Cumberland

Cumberland releases 2020-2021 paving list

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Department of Public Works has released the list of streets set to be repaved under the 2020-2021 street pavement improvements program. More than 50 sections of roadway... more

Kane says get-out-the-vote effort sunk his chances

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CUMBERLAND – Losing District 2 Town Council candidate Tom Kane is largely crediting the work of former Mayor Bill Murray in helping to secure the election win last week for opponent Tim Magill. Kane... more

Couple turn the corner on restoration of Tower House

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CUMBERLAND – Two weeks ago was the low point for the local couple restoring the Tower House at 2211 Mendon Road. Endless jackhammering of ledge in the basement and chipping of old mortar from some 6,... more

‘No parking’ zone coming near Diamond Hill Reservoir

CUMBERLAND – The town was in the process of authorizing a “no parking” zone along Sumner Brown Road near the Diamond Hill Reservoir this week, a response, said the councilman behind it, to frequent... more

Cumberland resident completes virtual Boston Marathon

Fundraiser is for improvements at Diamond Hill Park
CUMBERLAND – Despite this year’s cancellation of the Boston Marathon, Cumberland resident Cheryl Gray spent her past Saturday morning running the marathon on the Blackstone Valley Bikeway, all while... more

Recovering one word at a time

PROVIDENCE – There are more than 23 million Americans living in recovery, and with September being National Recovery Month, local groups have been working to spread awareness that the overdose crisis... more

Local couple celebrate 70 years of wonderful marriage

CUMBERLAND – Longtime Cumberland residents Bob and Polly Boynes say the secret to a long, happy marriage is to communicate, be patient, and just love each other. “When you find somebody so good to... more

Durham workers authorize strike

CUMBERLAND – Bus drivers, monitors and aides represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 voted to authorize a work action, or strike, against Durham School Services, which services... more

Grant will help struggling residents with pet-related costs

CUMBERLAND – Two local communities have received grants from the Rhode Island Foundation to assist pet owners who are struggling financially during the ongoing crisis with various veterinary- and... more

Books are Wings seeking donations and volunteers

PAWTUCKET – Books are Wings is seeking supporters who can help with book donations and book organization to prepare for distribution as schools begin to reopen. The organization is working toward a... more

Cumberland Library announces new StoryWalk

CUMBERLAND – The Children’s Room of the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, has a new StoryWalk for the month of September at the Monastery playground. This StoryWalk features a... more

Cumberland Library offers dial-a-story program

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is offering Tele-Story, a program that enables children and adults to call the library and listen to a new story each week. This... more

Lafayette Lodge hosts drive-thru breakfast Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Lafayette Lodge, 680 Nate Whipple Highway, will be having a drive-thru breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from the event will be given to help benefit... more

Pick up story time toolbox kits at Cumberland Library

CUMBERLAND – Thanks to a donation by the Friends of the Cumberland Public Library, the Children’s Room, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is handing out story time toolbox kits for people to participate in... more

Raptor Encounter program at Cumberland Library Sept. 26

CUMBERLAND – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will bring their Raptor Encounter show to the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. outside on the lawn... more

Weekly yard waste collection starts Sept. 28

CUMBERLAND – Bi-weekly curbside collection of yard waste in Cumberland will end this Friday, Sept. 18. Yard waste collection will resume on a weekly basis beginning on Sept. 28 for the fall... more

RIDOH responding to COVID-19 outbreak near Providence College

Rhode Islanders reminded about testing program for people without symptoms
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and Providence College are responding to an outbreak of COVID-19 among off-campus students near the school. Approximately 120 cases have been... more