WEST GREENWICH — Hopkins Hill Sand & Stone LLC, a quarry on New London Turnpike that borders the Big River Management Area, has been operating without a Rhode Island pollutant discharge elimination system permit for 16 years.

WESTERLY — One hundred years ago, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Three days ago, four women arrived at the Westerly library — carrying books, papers and pamphlets — to talk about their plans to celebrate that milestone and the women and men who made i…

KINGSTON — In 1970, the University of Rhode Island became the first academic institution in the world to create a graduate program in ocean and coastal policy, management, and law. Since then, the Marine Affairs program has educated thousands of students, imparting skills necessary for them …

    WESTERLY — Representatives of the Skills for Rhode Island’s Future program will be at the Westerly Education Center, 23 Friendship St., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m., to explain and interview candidates for a free workforce training program in process technology.

    NARRAGANSETT — It will come as no surprise to local anglers that different fish species are now found in Rhode Island waters. In some cases, these fish are displacing ones traditionally found here, and scientists are trying to understand which species pose the greatest threat to the native m…

      KINGSTON — The Champlin Foundation has awarded $565,402 to the University of Rhode Island for highly advanced technologies that will enhance hands-on learning for hundreds of students in a variety of disciplines.

      PROVIDENCE — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello canceled an audit of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Thursday after Rep. Blake Filippi, of Block Island, the top House Republican, filed a lawsuit accusing him of abusing his power.

      KINGSTON — Atlantic purple sea urchins are common in coastal waters along the East Coast, and University of Rhode Island scientist Coleen Suckling thinks the Ocean State could become the home of a new industry to raise the spiny marine creatures for consumption in Japan and elsewhere around …

      HOPKINTON — During a lengthy discussion of the Chariho school budget, the Town Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting that the School Committee approve an independent management study that would focus on improving efficiency in the school district.

      WESTERLY — The state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a preliminary determination meeting Thursday on a 6-acre, bottom culture oyster farm proposed for the northeast corner of Quonochontaug Pond. The meeting is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump …

      To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit neighborhood.

      HOPE VALLEY — Students in Grades 2 and 4 at Hope Valley Elementary School had a special treat waiting for them when they returned from their Christmas holiday: letters from their pen pals in Spain.

      CRANSTON — It's imperative that all relevant witnesses and facts be heard during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in their chamber, Rhode Island's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, said Friday.

      WOOD RIVER JCT. — At its fourth budget workshop Thursday, the Chariho School Committee reduced the 2021 schools budget by an additional $111,750, bringing total cuts so far to $463,303.

        Figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that single-family home sales in South County rose 24% in December, compared with the same month in 2018. The sales numbered 148, compared with 119 last year. Most of the increase reflected sales gains in South Kingst…

        PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo released a nearly $10.2 billion state budget proposal Thursday that would close the deficit, invest more in education and legalize recreational marijuana despite opposition from legislative leaders.

        PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday she will sign an executive order that aims to make the state the first in the nation to be powered completely by renewable energy by the end of the decade.

        NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York.

        CHARLESTOWN — Rhode Island House Minority Leader Blake Filippi, R-Charlestown, will present possible approaches to clarifying the issue of public shoreline access at tonight's Town Council meeting. 

        BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.