CHICAGO — The Environmental Protection Agency and lawmakers have quietly abandoned efforts to rid schools of toxic PCBs, leaving districts — especially in poor areas — with a difficult choice: Look for the long-banned chemicals, which could trigger a costly cleanup, or simply clean their bui…

STONINGTON — A 22-year-old Preston man is facing charges after the police said he caused a disturbance after he was kicked out of a local bar, allegedly tried to force his way into a home at the Brookside Village Apartments and eventually passed out in the nearby woods where he was found by …

On Oct. 7, the Westerly Town Council presented two resolutions on parking permits that would not only change the parking fee structures but would change which taxpayers could park in the Old Westerly Town Beach lot and on Larkin Road. The new parking ordinances, if approved, will prohibit se…

    It’s evident that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to open the second act of the Democrat circus in the House of Representatives. Notwithstanding the fact that the “Trump/Russian collusion hoax” fell flat on its back.

    Now that the proposed school bond has failed there seems to me to be one very simple alternative. We have three elementary schools that are in good shape, Bradford, Springbrook and Dunn’s Corners. The State Street School is in such deplorable condition it should just be razed. Really the onl…

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane's fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday.

    CHARLESTOWN — With a beer-making workshop, Mystic Aquarium seal rescue classes, and a “spooky terrarium” class, the events at the Cross’ Mills library are more like those offered at a community center.

    A week ago, the Hopkinton Town Council voted 3-2 to enact a change to the comprehensive plan and a change to the zoning ordinance intended to make development of wind energy more difficult. Prior to this, the Planning Board voted 3-2 to recommend against these changes and the Conservation Co…

    Remember when the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) tried to pull a fast one over the voters of our town last June? Remember when they tried to take a $3.1 million surplus and build a community/recreation/senior center in Ninigret Park without a plan? Of course you do, because you, the vot…

      PROVIDENCE (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.

      NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.

      STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.

        WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain.