For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral.

Have you had the chance to come into the library to see Roving Roger? If you do not know already, Roving Roger is a 7-foot-tall statue of Roger Williams, who in 1636 founded Providence. The statue will be at the library until Jan. 6, 2020. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea developed the exhib…

How fast we went from pimple cream to the Polident era. The next bend in the Middle Age Road is old age. We are being overlooked for jobs. We are not asked to model swimwear unless the legs of the swimsuit are made of some kind of support hose. We are the last to be chosen when the neighbors…

Misinformation is swirling about regulation of Christmas lights in Charlestown. To clarify, I am writing as an individual citizen, even though I am a member of the Charlestown Town Council, I do not speak for the Town Council.

The recent reporting that the Westerly Town Council has authorized joint work with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) on its general strategic business plan creates both opportunities and challenges (“Town, RIAC to work together,” Westerly Sun Dec. 2). Opportunity for dialogue betwe…

It was a moment worthy of a Hallmark Christmas movie. With the historic hotel as a backdrop, the excited crowd waited in eager anticipation. Santa Claus arrived right on schedule via a Watch Hill Fire truck, dubbed “The North Pole Express.” When Daniel Hostettler, the president and managing …

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ story of “A Christmas Carol” has become a timely holiday classic. As a part of its biannual holiday tradition, the Chariho Theatre Company will be performing an updated stage adaptation of the play Saturday and Sunday. 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn't significant enough to slow the loss of the species.

BOSTON (AP) — A man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was acquitted Friday in a case that centered on whether a threatening social media post is protected speech.

WESTERLY — Careful drivers know to take School Street slowly or risk tire or front-end damage from hitting potholes or crumbling sections of pavement. But town officials say the obstacle course conditions will disappear when the road is reconstructed next year.

WESTERLY — Westerly High School senior Marissa Berardo, wearing a long black dress, a white apron and a small white cap, stood outside the Babcock Hall auditorium Wednesday night, on a short rehearsal break. Joining her were Brandon Tallardy and Hope Urbonas — fellow members of the high scho…

AURORA, Colo. — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White Hou…

Before I get into the real deal with the New Green Nightmare, I have a couple of questions for Freddy Lustgarten Kruger or any other Climate Clown that comes out of the little Clown Climate Car. And one of questions I have is not how do they get that many Climate Clowns into that little Clim…

NORTH STONINGTON — While some students in the Wheeler High School gymatorium wore sneakers and shorts Monday afternoon and practiced basketball, others stood on a stage above them, wearing Victorian-age costumes and practicing their lines.