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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 ...



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

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Robinson up for Gagliardi Trophy | News, Sports, Jobs  Morning Journal News

ALLIANCE— University of Mount Union senior linebacker Danny Robinson has been named a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around ...



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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).



'Hats off!': Police congratulate high schoolers on 'one of the best' senior pranks  Turn to 10

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



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



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 ...



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 ...



Second CEF Gala builds on successful support of schools  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Education Foundation, a growing nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local public schools, will hold its second ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 teen takes Portuguese pride to international stage  Valley Breeze

Anastasia DeCosta Pattison, a Cumberland High School senior who was crowned Miss Dia de Portugal Rhode Island in June, is in Portugal this week ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



School leaders: Bond referendum 'once-in-a-generation' chance  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – A school bond referendum on the ballot Nov. 6 will have long-ranging implications for local schools, say Cumberland education officials.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Upcoming Rhode Island reunions - Entertainment & Life  The Providence Journal

Barrington High School, Class of 1968, 50th reunion, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Meet and Greet at Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. Reunion on Sept. 15, 6-11 p.m., ...



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 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.



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 principal named National Principal of the Year  The Providence Journal

CUMBERLAND, R.I. -- Alan Tenreiro of Cumberland High School has been named the 2016 National Principal of the Year by the National Association 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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!



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 ...



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 ...



High school lacrosse programs receive donation from CYLAX  Valley Breeze

Checking out the equipment that the Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association donated to the Cumberland High boys' and girls' lacrosse teams are, from left, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Cumberland High names third quarter honor roll  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at Cumberland High School. Grade 12. High Honors: Allison Abrams, ...



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 ...



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).



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Charlton gets a new job at Providence school  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Former Cumberland High School Principal Donna Charlton is the new interim principal of the Nowell Leadership Academy in Providence.



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 ...



Cumberland's Murphy salutatorian at Village Green  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Luke Murphy, of Cumberland, is the salutatorian of the Class of 2018 at Village Green Virtual Charter School in Providence. In his graduation ...



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 students staging 'Addams Family' musical comedy  Valley Breeze

CHS junior Sarah Dube plays the role of Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy” being presented this Friday and Saturday night.



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 ...



CHS theater performs 'Legally Blonde the Musical'  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School's auditorium will transform into the Harvard Law School campus at the end of the month. About 25 students will be ...



2017-18 ALL-USA Rhode Island Boys Basketball Team  USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Rhode Island Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected ...



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 ...



RIDOT plows contribute to sidewalk mess in Cumberland  Valley Breeze

Workers used the town snowblower to clear snow from sidewalks on Mendon Road Monday, but RIDOT plows pushed snow back onto the walkways Tuesday.



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 ...



Students foster community with Big Little Partnership  Valley Breeze

Rachel Gradey, a senior at Cumberland High School, helps B.F. Norton 1st-grader Blake Borden read “Clifford The Big Red Dog” as part of The Big Little ...



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 ...



Out of this world: Families surprised with custom playhouses  Valley Breeze

Gavin Stanton explores his TIE fighter spaceship, designed by CTE students from Coventry High School and donated as part of the Project Playhouse program, ...



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.



Rhode Island students walk out to advocate gun control  The Providence Journal

On streets, sidewalks and the front steps of high schools across Rhode Island, students left their schools on a chilly, windy morning for 17 minutes or more as ...



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 ...



Seniors dedicate peace garden at CHS  Valley Breeze

Prior to graduating this week, members of the Cumberland High School senior class gathered for the unveiling of a new peace garden at the school, created to ...



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.



The kids are alright…again  Valley Breeze

Cumberland High sophomore-to-be Adah Anderson, at left, shows off her first-place trophies during the post-race ceremony at last Saturday's Cumberland Fest ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Up for a change: Shorts at fingertip length  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – School Committee member Mark Fiorillo says he's learned as a father of a 13-year-old daughter just how difficult it is to find shorts that reach ...



'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).



CHS grad's world record: Most Lego castles in minute  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Marcel Bonnici was sitting in class last April when the idea popped into his head. Always “mesmerized” by the Guinness World Records, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cumberland invested in its future  Valley Breeze

Mario Ramos cleans up in Cumberland after a powerful late-October storm, which knocked out power for days in some areas of Cumberland and Lincoln.



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 ...



Contrasting styles in Cumberland's District 1 race  Valley Breeze

CUMBERLAND – Incumbent freshman Councilor Jim Metivier is seeking to fend off an election challenge from Democrat Stephanie Gemski and independent ...



Cumberland High School graduate wins NASA grant  Valley Breeze

Zane Grady, 21, works in a laboratory this summer at the University of Connecticut, where he will enter his senior year this fall. By AMANDA LEVENSON, Valley ...



61 RI Students Awarded Pell Medals for US History  GoLocalProv

61 students from across Rhode Island were awarded the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year.



Last phase of Tucker Field improvement project wraps up this week  Valley Breeze

Workers from J.H. Lynch & Sons pour the base for a new sidewalk in front of the Tucker Athletic Complex last Thursday. Sidewalks and grass are replacing a ...



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 ...



61 Rhode Island students awarded Pell Medal for Excellence in US History  What'sUpNewp

61 student from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Senator ...



Wayne Lima gone at 63  Valley Breeze

LINCOLN – Wayne Lima, a local icon best known as the frontman of King's Row, is being remembered for his big personality and knack for succeeding at new ...



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 ...



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 ...



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