NEW SHOREHAM (AP) — Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim from the Rhode Island mainland to Block Island on Saturday, completing the grueling 10.4-mile route to raise money for cancer research in memory of her late father.

    NEW LONDON — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay…

      NEW HAVEN — Christopher O’Connor has been named the CEO of Yale New Haven Health, effective March 25, 2022, when current CEO Marna P. Borgstrom retires. O’Connor currently serves as president of the Health System, having been named to that position in August 2020.

        On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Stonington voters will vote in a referendum to decide whether to overturn a 10-year tax abatement for a developer who proposes to build an 82-unit affordable apartment building at the end of Coggswell Street, close to the railroad tracks.

        “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” This quote worded slightly different was used to help typists learn how to type. Today, it has a more urgent meaning, especially concerning the situation in Afghanistan.

        The Old Glory Relay is a national-level event sponsored by the veterans’ organization Team Red White and Blue. Team RWB is a series of state chapters dedicated to enriching veterans’ lives and is composed of veterans, veterans’ families and friends who gather for social, athletic and outdoor…

        WESTERLY — Members of the School Committee and the school district administration are defending themselves against criticisms, "accusations and fabrications" hurled mostly by one resident over a period of months.

          PROVIDENCE (AP) — Several people employed in Rhode Island's health care industry have filed a federal challenge to the state's coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, alleging it is unconstitutional because it does not allow religious exemptions.

          Thousands of Connecticut state employees, K-12 teachers, school bus drivers and day care workers were among those being urged to get vaccinated or else get tested for COVID-19 in the waning hours before Gov. Ned Lamont's executive orders requiring vaccinations for certain employees takes eff…

            NEW HAVEN (AP) — A 35-year-old Connecticut police officer killed when his colleague crashed a car while allegedly driving under the influence in Las Vegas was laid to rest Friday and remembered as a dedicated and respected cop with a passion for the job.

              SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Perryville Grange No. 14, 1184 Ministerial Road, will hold a meeting to install officers on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The meeting may be attended by anyone wishing to learn about the grange, its roots and meet its members.

                WESTERLY — Westerly Armory Restoration Inc., which runs The People’s Museum and oversees all events at the Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave., was awarded an $8,000 grant from the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant program, a collaborative partnership between the State C…

                WESTERLY — The Town Council will tackle on Saturday what has proved to be a vexing issue — crafting a short-term rental ordinance that protects property owners' right to the quiet enjoyment of their homes as well as the rights of those involved in a growing industry.

                HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case.

                An estimated 270,000 Connecticut residents who are 65 years and older and who originally received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, including nursing home residents, can begin getting their third booster shot as soon as Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont's administration said Thursday.

                  WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment during a violent fight and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a week later was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

                  Since joining the Richmond Dog Park Committee, I am often asked “What’s wrong with the current dog park?” My answer is there is nothing “wrong” with the unofficial dog park, however, there is a lot to be improved.

                  We should all applaud the Westerly Town Council’s action at the Sept. 20 meeting to fund the clean-up of the old Potter Hill Mill site. As Harvey Perry so clearly explained, the site has been a liability risk for Westerly for decades as well as a blight on the Potter Hill Community. This lia…

                  Donna Gorman’s letter of Sept. 17 begins by saying she was challenged to cite reliable sources. She says there aren’t any “long-term” sources and then says “[I] think for myself,” which is the same as admitting she’s making it up. She then continues with plenty of feeling and exaggeration, l…

                  What a gift to the Westerly community! Thank you to the Chorus of Westerly, Ryan Saunders and Andrew Howell for an outstanding Summer Pops 2021. One of the best features this year was the program which included a variety of music to appeal to different tastes and age groups. Selections range…

                  WESTERLY — Outgoing Town Manager J. Mark Rooney says he will have fond memories of his time in Westerly, a more than three-year-long chapter that ended with his resignation to pursue what town officials said was a career opportunity closer to his Chicago-area residence.

                  STONINGTON — Members of the Board of Finance have tentatively approved a spending plan for $5.23 million in federal funding awarded to the town through the American Rescue Plan Act, and the Board of Selectmen will now turn it over to residents to decide at a town meeting in mid-October.