A Charlestown resident and a child in Coventry have each been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the second and third human cases in Rhode Island this year.
PORTSMOUTH — Frank Carini was working as a substitute teacher and a veterinary technician, and Joanna Detz was a graphic designer, when they founded ecoRI News a decade ago.
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the school's history.
PROVIDENCE — A weekend attack on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia is expected to cause a rise in prices over the coming weeks at supply is taken off the market.
CHARLESTOWN — In an effort to introduce more families to the amenities at the Burlingame State Campground, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is organizing the first Burlingame Family Festival.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects.
BRETT'S TIGERMeet author and illustrator Jan Brett tonight when Bank Square Books hosts an author presentation and book signing at 5 p.m. with the bestselling author for her new picture book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Tickets are $5 andc an be applied to the purchase of a book at the…
NORTH KINGSTOWN — A study from Bryant University shows businesses at the massive Quonset Business Park have pumped $4.3 billion into Rhode Island's economy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate.
HARTFORD — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology that has exonerated dozens of people wrongly locked up based on informants' lies.
GROTON — Electric Boat employees joined state, local and federal officials Friday at the company’s Groton shipyard to break ground for a new facility dedicated to construction of the Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines.
WESTERLY — Peter August is the Rhode Island recipient of this year’s Environmental Merit award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He received the award at a ceremony in Boston on Sept. 10.
PROVIDENCE —State officials said Wednesday that Eastern Equine Encephalitis had been detected in a deer in Richmond, the second such case in Rhode Island during the current outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus. The state Department of Environmental Management reported the first deer infectio…
HARTFORD — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the f…
NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders.
NORTH STONINGTON — State police have filed charges against a Westerly teenager who is accused of threatening on Snapchat to commit a shooting at Wheeler High School.
PROVIDENCE — In life, he craved the limelight. Now a new stage play is pulling back the curtain on Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, one of the nation's most notorious mayors.
PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay will lead the 2019 Rhode Island coastal cleanup, part of an international effort by the Ocean Conservancy that involves more than a million volunteers removing trash from coastlines around the world.
PROVIDENCE — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled him into a closed-door meeting with the governor in a stroller. He installed a bassinet and toy box in his of…
CHARLESTOWN — Town council members voted at their Monday meeting to authorize Town Administrator Mark Stankiewicz to solicit proposals from professional firms for a town-wide survey.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island health officials say a resident has died from eastern equine encephalitis, the state's first fatal human case of the mosquito-borne virus since 2007.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — When the Chariho School Committee meets Tuesday, members will revisit the number of elementary schools in the district and consider a policy pertaining to service animals.
State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation’s opioid epidemic, a potential payout that is now clouded in uncertainty after state attorneys general said settlement talks had …
LOCAL AUTHORSMeet spiritual memoirist Valerie Dziengiel, author of “Alone in the Darkness: In Search of Hope;" Robert E.P. Elmer III, Alzheimer’s caregiver and author of "Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver;" and Dr. Michael Fine, a health strategist and author of "Health Ca…
ATLANTA — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined.
KINGSTON — Farmers have had long-running battles trying to keep birds of many varieties from eating their sweet corn. They’ve used propane cannons, visual deterrents and even shotguns, but none succeed for very long.
PROVIDENCE — The state departments of Environmental Management and Health have announced that aerial mosquito treatments would start at dusk on Sunday, Sept. 8, weather permitting, with the possibility of a second night of spraying if needed.
CHARLESTOWN — The Shannock Village Cottages affordable rental housing development had its official opening on Aug. 28 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by state and municipal officials.
WESTERLY — Placement tests for a free certified nursing assistant training program at the Westerly Education Center are scheduled for later this month.
PROVIDENCE — The state departments of Environmental Management and Health have announced that an aerial larvicide application will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 5, in Chapman Swamp in Westerly.
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island’s new engineering building — the largest construction project in URI’s history — is nearing completion, and a $10 million gift from Michael D. and Elizabeth C. Fascitelli will help to equip and endow it. In honor of the gift, the building will be nam…
HOPKINTON — The Yawgoog Scout Reservation summer camp is closed for the season, but there is one camp program that has not only enriched lives, but continues to help save them.
WESTERLY — A second mosquito sample trapped at Chapman Swamp has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, leading to reinforced warnings from state health officials for local residents to protect themselves from infection.
PROVIDENCE — The price of gasoline continues to drop in Rhode Island with a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline dipping 3 cents this week despite a rise in demand over Labor Day weekend.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's new education commissioner is continuing to visit schools around the state to kick off the new school year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A police oversight board is reviewing the constitutionality of how the Providence Police Department added people to a database to identify suspected gang members.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Tuesday, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017.