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-…
WOOD RIVER JCT. — On what would have been Maddie Potts' 21st birthday, friends, family members and school officials gathered Sunday morning near the Chariho athletic fields to break ground on the state-of-the-art Maddie Potts Memorial Field House.
PROVIDENCE — Almost 2,700 people of color received a COVID-19 vaccination at a equity-focused clinic in Providence this weekend.
WESTERLY — When Daniel A. Hostettler moved to Westerly with his family in 2008, to head up the $145-million Ocean House renovation project, he thought it would be the final move in his already stellar 25-year career in the luxury hotel and restaurant business — until Michael Dell came calling.
NEWPORT (AP) — A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Daniel McKee.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island on Friday started expanding its COVID-19 vaccine rollout in areas that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — Participants in this year's Boston Marathon may be required to show proof of up to two negative COVID-19 tests before the race even if they have been vaccinated, the Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area — a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There will be high school proms and graduation ceremonies in Rhode Island this spring as more residents get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Dan McKee said Thursday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The 100th Miss America will be crowned before a live audience at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut following a year of virtual appearances and delayed competitions due to the pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.
RICHMOND — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the Maddie Potts Memorial Fieldhouse at Chariho High School, 453 Switch Road, on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will precede the Chariho Chargers' football game at 1 p.m.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Fifteen Rhode Island residents have been charged with defrauding unemployment insurance programs tied to federal COVID-19 relief funds, U.S. Acting Attorney Richard Myrus announced Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shortly before COVID-19 vaccinations began in January at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, officials held town hall meetings for inmates about the vaccines and put up informational posters around the facility.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Opening regional vaccination sites is critical to helping make sure that everyone in Rhode Island who wants a coronavirus shot, but who can't make it to a mass vaccination site, has access to one, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Voters in the three Chariho Regional School District towns approved the $54.7 million 2021-22 budget by a slim 77-vote margin at a referendum held Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Daniel Roberts hadn’t had a vaccination since he was 6. No boosters, no tetanus shots. His parents taught him inoculations were dangerous, and when the coronavirus arrived, they called it a hoax. The vaccine, they said, was the real threat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a wide-ranging bill to address climate change that would require the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Gov. Daniel McKee has indicated he will sign it.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a…
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University on Tuesday joined a growing number of colleges that will require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for in-person classes next fall.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Residents in the three Chariho Regional School District towns passed the $54.7 million 2021-22 budget Tuesday by a slim 77-vote margin at a referendum held Tuesday.
The Democratic governor of Connecticut and the Republican governor of Massachusetts joined forces Tuesday to publicly pitch similar legislative proposals for curbing prescription drug costs, plans that would financially penalize drug manufacturers for excessive price increases.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is getting about $40 million in federal relief funding to address the ongoing hunger crisis that has been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Monday.
PROVIDENCE — After weeks of rising prices to start the year, gas prices in Rhode Island have started to trend downward in recent weeks.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Islanders should remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management advises.
SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police are looking for upstanding, dedicated and hardworking men and women to become troopers.
WESTERLY — Film lovers will soon be able to sit comfortably in one of the United Theatre's three state-of-the-art movie houses and enjoy first-run art-house movies every day of the year.
HARTFORD (AP) — University of Connecticut officials have placed five dormitories under quarantine because of a spike in coronavirus cases that may be related to large, off-campus parties.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all.
JOHNSTON (AP) — The future is uncertain for a 1,600-pound steer that enjoyed an extended reprieve from the slaughterhouse after escaping in Rhode Island.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Dinner reservations are gleefully being made again. Long-canceled vacations are being booked. People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to.
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island's College of Nursing graduate program is ranked 53rd in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Roger Williams University in Rhode Island will require all students to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus next fall if they want to step on campus.
So few people came for COVID-19 vaccinations in one county in North Carolina that hospitals there now allow anyone 16 or older to get a shot, regardless of where they live. Get a shot, get a free doughnut, the governor said.
A lawyer for a pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in 2019 entered not guilty pleas Friday to multiple, amended charges that no longer accuse the driver of crossing into their lane.
BOSTON (AP) — The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 continues to top 2,000 as Massachusetts struggles to tamp down the disease despite increasing numbers of vaccines administered.
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with a hate crime and harassment on allegations he berated another man for wearing a mask outside and told him to “Go back to China,” police said.
JERUSALEM — Christians in the Holy Land marked Good Friday without the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the days leading up to Easter because of the coronavirus, and worshippers in many other predominantly Christian countries where the virus is still raging observed their second annual Holy …
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy placed first in the Northeast and eighth nationally in postdoctoral residency placement rate in the first phase of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ competitive match program.
Rhode Island's top health official urged residents Thursday to be careful if attending Easter and Passover services and gatherings this weekend as the state has experienced spikes in new coronavirus cases soon after other major holidays in the past year.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The doctor whose research uncovered the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, will give the keynote address at the University of Rhode Island’s 2021 commencement, the school announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island secretary of state is warning new small businesses about what she calls deceptive mailings from a company offering to help them obtain documents from the state at marked up prices.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet's oldest cold cases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee on Wednesday nominated Providence City Council President Sabina Matos as his lieutenant governor, who if confirmed by the state Senate, will be the first person of color in state history to hold the job.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health on Wednesday reported more than 560 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and a daily positivity rate from the previous day of about 2.5%.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 350 people died of drug overdoses between January and November 2020, which the Rhode Island Health Department said was more than any previous year on record.