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Cumberland High School Class of '69 to hold 50-year reunion June 14  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Class of '69 Reunion Committee has organized its 50th Class Reunion to be held on Friday, June 14, at the ...



Bryant's Wright selected in 12th round of MLB Draft  Ricentral.com

bmello@woonsocketcall.com. CUMBERLAND — From his days starring at Cumberland High School to leading the Upper Deck Post 14 Legion squad to the ...



Eagle Scout candidate restores neglected cemetery  Valley Breeze

Nicholas Lizotte, Eagle Scout candidate of Troop 1 Manville, cleared, cleaned and marked the Rhode Island Historical Cemetery that had been hidden by ...



Cumberland High School Band is 'Superior' at top state festival  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Band Director Michael Feroce said he felt his group had a chance at a top performance in the Rhode Island Music ...



Cumberland High School lists first quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Cumberland High School. Grade 12. High Honors: Julie Andrade, ...



Cumberland High School announces second quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

Cumberland – The following students have been named to the Cumberland High School second quarter honor roll. Grade 12. High Honors: Andrade, Julie F; ...



Cumberland H.S. students get lesson on voting process with real ballots and voting machine  Turn to 10

Cumberland High School students used real ballots and voting machines from the state on Thursday while electing class officers. About 400 juniors who are ...



Vigil held for Cumberland high school student critically hurt in crash  Turn to 10

A vigil was held in Cumberland Monday night for a high school student who was critically hurt in a crash.Cameron Faria, 17, is in a coma in a Boston hospital as ...



A pool to be proud of  Valley Breeze

Improvements to the swimming pool at Cumberland High School are nearing completion and the pool will soon be ready for use after being unusable for most of ...



Mattress fundraiser at Cumberland High School this Sunday  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Class of 2022 and LITE are hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...



A bridge too far  Valley Breeze

Students at Cumberland High School prefer to use the crosswalks instead of the pedestrian bridge over Mendon Road at the end of the school day to get to their ...



Cumberland High School presents senior awards  Valley Breeze

From left, Nicole Gonzalez, guidance counselor Julie Butler, and Jany Gonzalez gather in the lobby of the Providence Performing Arts Center before the ...



Real Ballots, Real Voting for Cumberland HS Students  WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Students at Cumberland High School held their class elections Thursday, and were visited by a special - Rhode Island's Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea.



Star rankings: See how your school measured up  The Providence Journal

Rhode Island has introduced a new system for evaluating public schools that shifts the emphasis from test scores to a much broader measure of student and ...



Big incoming class at CHS leads list of changes in Cumberland schools  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Students and staff returning to Cumberland schools for the start of the 2018-2019 school year next week will see numerous educational and ...



Cumberland High School announces 4th quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

High Honors: Grade 12: Hailey Ballou, Hannah Ballou, Sarah Bezak, Jocelyn Bodington, Maximilian Bonnici, Sarah Brochu, Haley Bruce, Samantha Buskey, ...



In Cumberland, 31 percent of students are overweight, obese  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Some 31 percent of Cumberland children ages 2-17 are either overweight or obese, according to a newly released three-year study by Rhode ...



Community School presents Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.'  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Community School 4th-grade students will perform Disney's “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 7 ...



New CHS pathways program sees large jump in enrollment  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Total enrollment in Cumberland's new pathway programs is up 88 percent over the last year, and school officials expect they'll grow even ...



Cumberland Education Foundation announces grants, scholarships, goals  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Following a successful gala event last year, board members for the Cumberland Education Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated ...



Hillary Clinton spoke about Columbine with Cumberland students  Turn to 10

Cumberland High School students had the unique opportunity 19 years ago to speak with first lady Hillary Clinton about school problems that are still apparent ...



Cumberland students win national acclaim for 'outstanding acts of volunteerism'  Valley Breeze

Emily Raimondi, a 5th-grader at Garvin Memorial School, and Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed from the neck down 11 ...



O'Connor siblings, 2004-05 wrestling team highlight CHS Hall of Fame's Class of 2018  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, at Wright's Farm. A social from 6 to 7 p.m. will be ...



Blackstone Valley Prep breaks ground on new Cumberland high school  The Providence Journal

CUMBERLAND — Blackstone Valley Prep, a mayoral charter school, broke ground on a new $10-million high school Monday on the site of a former lumber ...



Costa returning home to Cumberland High  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Adolfo Costa says one of his greatest regrets in life is that he decided not to put in his application to lead Cumberland High School a year ago, ...



Proposal would rename NCMS as Lynch Middle School  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – A proposal now before the School Committee would change the name of the North Cumberland Middle School to the Richard B. Lynch Middle ...



Community rallies around Cumberland crash victim  The Providence Journal

Family is buoyed by a vigil, a fundraising campaign and other shows of support for Cameron Faria, 17, a Cumberland High School wrestler who remains in a ...



Cumberland's Yost named Teacher of the Year  Valley Breeze

Betsy Yost, above in center, a 5th-grade English language arts teacher at Community School, with Supt. Bob Mitchell, left, and School Committee Chairman Paul ...



Dick Lynch, longtime head of RIIL, has died  The Providence Journal

Former Rhode Island Interscholastic League executive director Richard B. Lynch — a longtime school administrator who helped expand high school sports in ...



Year in Cumberland saw leadership change, big acquisition  Valley Breeze

Cumberland Mayor William Murray shakes hands with Gov. Gina Raimondo during a June dedication of the Mercy Woods conservation area. (Breeze photo by ...



Cumberland's new gender-neutral dress code advances  Valley Breeze

School officials and staff review and come to consensus on the majority of a new gender-neutral student dress code policy during a meeting at Cumberland High ...



Contracts show raises for top administrators  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The town's two top administrators have received raises, according to contracts released by the Cumberland School Department. Assistant ...



Cumberland High choral students rack up awards  Valley Breeze

Members of Cumberland's Clipper Choir and Clef Singers have found their niche in the school's music department, earning top scores in local and national ...



Cumberland High School lists second quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at Cumberland High School. High Honors. Grade 12: Breana ...



To reform a struggling high school, try this Rhode Islander’s approach  The Hechinger Report

CUMBERLAND, R.I. — On Oct. 5, the National Association of Secondary School Principals named Rhode Island's Alan Tenreiro the 2016 National Principal of ...



Cumberland schools approve tiered diploma system  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – School Committee members last week unanimously approved a new tiered graduation system that will allow more students to earn a diploma.



Cumberland man dies after crash on Mendon Road  Valley Breeze

A single-motorcycle crash near Cumberland High School Friday evening killed a local man, according to officials. The motorcycle hit one telephone pole before ...



Cranston West prepares to host Rhode Island State Drama Festival  Cranston Herald

The Rhode Island Theatre Education Association has announced full details regarding the 2019 Rhode Island State Drama Festival, which will be hosted by ...



Community rallies around Cumberland teen  Valley Breeze

A large gathering of friends and supporters holds lighted candles Monday night at a vigil for Cameron Faria in Cumberland's Diamond Hill Park. Faria is in a ...



Francazio and Waters try for open school board seat  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Committee's District 4 seat is the only one with a race on Nov. 6, as David Francazio and Heidi Waters campaign for ...



CHS Class of '68 hosting 50th reunion Sept. 8  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Providence Marriott, 1 Orms ...



Legendary coach, principal, referee Dick Lynch dies  Valley Breeze

Richard B. “Dick” Lynch, 82, of Wakefield, formerly of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He was the beloved husband of 55 years of the ...



West Warwick High goes hydroponic | Kent County Daily Times  Ricentral.com

WEST WARWICK –– The West Warwick School District is no stranger to leading the way in educational innovations, and thanks to a partnership with their food ...



Cumberland athletic team temporarily banned from sporting events  Turn to 10

The entire Cumberland High School freshmen football team has been banned from practicing and playing football until Oct. 11.“This decision is based on ...



Meet the candidates in Cumberland's at-large Town Council primary  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Three Democrats in the at-large race for two Cumberland Town Council seats face off in the primary next Wednesday, Sept. 12. The top two of ...



School board hires two assistant principals for McCourt  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – McCourt Middle School will welcome two new assistant principals this fall. Erin Oliver is the new assistant principal for student life at McCourt ...



Holmes family donates uniforms to Cumberland wrestling in memory of son  Valley Breeze

Members of the Holmes family pose with members of the North Cumberland Middle School and McCourt Middle School wrestling teams after a match at McCourt ...



Looking sharp: New uniforms put CHS band a cut above  Valley Breeze

Members of the Clipper Band in their new uniforms are, back row from left, James Melfi, Madilynn Grenier, Andrew Lecours, Charlotte Clark, Ian Mandeville, ...



Local officials working with RIDE on fix for CHS pool's air quality  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – State representatives say they are working with officials from the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Cumberland School ...



For Cumberland woman, fundraising effort means a chance at better life  Valley Breeze

Karli Macatrao, left, who was born with cystic fibrosis, and her mother Vickie Lamontagne, of Cumberland, sit and talk in Macatrao's home last week. (Breeze ...



Cumberland High School Class of 2016  Valley Breeze

Lauren Ashley Arpin +. Jacob K Arribas. David Michael Aust. Isabel Katherine Badeau. Justice L. Belmont. Camilo Benitez. Benjamin J. Berlinger +. Andre R ...



News | 11 Honored at Rhode Island State House  Rhode Island College News

Providence, R.I. – Ten current Rhode Island College student-athletes and one alumnus were recognized by the Honorable Nicholas Mattiello, Speaker of the ...



Music with Cumberland High School Marching Band  WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

The Rhode Show *Content* Disclaimer. The information, advice and answers displayed in The Rhode Show section of WPRI.com are those of individual sponsors ...



Cumberland High's Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is Nov. 24  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School will be recognizing some of its finest coaches and athletes at its annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner on ...



Cabatingan, Enestvedt tops in CHS senior class  Valley Breeze

Colleen Enestvedt, left, salutatorian, and David Cabatingan, valedictorian, say they'll miss Cumberland High School and their hometown after they graduate.



Parent on lunch bills: Maintaining debt stops junk food  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Jane Perron says her family is partially to blame for the Cumberland School Department's rising lunch bill debt, but says she was almost ...



Back to school? Time to educate students about Juul  Valley Breeze

Unlike cigarettes, Juuls are harder to detect when they're being used in school, as they are small and look like a thumb drive. By AMANDA LEVENSON Valley ...



Cumberland's Community School celebrates Blue Ribbon honor  Valley Breeze

From left, state Rep. Mia Ackerman, Community School Principal Cheryl Vaughn, Supt. Bob Mitchell and state Sen. Ryan Pearson participate in the award ...



Lincoln's Costa named Cumberland Teacher of Year  Valley Breeze

Cumberland's Teacher of the Year is Kristen Costa, center, who is pictured with B.F. Norton Principal Dina Cerra, left, and Supt. Bob Mitchell. By ETHAN ...



Hometown Hero: Tyler Kolek  WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

After earning first team All-State honor as a Junior at Cumberland High School, Tyler Kolek is hoping to find similar success after transferring to St. George's ...



Officials are reviewing contract procedures after 'Clipper gear' shows up at local stores  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – A new and unannounced line of “Clipper gear” appearing in local stores over the past few weeks has some residents calling for a boycott of ...



Local art teacher showcases student work at exhibit Sunday  Valley Breeze

Ryan McCann, 15, a 9th-grader at Cumberland High School, painted this whale's tale, which will be displayed at the art exhibit on Sunday, March 10, at the ...



Charlton out as CHS principal after six months  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Donna Charlton, who was named principal of Cumberland High School in June, has stepped down from the position. Charlton replaced Alan ...



He's perfect: Cumberland's Mehrotra aces ACT  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Following extensive studying and weekly help from a tutor, Shivesh Mehrotra took the ACT in February as a diagnostic test to see where he ...



R.I. schools prepare for active shooter with plans, drills and the sound of gunfire  The Providence Journal

A simulation of an active shooter situation at Cumberland High School in April, in which a state trooper prowled the hallways firing blanks from an assault rifle, ...



Reset: Town lays out new requirements for developer McKee  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The town's bid to hold Jim McKee more accountable for issues with his developments has hit a few snags but is moving forward with the “long ...



Leafy Green Machine growing garden-fresh veggies at CHS  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – A modified shipping container capable of producing a football field's worth of vegetables every seven weeks now stands outside the kitchen ...



Ramesh, Squizzero top CHS Class of 2018  Valley Breeze

Dev Ramesh, left, valedictorian of Cumberland High School's Class of 2018, is joined by salutatorian Caroline Squizzero. (Breeze photo by Nicole Dotzenrod).



Victim mourned after fatal motorcycle crash on Mendon Road  Valley Breeze

A single-motorcycle crash near Cumberland High School last Friday evening killed a Cumberland resident, according to officials. Police shut down the roadway ...



New assistant principal ready to grow with students and staff at CHS  Valley Breeze

Michelle Carter is ready to go as new assistant principal of teaching and learning at Cumberland High School. (Breeze photo by Amanda Levenson).



Bassignani to retire as Garvin Memorial School principal  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Garvin Memorial School's principal Judith Bassignani will retire from her position at the end of the month, marking the close of a 45-year ...



Vaping: '2017 version of Marlboro'  Valley Breeze

Terri-Lynn Longpre, of the Cumberland Prevention Coalition, demonstrates how vaping products and drugs can be made to look like everyday items during a ...



In Smithfield, high school students learn that careers in aviation are taking off  The Providence Journal

With a looming pilot shortage on the horizon, Cumberland High students learn a career in aviation can be cool and lucrative. SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Ashley ...



CHS counselors available following student's death  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School community was making counselors available to students this week after the death of student David Benskin, ...



Cumberland High School lists underclassmen awards  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The following awards were presented at Cumberland High School's Underclassmen Awards Night on June 6. Grade 9. • Excellence in ...



Cumberland Education Foundation launches grant program  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Following through on its mission to support local education, the Cumberland Education Foundation has launched a new grant program.



Mutter knocks Murray out of mayor's seat  Valley Breeze

Jeff Mutter, who won Wednesday's primary for mayor of Cumberland, acknowledges cheers from supporters at Angelo's on Mendon Road. Mutter defeated ...



All-new CumberlandFest about community first  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – A new and reimagined CumberlandFest may or may not make enough money to make grants to local youth groups in 2019, say organizers, ...



DelMoro named District Spelling Bee champ  Valley Breeze

First-place winner in the Cumberland District Spelling Bee is Estella DelMoro, right, an 8th-grader at North Cumberland Middle School, and on left is runner-up ...



Ward inducted into R.I. Journalism Hall of Fame; Breeze wins 12 awards  Valley Breeze

Tom Ward, founder and publisher of The Valley Breeze, is inducted into the Rhode Island Press Association's Hall of Fame. (Breeze photo by Robert Emerson).



Franklin Farm faithful remember Chip Underwood  Valley Breeze

Chip Underwood, left, helps Mitchell Mudge recently in the construction of a haywagon at Franklin Farm, in Cumberland. Underwood, who died last week, was a ...



Local Eagle Scout candidate transforms Monastery stage area  Valley Breeze

Eagle Scout candidate Dan Bliss, in the blue CHS jacket with his hand on his chin, poses with some of the volunteers who helped him spruce up the benches at ...



Five CHS seniors complete EMT certification course  Valley Breeze

Michael Minot, left, and Spencer Creamer practice airway management techniques on a mannequin at Cumberland High School. (Breeze photos by Nicole ...



Time running out for R.I. All-State athletes to register for banquet  The Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE — The annual All-State banquet is only a few days away. Invitation letters for the June 20 event at the Rhode Island Convention Center have ...



Feroce 'Takes Stand' for CHS band  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School's band director isn't missing a beat when it comes to providing students with the resources he says they deserve.



College News  Valley Breeze

Megan Dotzenrod, of Lincoln, has been named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Rhode Island. Steven Ward, of Cumberland, has been ...



Ex-CHS Principal Charlton was paid $121000  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – School officials paid former Cumberland High School Principal Donna Charlton $121,234 to fulfill a one-year contract starting last summer.



11 to be inducted into RI Heritage Hall of Fame  Cranston Herald

Eleven prominent Rhode Islanders from the first half of the 20th century will be inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 18, ...



Dress code policy is being targeted for revamp at CHS  Valley Breeze

Cumberland High School class leaders, clad in outfits that would have seen them “dress-coded” this past school year, are working with School Committee ...



Connected CHS class urged to engage in life  Valley Breeze

Seniors Jeffrey Ferreira, left, and Lukas Eaton react to something on their cell phone as they wait to enter Cumberland High School's graduation ceremony at ...



CHS senior recognized by Metta Students Foundation  Valley Breeze

Jessica Delaney, science teacher at Cumberland High school, left, stands with senior Kayleigh LaPre, who she nominated to receive the Metta Students ...



First Blackstone Valley Prep high school set to open in Cumberland  Valley Breeze

The former St. Joan of Arc parish school at Cumberland Hill will be home Ð for two years Ð to the first Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy High School.



Vt. Guard generals death draws attention to burn pit dangers  The Providence Journal

Flags in Vermont are flying at half-staff in honor of a former Rhode Islander, Vermont National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael T. Heston, 58, who died Nov. 14 from an ...



TD Bank Names Kyle H. Mardo Manager of New Store Located in North Providence  Wolfe News Wire

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. September 24, 2018 TD Bank, America s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Kyle H. Mardo as Vice President, Store Manager of ...



CHS celebrates first Leafy Green Machine harvest  Valley Breeze

From left, Laila Rizkallah, Gina Rodriguez, Amy Lefebvre, Jodi Davies, Lauren Taylor, and Shauna Spillane are members of the Sodexo team at Cumberland ...



Cumberland High seniors earn awards at Honors Night  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND - The following awards were presented during Cumberland High School's annual Senior Honors Night. Public Safety Awards. • Cumberland ...



Salvatore exploring ways to cut BVP's squeeze on local school dollars  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – School Committee Chairman Raymond Salvatore, (pictured right), said in a statement Monday that he wants to hold the Blackstone Valley ...



CHS students bypassing Mendon Road crosswalks  Valley Breeze

Cumberland High School seniors, from left, Gianna Rousseau, Ryan Collard and Dennis White walk across Mendon Road in the crosswalk, headed to the ...



CHS teachers resign following student drinking investigation  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Two Cumberland high school teachers have tendered their resignations, Supt. Philip Thornton announced Friday morning in a brief statement, ...



Principal of Lincoln Middle School steps down  Valley Breeze

LINCOLN – Lincoln Middle School Principal Adolfo Costa resigned on Monday, less than six months after starting in the position. Costa is the third principal at ...



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