As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were working late into the night counting large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic.
STONINGTON — Health district staff and town officials are urging residents to take precautions after a mosquito trapped near Stonington High School tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis.
WESTERLY — A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Management will be used to address tidal flooding that impedes access to Napatree Point in Watch Hill.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High students’ scores on advanced placement exams rose significantly this year, with 82% receiving a 3 or higher out of a possible 5.
WESTERLY — A 20-year-old New York man is facing charges after the police said he allegedly stabbed a Westerly man four times and punctured his lung during an early August fight along Apache Drive.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she's considering delaying the start of school in the state by a few weeks to give administrators and families more time to prepare amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents of neighboring Rhode Island no longer have to comply with a two-week quarantine rule when they enter Connecticut. The state was removed on Tuesday from the list of states affected by a travel advisory that's supposed to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
PROVIDENCE — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward online instru…
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to report unusual cases of rabbit mortality to the department. A fatal disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), been detected in North America and is a highly contagious disease that affects both do…
In response to Bonnie Van Slyke’s recent letter implying that I was somehow on board with the proposed $2.5 million purchase of beachfront property, with a non-refundable deposit, I present the following facts:
Why does this statue in Wilcox Park cause a problem, issue, or question Columbus’ “treatment of indigenous people and his role (if true?) in the slave trade”? Why should his past history of behavior matter to our generation, I ask? The article by Dale Faulkner concerning the death of George …
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
STONINGTON — On the top floor of the West Broad Street School, teacher Amy Babcock’s classroom lies waiting for the return of students.
Rhode Island registered one more death from COVID-19 and 176 newly reported positive cases over the weekend, state health officials said Monday.
KINGSTON — During a typical summer, Kristy Horan would have her hands full coordinating three summer fairs around the state, each showcasing youth-trained livestock, public speaking competitions, educational exhibits and more — plus similar activities at the Washington County Fair. But this …
It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired.
Residents in Connecticut are urged to remain on high alert following reports of scam efforts in areas still without power or where heavy damage occurred as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias.
RICHMOND — A Pawtucket man is facing DUI and drug charges after police said a traffic stop for traveling more than twice the speed limit along Main Street earlier this month led to the discovery of cocaine.
RICHMOND — A 29-year-old Foster man is facing charges after the police said emergency calls reporting a man was "slumped over the wheel" of a truck stopped in the middle of a New London Turnpike intersection last week led officers to find he was driving under the influence.
An effective vaccine against the coronavirus may be the only way to end the pandemic. Wouldn’t we all love a return to social normalcy and easier sleep? But until scientists deliver a vaccine, or until the virus runs its course and goes away, we need to use other measures. Among them, medica…
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Less than two months into her position as Chariho Superintendent of Schools, Gina Picard has had to familiarize herself with a large regional school district while grappling with unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
New Hampshire's hospitals are hurting financially and bracing for cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters will rubber-stamp the presidential nominees and decide a number of down-ballot races Tuesday, but the result everyone will be watching for is how the primary itself comes off. Local election officials will have to count an unusually large number of…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont criticized President Trump’s executive order that seeks state money to help extend emergency unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As a child, I was obsessed with all things Bigfoot, aliens, Nostradamus … you get the picture. They are all still interesting subjects to me, but “obsessed” is probably too strong a word. Over a recent summer weekend, I read the new book by Max Brooks called “Devolution: a Firsthand Account …
NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as crews worked to restore power to over 300,000 residents and businesses who were still without power after last week’s tropical storm.
STONINGTON — Greg Howard is the endorsed Republican candidate for the 43rd district State Representative seat and will face Democrat Kate Rotella this November. Howard is currently employed as a detective in the Stonington Police Department. He was endorsed by local Republican legislators th…
Life lessons come from many people. I learned from my parents, wife, children, teachers, neighbors and clergy. Boy Scout leaders, coaches and army drill instructors taught me much. Mentors, supervisors, and colleagues added to the learning. Each person taught me something of value. None of t…
PAWCATUCK — The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancellation of many outside events this summer, but a local tradition with deep religious roots — and 100 years of history — will go on as planned in Pawcatuck, with two processions dedicated to one woman.
WESTERLY — The Town Council will begin reviewing a draft version of the revised Comprehensive Plan later this month and hopes to complete its work, including public hearings, by Election Day in early November.
MYSTIC — The Mystic Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant totaling $2,668 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
NEW YORK — More than 520,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area were still without electricity Saturday as utilities worked to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2020 Facts and Figures Report, family members and friends provided nearly $244 billion in unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias last year.
PROVIDENCE —New freshwater fishing regulations are in effect statewide, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is returning home following extensive renovations.
WESTERLY — At a time when crossing state lines might bring trepidation and confusion about travel bans and quarantine requirements, the town's business leaders are sounding a message: The greater Westerly-Pawcatuck region remains open.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island natural resource economist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a new way of documenting where commercial fishing is conducted in southern New England waters. The project is aimed at reducing conflict b…
The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but acknowledged the chances it would be highly effective are “not great.”
EAST HARTFORD — The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias.
WESTERLY — An Oak Street resident has been charged after the police said he assaulted his cousin in the middle of High Street in late July, causing injuries that led to the victim receiving staples in his head.