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.
ASHAWAY — Built in 1778 and still standing today, the Jacob D. Babcock house on High Street in Ashaway holds the secrets of the many fugitive slaves who stopped there to eat and rest on their dangerous journey to Canada.
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…
KINGSTON — Commercial fishermen have very different perceptions of the impact of the Block Island Wind Farm than do recreational fishermen, according to a survey of both groups by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student.
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. — 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.
PROVIDENCE — A three-month decline in gas prices continued for another week, according to AAA Northeast, but increasing crude oil prices could soon bring an end to the trend.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo will propose within the next week that Rhode Island legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use, she said.
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.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — In their second budget workshop on Tuesday, members of the Chariho School Committee strove to cut expenses in the proposed $59 million spending plan for the 2020 fiscal year.
PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices continued to fall during the first week of New Year, bringing the average price per gallon locally to the lowest cost since summer 2017.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Unveiled for the first time at a workshop on Thursday, the recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Chariho schools budget contains some unpleasant news for two of the three Chariho towns.
WESTERLY — Leadership of the Westerly Police Department continued to dominate the headlines in 2018.
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…
Four Westerly-area animal welfare nonprofits have won more than $70,000 in grants to care for pets and wildlife, the Rhode Island Foundation announced on Friday.
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…
HOPE VALLEY — With her probationary period ending in a couple of weeks, Alison Croke, the new president and chief executive officer of Wood River Health Services, says she’s hoping she will be asked to stay.
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.
PROVIDENCE — Administrators in the Westerly and Chariho school districts are analyzing the results of the first School Report Card rankings, which were released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
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.
CHARLESTOWN — For the first time since the construction of the breachway in 1904, the Quonochontaugsalt pond, which straddles Charlestown and Westerly, is being dredged.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Members of the Chariho School Committee had their first discussion Tuesday of the latest standardized test results, released by the state Department of Education on Nov. 29.
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…
RICHMOND — Members in Chariho's three communities came together Saturday for the third annual Matthew's Wish Community Toy Parade, the culmination of a month-long effort to raise funding for toys and Christmas gifts for those in need.
WESTERLY — The League of Women Voters-South County will host a program, "How Does the Census Count You?" on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Library, 44 Broad St.
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…
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Adopted by the Chariho school district last summer, the iStand program contains a single, simple message: “if you see something, do something.”