Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead.

Summer is finally here, and things are looking a little bit brighter (especially now that we can see so many of your lovely smiles again)! We’re thrilled to once again announce that our Summer Reading programs will begin at the end of this week … this is the 90th anniversary of our kids Summ…

When a Richmond council member characterizes a mother’s attempt to get information about her child’s education as an “attention-seeking political stunt,” serious questions arise about her intentions and integrity as an elected official. Left out of Ms. (Lauren) Cacciolia’s defamatory and mea…

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery.

    RICHMOND — An Ashaway man died early Saturday morning after the car he was driving veered off a local roadway and hit a tree before coming to rest on Interstate 95.

    I recently read an article about “broken heart syndrome” in the context of Prince Philip’s death and how it could impact Queen Elizabeth II and her health. They were a loving and close-knit couple — together for seven decades. The queen has called Philip “simply … my strength and stay all th…

    At some point in time, everyone is going to need a lawyer. Whether you are buying a home, have been injured in an accident, hurt on the job, evicting a tenant, need a will or, God forbid, in trouble with the law, the time will eventually come. The question you will then face is how do you ch…

      NEW LONDON (AP) — The Native American tribe that owns Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino is suing its insurance carrier over what it says was the denial of claims for millions of dollars in losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      WESTERLY — The School Building Subcommittee is preparing to schedule information sessions to allow the public to take a look at the panel's recommendations and provide input.

      CHARLESTOWN — In early 1971, a small group of volunteers came together in an effort to improve medical response in the community, aiming to provide better emergency assistance for residents and visitors to the shoreline town. Within a short period of time, the volunteers were able to acquire…

      I was going through some boxes in the office when I came across my script and the blue blanket that I used in the community theater production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” back in 2002. I was cast as Linus in the play. It was my first time back on stage in over a decade. I loved doin…

        CRANSTON (AP) — A monthslong investigation into numerous reports of suspicious activity at six massage businesses in Cranston has resulted in 11 arrests and uncovered evidence of human trafficking and prostitution, police Col. Michael Winquist said in a news release Friday.

        U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.

          NARRAGANSETT — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will administer an additional conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification test on Monday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarborough North State Beach, 970 Ocean Road. Lifeguard positions at all beaches in Rhode Island re…

          STONINGTON — For Stonington High senior Lucas Huesman, athletics have always come naturally. From the time he was in elementary school, Huesman had success on the field with sports including football and soccer, drawing attention from coaches across the community because of his talent.

            HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature.

              CRNASTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate, which surged to more than 17% in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, was down to 5.8% in May, the state Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday.

              HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war …

              Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. The group had a unified message for the General Assembly — this is not the time to raise taxes. Taxing PPP forgiveness …

              HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing the adult use of marijuana in Connecticut dodged a threatened veto on Wednesday, advancing a revamped bill that Gov. Ned Lamont supports by a narrow vote in the House of Representatives.

              WESTERLY — Public school students in town receive a comprehensive education that includes examinations of groups of people who have been "marginalized and underrepresented," according to a statement issued Wednesday by the union that represents  the district's teachers.

              In recent news, Nicole Solas, the mother of a rising kindergartner, was featured on Fox News about her fight with the South Kingstown School Committee. Mrs. Solas said she was trying to get information about if South Kingstown’s teaching curriculum taught critical race theory and requested 1…