NEW SHOREHAM (AP) — Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim from the Rhode Island mainland to Block Island on Saturday, completing the grueling 10.4-mile route to raise money for cancer research in memory of her late father.

    NEW LONDON — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay…

      NEW HAVEN — Christopher O’Connor has been named the CEO of Yale New Haven Health, effective March 25, 2022, when current CEO Marna P. Borgstrom retires. O’Connor currently serves as president of the Health System, having been named to that position in August 2020.

        On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Stonington voters will vote in a referendum to decide whether to overturn a 10-year tax abatement for a developer who proposes to build an 82-unit affordable apartment building at the end of Coggswell Street, close to the railroad tracks.

        “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” This quote worded slightly different was used to help typists learn how to type. Today, it has a more urgent meaning, especially concerning the situation in Afghanistan.

        The Old Glory Relay is a national-level event sponsored by the veterans’ organization Team Red White and Blue. Team RWB is a series of state chapters dedicated to enriching veterans’ lives and is composed of veterans, veterans’ families and friends who gather for social, athletic and outdoor…

        ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Saturday:

        CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Saturday:

        U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, descends stairs aboard the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA Spectrum Diversity …

        U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, stands for a photograph on the bridge of the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA S…

        U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, stands for a photograph on the deck of the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard, in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA Sp…

        U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, adjusts her hat while walking on the deck of the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the C…

        U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, enters the bridge of the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA Spectrum Diversity Co…

        U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel steps aboard the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard, in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA Spectrum Diversity Council ju…

        WESTERLY — Members of the School Committee and the school district administration are defending themselves against criticisms, "accusations and fabrications" hurled mostly by one resident over a period of months.

          PROVIDENCE (AP) — Several people employed in Rhode Island's health care industry have filed a federal challenge to the state's coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, alleging it is unconstitutional because it does not allow religious exemptions.

          Thousands of Connecticut state employees, K-12 teachers, school bus drivers and day care workers were among those being urged to get vaccinated or else get tested for COVID-19 in the waning hours before Gov. Ned Lamont's executive orders requiring vaccinations for certain employees takes eff…

            NEW HAVEN (AP) — A 35-year-old Connecticut police officer killed when his colleague crashed a car while allegedly driving under the influence in Las Vegas was laid to rest Friday and remembered as a dedicated and respected cop with a passion for the job.

              SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Perryville Grange No. 14, 1184 Ministerial Road, will hold a meeting to install officers on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The meeting may be attended by anyone wishing to learn about the grange, its roots and meet its members.

                WESTERLY — Westerly Armory Restoration Inc., which runs The People’s Museum and oversees all events at the Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave., was awarded an $8,000 grant from the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant program, a collaborative partnership between the State C…