CHARLESTOWN —The Randall Family of Companies has announced the promotion of Kathy Forrester as executive vice president in charge of marketing and strategic initiatives.
A Warwick man involved in a 2016 collision in Charlestown that killed local musician Thomas Hug has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
MYSTIC — The 2019 grand marshal for the Mystic Irish Parade will be announced Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Mystic Fire Department B.F. Hoxie Station, 34 Broadway Ave.
WAKEFIELD — Lawyers for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, which manages Westerly State Airport, and four property owners who are suing the agency offered opposing interpretations of the state's eminent domain law Tuesday during a hearing in Washington County Superior Court.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Town Council approved amendments to the town's Non-residential Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems ordinance on Tuesday to further limit industrial solar energy facilities in residential zones.
STONINGTON — A committee that advises the town on the implementation of its Plan of Conservation and Development supported the idea Tuesday of forming a town historical advocacy committee that would evaluate the impact of development on historic and archaeological resources.
WESTERLY — The Twisted Vine, a popular, family-run restaurant and bar on Canal Street in downtown Westerly, will close its doors for the last time on Sunday, Feb. 24., according to Pat Isted, who owns the business with her daughters, Cecelia and Lily.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — National Grid began the painstaking process Tuesday of going door-to-door to restore natural gas service to about 7,000 Rhode Island customers who were without heat on a day when temperatures weren't expected to rise above freezing.
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Joe Stoy has been promoted to network manager. He will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of all credit union information technology.
HARTFORD — Still coping with the death of their teenage son a year ago, Michael and Kristin Song are on a mission that is helping to relieve some of their pain — advocating tougher federal and state laws on safe gun storage aimed at keeping firearms out of children's hands.
WESTERLY — Furloughed employees facing financial hardship because of the government shutdown will have their membership fee waived at the Ocean Community YMCA and its locations in Westerly, Mystic, and Wyoming.
RICHMOND — Rhode Island State Police are investigating the cause of a Monday morning crash along Interstate 95 South after officials said a car went off the highway and into the woods, striking a tree head-on.
WESTERLY — The School Committee will consider whether or not to move a proposed $71.4 million school building project along for the next level of analysis by the state Department of Education when the committee meets Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
HOPE VALLEY — As she prepares to take over the position of medical director at Wood River Health Services, Dr. Nadia Duvilaire, who practiced medicine in New York City for the past seven years, is having no difficulties adjusting to the less frenetic pace of Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — Cooper “Chick” Bacon, who pleaded guilty in federal court to seaman’s manslaughter in the 2015 death of Stonington resident Walter Krupinski, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $1,800 in restitution at a hearing in district federal court Thursday.
LEDYARD — Connecticut State Police have initiated an investigation into an officer involved shooting after officials said two Ledyard officers fired several rounds each at a suspect that had led officers on a chase into a New London backyard before attempting to strike an officer with his car.
MYSTIC — Beginning Monday, the Mystic Aquarium is offering weekday complimentary admission to government employees whose jobs are affected by the government shutdown.
The first week the new Westerly Town Council met, the Council Rules of Procedure permitted two 15-minute citizens’ comment periods, the first for agenda items and the second for both agenda and non-agenda items. Councilors would respond to agenda items but advised not to respond to non-agend…
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.
Motorists had to contend with minor street flooding along Route 1 in Stonington and large portions of Atlantic Avenue in Westerly on Sunday, January 20, 2019, following the overnight storm that quickly changed from snow to periods of heavy rain.
Throughout the United States’ history, race and racism have been contentious issues, whether that be slavery, the civil rights movement, or even more recently, the Black Lives Matter movement. Understanding race helps us to better understand our history as Americans, and the unknown privileg…
RICHMOND – Meadowbrook Pond has been stocked by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management with brook and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season.
BOSTON — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD (AP) — It was an unusual rescue effort for some Rhode Island firefighters after a horse became stuck in a muddy swamp.
M/Bar, the classy roadside bistro fashioned out of a former gas station along Route 1, the heavily trafficked main thoroughfare in and out of Mystic, just claimed a smorgasbord of awards in the Best Restaurants 2019 Readers’ Choice voting conducted by Connecticut Magazine.
I am often asked by young couples with children a very adult question. "If something should happen to the both of us, who will take care of our children?"
It was only because I had recently been informed of the death of one of my high school classmates that I was prompted to dig out my old yearbook. Michele sure looked a lot different then; then again, so did I. So did we all.
WAKEFIELD — A legal battle that could affect future operations at the Westerly State Airport was expected to be back in court this week, with a Superior Court judge hearing arguments on behalf of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, which manages the facility, and four property owners who h…
WESTERLY — Patrick Ruisi has served two years as a Westerly police patrolman and eight years with the National Guard, both jobs that reflect his desire to serve community and country.
This letter is a follow-up to an item I recently submitted to the new Town Council regarding the memorial granite plaques and memorial trees placed in our downtown sidewalks, many of which have long been awaiting replacement trees after being removed years ago. These are the trees whose meta…
A wall of hazardous weather that moved from the Dakotas across the Great Lakes states brought snow, ice and strong winds, followed by deep cold, but it appeared Saturday that southern areas of New England would be spared the worst of the storm. The highest snowfall totals were expected in Ve…
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 — Fifty years ago, Westerly’s 300th Anniversary Ball was held at the Westerly Armory. Continuing its role as an important piece of the community’s fabric and as the largest venue in the area, the Armory will celebrate Westerly’s 350th Anniversary with a number of events.
STATE HOUSE — Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease.
The Rhode Island State Police are warning motorists that a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain, along with a potential flash freeze, could result in hazardous driving conditions Saturday night through Monday morning.
WAKEFIELD — Two couples who own property in Weekapaug are suing the Weekapaug Fire District and the Weekapaug Homeowners Association Inc., claiming they have legal rights to a portion of property known as Lot 6, which was given to the fire district in the mid-1960s.
What do you think of when you hear the words, Battle Creek, Michigan? Those words transport me back to my childhood. That’s the place where many dreams were realized. I can’t tell you how many envelopes I sent to a post office box there as a kid. Until recently I’d never been there. Two week…
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.
As an active Republican and "political junkie," I am quite interested in the 2020 Democratic race for president. I noted the story "Gillibrand is hard at work readying for presidential bid," in The Westerly Sun, Saturday, Jan. 12. Undoubtedly, many Democrats are planning or considering a run.
For those opposed to solar, have you read the letter dated Jan 7, 2019, from Mr. Allen, the owner of Brushy Brook, to the Hopkinton Town Council where he states that if solar is rejected, he will start to build as early as this summer? He will construct more than 100 single-family homes, wit…