HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, stripping artwork from walls and requiring patients to wear paper gowns instead of their own clothes.

WESTERLY —  Town officials will move forward with a grant application seeking money to improve municipal recreation facilities with walking trails, a new basketball and multi-purpose court, benches and landscaping, but will not seeks funds for a shelter at the Bradford Preserve lacrosse fiel…

HOPKINTON — The anger that some residents feel over the Town Council’s approvals of commercial solar projects in residential zones boiled over at Monday’s council meeting. Two residents demanded that council President Frank Landolfi resign and police were asked to remove another resident fro…

Providence — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received a $75,000 award from the National Coastal Resilience Fund developed by Whitehouse to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities. DEM will use the funding to advanc…

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died after helping two colleagues escape a burning home was dedicated to his family and his profession and took younger firefighters under his wing, speakers at his funeral Mass said Monday.

      NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Veterans Day protest in which a student dressed in black placed red-painted latex gloves around a display of small American flags at Yale University has stirred some controversy at the Ivy League school, which has been working to improve its image among military students.

      NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from r…

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

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

      WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact…

      Thanksgiving is next week and I suspect when you think of errands you need to run and places you need to go to get ready for the holiday, you don’t think of the library. Instead, most people are either figuring out their travel plans, or thinking of errands involving the grocery store and re…

      In response to Jay Lustgarten’s letter of Friday, Nov. 15: While I appreciate the sentiment of wanting to acknowledge Native Americans by placing a statue in Westerly, you suggested the park. Perhaps you are unaware that Watch Hill is a part of Westerly and there is already a statue honoring…