WESTERLY — The man who encouraged others to "keep a song in your heart," and "always keep on singing," is being remembered in fitting fashion — with children, theater and song.
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:
HOPKINTON — The excitement in the hallway is palpable every time another client spies the new suite of furniture in the behavioral health treatment rooms at Wood River Health Services for the first time.
CHARLESTOWN — Joann DeSarro, her husband, George, and their friend, Ray Capalbo, attended Westerly High School together and graduated in 1969, so they were friends for a very long time. In recent months, though, Capalbo has been even more of a lifeline than a friend.
As the start of the annual Karl E. Kenyon Smokey Bear Parade approached on Thursday afternoon, Dunn's Corners Fire Chief Christopher DeGrave had a tough decision to make. Radar maps weren't favorable much of the day, but the parade had never been canceled and he wasn't about to be the first …
Towns across Rhode Island and Connecticut are readying for extreme heat over the weekend, with temperatures expected to surpass 90 degrees and a heat index that could reach 110 degrees in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Officials are asking residents to be prepared — a…
WESTERLY — A Bristol man was been ordered held without bond after the police said he stole a 1955 Chevrolet from a man in Narragansett on Tuesday, rear-ended a car on Route 1 in Charlestown and then led police on a chase in Westerly before crashing the car into a ditch near Robin Hollow Lane.
ROCKVILLE — On a sweltering afternoon at the Yawgoog Scout Reservation, campers from Scout Troops 7 and 77 in Warwick are gathered under the trees, setting out the rules for a game they are about to play.
PROVIDENCE — the Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Northfork Bison Distributions of St. Leonard, Quebec, is recalling bison burgers and ground bison because they have the potential to be contaminated with a form of E. coli that can cause diarrheal illness. The meat…
WESTERLY — The Dunn's Corners Fire Department, in partnership with police, fire and EMS agencies across the region, will host the annual Karl E. Kenyon Smokey Bear Parade Thursday night.
WILLIMANTIC — Transportation, improved data sharing and renewable energy were some of the issues where the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island said Tuesday they found common ground in their first private meeting with one another, promising to work together in the future.
CHARLESTOWN — Eleanor Dove, the oldest member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, passed away on Saturday at her Richmond home. She was nearly 101 years old.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — A team from Chariho Tech has made a triumphant return to Rhode Island after taking the top prize at the national SkillsUSA competition.
MYSTIC — The Stonington Land Trust will lead a hike through Old Mystic Ridge, the trust’s most recent land acquisition, on Saturday, July 27.
WARWICK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering financial and technical assistance to aquaculture oyster producers through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Producers can apply for aid in creating new reefs in approved areas.
CHARLESTOWN — The Charlestown Town Council has asked Town Solicitor Peter Ruggiero to draft a resolution asking the state legislature to clarify which part of the ocean shoreline is accessible to the general public.
STONINGTON — “An Afternoon at Stone Acres Farm,” a fundraiser for students in South Africa, will be held July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm, 393 Main St.
EXETER — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will begin a timber harvesting project this summer in the Arcadia Management Area.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's attorney general said Friday that it will be several more months before he is finished reviewing allegations of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in the state.
WESTERLY — The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will hold a six-week paid job training program for Rhode Island residents age 18 and older beginning Monday, July 29. Classes will be held at the Jonnycake Center, 23 Industrial Drive.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health, which recommended Wednesday that swimming areas at Camp Watchaug and the Burlingame Picnic Area be closed because of high bacteria levels, reversed its recommendation on Thursday, saying that the bacteria counts had returned to acceptable l…
ASHAWAY — The Ashaway Free Library will mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a special presentation on July 16. Author John Kane will talk about his soon-to-be-published book, "Pilgrims of Woodstock."
PROVIDENCE — Former East Greenwich businesswoman Monique N. Brady, 44, whose company, MNB, specialized in preserving foreclosed homes for resale, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges associated with a $10.3 million dollar Ponzi scheme.
CHARLESTOWN — The discussion of the town’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget continued at a public hearing Monday and concluded with an agreement on an amended spending plan of $28.6 million.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High School has reached a preliminary agreement with No.1 High School of Liuyang, China to develop a sister school relationship that would involve student and teacher exchanges between the two schools. Located in Hunan province, Liuyang is a city of 1.4 million people.
CHELSEA, Mass. — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The owner of Rhode Island's casinos is stepping up its criticism of a deal designed to keep International Game Technology in the state.
WESTERLY — The hot deals shoppers have been finding for years at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly Thrift Store will be available in much cooler conditions starting this summer.
CHARLESTOWN — A demonstration advocating public beach access attracted about 200 people Saturday morning to the shoreline straddling Charlestown and South Kingstown. Charlestown resident Tim Murphy sat on a picnic table at the Charlestown Town Beach, where the group assembled, and lamented t…
WESTERLY — The number of physicians and assistants available to work in the Westerly Hospital Emergency Department has increased as part of the facility's move away from contracting for emergency services.
CONCORD, N.H. — Thousands of motorcyclists will rumble across New Hampshire roadways Saturday to honor seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month.
CHARLESTOWN — About a year ago, when Eagle Scout candidate Bryar Whelan set out to build a community police memorial, he heard over and over that he needed to scale back the project to make it more achievable.
Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday.
WESTERLY — Members of the Dunn's Corners Fire Department set a record for participation during the annual Karl E. Kenyon Smokey Bear Parade in 2018, and it's possible they could do it again this year.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The legislative session that concluded last week brought some good news for the Chariho Regional School District. Transportation aid has been partially restored and the district will pay less for trash disposal.
Local police, fire and first responders are urging residents and visitors to act with "common sense and caution" this Fourth of July, especially with a four-day weekend that is expected to bring large crowds to the shoreline.
More Americans than ever recorded, an estimated 49 million, are making plans to celebrate red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year.
PROVIDENCE — Higher crude oil prices, robust demand and shrinking supply, plus the closure of a major northeast refinery in Philadelphia are all factors showing up at the pump, leading to the first increase in prices locally in nearly two months.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence on Monday released a list of clerics, religious order priests and deacons it deems to have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts motor vehicle department wasn't properly processing out-of-state notifications about driving offenses, instead putting them into storage bins where they were left untouched, an investigation found.