WESTERLY — Protecting the town's sewage treatment plant and its drinking water supply emerged as two of the top priorities during a six-hour community resilience building workshop conducted Thursday at the Westerly Education Center.
WESTERLY — The tranquillity of Wilcox Park will be interrupted briefly and for good cause Saturday when the tree-lined sanctuary becomes the setting for an Olde Tyme Fair, an ambitious menu of events, music, attractions and food being offered as part of the yearlong celebration of the 350th …
STONINGTON — A roof collapse in July within a derelict section of the William Clark Thread Mill complex in Pawcatuck led to the partial demolition of a standalone building at 21 Pawcatuck Ave., but town officials and the staff of the Threadmill Apartments are turning up the pressure on owner…
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Democratic congressmen held an event Thursday in Rhode Island to try to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into allowing a vote on a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package.
WESTERLY — The Westerly 350th Anniversary's Olde Tyme Fair on Saturday is expected to draw a large crowd and police are asking local residents and visitors to be aware of road closures and detours, as well as park regulations, that are intended to enhance safety and expedite traffic flow.
PROVIDENCE — AAA Northeast is predicting that gasoline prices could decline as much as 25 cents this fall across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Diana Imondi, manager of public affairs and traffic safety for AAA Northeast, said that falling demand, cheaper crude oil and the transitio…
WESTERLY — Requirements for contributors to the municipal wastewater collection and treatment system have been adopted into the code of ordinances after having been allowed to slip out of the code.
WESTERLY — In Mark Rydell's hit movie, "On Golden Pond," the audience watches Norman and Ethel Thayer, a long-married couple (famously played by Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda) putter about their summer cottage in Maine for what appears to be their last season in the place that has become…
WESTERLY — Emergency personnel with the Westerly Ambulance Corps helped to rescue a woman who had passed out along Tower Street and then witnessed a fight that led to the arrest of two of the woman's neighbors.
WESTERLY — The police have confiscated 34 bills of "movie prop money," including three that were presented for deposit at the Westerly Community Credit Union.
PROVIDENCE — A Rhode Island man nicknamed “The Coin,” who was previously convicted of counterfeiting slugs used in slot machines at several Northeast casinos including at Foxwoods, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 15 months in federal prison for counterfeiting $100 bills.
In her letter of Aug. 17 (“Elected officials must face homelessness head-on”) Audrey Mead gets it backward. Homelessness has been created by zoning laws and building codes that have pushed up the cost of housing. If you look along East Avenue in Westerly, you will see a lot of small houses t…
James Mageau needs to stop playing the “what about” game when it comes to Trump’s racism. Democrats (and the precious few Republicans left with the slightest shred of decency) are calling Trump a racist because he is a racist. The evidence has been abundantly clear for decades, going back to…
HARTFORD — Connecticut officials on Wednesday estimated that as many as 200,000 residents, including tens of thousands of children on a public health care program, could be affected by sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food…
PROVIDENCE — The criminal investigation into the prison guard who apparently drove his truck through a group protesting federal immigration policies should be finished in the coming weeks, Rhode Island's attorney general said Wednesday.
WESTERLY — A monthslong struggle involving town officials and the developer of a 24-unit condominium project planned for South Drive took a significant step toward resolution on Tuesday when the Planning Board voted 4-1 to approve an amendment to its original decision approving the project.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Hopkinton Town Council heard community discussion Monday on a proposal to amend the town’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to prohibit wind turbines.
HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers were told Tuesday that the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny for paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art, operated for a period of time without accounting records detailing bank transactions, or formal written…
WESTERLY — A Westerly man is facing charges after the police said he tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill to buy a beer from a downtown bar in early August.
Editor's Note: This version corrects that Andrew K. Bookataub lives at 3 Michaels Way. His home address in police records was incorrect and has since been updated.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is offering a reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible after explosions that destroyed portable toilets in Westerly and Charlestown over the weekend.
STONINGTON — Local police said they issued 29 tickets to motorists who were caught using cellphones during the "U Drive, U Text, U Pay" enforcement campaign from Aug. 1 through Aug. 15.
STONINGTON — The 25th Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert may be the final outdoor musical extravaganza produced by Eva Franchi on her bucolic 240-acre Stonington estate, but smaller pop-up concerts could appear here and there.
WESTERLY — A Massachusetts woman and Rhode Island man are each facing charges after the police said both were involved in crashes early Sunday morning while driving under the influence.
PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices are continuing to decline slowly despite a growth in demand, a sign that should be considered good news with back-to-school and Labor Day weekend right around the corner.
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry.
WESTERLY — Town officials are projecting a $135,601 surplus from the 2018-19 budget. The surplus would have been greater, but funds had to be redirected to make up shortages in the transfer station budget as well as an overage in an insurance fund.
BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people.
BOSTON (AP) — Religious groups and immigrant rights advocates are marching from Boston to New Hampshire to call for changes to the nation's immigration system.
Patricia Morgan, former Rhode Island House Minority Leader, wants to head the Trump campaign in Rhode Island. I take strong exception to that.
I applaud the letter-to-the-editor by Fred Sculco that was published in the August 15 edition calling into question the practice of clearing forests to install solar electric generating facilities.
WESTERLY — For more than a decade, K-9 Sipko provided quality police dog services to the Westerly Police Department. Now K-9 Primo is hoping to pick up right where his father left off.
AUGUSTA, Maine — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.
CONCORD, N.H. — While setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking, Philip Carcia was sometimes struck with a sort of reverse déjà vu. Halfway through a hike, he’d question whether he had completed an earlier one on his list.
WILTON, Conn. — A Connecticut town has halted guardrail improvements following complaints about the look of new steel barriers on some residential streets.
Did you know that we have a film club at Westerly Library? It works like a book club, but instead of books, we borrow DVDs from the library system (or, of course, you can watch them on Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) Each month we will choose three films, and watch them on our own at home for d…
HOPKINTON — An Ashaway man has died following an apparent rollover crash that occurred on a driving range outside the Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon.
What was actually said to Queen Victoria that day in August, 1851, is likely lost to history or the vagaries of partisan mythology.
WESTERLY — The founders of the Hope Recovery Community Center of Washington County say the facility will help address a glaring absence of services in the region. The center, at 55 Beach St., will offer peer recovery specialist support services for addicts and people struggling with substanc…
HOPKINTON — Langworthy Public Library, 24 Spring St., in Hope Valley, and Ashaway Free Library, 15 Knight St., in Ashaway, will host a townwide tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sellers will be assigned locations throughout town, offering items such as furniture, children…