355 of 728 precincts - 49 percent
As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were anticipating large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic.
STONINGTON — Health district staff and town officials are urging residents to take precautions after a mosquito trapped near Stonington High School tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis.
WESTERLY — A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Management will be used to address tidal flooding that impedes access to Napatree Point in Watch Hill.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High students’ scores on advanced placement exams rose significantly this year, with 82% receiving a 3 or higher out of a possible 5.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, jabbed at each other in a heated televised debate Tuesday.
WESTERLY — A 20-year-old New York man is facing charges after the police said he allegedly stabbed a Westerly man four times and punctured his lung during an early August fight along Apache Drive.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she's considering delaying the start of school in the state by a few weeks to give administrators and families more time to prepare amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents of neighboring Rhode Island no longer have to comply with a two-week quarantine rule when they enter Connecticut. The state was removed on Tuesday from the list of states affected by a travel advisory that's supposed to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
PROVIDENCE — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward online instru…
A Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut dropped out of the race Tuesday as voters were going to the polls in his primary election following his arrest in an assault case.
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to report unusual cases of rabbit mortality to the department. A fatal disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), been detected in North America and is a highly contagious disease that affects both do…
In response to Bonnie Van Slyke’s recent letter implying that I was somehow on board with the proposed $2.5 million purchase of beachfront property, with a non-refundable deposit, I present the following facts:
Why does this statue in Wilcox Park cause a problem, issue, or question Columbus’ “treatment of indigenous people and his role (if true?) in the slave trade”? Why should his past history of behavior matter to our generation, I ask? The article by Dale Faulkner concerning the death of George …
BOSTON (AP) — Members of an activist group hung a banner that read “CLIMATE CHANGE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston's Fenway Park, leading to eight arrests, police said.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials on Tuesday urged residents in nearly three dozen communities with concerning rates of COVID-19 infection to step up their efforts to slow the spread of the disease.
BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general has determined that a Barrington man facing an assault charge after being caught on video yelling racial slurs at his neighbor can face a stiffer sentence under the state's hate crimes law if convicted.
A full week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the Northeast, tens of thousand of people were still waiting in Connecticut and New York Tuesday for their lights to come back as public officials stepped up criticism of the region's electric utilities.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward on…
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito for the first time this year in Connecticut, according to the state's Agricultural Experiment Station.
BOSTON (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts fired more than 30 shots at a man who was already injured and bloodied on the ground, the man's family alleged in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Connecticut's former public health commissioner is alleging that Gov. Ned Lamont fired her for “discriminatory reasons” and administration officials prohibited her from implementing nursing home protocols that would have saved lives amid the coronavirus pandemic.
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A piping plover chick taken by vacationers from a Rhode Island beach died at a wildlife center on Cape Cod, despite efforts to save it.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A day program that consistently served more than 100 people with disabilities in Rhode Island will close in September because of financial losses, the organization said.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut congressional candidate quits race on day of primary following arrest in assault case.
PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — A man in an off-highway recreational vehicle and his passenger were injured after trying to pass an ATV, and he's been charged with driving too fast, New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department said.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
BOSTON (AP) — Federal fishing regulators are allowing increased harvesting of a species of squid this year because of reports that the species can withstand it.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 50 dolphins were stranded on a beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, over the weekend and needed to be rescued by dozens of volunteers, officials said.
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Governors and state labor department officials were scrambling Monday to determine whether they could implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pand…
STONINGTON — On the top floor of the West Broad Street School, teacher Amy Babcock’s classroom lies waiting for the return of students.
Rhode Island registered one more death from COVID-19 and 176 newly reported positive cases over the weekend, state health officials said Monday.
KINGSTON — During a typical summer, Kristy Horan would have her hands full coordinating three summer fairs around the state, each showcasing youth-trained livestock, public speaking competitions, educational exhibits and more — plus similar activities at the Washington County Fair. But this …
It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired.
Residents in Connecticut are urged to remain on high alert following reports of scam efforts in areas still without power or where heavy damage occurred as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias.
RICHMOND — A Pawtucket man is facing DUI and drug charges after police said a traffic stop for traveling more than twice the speed limit along Main Street earlier this month led to the discovery of cocaine.