WESTERLY — A new ordinance banning the distribution of single use plastic bags will take effect in Westerly at the end of the year and become enforceable six months later.
RICHMOND — An application for a solar energy facility at 36 Woodville Road cleared a hurdle Tuesday when the Planning Board recommended that the Zoning Board approve a special use permit for the project. The board determined that the project, proposed by Freepoint Solar LLC and owner William…
HOPE VALLEY — Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner chose Hope Valley Elementary School for his last school visit before he begins his new position as a senior fellow for education policy and practice at Brown University.
WESTERLY — Police said a Pawcatuck man stole his ex-girlfriend's cellphone on Easter and used it to threaten a mutual friend. The police said the man, Bowman Jeffrey Regan, 38, of 35 Mechanic St., then drove to the friend's apartment and sawed through the door, removing his doorknob and dead…
GROTON — Chelsea Groton Bank has reported net income of nearly $11.3 million for 2018, an increase of 85 percent from 2017. Assets also increased, to $1.1 billion, a gain of 3.9 percent, according to the mutual bank's annual report. President and CEO Michael Rauh detailed the figures at the …
PROVIDENCE — As other states around the country look to establish legalized sports betting, Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March, thanks to bets from college basketball fans.
WESTERLY — A woman who had been wanted since 2014 in a stolen checks case was arrested Friday night after a traffic stop, the police said.
WESTERLY — The Town Council approved a $96.2 million combined general government and education budget for 2019-20 Monday, declining school officials’ request to restore funding the council had previously cut.
RICHMOND — A call from a concerned motorist Saturday morning reporting an erratic driver led officers to file DUI charges against a Westerly woman, the third set of such charges she has now faced in the past five years.
PROVIDENCE — The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state.
PAWCATUCK — The newly formed Stonington Facilities Committee will hold a series of community open houses at West Broad Street School to help gather ideas on what residents think should be done with the now-shuttered 1900 schoolhouse.
HOPKINTON — At a special meeting Monday, the Town Council resumed a hearing at the Chariho Middle School on a proposal to build a commercial solar energy facility on property located at Arcadia Road and Lisa Lane.
STONINGTON — The proposed $73.6 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is heading to a vote on April 30, after a first reading of the final document was completed in a tidy, six-minute annual town meeting at Stonington High School Monday night.
This is to respond to Cynthia Drummond’s article titled “Town solar dispute gets personal,” which was published in The Sun on Friday, April 19, 2019.
In its letter titled, “Region’s congressional delegation says ‘damning document’ is not enough” (The Sun Staff, April 19, 2019), which shows that the Democrats have no intention of ending their “witch hunt” to prove that President Trump colluded with the Russians and obstructed justice. Even…
PROVIDENCE — A decrease in Iranian gasoline imports is expected to tighten the global market, resulting in higher prices across the U.S.
RICHMOND — A 26-year-old local man is facing charges after police said he confronted his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend as the couple was walking down Buttonwood Road, then fled briefly before returning and attacking.
RICHMOND — The enigmatic Eastern spadefoot toad is the focus of a collaboration involving the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust, the University of Rhode Island and several agencies and conservation groups.
Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday evening, according to releases from both sides.
GROTON — City police have charged four people including a Westerly man with prostitution-related offenses following a sting at a local motel late last week.
Advocates hoping to finally reinstate Connecticut’s full motorcycle helmet law enlisted a wider group of allies this year, following decades of being thwarted by well-organized opponents. But it’s questionable whether it will be enough.
I’m drawing a blank on what to write about this week! When in doubt, talk about some new books that might be of interest. After all, everyone likes to hear about new things, right? Of course, it’s all relative, because something that is of great interest to me most probably results in an eye…
MYSTIC — A small, experienced group of residents has helped transform the landscape and environmental practices of the StoneRidge retirement community — efforts that are especially noticeable around the time of Earth Day and spring cleanup in New England.
WESTERLY — A resident’s desire to purchase 11 small lots that the town acquired in tax sales points to the need for a municipal policy on how such properties should be handled, officials say.
PROVIDENCE — It may get a lot easier to donate excess food in Rhode Island, as a bill that allows institutions to give away food cleared its House committee with the backing of many key stakeholders.
If you have ever bought a home, the issue of “title insurance” surely came up. If you had a mortgage, you were forced to purchase it by your bank, and if you paid cash for the property, you were no doubt offered it by your closing attorney. And if this was the case, I’m sure your attorney hi…
CONCORD, N.H. — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.
It’s funny how something will come into your head all of a sudden without provocation, and you wonder why it happened. Even funnier when what stops you cold is either insignificant or totally off the wall.
STONINGTON — The Stonington Assessor’s office is offering a property tax relief program for elderly or totally disabled property owners. Homeowners who were age 65 as of Dec. 31, 2018, or totally disabled with a total income of less than $36,000 for a single person or $43,900 for a married c…
WESTERLY — The Town Council will conduct a second and likely final public hearing Monday on its proposed $96.26 million combined general government and education budget for 2019-20. It will require a 3.77 percent increase in the property tax levy.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — When participants arrive at the White House on Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll, one of the eggs on display will be the creation of Chariho student Mae Felkner.
CHARLESTOWN — Environmental scientist and on-site wastewater manager Matthew Dowling presented an update to the Town Council this month on an ongoing project to measure the nitrogen-removing performance of advanced septic systems.
NORTH STONINGTON — Greenskies Renewable Energy of Middletown, Conn., has been selected to install solar arrays at the town's school buildings and Center for Emergency Services. Work will begin in this summer and all five arrays are supposed to be installed by the spring of 2020.
You just never know how God is going to answer your prayers. We usually think it will be pretty straightforward. We ask God to do something for us. We pray for healing. We ask God to intervene in our circumstances. We lift up a prayer for a new car, a job opportunity, or to fulfill some othe…
Over the past 10 years, technology has developed at a significant rate, and progress does not seem to be slowing down. As a result, industries all over the world have been impacted by the dynamic changes to business environments. Will we adapt or get left behind?
The solar flim-flam artists are at it again in Hopkinton with one of their tried-and-true scare tactics, warning residents that if they don’t approve the installation of a solar power plant in their neighborhood, they will get “something worse” — namely, an affordable housing project on thei…
RICHMOND — The Rotary Club of Chariho will host a black and white spring dinner party to raise money for the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County. The pop-up gala will be held at "a secret, yet ordinary public space" on Saturday, May 11, with a theme of vintage carnival. The loc…
WESTERLY — The committee assigned to make recommendations on how to chip away at a host of projects outlined in the municipal Athletic Facilities Master Plan is considering asking the School Committee and Town Council to support the hiring of a fundraising consultant.
Members of the region’s congressional delegation said Thursday that many questions remain after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the Russia investigation. They urged that the full report be given to Congress and that Mueller be called to testify.
BOSTON — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community.