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.

    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 …

      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.

      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.

      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…

      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.

      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…

      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.

      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.

      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.