STONINGTON — The town has become the first town in Eastern Connecticut to be awarded an AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s, according to Matthew A. Spoerndle, senior managing director of Phoenix Advisors LLC.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Experts invited by the Hopkinton Planning Board to discuss solar energy siting practices at a workshop Tuesday looked at the most recent state renewable energy incentives, which are shifting to encourage developers to use disturbed or previously developed sites.

    The Family Dollar retail chain has announced the grand reopening of its renovated store in the Granite Street Shopping Center, 116 Granite St., Westerly. The store will have an opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, with gift basket raffles, giveaways, free samples…

      WESTERLY — Randall, Realtors has announced the addition of agent Jonathan McCabe to its Watch Hill office at 124 Bay St. Broker manager Dottie Nigrelli said his experience in sales and real estate would "make him an excellent resource for anybody looking to buy or sell in Southern Rhode Isla…

      WESTERLY — Older residents in the Westerly-Pawcatuck area in need of inpatient geriatric psychiatric care won't have to travel far now that an 18-bed dedicated unit is about to open at Westerly Hospital.

      Single-family home sales in area towns declined in August on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest report of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. The result was similar to the statewide trend. Here are the local figures:

      WEST HARTFORD — Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

      WESTERLY — Lila Delman Real Estate and Randall, Realtors have announced the sale of 81 Ocean View Highway for $2.9 million. The 4,081-square-foot shingled Cape Cod-style house has five bedrooms and guest quarters, and is situated on a 2½-acre lot with views of salt ponds, The Misquamicut Clu…

      CHARLESTOWN — The Shannock Village Cottages affordable rental housing development had its official opening on Aug. 28 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by state and municipal officials.

      WESTERLY — The Zoning Board of Review has unanimously approved variances to the municipal sign and zoning regulations sought by the owner of Ginger's Service Station on Oak Street. The board's action was the next step the owner needed to proceed with a planned underground fuel storage tank r…

      ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile.

      WESTERLY — Members of the Planning Board and related staff members are hopeful that two new parking lots planned for Main Street and a nearby roadway are spruced up to contribute rather than detract from the look of the downtown area.

      STONINGTON — A roof collapse in July within a derelict section of the William Clark Thread Mill complex in Pawcatuck led to the partial demolition of a standalone building at 21 Pawcatuck Ave., but town officials and the staff of the Threadmill Apartments are turning up the pressure on owner…

      WESTERLY — A monthslong struggle involving town officials and the developer of a 24-unit condominium project planned for South Drive took a significant step toward resolution on Tuesday when the Planning Board voted 4-1 to approve an amendment to its original decision approving the project.

      STONINGTON — Next month’s Mystic Eats Riverside Food Festival has become a casualty of the Smiler’s Wharf controversy.

      WESTERLY — When "This Old House" returns to PBS this fall for its 41st season, viewers will get to witness the transformation of a classic 1940s-style Misquamicut Hills ranch house into a two-story Dutch Colonial.

        WATERFORD —Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has been named a “Best In State” credit union for the second consecutive year in a Forbes Media survey. Forbes partnered with the market research firm Statista in the survey of more than 25,000 customers of financial institutions across the U.S. Cr…

          Single-family home sales in Stonington declined to 12 in June, compared with 32 in June 2018, according to the latest report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. The figures, gathered from deeds, showed that the median price also fell from a year ago, to $359,950, compa…

            WESTERLY — Lori Campbell has joined Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes as a full-time independent sales associate working out of the brokerage's Westerly office. She has 18 years experience in residential real estate sales and is licensed in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

            WEEKAPAUG — It’s not just what people plant in their gardens, it’s how they, or the people they hire, maintain their properties that makes their landscapes sustainable. That is the view of the environmental group Weekapaug Green, which hosted a discussion, “How Quiet Communities Contribute t…

            WESTERLY — Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of The Washington Trust Company, has announced second quarter 2019 net income of $17.33 million, or 99 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $17.27 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2018. The …

            WESTERLY — A mix of market rate apartments, manufacturing, restaurants and retail outlets is planned by the new owner of the former Bradford Dyeing Association property, according to town and court officials.

            Single family home sales in area towns rose a little over 6 percent in June, compared with June 2018, according to the latest data on closings from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Here are the local figures:

            WESTERLY — The Zoning Board of Review unanimously granted special use and aquifer protection overlay district permits for a proposed medical marijuana growing operation and for a solar power array Thursday. Both projects are envisioned for parts of the former Copar Quarries of Westerly site …