The Valley Breeze - Fire merger talks trigger wider vision of central public safety complex
UPDATE: At Wednesday's Town Council meeting, Mayor Daniel McKee said he's strongly leaning toward a bond referendum on this year's November ballot. Town Council members also began broaching the subject of dissolving independent fire districts either by a voluntary vote of residents or by asking the General Assembly to revoke charters.
CUMBERLAND - That plan to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts just got a whole lot more ambitious.
GoLocalProv - Guest MINDSETTER™ Mayor Dan McKee: Mayoral Academies Can Turn Rhode Island Around
Recently, realtors working with two of Rhode Island’s Fortune 500 companies told me that new employees at those companies are typically advised to look for homes in Massachusetts, where the public schools are better. The economic loss of this reality is staggering.
The Times - McKee: Town Must Recommit to Education
Saying the stakes could not be higher, Mayor Daniel J. McKee has called on the Town Council and the community to recommit to investing in public education, saying restoring Cumberland as a top ranked school district is about much more than budget dollars. “This is not only an educational journey we're talking about here, it's also a political and economic journey and that's where the Town Council, mayor's office and community are going to have to get engaged,” McKee told the council at last week's public hearing on his proposed $82.8 town operating budget for fiscal 2013.