WESTERLY — Jennifer Leal of Westerly believes that anyone — and everyone — can be a hero. Just by donating blood.
BOSTON (AP) — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic.
Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of Connecticut’s legendary music clubs is reopening after a year-long closure due to the pandemic, with the help of the federal government.
Summer is finally here, and things are looking a little bit brighter (especially now that we can see so many of your lovely smiles again)! We’re thrilled to once again announce that our Summer Reading programs will begin at the end of this week … this is the 90th anniversary of our kids Summ…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has approved a $400,000 loan to help in the redevelopment of a brownfields site in Pawtucket.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A tractor-trailer operator accused of driving away after sideswiping a Massachusetts state trooper has been arrested, officials said.
When a Richmond council member characterizes a mother’s attempt to get information about her child’s education as an “attention-seeking political stunt,” serious questions arise about her intentions and integrity as an elected official. Left out of Ms. (Lauren) Cacciolia’s defamatory and mea…
TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Anti-Racism Coalition is marking one year of peaceful protests today with a special program of music, speakers, readings and dance at their usual location — downtown Westerly in front of the U.S. Post Office on High Street.
STONINGTON — There have been many lessons learned over the past two years for members of the Stonington High Class of 2021. They've experienced challenges unlike any of the seniors before them.
Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery.
RICHMOND — An Ashaway man died early Saturday morning after the car he was driving veered off a local roadway and hit a tree before coming to rest on Interstate 95.
Back then, some four decades ago, the headline writers flapped their wings with abandon over a public art contretemps at the Groton Public Library.
I recently read an article about “broken heart syndrome” in the context of Prince Philip’s death and how it could impact Queen Elizabeth II and her health. They were a loving and close-knit couple — together for seven decades. The queen has called Philip “simply … my strength and stay all th…
At some point in time, everyone is going to need a lawyer. Whether you are buying a home, have been injured in an accident, hurt on the job, evicting a tenant, need a will or, God forbid, in trouble with the law, the time will eventually come. The question you will then face is how do you ch…
NEW LONDON (AP) — The Native American tribe that owns Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino is suing its insurance carrier over what it says was the denial of claims for millions of dollars in losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
WESTERLY — The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Rhode Island and Connecticut residents in conjunction with Wood River Health Services.
WESTERLY — The School Building Subcommittee is preparing to schedule information sessions to allow the public to take a look at the panel's recommendations and provide input.
CHARLESTOWN — In early 1971, a small group of volunteers came together in an effort to improve medical response in the community, aiming to provide better emergency assistance for residents and visitors to the shoreline town. Within a short period of time, the volunteers were able to acquire…
A Connecticut aquarium plans to auction off the chance to name three of its five recently arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and to offset the cost of transporting them from Canada.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed a $13.1 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that boosts spending on social services and education.
I was going through some boxes in the office when I came across my script and the blue blanket that I used in the community theater production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” back in 2002. I was cast as Linus in the play. It was my first time back on stage in over a decade. I loved doin…
CRANSTON (AP) — A monthslong investigation into numerous reports of suspicious activity at six massage businesses in Cranston has resulted in 11 arrests and uncovered evidence of human trafficking and prostitution, police Col. Michael Winquist said in a news release Friday.
A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols.
U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
NARRAGANSETT — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will administer an additional conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification test on Monday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarborough North State Beach, 970 Ocean Road. Lifeguard positions at all beaches in Rhode Island re…
Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
STONINGTON — For Stonington High senior Lucas Huesman, athletics have always come naturally. From the time he was in elementary school, Huesman had success on the field with sports including football and soccer, drawing attention from coaches across the community because of his talent.
STONINGTON — It had been a difficult year for Stonington High seniors Taylor Donovan and Rachel Sabbadini, the Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Like so many others across the state, their lives were brought to a halt by a worldwide pandemic that kept them from part…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is working on a coronavirus vaccination incentive program to benefit charities, rather than individuals, Gov. Daniel McKee said Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature.
CRNASTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate, which surged to more than 17% in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, was down to 5.8% in May, the state Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday.
The family of a copilot killed in the crash of a World War II-era plane in 2019 in Connecticut is suing the foundation that hosted the air show.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war …
STONINGTON — Officers have charged a New Britain man after the police said he and three others were captured on video prying open the doors to Walgreens on South Broad Street Tuesday morning and unsuccessfully attempting to use an SUV to steal an ATM.
Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. The group had a unified message for the General Assembly — this is not the time to raise taxes. Taxing PPP forgiveness …
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing the adult use of marijuana in Connecticut dodged a threatened veto on Wednesday, advancing a revamped bill that Gov. Ned Lamont supports by a narrow vote in the House of Representatives.
WESTERLY — Public school students in town receive a comprehensive education that includes examinations of groups of people who have been "marginalized and underrepresented," according to a statement issued Wednesday by the union that represents the district's teachers.
HOPKINTON — Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire Tuesday that erupted inside a Main Street industrial building with the help of mutual aid.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island leaders on Wednesday proposed equipping every uniformed police officer in the state with body-worn cameras.
Two men from Estonia have been convicted of federal cybercrime charges involving ransomware and other attacks on computer systems around the globe.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut residents have been diagnosed with the Powassan virus, a disease carried by ticks that attacks the central nervous system.
In recent news, Nicole Solas, the mother of a rising kindergartner, was featured on Fox News about her fight with the South Kingstown School Committee. Mrs. Solas said she was trying to get information about if South Kingstown’s teaching curriculum taught critical race theory and requested 1…