WESTERLY — Lack of access to the password-protected camera system at Bacock Village, interstate police communications, and the town's location in the corner of the state all presented challenges on Dec. 19 when multiple agencies responded to the shooting at the Cross Street housing complex.
STONINGTON — Bob Statchen, a member of the Board of Finance in Stonington, has announced that he will challenge state Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, in a rematch of their 2018 race for the 18th District state Senate seat.
Regarding the story “UConn puts dollar signs on its impact,” in the Jan. 23 issue of The Sun, I applaud the analysis, suggesting that the educational investment we make in our colleges actually has a significant return. The aspect that was not included was what it would cost the state to not…
My jaw dropped as I heard her tell the story. She said, “Harry and I got there early. We wanted to celebrate with our friends.” Then she went on to tell how everything started to happen. The Bishop arrived. The crowd swelled. Before they knew it, they had been ushered into the church and a v…
NARRAGANSETT — It will come as no surprise to local anglers that different fish species are now found in Rhode Island waters. In some cases, these fish are displacing ones traditionally found here, and scientists are trying to understand which species pose the greatest threat to the native m…
State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot.
WESTERLY — Local nonprofit organizations, town governments, libraries, schools, houses of worship and community-based groups have until Friday, Jan. 31, to apply for at least $125,000 in grants to encourage residents to participate in the 2020 Census. The goal is to protect the almost $3.8 b…
KINGSTON — The Champlin Foundation has awarded $565,402 to the University of Rhode Island for highly advanced technologies that will enhance hands-on learning for hundreds of students in a variety of disciplines.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement’s highest profile and most symbolic events.
PROVIDENCE — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello canceled an audit of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Thursday after Rep. Blake Filippi, of Block Island, the top House Republican, filed a lawsuit accusing him of abusing his power.
STONINGTON — A recently completed technology project is offering an added layer of security at the town's schools by giving the police direct monitoring capability inside and outside the buildings.
As we commemorate the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it has to be stated that for many people the right to abortion has been taken away. This is especially true of women of color, who already struggle with health disparities.
RICHMOND — As the Richmond Zoning Board prepares to review a developer’s proposal for a solar energy facility at 172 Beaver River Road, the Beaver River Valley Community Association has asked that the area where it would be located be included in the National Register of Historic Places.
HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers will revisit whether to allow recreational use of marijuana among people 21 and over in the new legislative session, but it remains questionable whether 2020 will be the year a bill clears the full General Assembly.
BOSTON — Michelle Carter, the woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, "Just do it, babe," was released from jail Thursday after more than three months was shaved from her sentence for good behavior.
NORTH STONINGTON — Thermal imaging cameras helped firefighters identify and extinguish a fire that had extended from a chimney into an exterior wall of a Ryder Road home Wednesday night, allowing for a targeted response that limited damage.
Hopkinton recorded the biggest gain in single-family home sales in South County last year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors' year-end sales report.
STONINGTON — For the next three to five years, the old West Broad Street School will serve as the new home for students from St. Michael's.
KINGSTON — Atlantic purple sea urchins are common in coastal waters along the East Coast, and University of Rhode Island scientist Coleen Suckling thinks the Ocean State could become the home of a new industry to raise the spiny marine creatures for consumption in Japan and elsewhere around …
When the state’s budget writers came out with a spending plan for fiscal year 2021, there was something very important missing: nearly $900,000 in state aid to regional school districts. Students and municipal taxpayers alike cannot continue to absorb these unfair cuts as part of the state’s…
In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly session, there has been little mention of environmental policy. It is imperative that we make progress in 2020 on several fronts including plastics pollution, sea level rise, renewable energy, sustaining a clea…
WOOD RIVER JCT. — After considerable discussion, the Chariho School Committee on Tuesday adopted an amendment to the district’s health services policy that addresses the issue of Pediculosis, commonly known as head lice.
PROVIDENCE — Bills that would ban 3-D guns and assault weapons, and help the authorities screen gun buyers, have been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
HOPKINTON — Three local dogs have been struck by cars while running loose over the course of the past month, an uptick that Hopkinton Animal Control Officer Bowen said was alarming.
Editor's Note: The following story contains details regarding a response to a shooting that occurred at Babcock Village on Dec. 19. It contains graphic information that some readers may find disturbing.
WESTERLY — The Planning Board 5-1 Tuesday to approve the preliminary and master plans for a proposed redevelopment of three lots on Plimpton Road, at its intersection with Bay Street in Watch Hill.
WESTERLY — A 43-year-old Bradford man is facing DUI charges after police said he struck a utility pole Saturday on Main Street and tried to drive away from the crash.
HOPKINTON — During a lengthy discussion of the Chariho school budget, the Town Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting that the School Committee approve an independent management study that would focus on improving efficiency in the school district.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks befo…
WESTERLY — The state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a preliminary determination meeting Thursday on a 6-acre, bottom culture oyster farm proposed for the northeast corner of Quonochontaug Pond. The meeting is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
ROCKVILLE — Rockville Mill is now in receivership, with bids for the affordable rental housing project being accepted by the receiver, Harmony Conti Bodurtha, until Mar. 2.
WESTERLY — A new itinerant early childhood program and the elimination of a fifth-grade teacher position are two items to emerge so far in the early stages of the School Committee 's work on the 2020-21 education budget.
RICHMOND — Two local residents are facing charges after a joint investigation led officers to seize over 11 pounds of dried, usable marijuana and over four pounds of homemade vape cartridges containing various THC oils.
STONINGTON — Organizers and town officials are in the process of searching for a new home for a proposed new monument honoring local veterans after a town attorney determined in late December that deed restrictions would prevent its construction at the World War I Monument in Pawcatuck.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump …
RICHMOND — A Charlestown man is facing charges after a traffic stop along South County Trail led officers to find he was in possession of a nine-inch assault-style knife.
Faith LaBossiere has an interesting view on her attendance record on the Parks & Recreation Commission. In a recent Letter to the Editor she boasts about attending 50 percent of the meetings. In my career as a college professor, I consider 50 percent a failing grade.
“RAIMONDO’S GOAL: 100% RENEWABLE!” Italics? Gold-plated? Gov. Raimondo gets it, and we’re not talking getting democracy-destroying fossil-fuel campaign contributions. People want climate action, not offshore drilling, as climate change-intensified wildfires become front porch news in Austral…
Scott Keeley objects to characterization of his dispute over ownership of beach rights as a provocation (Jan 18). How else might we interpret the photo of Keeley casually ignoring “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs while strolling along beach-front properties?
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill to undo a change to how medical marijuana dispensaries are regulated, to address a lawsuit by the governor.
HOPKINTON — In the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashaway, there is a headstone marking the grave of Amos Augusta, a slave who was born in Virginia, sold to another slave owner and eventually freed by the Emancipation Proclamation when he was about 40 years old.
CHARLESTOWN — The Vice President of the Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association urged the Town Council at the Jan. 13 meeting to pass an ordinance banning balloon releases.
To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit neighborhood.