PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a ruling that the Rhode Island synagogue will remain the property of a New York congregation.

HARTFORD — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes.

BISMARCK, N.D.— Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funneled lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica that's more than double what they sought for the scheme's ringleader.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Unlike the Rhode Island House, where every argument and compromise in its committee hearings is recorded, the state Senate is unusually camera shy.

    WESTERLY — Rhode Island Wing, the state's branch of the Civil Air Patrol, is looking for young people interested in learning about aviation and aerospace or adults who would like to serve the organization which functions as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.

    WOOD RIVER JCT. — Concerned that younger girls at Chariho Middle School were lacking in self-confidence and collaborative skills, three high school seniors have started the district’s first Girls’ Leadership Club.

    The WARM Center's third annual Pass the Guitar fundraiser, held at Christ Church last month, attracted a large and enthusiastic audience.

    WOOD RIVER JCT. — Andrew Ackroyd of Charlestown, a Chariho High School junior, was presented with a Write Rhode Island award Tuesday for a short story entitled “Going Under.”

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday a public lands package that includes the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act.

    CHARLESTOWN — Members of the Town Council voted Monday to award the contract for the controversial reconstruction of Burdickville Road to the D’Ambra Construction company of Coventry. The vote, which was unanimous, awarded the project for an amount not to exceed $533,333.  

    CHARLESTOWN — Twenty-six women volunteers from South County Habitat for Humanity and the state  chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction, along with state Rep. Teresa Tanzi, D-Wakefield, gathered together Thursday in recognition of International Women’s Day and Habitat’s …

    COVENTRY — As southern New England grapples with the demise of much of the oak canopy, a forestry group is holding a free workshop to discuss the problem and possible ways to address it.

    WESTERLY — Wood River Health Services plans to expand its presence in the region's health care market this summer by opening an office in Westerly offering primary care with integrated behavioral health services.

      CHARLESTOWN — St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 15 East Beach Road, will hold a one-day Vacation Camp on Monday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. The camp will include singing, storytelling and crafts for children ages 3 years (with preschool experience) to fifth grade.

      Single-family home sales in South County declined nearly 18 percent in January, compared with the same month last year, according to figures released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. There were closings in all nine towns…

      PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's unemployment rate held steady at 4 percent in January, but the number of jobs in the state fell by 1,700, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday.  The state's unemployment rate is the same as the national rate. It's four-tenths of a percentage po…

      WOOD RIVER JCT.— About 100 residents of Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton attended Tuesday’s public hearing in the middle school auditorium on the proposed 2020 Chariho schools budget. 

      WOOD RIVER JCT. — With only two days to go until opening night, the cast and crew of "Mary Poppins Jr." were in one of their final dress rehearsals Wednesday in the middle school auditorium, under the watchful eye of fifth-grade teacher and co-director Dorothy Cummings.

      PROVIDENCE — Lawmakers in Rhode Island are seriously considering whether to enshrine abortion protections in state law, joining states around the country that are revisiting their laws in anticipation of renewed federal fights over abortion.

      PROVIDENCE — Citing a “crisis,” a Democratic state lawmaker, Rep. Justine Caldwell, of East Greenwich, has introduced three bills to enact stronger gun control laws in Rhode Island.

      BOSTON — Unease is growing among surfers, fishermen and residents of touristy Cape Cod that officials are responding far too slowly after last summer’s shark attacks, which included the nation’s lone human fatality of 2018.