CHARLESTOWN — A public information meeting on a proposed self-storage facility was continued Wednesday after a late-arriving memo informed the Planning Commission that the parcel on Route 1 proposed for development lies entirely within the Groundwater Protection District. As such, it would b…

A young brown pelican that wandered far north of its usual winter range showed up on a dock in Galilee Harbor on Jan. 4 and was eventually captured and brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island in Saunderstown to be cared for, but not before causing a commotion.

Fiscal year-to-date collections from the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax were running 4 percent lower than the year before in Westerly, according to the latest report from the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, which tabulated the results through October. 

WESTERLY — Snow, then rain, then freezing rain — with some snow mixed in — then more snow, ending with a flash freeze that will drive temperatures down into the single digits: National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said the first significant storm of the winter is likely to bring…

WESTERLY —  Jonnycake Center of Westerly has experienced an increase in its delivery of services since the federal government partial shutdown started last month and is prepared to help others who need assistance, said Lee Eastbourne, executive director.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Members of the Chariho School Committee shaved an additional $230,000 off the proposed budget at their third budget workshop Tuesday.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Sitting in the library listening to performances of William Shakespeare has become a popular pastime over the five years the Chariho Shakespeare competition has taken place. Students, teachers and parents gathered on Jan. 10 to hear six students perform monologues and sonne…

RICHMOND — The Town Council agreed at its Tuesday meeting to meet with representatives from the towns of Hopkinton and Charlestown to discuss how the three towns can assist the Chariho Regional School District by allocating portions of their trash cap allotments to the district.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Three state legislators, members of the Chariho School Committee, administrators and town council members from Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton gathered at Chariho Tech Wednesday for the school district's annual Omnibus meeting. 

Charlestown firefighters had to keep the crowds back as the flames grew higher at the annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire at Ninigret Park Monday. The bonfire, which is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and receives the wood free from Arnold Lumber, has become a much-loved tradition…

CHARLESTOWN — Like a sculptor listening to his materials and his instincts, Frank Glista was putting the final touches on this year’s New Year’s Eve bonfire structure in Ninigret Park on Thursday afternoon.

KINGSTON, R.I. — A fisheries researcher at the University of Rhode Island has found that oyster aquaculture operations can limit the spread of disease among wild populations of oysters. The findings are contrary to long-held beliefs that diseases are often spread from farmed populations to w…

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Shawn Quinn has always loved learning foreign languages, so a few weeks ago, he made the decision to present his entire graduation portfolio in Spanish, a first for the Chariho School District.

New figures released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that Realtor-assisted single-family home sales in South County were down slightly last month, compared with November 2017. A total of 142 homes changed hands, 5 fewer than the closings in the same month a year earlier.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Long recognized for its work on substance abuse prevention, the Chariho Youth Task Force is now taking on the issue of negative body image, or body dysmorphic disorder, with a campaign to encourage young people to love their bodies. 

Congregants of the Shannock Baptist Church have a plea for a thief they said stole large solar lights from the church property over the weekend: Return the undamaged lights anonymously and no questions will be asked.

CHARLESTOWN — Monday’s Town Council meeting was postponed when 170 people packed the council chambers, which has a capacity of 100. Prompted by an item on the agenda that proposed to restrict target shooting to licensed shooting ranges, gun rights advocates, as well as people who support the…

Police officers in Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond have been named 2018 winners of AAA Rhode Island Traffic Hero awards. John Paul, the organization's Northeast senior traffic manager, said the awards are given annually to individuals in law enforcement and other fields who exemplify ded…

CHARLESTOWN — During the holiday season, people from all over the state drive to a quiet corner of Charlestown to admire David Lamb’s extravagant Christmas light display. Lamb, an assistant chief of the Charlestown Fire Department, lives on Alton Carolina Road (Route 91) and has been putting…