Name: Ellen L. Madison
NORTH KINGSTOWN — Scientists, students and members of the public packed the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown on Friday for the Rhode Island Natural History Survey’s 17th annual science conference.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Education released its annual school report cards Thursday and among the 12 Westerly and Chariho schools, five schools improved their ratings and there was one decline.
WESTERLY — Westerly High School climbed two spots to 14th overall in the state rankings on the mathematics section of the SAT college admissions test, but dropped seven spots to 22nd overall on the English Language Arts section of the test, based on results of students who were juniors when …
CHARLESTOWN — Members of the Town Council agreed at their Tuesday meeting to ask that the company chosen to conduct a survey of residents send the survey to all residents and taxpayers in the town.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Sixteen Rhode Island municipalities announced Tuesday they're suing the governor and legislative leaders over a new law that automatically extends expired municipal worker and teacher contracts.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.
Motorists in Rhode Island are finding prices a bit more expensive when they are filling up this week, the result of an increase in crude oil prices nationwide.
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — The New York pilot who landed his plane in the breakdown lane of a Rhode Island highway says he had just seconds to make life-or-death decisions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has announced plans to double the number of veterans it enrolls by changing admissions policies, increasing financial support and bolstering recruitment.
WESTERLY — When Darcy Vancans first set eyes on Lakin, a hound mix pictured on an online dog adoption site, she wanted to adopt him. But daily life got in the way.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $249,977 federal grant because a smart glove he is developing to help patients with Parkinson’s disease has the potential for commercial success and societal impact.
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say an environmental police officer fired his weapon after he was hit and injured by a man on a dirt bike.
WESTERLY — Screenings for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer have become standard procedures. Dr. Louis Mazzarelli, a radiologist on the medical staff of Westerly Hospital and L+M Hospital, hopes that a lung cancer screening, for individuals who meet criteria for the test, becomes s…
HOPE VALLEY — Open health insurance enrollment for 2020 began on Nov. 1 and this year, Rhode Island, through the state health care exchange HealthSource RI, will require that all residents who are not eligible for Medicaid be covered.
WESTERLY — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will offer a free community flu clinic for residents who do not have health insurance at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly, 21 Industrial Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
PROVIDENCE — One in every two high school students in Rhode Island have tried vaping, while the number of students who reported using a vape pen or system frequently has nearly tripled over the past two years.
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…
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Seniors in the criminal justice program at Chariho Tech took a fresh look at three notable Rhode Island murders and presented their findings on Wednesday to senior prosecutor Patrick Youngs, who has worked in the state Attorney General’s Office for 33 years and prosecuted t…
KINGSTON — When University of Rhode Island seniors Luke Miller, of Mystic, and Alex Farley were asked to create a curriculum for a summer camp on artificial intelligence, they didn’t plan on it becoming a research project. However, after a summer of educating kids on AI, they realized that t…
A rise in the number of counterfeit prescription pills containing lethal amounts of fentanyl has led the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to issue and alert. While no such pills have been found in Westerly to date, police are urging residents to be alert to the dangers of the fentanyl-ba…
A nationwide collection on Oct. 26 led to the disposal of more than 92,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications in New England, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday.
PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week as northeast states continue to avoid price volatility and buck national trends, according to a survey conducted through AAA Northeast.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Management Council are asking Rhode Islanders to take photographs documenting the effects of high tides in their neighborhoods. The photos will provide important information on local flooding, including trends over time, to coastal planners.
WESTERLY — The Hope Recovery Center of Washington County, 55 Beach St., will hold a Winter Coat and Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be items for men, women, and children, all at no charge. Children are welcome to do a craft or activity while parents sho…
WESTERLY — The Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program offers assistance with managing costs associated with home energy bills. Homeowners and renters may apply for help with paying heating assistance and weatherization services. Eligible clients must m…
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…
CHARLESTOWN — The Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, along with the Freedom Hunters group, will host the fifth annual veterans deer hunt on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10. Six veterans will be given an exclusive opportunity to hunt the refuge for white-tailed deer during a two day muzzle…
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday.
Westerly police collected 179.5 pounds of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administration's fall National Drug Take Back Day last Saturday.
PROVIDENCE — Brown University has been awarded $6.8 million in federal funding to work with Rhode Island health officials to help solve the opioid overdose crisis, the school announced Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE — A jump in demand and drawdown in gasoline stocks this week wasn't enough to impact the market as prices saw a one-cent per gallon decline locally and four cent decline nationally over the past week.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a Newport home that killed a retired teacher and coach has been ruled an accident that started in the kitchen.
GEORGETOWN, Maine — Few things are as embedded in Maine’s culture — or its mud — as clams, and an environmental group thinks the key to saving the shellfish might be growing a different kind of bivalve along the state’s coast.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s governor and public school superintendents are trying to raise awareness about the importance of regularly reading to children.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho Alternative Learning Academy has received $152,000 in federal funds after being identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education as being “in need of comprehensive support” because of the school’s low graduation rate of 53 percent.
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…