Neighbors cry fowl, want chickens evicted from Cumberland Hill

Controversy brings issue back into spotlight
CUMBERLAND – A neighborhood kerfuffle over backyard chickens and a deadlocked vote on the issue last week has some officials questioning whether local rules on keeping the clucking birds might need... more

Johnson twins named top two students at CHS

CUMBERLAND – Twins Brendan and Shane Johnson do almost everything together, from homework at their dining room table to a list of extracurricular activities. Now the brothers have been named the top... more

Cumberland on the hook for water break on private property

CUMBERLAND – Town officials say they’re frustrated after learning that local ratepayers will have to cover the bill for a water line break on private property. Bill Descoteaux, acting superintendent... more

Committee welcomes Thornton back

CUMBERLAND – Citing the educational foundation he laid for the local school district’s successes of the past few years, School Committee members last week welcomed Philip Thornton back as... more

Thorsen celebrates Oscar from Cumberland living room

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland native Elizabeth “Biz” Thorsen has won big again, this time as part of the team that took home an Oscar n the Best Animated Film category in 2020 for “Soul.” Thorsen, a 2009... more

Local band goes viral with video featuring Gilbert Gottfried

CUMBERLAND – Thanks to an appearance by actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried, a Cumberland-based band has gone viral after making a music video cover of the Mortal Kombat theme song. Lame Genie, a video... more

Pools remain in high demand; chlorine could run low though

Demand for pools remains very high as Rhode Island moves toward its 2021 swimming season, but local pool store owners say they currently have enough chlorine on the shelves for now. National news... more

Jule’s Foods issues recall of brie and other products

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers in a press release that Jule’s Foods is recalling all Jule’s Foods products because they were potentially contaminated with... more

Nolet named Navigant contact center vice president

SMITHFIELD – Navigant Credit Union announced it has hired Brad Nolet as vice president, Contact Center. Nolet joins Navigant Credit Union with more than 18 years of leadership experience in the... more

College News

Olesya Tamburro, of Cumberland, was named to the fall semester dean's list at the College of the Holy Cross. Olivia Wodogaza, of Lincoln, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Gettysburg... more

Cumberland Library announces new Cooking with Lynne episodes

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Public Library’s Lynne Daigneault will have two new recipes to bring to the table for May with new episodes released every other Wednesday on the library’s YouTube channel at... more

Emmaus Ministry offering virtual retreats

CUMBERLAND – The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents is now offering virtual one-hour midweek reflections and discussions and five-hour virtual retreats. EMFGP of Rhode Island is hosting a one-hour... more