WESTERLY — The Westerly Town Council unanimously approved new Rules of Procedure Monday that allow citizens to address topics on or off the agenda during the first commentary period of a council meeting. The rules also decrease speaking time and eliminate the commentary period at the end of …

STONINGTON — When Elizabeth Lillie woke up on Sept. 22, two weeks before the due date for her second child, the plan was to attend her daughter Francesca's soccer game before returning to Redding, Pa., where she would stay with family and deliver at the hospital where she had had her first child.

HOPE VALLEY — At Monday’s hearing on amendments to Hopkinton’s commercial solar ordinance, residents wanted to know whether the new version, which places more stringent restrictions on non-residential solar developments, would affect several controversial applications currently being conside…

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Long recognized for its work on substance abuse prevention, the Chariho Youth Task Force is now taking on the issue of negative body image, or body dysmorphic disorder, with a campaign to encourage young people to love their bodies. 

STONINGTON — Former First Selectman Donald R. Maranell was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame at the state Capitol on Dec. 7 as part of the nine-member Class of 2018.

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      FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Months after the death of the priest at a local church, a Roman Catholic bishop in Connecticut has taken the unusual step of placing a lay woman in charge of that parish.

      December is disappearing before our eyes, and 2019 will be here before we know it. That being said, there are still 2 weeks left in this year, so there’s no need to give up on your New Year’s Resolutions yet! Here are a few things that you can do before 2018 ends to help kick off the new yea…

      The head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange tried to assure residents Saturday that a federal judge's ruling will not affect their ability to sign up for and use 2019 plans offered through Access Health CT.

      The 2018 Westerly Sun People’s Forum has become “Zombie Times” after the Dec. 9 letter, “Guns don’t kill people. You need a human for that,” which mirrors Mike Latham’s April 13 answer to the 2017 statistic of 109 daily gun deaths (39,773 gun deaths per 365 days, per the CDC) as explained in…

      The holiday season is in full swing at the Westerly Senior Center with this week being the last full week until the week of Jan. 6. Floor and table shuffleboard will be held this week and then restarting on Jan. 8. The center will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 so that ou…

      As far as I know Charlestown has never officially decided to have a bike path. There has never even been a public discussion of the concept. This week the Charlestown town council postponed a discussion on another bike path feasibility study which cost taxpayers $27,000. We should have a ref…

      I didn't really feel like working out. Nonetheless I was up and out the door and on my way to the YMCA. I had already determined that it was going to be a short morning. I was going to hop on the treadmill for 15 minutes and then head home for a shower. I had a ton of excuses for why I could…

      STONINGTON —An epidemiologist with the Connecticut Department of Public Health has found that the site of the proposed Mystic River Boathouse Park is environmentally safe for use by the Stonington High School crew team, but recommended that the town keep the park closed to the general public…

      PAWCATUCK — Davis-Standard has announced that its Pawcatuck facility recently became ISO 9001:2015 certified. ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization promotes industrial and commercial standards worldwide as a way to ensure th…

      BOSTON — The Department of the Interior trumpeted it Friday as a "Bidding Bonanza" for the Trump administration: A lease auction of about 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts for the development of offshore wind energy drew a record $405 million in winning bids.

      Unlike most of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" designees since 1927, we can be certain none of those featured this year on that iconic, red-framed cover wanted to be there.

      WESTERLY — On a night the School Committee reviewed what one member called the district's "alarming" results on the state's new standardized tests for students in Grades 3 through 8, it received an overview of a new plan that Superintendent of Schools Mark Garceau said is aimed at ensuring t…

      BOSTON — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained.

      RICHMOND — Businesses in the Chariho Plaza at 1190 Main St. (Route 138) were without water for much of Wednesday, and the Arcadia branch of the Ocean Community YMCA had to close until the water service was restored. The cause of the problem was believed to be a leak in the plaza’s plumbing.