Happy Baskets sees community rally way beyond expectations

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Happy Basket Program’s food collection effort over the past two months “has been way beyond what we expected,” says John Johnson, particularly after a slow first three-... more

After tense moments, Rogalski secures write-in win for Cumberland school board

CUMBERLAND – Of the 623 write-in votes cast in Cumberland’s School Committee District 4 race, Joe Exotic, Mickey Mouse, Ben Franklin, Donald Trump, Tom Brady, Batman, and Bart Simpson all took home... more

Grant will complete upgrades to Cumberland Senior Center

CUMBERLAND – The remainder of all planned interior and exterior upgrades at the Cumberland Senior Center should be completed through a newly obtained $300,000 Community Development Block Grant.... more

Total of 34 students and staff in Cumberland have tested positive for COVID-19

CUMBERLAND – Twenty-four students and another 10 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, Supt. Bob Mitchell told the School Committee last week, but officials maintain that the... more

Local officials look to build off Highland Corporate success

WOONSOCKET/CUMBERLAND – A series of recent investments in and around Highland Corporate Park has local officials rethinking how to spread that economic success to other parts of northern Rhode Island... more

Archambault wins District 1 Fire Board seat

CUMBERLAND – Former Fire Board member Robert Archambault officially won a return to the seat last week once all write-in and mail-in ballots related to the Nov. 3 election were tabulated. Of the 330... more

Franklin Farm nets $20,000 for R.I. Food Bank

CUMBERLAND – Throughout the summer and fall, Franklin Farm ran a harvest fundraiser, Squash Hunger, with a goal for community members to donate $10,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The... more

Cumberland youth discovers new talent for old-school toys

CUMBERLAND – North Cumberland Middle School student Owen Horvath has gone from never having used a yo-yo to wanting to show off his tricks and routines in competitions, all thanks to the extra time... more

Crossroads opens emergency homeless shelter as COVID-19 cases increase

PROVIDENCE – Anticipating an increased need for socially-distanced emergency shelter as winter approaches, Crossroads Rhode Island has announced the opening of a temporary emergency shelter with... more

RIDOH launches 'Public Health Out Loud' podcast

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health has announced it is launching a podcast – "Public Health Out Loud" – as a new platform to help Rhode Islanders stay informed about an array of local... more

Grenier completes Eagle Scout project at Ashton

CUMBERLAND – Last September, Logan Grenier, 15, of Troop 12 Berkeley-Ashton, contacted Ashton Elementary School Principal Nidia Karbonik about his Eagle Scout project, replacing the crumbling garden... more

NCMS announces S.T.A.R. students

CUMBERLAND – The staff at North Cumberland Middle School have announced the monthly S.T.A.R. students. Each month, teachers are nominating outstanding students who are: Self-directed learners; Treat... more

Dem advises on identifying potential snow disposal sites to prevent contamination of water supplies

PROVIDENCE – With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations... more

Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee meets virtually Dec. 1

CUMBERLAND – The next Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom. To participate, visit more

New virtual workshops for caregivers announced

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Parent Information Network announced in a press release a series of new virtual workshops to support Rhode Islanders who serve... more

DEM announces website feature providing access to R.I. seafood landings

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, announces the availability of a new feature on the more

Register for OCYL’s stained glass workshop

CUMBERLAND – The Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Learning, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 2, will hold a stained glass workshop for ages 15-20, a seven-week course starting on Monday, Dec. 7.... more

CHS calls for Class of 2021 baby photos

CUMBERLAND – Submit a baby photo of your Class of 2021 student, for $10, to be featured in Cumberland High School’s yearbook along with a message from family and friends as part of the school’s... more