BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on track. But for the last two weeks, her only connection …
WESTERLY — If you're looking for a way to get information on the town's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a little entertainment and connection (virtual of course) with friends and neighbors, Caswell Cooke Jr. has an idea.
WESTERLY — Two local businesses have announced financial matches to benefit a Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce initiative focused on responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — School children in Rhode Island will continue distance learning through at least the end of April as the state grapples with the growing coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said plans are underway to expand hospital bed capacity in Connecticut to prepare for the anticipated surge in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, including transforming the field house at Southern Connecticut State University into a 250-bed temporary hospital.
BOSTON (AP) — The superintendent of a Massachusetts veteran's home was removed from his duties Monday after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for coronavirus and another five whose results are pending.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island continues to nosedive as residents out of a job or working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic have little need to drive.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled. Until this public health crisis passes, here’s a list of local social service agencies, venues and organizations and their statuses.
The new state restrictions on restaurants and bars to fight the coronavirus pandemic have prevented local residents from going out to eat. But many South County establishments are still serving via curbside takeout and delivery. Find out the status of your favorite local eatery by clicking o…
Given his recent statements on the coronavirus pandemic quoted here, one might be led to believe that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be nominated for a “Defender of Life” award: “We’re not going to accept a premise that a human life is disposable” and “if all of our sweeping, expensive measures to…
Keeping in mind the challenging days in which we now live, this suggestion is humbly offered to all who enjoy writing to the editor and exercising the liberty to do so: Could we all take time to look around us, in our wonderful community and beyond, and take note of some or all of the dedica…
BOSTON (AP) — A tribe is losing reservation status for its more than 300 acres in Massachusetts, raising fears among Native American groups that other tribes could face the same fate under the Trump administration.
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Wareham man is heading to court Monday to face a murder charge in the death of a 57-year-old woman who lived in the same home as him.
WESTERLY — A new web page created by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Foundation is being used to assist business owners, workers, local nonprofits, and health care organizations as the effects of the COVID-19 crisis mount.
As the United States faces its worst public health crisis in a century, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.
CHARLESTOWN — Work began Tuesday on a new kiosk at Ninigret Park. The new structure will provide more information on the park's layout, history, and activities.
I am writing this column from within the library, although we are currently closed to the public. We hope this closure will help to flatten the curve of virus cases in our community, helping our health care providers to not be overwhelmed with too many cases at once. Additionally, we are con…
I feel compelled to respond to the letter “Thanking God Trump’s in charge of crisis” in Thursday’s Westerly Sun. I have no expectation of changing the mind of Mr. Latham, its author, or any of the others who believe Trump cannot do anything wrong despite ample evidence to the contrary. I am …
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It’s also a story about how one good turn deserves another and yet another.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care programs closed for the coronavirus outbreak. She could take a leave of absence from the hospital, or leave her 6-year-old with her mother, who has a condition that could …
BOSTON (AP) — Two colleges in Boston are marking the end of Women's History Month with an open event to update and enhance the Wikipedia entries of several female activists.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy.
WESTERLY — The operators of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island are using their sister venture, South County Distillers, to make hand sanitizer, a sought-after commodity in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.
WESTERLY — After two years as leader of the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, Christopher P. DeGrave is preparing to turn over the reins.
Quinn Colson, the former U.S. Army Ranger come home to clean up his corruption-giddy rural Mississippi county, is the hero in a series of richly regional mysteries by Ace Atkins, and displays the usual honorable qualities as well as one endearingly human habit: He smokes cigars.