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:

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.

    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…

    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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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…

      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.

      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.

      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.