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.
HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers were told Tuesday that the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny for paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art, operated for a period of time without accounting records detailing bank transactions, or formal written…
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.
BOSTON — Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, two of the region's largest insurers, announced Wednesday they had reached a definitive agreement to form a single company that would serve nearly 2.4 million subscribers in New England.
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.
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.
WESTERLY — Forty years of slipping, sliding, and splashing is set to come to an end in September when the owner of Water Wizz of Westerly says he will close his business for good.
RICHMOND — The Fetch RI pet boutique has been named one of “America’s Coolest Stores” by PETS+ magazine, a national pet industry publication.
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has made it a priority in his first months in office to reach out to top executives across Connecticut, embarking on a charm offensive in a state that has seen some of its best-known employers, including General Electric, move away.
HARTFORD — MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the federal approval of a deal that would allow Connecticut's two Indian tribes to open a third casino in the state.
WESTERLY — Watch Hill's beloved carousel is now under the care of a married couple who are well acquainted with the allure of the town's coastal areas and historic attractions.
Changes in the environment, including warming waters, are prompting the federal government to add eight populations of fish to its federal overfished list, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.
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.
STONINGTON — Simple, unpretentious dishes, imaginative cuisine, and local products. Those are the ingredients a young couple are using for their new bistro-style restaurant that opened this month.
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 …
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Michelle Johnston has joined its team as operations manager. She is responsible for the quality control and verification of credit union communications, data processing and reporting. She will also assist in the development of pol…
WESTERLY —Planning Board members this week unanimously endorsed the construction of an 18-acre solar field at 271 Church St., a former quarry site in Bradford. The land is designated as part of an aquifer protection overlay district and still requires an aquifer protection permit, among othe…
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s annual WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $7,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The grants are available to local teachers, administrators, or staff from the Westerly, Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narr…
WESTERLY — The board of directors of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, an increase of 4 cents.The dividend will be paid July 12 to shareholders of record on July 1.
STONINGTON — The Stonington Architectural Design Review Board on Monday conditionally approved a site plan for two new hotels proposed off Coogan Boulevard in Mystic.
STONINGTON — The town Stonington Shellfish Commission has given a local fisherman the go-ahead to apply for a permit to harvest clams by boat in exchange for 20 percent of his catch, which would be returned to recreational clam beds.
WESTERLY — A student recruitment session for the next round of process technology training at Westerly Education Center is scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m.
STONINGTON — The latest figures from The Warren Group show that single-family home sales in Stonington through April were running 34.5% percent lower than the sales recorded during the same period in 2018.
WESTERLY — Plans for a medical marijuana cultivation facility proposed for the former Copar Quarries site will move to the Zoning Board of Review now that the Planning Board has unanimously approved the project's master plan.
CHARLESTOWN — Quonnie Farms owner Stephen Peet, who operates a farm stand on an 8.3-acre property at 16 West Beach Road at the corner of Route 1, has applied to the Charlestown Planning Commission for approval of a major expansion. The commission heard his pre-application presentation on May 22.
STONINGTON — Hemp may be the wave of the future for dormant farms, according to Kevin Blacker, a local farmer who has been educating himself and others about the merits of hemp farming.
Single-family home sales in the Westerly area are running about 4 percent behind the pace set in 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers.
Delaine Wright has joined Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes as a full-time independent sales associate working out of the South County Commons, South Kingstown office.
CHICAGO — ADM Milling Co. is recalling 5-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour packaged for Aldi supermarkets because of the potential presence of E. coli, which was discovered during testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health.
CHARLESTOWN — Members of the Planning Commission heard more testimony on the master plan for a proposed self-storage facility Wednesday night and once again continued the public information meeting.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual — eight years instead of 60, in some cases.
WESTERLY — Randall, Realtors has announced the addition of agent Tracy Gaccione to its Westerly office at 241 Post Road. “We are thrilled to welcome Tracy to our team,” said Jim Abbott, broker manager in Westerly.
BOSTON — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. announced Friday that it had completed the acquisition of SI Financial Group Inc. and the merger of the Willimantic-based Savings Institute and Trust Company into Berkshire Bank.
PROVIDENCE — The state Senate approved legislation Thursday intended to protect Rhode Islanders’ access to health insurance in the face of threats to the federal Affordable Care Act.
BOSTON — Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging that the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions.