RICHMOND — An application for a solar energy facility at 36 Woodville Road cleared a hurdle Tuesday when the Planning Board recommended that the Zoning Board approve a special use permit for the project. The board determined that the project, proposed by Freepoint Solar LLC and owner William…

GROTON — Chelsea Groton Bank has reported net income of nearly $11.3 million for 2018, an increase of 85 percent from 2017. Assets also increased, to $1.1 billion, a gain of 3.9 percent, according to the mutual bank's annual report. President and CEO Michael Rauh detailed the figures at the …

RICHMOND — A call from a concerned motorist Saturday morning reporting an erratic driver led officers to file DUI charges against a Westerly woman, the third set of such charges she has now faced in the past five years.

STONINGTON — The proposed $73.6 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is heading to a vote on April 30, after a first reading of the final document was completed in a tidy, six-minute annual town meeting at Stonington High School Monday night.

In its letter titled, “Region’s congressional delegation says ‘damning document’ is not enough” (The Sun Staff, April 19, 2019), which shows that the Democrats have no intention of ending their “witch hunt” to prove that President Trump colluded with the Russians and obstructed justice. Even…

I’m drawing a blank on what to write about this week! When in doubt, talk about some new books that might be of interest. After all, everyone likes to hear about new things, right? Of course, it’s all relative, because something that is of great interest to me most probably results in an eye…

MYSTIC — A small, experienced group of residents has helped transform the landscape and environmental practices of the StoneRidge retirement community — efforts that are especially noticeable around the time of Earth Day and spring cleanup in New England. 

If you have ever bought a home, the issue of “title insurance” surely came up. If you had a mortgage, you were forced to purchase it by your bank, and if you paid cash for the property, you were no doubt offered it by your closing attorney. And if this was the case, I’m sure your attorney hi…

    STONINGTON — The Stonington Assessor’s office is offering a property tax relief program for elderly or totally disabled property owners. Homeowners who were age 65 as of Dec. 31, 2018, or totally disabled with a total income of less than $36,000 for a single person or $43,900 for a married c…

    WESTERLY — The Town Council will conduct a second and likely final public hearing Monday on its proposed $96.26 million combined general government and education budget for 2019-20. It will require a 3.77 percent increase in the property tax levy.

    NORTH STONINGTON — Greenskies Renewable Energy of Middletown, Conn., has been selected to install solar arrays at the town's school buildings and Center for Emergency Services. Work will begin in this summer and all five arrays are supposed to be installed by the spring of 2020.

    You just never know how God is going to answer your prayers. We usually think it will be pretty straightforward. We ask God to do something for us. We pray for healing. We ask God to intervene in our circumstances. We lift up a prayer for a new car, a job opportunity, or to fulfill some othe…

    Over the past 10 years, technology has developed at a significant rate, and progress does not seem to be slowing down. As a result, industries all over the world have been impacted by the dynamic changes to business environments. Will we adapt or get left behind?

    The solar flim-flam artists are at it again in Hopkinton with one of their tried-and-true scare tactics, warning residents that if they don’t approve the installation of a solar power plant in their neighborhood, they will get “something worse” — namely, an affordable housing project on thei…

    WESTERLY — The committee assigned to make recommendations on how to chip away at a host of projects outlined in the municipal Athletic Facilities Master Plan is considering asking the School Committee and Town Council to support the hiring of a fundraising consultant.

    Members of the region’s congressional delegation said Thursday that many questions remain after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the Russia investigation. They urged that the full report be given to Congress and that Mueller be called to testify.