Category: Cumberland

  • COVID Sunsets

    COVID Sunsets

    My wife and I have been going on long weekend bike rides for several months now. The COVID pandemic has given us extra time in our busy family schedule to discover a new date night-exercise opportunity. We schedule our start time so that we’re arriving at Colt State Park just in time to see the […]

  • Goodbye Ann & Hope

    On June 29, 2020 Ann & Hope announced they would close all remaining outlet stores following a series of previously announced store closings. This includes their historic headquarters location in Cumberland at 1 Ann & Hope Way. I stopped by to take some photos of the building yesterday, just to capture some images before the […]

  • 60 Degree Day

    What a day today, just an incredible temperature jump this weekend. Two days of 60-degree temps in January is rare, so I made an extra effort to get a run today. The Blackstone Bike Path was really busy today, again highly unusual in January. The parking lot had 20ish cars and the traffic along the […]

  • Swan on the Blackstone near Albion Bridge

    3/1/15 – Blackstone River Swan near the Albion Bridge in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The Albion Bridge was built in 1885 by the Boston Bridge Works.

  • Cumberland, RI – Snowstorm Road Conditions 2/2/15 @ 5:45pm

    Rhode Island 295S from state line to Dave’s Marketplace Cumberland.

  • August 16, 2012 – Morning Run at the Cumberland Monastery/Library

    Benefits of running outside!

  • Really Mayor?

    Last week Cumberland Mayor Dan McKee published an opinion piece which ran in the Valley Breeze and GoLocalProv. The following is my thoughts and reaction to the article: It was only last month, that “Kumbaya” moment when our Mayor, Superintendent, School Committee and Town Council singed the EDUCATION DECLARATION. “We do hereby sign…that we will […]

  • Full-Day Kindergarten and Redistricting Discussion

    Last night (3/1/12 ) the Cumberland School Committee held a special meeting to discuss Full-Day Kindergarten and Redistricting.  I was able to videotape the meeting and I’m in the process of uploading clips to YouTube for those who could not attend. Below are links to individual video clips. Here are some highlights from the meeting: A formal vote […]

  • 2/9/12 School Committee Meeting Video Clips

    I’v taken the February 9, 2012 School Committee Agenda and inserted links to the related videos for each section: I. Chairman Convenes Meeting II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of Agenda IV. Consent Agenda A. Approval of Minutes 1) Regular Meeting: 1/26/2012 B. Approval of Resolution SC-R-2012-01: Fiscal Note for Approved 2010-2014 ICSE Contract V. Superintendent’s Report […]

  • 9 Things I Learned from last night’s School Committee Meeting

    1. Stark contrast in leadership There are some serious issues facing Cumberland, with projected budget cuts, the need to redistrict, and interest in providing full day kindergarten. The School Committee and our administration certainly have a full plate. There are tough decisions that need to made and plenty of opinions on how to best move […]