WESTERLY — Shawn Lacey, a 30-year veteran of the Westerly Police Department, was sworn in as chief of police this morning.
WESTERLY — On a night the School Committee reviewed what one member called the district's "alarming" results on the state's new standardized tests for students in Grades 3 through 8, it received an overview of a new plan that Superintendent of Schools Mark Garceau said is aimed at ensuring t…
STONINGTON — Better communication with school personnel about the upcoming middle school consolidation was the top request from about 35 parents who attended an information session Tuesday at Stonington High School.
BOSTON — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained.
RICHMOND — Businesses in the Chariho Plaza at 1190 Main St. (Route 138) were without water for much of Wednesday, and the Arcadia branch of the Ocean Community YMCA had to close until the water service was restored. The cause of the problem was believed to be a leak in the plaza’s plumbing.
RICHMOND — A local man was arrested after the police said he got into an argument with his wife when she came home Friday night and found he was trying to make methamphetamine.
STONINGTON — A local man is facing charges after police said he accidentally fired a handgun while cleaning it, causing a bullet to pierce a wall and strike a refrigerator in an adjacent apartment.
WESTERLY — Firefighters doused a brush fire along the property line between two Sherwood Drive homes on Wednesday afternoon after officials said improperly discarded ash caused a fire that spread quickly along a treeline.
WAKEFIELD — The future of Westerly Police Capt Shawn Lacey's age discrimination lawsuit could depend on whether he is selected to become the next chief of the Westerly Police Department.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Members of the Chariho School Committee had their first discussion Tuesday of the latest standardized test results, released by the state Department of Education on Nov. 29.
STONINGTON — Initial site plans for Hartford HealthCare’s proposed $20 million, 47,000-square-foot medical facility at Perkins Farm received unanimous approval Monday from the town's Architectural Design Review Board.
STONINGTON — Neither snow nor rain will prevent local officers from donning a Santa cap in an effort to help those in need on Saturday.
Congregants of the Shannock Baptist Church have a plea for a thief they said stole large solar lights from the church property over the weekend: Return the undamaged lights anonymously and no questions will be asked.
NEW HAVEN (AP) — The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018.
WILLIMANTIC — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. and SI Financial Group Inc. announced Tuesday that they have signed a merger agreement in which Berkshire will acquire SIFI and its subsidiary, Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, in an all-stock transaction valued at $180 million. The Willima…
CHARLESTOWN — A home on Kickapoo Run sustained minor damage from a chimney fire over the weekend. Charlestown and Richmond-Carolina firefighters, with mutual aid from the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, were called to a home at 41 Kickapoo Run around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and quickly contained…
Warning signs about thin ice are posted on the pond in Wilcox Park on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Skating will be allowed when the ice is determined to be safe. Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun
WESTERLY — A $400,000 renovation of Atlantic Avenue, the bumpy and flood prone Misquamicut roadway, is on hold for at least one year.
CHARLESTOWN — Monday’s Town Council meeting was postponed when 170 people packed the council chambers, which has a capacity of 100. Prompted by an item on the agenda that proposed to restrict target shooting to licensed shooting ranges, gun rights advocates, as well as people who support the…
RICHMOND — Members in Chariho's three communities came together Saturday for the third annual Matthew's Wish Community Toy Parade, the culmination of a month-long effort to raise funding for toys and Christmas gifts for those in need.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices continue to trend downward, leading to a price at the pump that is exactly the same as it was just one year ago.
PAWCATUCK — A 30-year-old, 17-foot, 10,000-gallon steel oil tank was removed from West Broad Street School’s grounds Friday, creating a small construction site that will remain for a few more days.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The disclosure of Adam Lanza's writings and other documents offer little toward understanding why he carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but researchers say the detail on the gunman's mental decline could offer insights into the mind of a mass killer.
WESTERLY — With five days left before the Chorus of Westerly’s annual Christmas Pops Concert — an immensely popular holiday event that attracts hundreds of music lovers from all around Southern New England — chorus Executive Director Ryan Saunders sat in his office last week and let out a lo…
BOSTON — Presidents of America’s private colleges and universities saw their pay increase by nearly 4 percent in 2016, with dozens receiving more than $1 million, according to a new report.
HARTFORD (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would create a new federal alert system for missing adults.
HARTFORD — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman’s anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.
The holidays are about giving in so many ways. We give presents, share homemade cookies or pumpkin bread (or insert your holiday baking specialty here), and spend time with family and friends. People gather to sing songs, watch tree lightings, and share a cocoa and some holiday cheer. If you…
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A state Retirement Board subcommittee is recommending that the full board reject the accidental disability pension request of a South Kingstown police officer who hasn’t worked since 2010.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence a former Providence city councilman who pleaded no contest to embezzling from a youth track program to three years in prison.
I was among those who filled out the Hopkinton Comprehensive Plan survey during our last major update. My survey response can be summarized as "keep Hopkinton rural." This does not mean freeze things where we are. We face new challenges. Staying rural is going to take a lot of change.
On Monday, Dec. 10, the Town Council will hold a public hearing regarding the "Concept Feasibility Study for Phase I of a Coastal Route Bikeway, from Ninigret Park to Matunuck Schoolhouse Road." The plan is available on the town's website, www.charlestownri.org. It is located on the home pag…
The question often rises about state issued identification for seniors who no longer have valid driver's licenses. In Rhode Island, seniors may get an I.D. at no cost.
WESTERLY —A new 18-bed geriatric behavioral health unit and expansion of oncology services are planned for Westerly Hospital in 2019, the facility's president and chief executive officer said last week.
MYSTIC — Because the Mystic Seaport Museum and two other stakeholders named in a 1954 will have yet to relinquish their claims to Enders Island, St. Edmund’s Retreat Center has proceeded with a quiet title action to establish its sole ownership.
BOSTON — Massachusetts holds only nine of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but after eight years in the political wilderness the state's all-Democratic delegation is suddenly playing an outsized role in both the leadership and palace intrigue of the incoming Congress.
STONINGTON — An effort by Connecticut law enforcement officers to "be hairy for charity" proved more productive than expected, producing a total of $91,126 in donations that will be given to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation.
NEWPORT (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with felony assault in connection with an attack on a fellow middle school student who has hit with a baseball bat and punched.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A nurse at the Providence VA Medical Center has admitted that he removed liquid opioids from vials at the hospital for his own personal use and filled the vials back up with saline.
I recently completed the Citizens’ Police Academy program. It is an eight-week, once-a-week, two-hour session that seeks to create a better connection between the Westerly Police Department and us, the citizens of Westerly.
In his letter titled, “Guns are the reason people are getting killed,” in The Westerly Sun on Dec. 4), Bob Shea Jr. writes that he goes fishing.
I sat with my oatmeal and cup of coffee, staring, waiting for him to grow facial hair, fangs, and long, pointy nails. In short, I was waiting for this hotel guest to turn into the Wolfman right before my eyes.
Given the devastation caused by the floods of 2010 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, residents and business owners in Washington County know well the costs associated with recovering from extreme weather such as hurricanes, flooding, and blizzards.