WESTERLY — National Grid said it expects to have electricity restored to most local customers by the end of Friday after a powerful Wednesday night storm brought wind, lightning and heavy rain that caused a considerable amount of damage around the region.
HOPKINTON — Judy Gray and her husband, Jay, owners of Festival Farm, have a simple plea for whoever took the signature Native American bust from the mailbox at the entrance to the business: please see that it is returned safely.
WESTERLY — The developer of a 24-unit condominium development under construction on South Drive was asked this week to provide plans that more clearly display provisions the developer and Planning Board agreed to in August.
WESTERLY — Westerly Animal Control will host a rabies clinic on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Westerly Animal Shelter, located at 33 Larry Hirsch Lane.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An economist says advanced industries such as biotech and data analytics in Rhode Island are improving after the state's economy was hit hard by the recession.
WESTERLY — A powerful storm tore through the region Wednesday night, leaving widespread electrical outages that have left more than 88% of National Grid customers in the community in the dark.
WESTERLY — The entire Westerly High School population, students and staff, came together Wednesday afternoon to celebrate unity and inclusion, and to have a little fun in the process.
WESTERLY — Christine A. Piezzo, whose dedication to education was reflected by a more than two decades-long career as a teacher and a successful run for a position on the School Committee, has died. She was 52.
CHARLESTOWN — The Town Council has approved a request from the Chariho Cowboys youth football team to use temporary lighting at Puchalski Field.
CHICAGO — The Environmental Protection Agency and lawmakers have quietly abandoned efforts to rid schools of toxic PCBs, leaving districts — especially in poor areas — with a difficult choice: Look for the long-banned chemicals, which could trigger a costly cleanup, or simply clean their bui…
WESTERLY — An autopsy completed Wednesday morning failed to determine the cause of death for Patricia A. Martell, who was found dead Tuesday morning in her fire-ravaged home on Tum-A-Lum Circle.
STONINGTON — A 22-year-old Preston man is facing charges after the police said he caused a disturbance after he was kicked out of a local bar, allegedly tried to force his way into a home at the Brookside Village Apartments and eventually passed out in the nearby woods where he was found by …
PROVIDENCE — A group protesting federal immigration policies is planning to “occupy” Rhode Island’s Statehouse on Thursday, after a months-long effort to get a detention facility closed.
STONINGTON — A former employee of a local car dealership is facing charges after the police said he sold camera equipment to a pawn shop that had been reported stolen from a car left at the dealership in late August.
On Oct. 7, the Westerly Town Council presented two resolutions on parking permits that would not only change the parking fee structures but would change which taxpayers could park in the Old Westerly Town Beach lot and on Larkin Road. The new parking ordinances, if approved, will prohibit se…
It’s evident that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to open the second act of the Democrat circus in the House of Representatives. Notwithstanding the fact that the “Trump/Russian collusion hoax” fell flat on its back.
The Town of Charlestown authorized expenditure of $74,000 to survey its citizens for their priorities on spending the budget surplus. Frank Glista fears a random sampling will deny a majority of the public a voice, and suggests a random sampling is intended to hoodwink the public (Letters to…
Now that the proposed school bond has failed there seems to me to be one very simple alternative. We have three elementary schools that are in good shape, Bradford, Springbrook and Dunn’s Corners. The State Street School is in such deplorable condition it should just be razed. Really the onl…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane's fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday.
RICHMOND — The Town Council has approved amendments to the solar energy ordinance that will prohibit the construction of commercial solar energy facilities in all residential zones.
WESTERLY — The body of a woman was found Tuesday morning in the basement of her fire-ravaged home less than 12 hours after her 22-year-old son took his own life by jumping off the Q Bridge in New Haven.
I wanted to submit this letter to The Westerly Sun to thank several of our local legislators and community leaders in the Westerly and Chariho area for attending the recent Community town hall conversation on cognitive health held at the Westerly Library.
A Connecticut police officer's membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, didn't violate department policies, the town's police chief has concluded in response to a civil rights group's concerns.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island students and professors have presented a report on voter data they hope can be used in an app to inform voters of peak times at the polls.
WESTERLY — The seemingly perennial issues of parking in Watch Hill and whether full-time residents should enjoy certain benefits, such as the ability to purchase a Town Beach parking pass, that non-resident property owners who pay taxes cannot are before the Town Council again.
CHARLESTOWN — With a beer-making workshop, Mystic Aquarium seal rescue classes, and a “spooky terrarium” class, the events at the Cross’ Mills library are more like those offered at a community center.
A week ago, the Hopkinton Town Council voted 3-2 to enact a change to the comprehensive plan and a change to the zoning ordinance intended to make development of wind energy more difficult. Prior to this, the Planning Board voted 3-2 to recommend against these changes and the Conservation Co…
Remember when the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) tried to pull a fast one over the voters of our town last June? Remember when they tried to take a $3.1 million surplus and build a community/recreation/senior center in Ninigret Park without a plan? Of course you do, because you, the vot…
RICHMOND — The small, white food truck has been open less than a month, but there is already a steady stream of regulars pulling in for their favorite morning brew.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The embattled mayor of Fall River has announced he plans to take a leave of absence from office and suspend his reelection campaign as he faces federal charges.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain.
STONINGTON — Four years ago, the town was dropped from the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Ratings System entirely. Now the community is considered to be one among the best prepared in the state.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to discuss two proposed sets of regulations on climate resiliency funding.
STONINGTON — Absentee ballots are available for Stonington residents for the Tuesday, Nov. 5 municipal election. Anyone who is ill/disabled or expects to be out of town, may request to have an absentee ballot application sent to them.