WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High students’ scores on advanced placement exams rose significantly this year, with 82% receiving a 3 or higher out of a possible 5.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she's considering delaying the start of school in the state by a few weeks to give administrators and families more time to prepare amid the coronavirus pandemic.
PROVIDENCE — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward online instru…
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to report unusual cases of rabbit mortality to the department. A fatal disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), been detected in North America and is a highly contagious disease that affects both do…
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
Rhode Island registered one more death from COVID-19 and 176 newly reported positive cases over the weekend, state health officials said Monday.
KINGSTON — During a typical summer, Kristy Horan would have her hands full coordinating three summer fairs around the state, each showcasing youth-trained livestock, public speaking competitions, educational exhibits and more — plus similar activities at the Washington County Fair. But this …
It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Less than two months into her position as Chariho Superintendent of Schools, Gina Picard has had to familiarize herself with a large regional school district while grappling with unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
New Hampshire's hospitals are hurting financially and bracing for cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters will rubber-stamp the presidential nominees and decide a number of down-ballot races Tuesday, but the result everyone will be watching for is how the primary itself comes off. Local election officials will have to count an unusually large number of…
NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as crews worked to restore power to over 300,000 residents and businesses who were still without power after last week’s tropical storm.
PROVIDENCE —New freshwater fishing regulations are in effect statewide, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is returning home following extensive renovations.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island natural resource economist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a new way of documenting where commercial fishing is conducted in southern New England waters. The project is aimed at reducing conflict b…
The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but acknowledged the chances it would be highly effective are “not great.”
The Rhode Island District Court will begin a volunteer lawyer program to assist the court in the adjudication of tenancy and eviction cases. The program’s goal is to provide tenants facing eviction with legal advice at the courthouse in negotiating payment plans, move-out dates and other ten…
BOSTON — Massachusetts is cracking down on larger gatherings, bars “masquerading” as restaurants and other events that could help spread the coronavirus as public health officials work to tamp down an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There have been 110 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two new virus-related deaths in Rhode Island, the state Department of Health reported Thursday.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday announced new measures impacting travelers, restaurants and large parties as the state’s coronavirus cases continue to rise.
A burst of powerful winds caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday left Westerly and most of Stonington unscathed but struck neighboring small-town communities hard, leaving thousands without power.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say has ties to organized crime has started serving a five-year sentence stemming from his role in the beating of a married couple at a Providence club nearly a decade ago.
Winds from Tropical Storm Isaias struck the region quickly Tuesday afternoon before moving north towards Canada, but the storm led to numerous reports of fallen trees and branches that left roads closed and impacted thousands of electric customers in southwestern Rhode Island and southeaster…
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho Youth Task Force is expanding its campaign to help young people develop positive body images with a new book aimed at younger children.
Travelers from Rhode Island have been added to the list of those who must quarantine while staying in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Massachusetts as some Northeast states begin to see signs of rising infections.
After slamming into the South Carolina-North Carolina border as a category 1 hurricane late Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias made its way into southern New England on Tuesday afternoon and was expected to impact the region well into the morning.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people who work for the Rhode Island Legislature will work from home for two weeks after some staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
PROVIDENCE — The Providence public schools are offering remote learning to any student whose parents request it this fall, school officials said Monday.
PROVIDENCE — A slow but steady rise in gas prices has come to an end and Rhode Island motorists are now finding the cheapest early August prices in nearly a decade.
PORTLAND, Maine — Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought a consequence for humans — more encounters with sharks.
HARTFORD — With the state’s Aug. 11 primary fast approaching, some Republican congressional candidates have been bucking conventional wisdom it will be difficult to run in Democratic-leaning Connecticut on an outspoken conservative message this November. Instead, they argue that they’re reso…
PROVIDENCE — New freshwater fishing regulations took effect on Sunday which call for the minimum size of all trout or charr species taken from the water to be at least eight inches, measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail. That applies to both wild and stocked trout, the Rh…
An online portal has been launched to help Connecticut residents who need housing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday urged commercial and recreational boaters in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to prepare for possible high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding from Hurricane Isaias, which has the potential to impact t…
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has begun selling permits for the deer hunting season, including the “All Outdoors” package. Permits may be purchase at at ri.gov/DEM/huntfish or at local sales agents, listed at dem.ri.gov/programs/bpoladm/manserv/rihfid/a…
“Boston Strong” remains a “vibrant” rallying cry more than seven years after the marathon bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others, a federal appeals court noted as it threw out the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.
WESTERLY — Hit hard by restaurant closures due to the coronavirus, Rhode Island fishermen welcomed a 120-day pilot program announced in May by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management that allows them to sell directly to consumers.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health reported a steep decline in the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, and for the second day in a row reported zero COVID-19-related deaths.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A top official at the Naval War College in Rhode Island has been put on leave after an email sent on his behalf to all faculty contained a link to a pornographic image.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The transition from middle school to high school is a challenging time for many students. In a new initiative aimed at making the transition a bit smoother, 53 Chariho high school juniors and seniors will be serving as peer mentors to incoming freshmen.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's lieutenant governor is urging owners of small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic to apply for a grant to help them recover.
BOSTON (AP) — An executive at a Massachusetts facility helping create a potential vaccine for the coronavirus said Thursday that the company hopes to have the treatment ready by the end of the year.