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.

    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.

      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.

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

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

      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 …

      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 …

      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.

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

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

      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.