WOOD RIVER JCT. — On Monday and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., a group of Chariho students, with guidance from middle school science teacher Dan Potts, work in the vegetable garden at the turf farm across the street from the school. Produce from the Kids Grow garden has been donated to local food ban…

PROVIDENCE — Proposals to gives victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue, to compensate people who have been wrongfully imprisoned, and to update the state education system are among dozens of bills being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly as it enters what is expected…

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.

RICHMOND — The Richmond Town Council has approved a project to create a special path behind Richmond Elementary School. Principal Sharon Martin and Luke Longley, an Eagle Scout candidate with Richmond Troop 1, presented the project at the June 18 council meeting.

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options.

I recently returned from a week spent visiting my parents in Massachusetts, and am eagerly anticipating a long week in Maine this coming August. Maine is one of my favorite places and I look forward to my annual visit all year long. In preparation for my vacation, I was looking at the great …

PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27. PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder and is a condition that affects many veterans and non-veterans alike. It can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. The condition wasn’t always understood properly by …

WESTERLY — On the first full day of summer, with the sun shining brightly for the first time in days, hundreds of people gathered in downtown Pawcatuck’s Donahue Park Saturday morning, then paraded over the bridge and through the streets of Westerly — many playing or carrying musical instrum…

    PROVIDENCE — The budget bill passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday includes the Opioid Stewardship Act, a program to fund opioid treatment, recovery prevention and education services. The program was introduced earlier in the session in separate legislation (2019-S 0798, 2019-H …

    WESTERLY — Honoring a 91-year-old tradition, members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast committee are preparing for Westerly's annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which falls on Sunday, July 14, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

    PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's House of Representatives passed a nearly $10 billion state budget Saturday that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program and add six new medical marijuana dispensaries.

    When I was 16 years old there were two things I said I would never do again. First, I declared that I would never wear a suit and tie. I told my parents that it wasn’t my style. Second, I swore I would never go to another funeral. I laugh now. It seems like that’s all I do these days. In the…

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Alberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe, according to Dominican authorities.

      WESTERLY —Planning Board members this week unanimously endorsed the construction of an 18-acre solar field at 271 Church St., a former quarry site in Bradford. The land is designated as part of an aquifer protection overlay district and still requires an aquifer protection permit, among othe…

        WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s annual WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $7,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The grants are available to local teachers, administrators, or staff from the Westerly, Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narr…

        BOSTON (AP) — Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years.

          WESTERLY — The board of directors of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, an increase of 4 cents.The dividend will be paid July 12 to shareholders of record on July 1.

          WESTERLY — The School Committee Tuesday endorsed a plan to provide Westerly High School freshmen with new laptop computers this fall. They also discussed a plan to add an item in the 2020-21 budget to continue buying laptops for incoming freshmen.

          WESTERLY — The Westerly Planning Board has unanimously approved a final plan for the Weekapaug Inn & Cottages to build a 78-seat conference center and hotel building. The plan must still be approved by the Zoning Board of Review.

          CHARLESTOWN — At a special meeting Monday, the Town Council discussed several options following the June 3 defeat of the fiscal year 2020 budget, and settled on one that would lower the property tax rate. Residents were also invited to weigh in on the spending plan.

          WESTERLY — A Bradford man is facing charges after the police said he was walking south in the northbound travel lanes of Route 1 early Sunday. One motorist called dispatchers and another crashed into a chain-link fence after swerving to avoid hitting him.

          WESTERLY — Lifelong Pawcatuck resident Michael J. Spellman, the chief of police for the City of Groton whose long career in law enforcement included stints as a Connecticut State policeman, was honored Wednesday night with the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce's prestigious Citizen of the …