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

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

Voters in both Charlestown and Richmond will be asked at referendum in November to determine whether to allow the state to issue a license to any cannabis-related businesses within the community. Hopkinton residents may find themselves answering a similar question come election time, but off…

NEW YORK — New York City’s annual pride parade kicked off Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism.

The UN Environment Program released a report last year revealing that food waste contributes to 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emission. I decided to read a little bit more about it and was shocked by what I was finding. Each year, 108 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States. T…

Part of the fallout from the repealing of Roe v. Wade is that abortion rights groups are now vandalizing pro-life pregnancy centers. The destruction of private property in these cases is nothing short of domestic terrorism.

A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while off-duty has now been charged. In a Saturday evening news release, the Rhode Island State Police said Providence patrolman Jeann Lugo was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Democratic state senate candidate Jennifer Rourke said he punched her in the face twice. Lugo was running for the GOP nomination for the same seat but has now ended his campaign. Police say the 35-year-old was arraigned and released. He's due in court again July 8. Two others were also charged. Lugo didn't respond to requests for comment.

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

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

WESTERLY — Six proposed amendments to the Town Charter are under consideration by the Town Council for inclusion on the general election ballot in November, five of which were envisioned for a special referendum in May that was eventually canceled by the council.

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history an…

I’ve touched on this before, but after speaking with a local Pawcatuck businessman recently, I had to revisit the subject. Those advertising agency types are giving us less and less credit for intelligence and more and more credit for being empty headed automatons who believe everything we s…

NEW YORK (AP) — America has perfected the stressful TV cooking competition, pitting amateur or professional chefs against each other in such high-pressure, scream-filled shows as “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” or “Top Chef.”

A Rhode Island police officer has been suspended from his job with pay while the Providence Police Department conducts a criminal investigation into his actions at a Statehouse abortion protest where a woman was assaulted. Providence police did not identify the officer, but local media identified him as Jeann Lugo, who had been running for the Rhode Island state Senate. Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman and state Senate candidate Jennifer Rourke said she was punched in the face at least twice by Lugo. Lugo tweeted Saturday that he would not be running for office this fall. Lugo told the Boston Globe that he “stepped in to protect someone that a group of agitators was attacking.”

A Massachusetts lawyer is facing federal charges he tried to bribe the Medford police chief to get help in opening a recreational marijuana dispensary in Medford. Court records say that Somerville Attorney Sean O'Donovan pleaded not guilty in federal court on Friday to three counts stemming from his efforts to win an agreement that would allow a client to open the dispensary. Prosecutors say that in February 2021, O’Donovan approached a “close relative” of the Medford police chief and offered to pay $25,000 to speak with the chief about the client’s anticipated application. The chief immediately alerted federal authorities. O'Donovan's attorney did not immediately return a message Saturday seeking comment.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s proposed process for settling decades of sexual and physical abuse allegations at its youth detention center amounts to “setting a trap” for hundreds of financially insecure victims, according to their lawyers.

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Friday:

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Friday:

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to ban abortion stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry.

‘He Knows My Name” is a song we learned in Vacation Bible School a couple of years ago. I thought of that when I went to McDonald’s the other day. I clicked the app on my phone to order. A note popped up on the screen when I had finished that said, “Thank you for your order Cal!” I was struc…

PROVIDENCE — The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a wide range of…