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Cumberland's music community mourns passing of Nectar Lennox  Valley Breeze

Former students, friends and family are mourning the loss of treasured local music director and Clef Singers founder Nectar Lennox, of Cumberland, who died at ...



Touch-A-Truck roars back into Diamond Hill Park Aug. 25  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The annual Cumberland Firefighters Touch-A-Truck event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, with another huge assortment of fire and police ...



Cumberland High School Class of 2019  Valley Breeze

Cumberland High School's Class of 2019 heads to the graduation ceremony at CCRI's field house on Monday night. (Breeze photos by Robert Emerson).



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 ...



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 honors top 10 percent of graduating class  Valley Breeze

The academic top 10 percent of Cumberland High School's graduating class were honored as 'Distinguished Scholars' at the school on Monday.



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 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 ...



Franklin Farm donates 100 tons to Food Bank  Valley Breeze

Connor Enestvedt, a volunteer tractor driver at Cumberland's Franklin Farm and a rising sophomore at Cumberland High School, delivers the load of vegetables ...



Cumberland High School announces third quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

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



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'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 fourth quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

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



Renovated CHS pool rededicated to Coach Calvert  Valley Breeze

Olivia Barboza and Nicholas Lizotte, both senior members of the Cumberland High School Swim Team, are the first ones into the pool after the Bruce Calvert ...



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 ...



CHS names Jordan, Ganek as Class of 2019 top two  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Connor Jordan, with a grade point average of 4.85 leads Cumberland High School's Class of 2019 as valedictorian. This year's salutatorian is ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Three from Cumberland graduate med school  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – With their new medical degrees in hand, three Cumberland natives and childhood acquaintances are heading to different hospitals on the ...



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'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 ...



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, ...



The messy reality of personalized learning  The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning has been phased in over five years in Rhode Island but questions persist about effectiveness of individualized instruction via laptop.



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 ...



CHS Class of 2019 told to keep putting others first  Valley Breeze

Cumberland High School senior Samantha Chakour helps her classmate Paige Cook with her cap before Monday night's graduation exercises at CCRI in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

In a Q&A, the principal of the year credits his faculty's embrace of Common Core standards; a personalized approach to high school; and blended learning.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Healthy audit for Cumberland  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – As predicted by municipal leaders last fall, the town of Cumberland earned another clean audit report from Hague, Sahady & Co. At the end of ...



Tucker's 6-year-old turf field rapidly disintegrating  Valley Breeze

The turf at Tucker Field was thick and in great shape when it was installed six years ago. (Breeze photos by Ethan Shorey). By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze ...



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, ...



Author/illustrator David Macaulay is riding a wave of success  The Providence Journal

Macaulay, a graduate of Cumberland High School and the Rhode Island School of Design, focuses on ocean liners in his new book, "Crossing on Time."



Officials closing Cumberland's budget gap  Valley Breeze

Ashton School teacher Nick Oliveira, at the podium during a budget hearing at McCourt Middle School on Monday, asks those in the room who are impacted by ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Richard B. Lynch | Tributes  The Independent

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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



School officials vote to start overdue duct cleaning  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – An estimate to have ductwork at all local schools cleaned came in just shy of $200,000, so school officials have approved a smaller chunk of ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Cross Country/Track & Field Announces 2019 Recruiting Class  Hartfordhawks.com

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Thirty-eight recruited student-athletes have committed to the University of Hartford cross country and track and field programs, ...



Music with Cumberland High School Marching Band  WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

The Cumberland High School Marching Band stopped by "The Rhode Show" on Wednesday morning, for a pre-Thanksgiving performance!



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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).



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 ...



Transgender teen praises Cumberland's new policy  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Despite all that happened to him, all that forced him from Cumberland High School in his freshman year, Liam Fifer said this week, “I'd like to ...



Community 'Pretty Potty' coming to Berkeley Oval  Valley Breeze

Lauren Nigri, who is entering her senior year at Cumberland High School, stains the interior of the “Pretty Potty” she built for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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).



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 ...



Fired athletic director sues Cumberland  The Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former athletic director in Cumberland is suing the town, alleging he was fired after voicing concerns that its sports fundraising practices ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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.



Cumberland High School mock trial team undefeated  Valley Breeze

The undefeated Cumberland High School Mock Trial Team includes, from left, junior Reece Franklin, coach Kristen Murphy, freshman Charlotte Clark, senior ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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, ...



Residents will need to pay to replace broken, stolen bins  Valley Breeze

The pile of residents' old trash bins at the Tucker Field drop-off location was growing Tuesday morning, a day after it was opened. Residents can drop off their ...



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 ...



CHS seniors earn awards  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The following awards were presented to graduating seniors of the Cumberland High School Class of 2017. PUBLIC SAFETY ...



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 ...



Volunteers visit CHS for Career Fair presentations  Valley Breeze

Cumberland Realtor Kathy Bain Farrell, a broker for Re/Max Town and Country, engages students in a discussion of her job at Cumberland High School's ...



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