WESTERLY — When Judea-Jon Balmonte entered Westerly High School as a freshman, he hoped he could find a way to transform a dream into reality. On Thursday he and some of his classmates as well as teachers and administrators celebrated a donation to the school that could make his aspiration a…
WESTERLY — The Town Council has asked for more information about a proposed legal proceeding aimed at demolishing the dilapidated Potter Hill Mill property.
MYSTIC — S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar on Holmes Street in Mystic will continue its tradition of supporting local veterans by donating 20 percent of its revenue on Nov. 11 to the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Day Benefit will run from 11:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
CHARLESTOWN — Twenty-five small business owners attended a free seminar at the Town Hall Thursday on marketing in the digital landscape. The event was hosted by the Charlestown Economic Improvement Commission, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Small Business Developmen…
WESTERLY — The Westerly Community Credit Union is collecting donations of new, unwrapped stuffed animals and selling $1 paper medallions now through Nov. 30 to benefit the Mini’s Making a Difference Comfort Animal Drive. The organization is made up of Mini Cooper owners. All donations will b…
WATCH HILL — Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the sale of one of Watch Hill's "prized jewels," the 9-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home at 10 Bluff Ave., for $17.6 million.
HOPE VALLEY — A focus group at Langworthy Library invited residents to provide their input on a survey of solar siting preferences that will be conducted in the coming months throughout Rhode Island by researchers from the University of Rhode Island.
WESTERLY — The Randall, Realtors Watch Hill office has announced the sale of 11 Yosemite Valley Road, Watch Hill, for $4,100,000 in a transaction that closed Oct. 16.
CARVER, Mass. — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power.
PROVIDENCE — The American Heart Association announced last week that 10 companies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including South County Health, had received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace as part of the 2019 American Heart Associati…
PROVIDENCE — The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, Real Jobs Rhode Island and Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, will offer a Marine Trades & Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. The course will begin o…
WEST PAWLETT, Vt. (AP) — An award-winning Vermont cheesemaker that sold its raw milk cheeses around the country has stopped manufacturing and selling cheese after a listeria outbreak and recall.
WARWICK — The Community College of Rhode Island has received its first U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant. The competitive $1.7 million, five-year grant will support an initiative, Promoting Pathways to Progress, to increase the number of students who fin…
Single-family home sales in South County rose 22 percent in September, compared with the same month last year. The latest town-by-town figures from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that 163 sales were closed last month, compared with 134 in September 2018. Here are the numbers f…
PROVIDENCE — James J. Malachowski, chairman and managing partner of RDW Group Inc., an integrated communications firm, has announced that Christopher DiSano has been elected a partner.
ASHAWAY — The new East Coast Mental Wellness office that opened on Main Street in Ashaway on Oct. 1 is a welcome addition to a community that has been traditionally underserved by mental health care providers.
WESTERLY — Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of The Washington Trust Company, has announced third quarter net income of $18.8 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, compared with $17.5 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018 — a gain of 7.4% year-over-year.
WESTERLY — Proposed modifications to previously approved plans to expand the Westerly Crossings Shopping Center were approved this week by the Planning Board but the board failed to provide a positive advisory opinion on an application for a drive-thru window for one of the proposed new tenants.
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.
HOPKINTON — East Coast Mental Wellness, based in Providence, has announced the opening of a second office at 211 Main St. in Ashaway. A grand opening will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19.
PROVIDENCE —Retail MarketPoint, a Westerly retail real estate technology company specializing in site location analytics, won the top prize at the annual Cox Business Get Started Rhode Island business pitch competition.
WESTERLY — The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will offer the Westerly Regional Real Jobs Program, a six-week paid job training program, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, for Rhode Island residents age 18 and older. Classes will be held at the Jonnycake Center at 23 Industrial Drive.
STONINGTON — After more than three and a half years as the town's director of planning, Jason Vincent is ready for new challenges.
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.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.
CHARLESTOWN — At the conclusion of a lengthy public hearing on Wednesday, the Planning Commission approved the preliminary plan for the expansion of Quonnie Farms.
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 — There's more to do in Westerly then go to the beach and the organizers of Thursday's Downtown Shutdown Live Event are intent on exposing some of the town's more inland offerings.
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:
GROTON — Electric Boat employees joined state, local and federal officials Friday at the company’s Groton shipyard to break ground for a new facility dedicated to construction of the Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines.
ASHAWAY — Less than two years after it opened, the Boneyard Barbecue and Saloon on Frontier Road in Ashaway is for sale for $1.1 million.
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…
STONINGTON — For nearly three decades, the Laura's Landing building on West Broad Street has stood vacant and unused, an emblem of downtown deterioration with few signs of life.
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…
BOSTON — Black entrepreneurs who say people of color are being shut out of the lucrative marijuana trade are joining forces to close the gap.
WESTERLY — Placement tests for a free certified nursing assistant training program at the Westerly Education Center are scheduled for later this month.
WESTERLY — The Zoning Board Of Review unanimously approved a special use permit Wednesday for a Pawcatuck woman who plans to open a dog training facility at the Westerly Airport Industrial Park.
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.
WESTERLY — Westerly Education Center has scheduled an education and job fair for Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. for anyone seeking employment, job training, college courses, or social services.
The Rhode Island aquaculture industry saw modest increases in sales and employment in 2018, according to the latest report from the state Coastal Resources Management Council.