ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Lieberman was back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday testifying in support of the Democratic push for Washington, D.C., statehood. Then he met privately with Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the many Republicans who fiercely oppose such a move.
WESTERLY — With the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearing, town officials have started discussing ways to commemorate the dark and painful day in the nation's history.
STONINGTON — Earlier this spring, elected officials worked to reallocate funding for the hiring and long-term retention of a community outreach specialist to address a growing need for mental health services and outreach in town.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — To the relief of many, Rhode Island reopened public restrooms Wednesday at the Kennedy Plaza transit hub in Providence, which had been closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A precious photo album stolen from the Massachusetts bar made famous in Sebastian Junger's 1997 book “The Perfect Storm" and the 2000 movie of the same name has been returned with a note of apology, the bar's owners said.
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers' vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday proposed expanding the state's annual two-day sales tax holiday to a two-month event this year in an effort to supercharge the post-pandemic economy.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Merle Smith Jr., the first Black cadet to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy, has died, his family said. He was 76.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday she will not seek reelection in 2022, noting it's time for a “new generation” to “step up” with new ideas on how to further modernize voting and protect voters' rights.
Last week’s story in The Sun (“Westerly teachers union hits back on critical race theory accusations,” June 17), which quoted WTA head Colleen Saila, was a pathetic attempt by the WTA at damage control. Since last October, in any written/oral or news media communication, I have never dispara…
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An exclusive Rhode Island beach club tied to Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has broken its silence to defend itself from claims that it’s for white people only after the controversy garnered national attention.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Years of “no's" have culminated in the Rhode Island legislature saying “yes” to a proposal that would remove lawmakers' authority over approving who has permission to officiate marriages.
BOSTON (AP) — A jury acquitted a man on charges of shooting a Boston police officer in the leg during a traffic stop in 2016 but convicted him on related weapons charges.
BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a critic of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, announced Wednesday that she is running for Massachusetts governor next year — adding another Democrat candidate to a burgeoning campaign.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer who authorities say received almost $13,000 in fraudulent overtime pay while working at the department's evidence warehouse has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said.
WESTERLY — Members of the Town Council are seeking additional information and considering potential adjustments to a proposed ordinance aimed at regulating the short-term rental industry.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee has asked state police to investigate whether the administrator of the state Division of Motor Vehicles had any knowledge of, or involvement in, an alleged prostitution operation that leased one if his rental properties.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate approved legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults on Tuesday, marking the first time either chamber of the state Legislature has voted on a bill to legalize cannabis.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law.
Connecticut state Sen. Alex Kasser, the first Democrat elected by her Fairfield County district since 1930, announced Tuesday she is resigning from office. She cited her high-profile and contentious divorce, saying she's no longer able to adequately do her job.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tobacco company Philip Morris will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York City to southwest Connecticut, bringing 200 jobs, officials said Tuesday.
As we prepare to “call it a year,” it is abundantly clear that School Year ’20-’21 has been one like no other. We certainly hope to never see another like it. However, despite all of the challenges of the last 16 months, our principals, teachers, support staff, parents, families and students…
Many voters were able to vote early at their local town hall or vote by mail with no excuse and no requirement for signatures during last year’s primaries and the Nov. 3 election for president, federal, state and local officials. Early voting and no-excuse mail ballots were only two of a num…
My June 13 Westerly Sun diet takeaway: Is it “Food supply has never been more vulnerable” or “Need to go Vegetarian has never been more urgent”? Funny how your 12-paragraph food supply vulnerability article concentrated on the cybersecurity threat to meatpacking plants, whose loss couldn’t p…
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has reached its goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million residents against the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — With current no-excuse mail-in voting laws set to expire at the end of the month, state lawmakers need to hurry up and take action to extend those rights through the end of the year, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — The project to extend the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line to Medford has been delayed by five months, the project manager said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When U.S. law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created by Big Tech companies via the devices and online services that have hooked billions of people around the world.