WESTERLY — With a multimillion-dollar sewer plant job looming in the not-too-distant future, conceptual plans on the table to renovate district schools and talk of both a new roads bond and possibly a recreation bond, the town's financial adviser will discuss the town's debt capacity with th…

MIDDLESEX, Vt. — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather to debate everything from the purchase of local road equipment to multimillion-dollar budgets to pressing so…

I love my new kitchen knives. It’s funny because we were talking about knives at a Rotary Club meeting just before Christmas. That’s when I mentioned that mine were really dull. Someone suggested talking to Rotarians Bob and Suzanne Lane. They own the Gray Goose Cookery on Watch Hill Road in…

Have you noticed that “gun safety” laws increasingly criminalize law-abiding gun owners and do nothing to stop/reduce criminal gun violence and crime? News flash: criminals don’t care about following the law — that’s why they’re criminals. Rhode Island has many “gun laws” already on the book…

Something happened at our house this week that is very pleasant to report. Two Charlestown police officers arrived at our front door, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. They were here for the purpose of offering Charlestown senior residents over 75 assistance in getting appoi…

HARTFORD — Connecticut prosecutors say there are major problems with a criminal justice reform proposal that could result in scores of people charged with minor crimes avoiding an electronic record of their arrests, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

HARTFORD — Connecticut school districts around the state have begun organizing their own COVID-19 vaccination clinics, preparing for the official rollout of vaccines for teachers and other school staff on Monday.

Rhode Islanders, if you want clean water, love Narragansett Bay and care about what we leave to future generations, then you can take action now by voting yes on Question 2 in our March 2 special election. Early voting is underway, so you can cast your vote now.

Upon reading the article in the Feb. 18 Westerly Sun concerning the proposed East Avenue condo development plans, there came feelings of a strong sense of a common parallel with concerns among many Westerly citizens. These citizens are concerned about how this development plan could have bee…

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven nonprofit organizations are sharing more than $500,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. to help them complete major projects so they can offer better and expanded services during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, officials said W…

    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special effort to inoculate every resident of Central Falls, the Rhode Island community hit hardest by the pandemic.

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The parents of a 21-month-old New Hampshire girl who died after ingesting fentanyl have been accused of negligent homicide and other charges, with a prosecutor saying Wednesday that the father stopped to take a cigarette break in the middle of doing CPR on his daughter a…

    Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday asked Connecticut utility regulators to continue a moratorium that prevents electric customers from having their service shut off during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that proponents said will prevent approximately 110,000 Connecticut residents who commute to Massachusetts and New York but worked from home in 2020 because of COVID-19 from being double-taxed.

      As a member of the Richmond Town Council, I do not make a living on being on the town council. I work a full-time job and a part-time job as a registered behavioral technician for two mental-health agencies, I am a full-time parent, and I’m a caregiver to my mom, who has multiple life-threat…

        PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three community coronavirus vaccination locations in Rhode Island are rescheduling appointments because harsh winter weather in some areas of the country delayed the delivery of more than 12,000 doses to the state, health officials say.

        Dr. James Gill, the state's chief medical examiner, told Connecticut legislators Tuesday that his investigators have “identified many deaths” that should have been certified as COVID-19-related but were not, including nursing home and assisted living residents who died during the pandemic.

          WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has restored full health care benefits to over 50 Woonsocket Police retirees after finding that the city and its budget commission violated the Rhode Island Constitution by indefinitely requiring them to pay deductibles.

            PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After years of on-and-off discussions, Rhode Island's two most dominant health care organizations announced on Tuesday that they have signed a merger agreement that includes a collaboration with Brown University's medical school to create an integrated statewide healt…

            Despite the best efforts of some determined to educate their fellow citizens and Town Council regarding the pitfalls surrounding new-age zoning tools and the very questionable and possibly corrupt new “Official November 2019 Comp Plan Working Draft,” our Town Council would listen to none of …

            On Thursday, Feb. 18, I read the story in The Sun about the proposed condo development on East Avenue. It got me thinking about an old saying: “It all depends upon whose ox is getting gored.” I went online searching for the origin of the saying. It seems that the saying’s origin has been los…