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Coronavirus Updates

Woonsocket Hosting Eco-Depot

The City of Woonsocket Solid Waste Division in conjunction with RI Resource Recovery Corporation Eco-Depot will be hosting a FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Day on:

Saturday October 24, 2020 (rain or shine)

8 am to 12 pm

Woonsocket Public Services Division Facility

1117 River Street.

(Rhode Island residents only)

 

Included in this event is:

  • FREE collection of E-Waste (for all Rhode Island residents)
  • FREE document shredding (for Woonsocket Residents only)
  • FREE Dehumidifier Turn In Program on behalf of National Grid  (for all Rhode Island residents)
  • Pick Up of pre-paid Rain Barrels (for Woonsocket Residents only)
Early Voting at Town Hall

Early voting starts on Wednesday, October 14th and goes until Monday, November 2nd.  Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Please bring your driver’s license and wear a mask to enter the building.  The voting location will be inside the ramp entrance to the building.

If you have requested a mail ballot, the State has started sending out the ballots on Monday, October 5th.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Board of Canvassers at x131.

State of Rhode Island Vital Records Online Request Form

Click here  to access the State of Rhode Island’s Vital Records Online Request Service.

This service is managed and fulfilled by participating Rhode Island municipalities at this time.

You will need a credit card and a copy of a valid government issued ID.

Vital Records are birth, death, marriage, and civil union documents.

They are legal documents that contain information about the vital events of people in our society.

Certified copies of vital records are used for many purposes, such as:

  • To establish proof of age
  • Receive social security benefits
  • Receive death benefits from life insurance policies

 

Weekly Yard Waste Collection Resumes 9/28.

Weekly yard waste pickup will resume on 9/28 and continue until December 4th. Yard waste is collected on your regularly scheduled trash day.

Thank you.

Bulky Item Pickup – Update

In  the Town of Cumberland, bulky item pickup is going from every other Saturday to an every Tuesday pick up.  Residents are still required to call the Cumberland Trash and Recycling Department at 401-728-2400 x155 to schedule their pickup. All scheduling needs to be completed by noon on the Thursday prior to the pickup. The schedule can be found here.

Thank you.

Small Business Grants

The Town of Cumberland is offering $5,000 grants to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. The grant program has been updated to include businesses with one owner/employee only, that received EIDL and/or PPP funds, or that opened in 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.cumberlandri.org/covid-19-microenterprise-stabilization-grant-microe-program-3/

Town Hall Opening to the Public at Limited Capacity

Town Hall is open to the public from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 – 2:30 pm.

Access to Town Hall will be through the ramp entrance on the side of the building. We ask residents to wear a mask/face covering when coming to Town Hall and you will be required to sign in upon entry. Once signed in, you will go to the department you wish to see.

Departments will be limited to one visitor at a time, other than in the vault where two (2) people will be allowed in.

Message to the Town of Cumberland

Upon the advice of Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, I have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.

At this time, Town Hall is opened to the public with hours limited to 9 to 12 and 1 – 2:30 M-F. Anyone entering the building will be asked to sign in and wear a mask/face-covering. A drop box located at the ADA ramp entrance on the side of Town Hall is available to accept payments and to process requests for information. If you are coming to Town Hall to vote ahead of the September primary, you may come to the building anytime between 9 am and 4 pm, no appointment needed.

As we slowly reopen our community, restrictions remain in place to protect everyone’s health and safety. The use of athletic fields must be reserved with our Director of Parks and Recreation. Tennis and track facilities are open again. The Public Library is offering contactless pickup for preordered materials, patrons will also be able to make 1-hour appointments to use a computer, get 1-on-1 reference/readers advisory assistance with a staff member, for copying/scanning/faxing materials.

Our school department is planning for the opening of schools this fall. While the learning experience may be different, we look forward to our students returning to their studies.

Once again, we can enjoy dining out as our eating establishments are able to serve customers both indoors and outdoors while following social distancing guidelines.

And there are still great things happening in Cumberland – a new playground at the Monastery has opened to the public. Planning for Diamond Hill improvements are moving forward with permits submitted to RIDEM. Athletic Fields are being improved for the fall season. Issues surrounding traffic control are being addressed. Our community has come together to support one another.

If there is anything our office can do to be of service to you, please contact my Community Outreach Coordinator, Sarah King at 401-728-2400 x132.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. I firmly believe that we are better together. Our collective strengths as individuals and as a town will see us through this crisis.

Be well.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Mutter

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