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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 ...



SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Middletown exacts revenge against Tiverton  newportri.com

BaseballMiddletown 13, Tiverton 10Konner Kluth had four hits and doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as Middletown rallied past Tiverton for ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Vigil planned 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 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 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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Get some sleep  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – A spending plan from the Cumberland School Department would invest some $260,000 in giving local high school students extra time to sleep ...



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 ...



6/29: Cumberland wrestling coach talks 50 years of competition, mentorship on State of Mind  WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

Steve Gordon has been coaching wrestling at Cumberland High School for 50 years. This season was his last. He joined Dan Yorke State of Mind to discuss his ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Meet the candidates for mayor of Cumberland  Valley Breeze

Bill Murray. 80 Bear Hill Road, Unit 206. Age: 79. Resident of Cumberland: More than 55 years. Employment: Mayor of Cumberland for past four years; former ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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).



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Richard B. 'Dick' Lynch – Wakefield  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



City to hold first School Committee election since 2011  Valley Breeze

WOONSOCKET – Voters will return to the polls for the first School Committee election since 2011 next Tuesday, Nov. 6. The election follows a July referendum ...



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 ...



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).



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hometown Hero: Tyler Kolek  WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) - After earning first team All-State honor as a Junior at Cumberland High School, Tyler Kolek is hoping to find similar success after ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



It's Mutter vs. Murray for mayor of Cumberland  Valley Breeze

Jeff Mutter, left, vice president of Mutter Motors, has served on Cumberland's Town Council and School Committee. Bill Murray, who has been mayor of ...



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.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mellen's reversal sparks frustration in Lincoln  Valley Breeze

LINCOLN – The search is on to find a viable candidate to lead Lincoln Middle School into the future after Thomas “TJ” Mellen resigned from the post three ...



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.



Obituary: Simone Evelina Gregoire Passes at 94  GoLocalProv

Simone Evelina Gregoire, 94, died Friday, March 8, 2019, in Golden Crest Nursing Home in North Providence. She was the widow of Maurice Gregoire.



'Hats off!': Police congratulate high schoolers on 'one of the best' senior pranks  WJLA

You know you've pulled off a great senior prank when the local police department congratulates you.Seniors at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin ...



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.



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 ...



Graduation times 3 – twice  Valley Breeze

Triplets Ben, Abby and Jake Drezek, from left, stand with Emily, Nick and Sara Mathers, also triplets, who will graduate from Cumberland High School this year.



CHS music teachers Ducharme, Feroce nominated as LifeChangers  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Choir Director Janita Ducharme and Band Director Michael Feroce have been nominated for the 2017-2018 ...



'Impressive' group of CHS grads urged to use compassion  Valley Breeze

Ryan Gaboury, above, makes his way to receive his diploma Monday evening at Cumberland High School's graduation. (Breeze photos by Robert Emerson).



Holiday bazaars and craft fairs  Valley Breeze

Weekend of Nov. 16-18. Christmas on the Hill Bazaar at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., Lincoln, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Silent auction, baby ...



CHS' Tenreiro heading to Mount as President  Valley Breeze

UPDATE: This story is updated to include a comment from Cumberland School Committee Chairman Raymond Salvatore. CUMBERLAND – Alan Tenreiro, the ...



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 ...



Experienced educator Charlton named principal of CHS  Valley Breeze

Supt. Robert Mitchell, left, with new Cumberland High School Principal Donna Charlton. (Breeze photo by Brittany Ballantyne). CUMBERLAND – The ...



Stroll into art at Artist Open Studios  Valley Breeze

Artist Betsey MacDonald sits on the steps leading up to her art studio, joined by her three rescue dogs Tucker, Roxie and Annie. (Breeze photos by Jacquelyn ...



Charlton departs CHS after brief tenure  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – When Donna Charlton began her six-month stint as Cumberland High School's principal in June, Supt. Bob Mitchell expressed excitement at ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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, ...



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.



Yellow Bag Day cleanup Saturday in Cumberland  Valley Breeze

Each year, Troop 1 Diamond Hill Boy Scouts are a big part of the Cumberland Yellow Bag Day litter cleanup, and this Saturday morning will be no exception.



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 ...



Cote named interim principal at CHS  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Supt. Robert Mitchell has named Susan Cote as the interim principal for Cumberland High School. She will serve in the role through the end of ...



Suspension vote for high school teacher over 'student boundaries' issue  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND - The School Committee has voted unanimously to suspend a high school physical education teacher for two weeks after she was caught texting ...



Both CHS assistant principals leaving in wake of Tenreiro's departure  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Assistant Principal Aldofo Costa will be moving to Lincoln next fall, after accepting the position of Lincoln Middle ...



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 ...



CHS expands class offerings  Valley Breeze

Incoming freshmen and their parents head upstairs at Cumberland High School to find classrooms, schedules and lockers during freshman orientation Monday ...



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