PORTLAND, Maine — Central Maine Power anticipated smooth sailing for a proposal for bringing Canadian hydropower into New England after the so-called "Northern Pass" stalled in New Hampshire. After all, CMP already owned the entire path along existing utility corridors and through remote forests.

WESTERLY — One of the customers in Walle Hutton's Rhode Island Surf Co. shop on High Street stood out from the rest on Tuesday. It was U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who picked up a hooded shop sweatshirt for someone on his shopping list during a jaunt  through the downtown area.

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…

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…

    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.

      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…

          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…

          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.

              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:

                  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.