Cumberland

Students back Coach Molloy as Thornton sticks with dismissal decision

CUMBERLAND – Supporters of Vanessa Molloy say they believe she lost her job because she’s sometimes difficult to work with and often speaks her mind, hardly good reasons, they contend, for one of the... more

Potential buyer interested in turning St. Patrick’s into condos

CUMBERLAND – The would-be buyer of the former St. Patrick’s Church is planning to preserve the church structure and construct new condos within it, say sellers of the church at 301 Broad St. The Rev... more

Board says no to chickens at Cumberland Hill home

CUMBERLAND – The chickens must go. Ending weeks of drama, the Zoning Board last week rejected the petition of Paromita Ghosh and David Dugre to keep their five chickens on an undersized lot in the... more

Mutter changes approach to HR position as another director leaves

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CUMBERLAND – After seeing a fourth Human Resources director leave since 2019, Mayor Jeff Mutter says he’s rethinking his approach to filling the position, saying he’s trying to figure out some of the... more

Just weeks away, CumberlandFest needs volunteers

CUMBERLAND – CumberlandFest is coming fast, say organizers of the 30th celebration planned for Aug. 6-8, and their “biggest challenge” in pulling it off is to attract volunteers. “It’s crunch time as... more

Town could reap big savings if RIDOT takes over streetlights

CUMBERLAND – The town of Cumberland could see significant savings if the Rhode Island Department of Transportation takes over streetlights on state-owned roads, say officials. Mayor Jeff Mutter, who... more

Cumberland in holding pattern on federal stimulus funds

CUMBERLAND – The town of Cumberland is slated to receive $10.5 million in federal stimulus funds, but Mayor Jeff Mutter, along with other local leaders, is still waiting on clearer guidelines for how... more

RIDOH and DEM issue advisory about Atlantic sea nettle jellyfish

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management are advising the public that Atlantic sea Nettle Jellyfish have been identified in high... more

Cumberland library lists summer story times

CUMBERLAND – The Children’s Room of the Cumberland Public Library announced its summer story time schedule, which begins this week and runs until Aug. 11, and includes a virtual option as well as in-... more

Rhode Islanders encouraged to report sightings of wild turkey broods

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens – both with a brood of baby turkeys and without – and tom turkeys to... more

New law makes civics proficiency a requirement for high school graduates

PROVIDENCE – Civics proficiency will be a requirement for all Rhode Island public high school graduates under a new law that was sponsored by state Sen. Hanna M. Gallo and state Rep. Brian C.... more

Cumberland's summer food program feeds students for free

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Department is providing free meals to children enrolled in its summer school program. This summer meals are being served at RISE, Bradley North, and Alphabest at... more

Berger, Russo awarded Lions Club scholarships

CUMBERLAND – Scholarships of $750 each were presented to Mark Berger, of Cumberland, and Isabella Russo, of Lincoln, both graduating seniors at their hometown high schools. The scholarship is... more

Poirier graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Donald Poirier, of Lincoln, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the United States Naval Academy... more

College News

Mackenzie Walton, daughter of Kevin and Tracy Walton of Cumberland, has earned dean’s list honors at Providence College for the spring 2021 semester. She graduated summa cum laude, majoring in... more

Gobeille joins IN-SIGHT staff

CUMBERLAND – IN-SIGHT, a nonprofit agency that builds the independence of Rhode Islanders who are blind and visually impaired through a wide range of programs and services, announced that Dr. Micaela... more

Iannetta named Regional VP of Sales & Marketing

CUMBERLAND – Michael Iannetta, of Cumberland, has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast’s Greater Boston Region. In this role, Iannetta is responsible for the company’s go-to-... more

CHS Class of 1971 planning 50-year reunion

CUMBERLAND - A 50-year class reunion for Cumberland High School Class of 1971 is now in the planning stages. The reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Chelo's banquet hall on Post Road,... more