on sale for Cumberland seniors’ Christmas Party

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Senior Center will host its annual Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at St. Aiden’s Church Hall, 1460 Diamond Hill Road. Guests will be... more

CHS students collecting toiletries for shelter

CUMBERLAND – A collection of toiletries is now beginning that is aimed to help the men at the Emmanuel House homeless shelter in Providence. The collection is being coordinated by Cumberland High... more

St. John Vianney Seniors hosting Christmas lunch

CUMBERLAND – The St. John Vianney Seniors Club will celebrate Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 20, with a complete turkey dinner served at noon. John Walmsley will provide a musical performance.... more

Franklin Farm Association to meet; treasurer needed

CUMBERLAND – Franklin Farm, the volunteer farm on Abbott Run Valley Road that grows tons of vegetables each summer to feed the less fortunate, is looking for a new volunteer treasurer. According to... more

CHS band, chorus hosting holiday concerts

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Music Department is offering several chances to get into the holiday spirit with two concerts of seasonal music. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the CHS concert band and... more

Scout hosting pasta dinner at Arnold Mills UMC

CUMBERLAND – Ian Zito, a Life Scout in Troop 1 Arnold Mills, will be hosting a pasta and meatball dinner to raise funds for his Eagle Scout project on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Arnold... more

Mercymount holding Open House Drop-In Day

CUMBERLAND – Mercymount Country Day School, 35 Wrentham Road, in Cumberland, will be holding an Open House Drop-In Day for new students on Thursday, Dec. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. Personal tours and an... more

Help sort Legos, earn service hours Dec. 16

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library is hosting its monthly drop-in volunteer program for teens on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Teen Center. Participants will be sorting a... more

Tweens, teens invited to Ugly Sweater Party

CUMBERLAND – Students in grades 6-12 are invited to a DIY Ugly Sweater Decorating Party at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring a plain... more

Children invited to Cookies and Cocoa at Cumberland library

CUMBERLAND – Children 3 to 9 are invited to join in Cookies and Cocoa – A Christmas Celebration in the Cumberland Public Library’s Children’s Room on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. Decorate... more

Clef Singers annual Holiday Concert at the Monastery is Dec. 20

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Clef Singers will present their annual Holiday Concert at the Monastery on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond... more

Christmas church services

To be included in this listing of Christmas church services that are open to the public, email the information to or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Unit... more

Library offering Safe Sitter class Dec. 27

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will hold a one-day Safe Sitter course for teens 11-14 on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The class, taught by... more