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.

      NEWPORT (AP) — A Rhode Island school department has agreed to turn off heat in the early mornings during peak demand to relieve the strain on the system.

      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…

      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.

      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.

        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…

        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…

        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.

          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…

          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.