STONINGTON — The borough of Stonington welcomed Charlie Holland as its first honorary mayor on Saturday at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in a reception that can only be described as joyful.
WESTERLY — School Committee members are looking for answers as to why students in Westerly, in general, performed poorly on the state's new standardized test, and when compared with their peers in the neighboring Chariho towns.
The head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange tried to assure residents Saturday that a federal judge's ruling will not affect their ability to sign up for and use 2019 plans offered through Access Health CT.
STONINGTON — State police are continuing to investigate after a head-on collision along Interstate 95 South early Sunday that left two dead and three others seriously injured.
The holiday season is in full swing at the Westerly Senior Center with this week being the last full week until the week of Jan. 6. Floor and table shuffleboard will be held this week and then restarting on Jan. 8. The center will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 so that ou…
CHARLESTOWN — For the first time since the construction of the breachway in 1904, the Quonochontaugsalt pond, which straddles Charlestown and Westerly, is being dredged.
As far as I know Charlestown has never officially decided to have a bike path. There has never even been a public discussion of the concept. This week the Charlestown town council postponed a discussion on another bike path feasibility study which cost taxpayers $27,000. We should have a ref…
I didn't really feel like working out. Nonetheless I was up and out the door and on my way to the YMCA. I had already determined that it was going to be a short morning. I was going to hop on the treadmill for 15 minutes and then head home for a shower. I had a ton of excuses for why I could…
STONINGTON —An epidemiologist with the Connecticut Department of Public Health has found that the site of the proposed Mystic River Boathouse Park is environmentally safe for use by the Stonington High School crew team, but recommended that the town keep the park closed to the general public…
WESTERLY — There was lots of whooping, shouting and applause coming from the 300-plus students, teachers and staffers who lined the halls of Dunn's Corners Elementary School Friday afternoon. Lots of applause. Lots of hugs. And plenty of tears.
HOPKINTON — Members of the 1904 School Building Subcommittee met this week to discuss the hiring of a company to salvage parts of the vacant school before it is demolished.
PAWCATUCK — Davis-Standard has announced that its Pawcatuck facility recently became ISO 9001:2015 certified. ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization promotes industrial and commercial standards worldwide as a way to ensure th…
WESTERLY — A Cumberland Farms employee who lost a credit card helped officers catch the woman who picked it up and used it to make numerous purchases at two convenience stores, including the victim's workplace.
BOSTON — The Department of the Interior trumpeted it Friday as a "Bidding Bonanza" for the Trump administration: A lease auction of about 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts for the development of offshore wind energy drew a record $405 million in winning bids.
Unlike most of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" designees since 1927, we can be certain none of those featured this year on that iconic, red-framed cover wanted to be there.
WESTERLY — Officials are praising the actions of a Westerly police officer who prevented a suicidal man from suffering serious injuries after he set himself on fire.
WESTERLY — On a night the School Committee reviewed what one member called the district's "alarming" results on the state's new standardized tests for students in Grades 3 through 8, it received an overview of a new plan that Superintendent of Schools Mark Garceau said is aimed at ensuring t…
STONINGTON — Better communication with school personnel about the upcoming middle school consolidation was the top request from about 35 parents who attended an information session Tuesday at Stonington High School.
BOSTON — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained.
RICHMOND — Businesses in the Chariho Plaza at 1190 Main St. (Route 138) were without water for much of Wednesday, and the Arcadia branch of the Ocean Community YMCA had to close until the water service was restored. The cause of the problem was believed to be a leak in the plaza’s plumbing.
RICHMOND — A local man was arrested after the police said he got into an argument with his wife when she came home Friday night and found he was trying to make methamphetamine.
STONINGTON — A local man is facing charges after police said he accidentally fired a handgun while cleaning it, causing a bullet to pierce a wall and strike a refrigerator in an adjacent apartment.
WESTERLY — Firefighters doused a brush fire along the property line between two Sherwood Drive homes on Wednesday afternoon after officials said improperly discarded ash caused a fire that spread quickly along a treeline.
WAKEFIELD — The future of Westerly Police Capt Shawn Lacey's age discrimination lawsuit could depend on whether he is selected to become the next chief of the Westerly Police Department.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Members of the Chariho School Committee had their first discussion Tuesday of the latest standardized test results, released by the state Department of Education on Nov. 29.
STONINGTON — Initial site plans for Hartford HealthCare’s proposed $20 million, 47,000-square-foot medical facility at Perkins Farm received unanimous approval Monday from the town's Architectural Design Review Board.
STONINGTON — Neither snow nor rain will prevent local officers from donning a Santa cap in an effort to help those in need on Saturday.
Congregants of the Shannock Baptist Church have a plea for a thief they said stole large solar lights from the church property over the weekend: Return the undamaged lights anonymously and no questions will be asked.
NEW HAVEN (AP) — The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018.
WILLIMANTIC — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. and SI Financial Group Inc. announced Tuesday that they have signed a merger agreement in which Berkshire will acquire SIFI and its subsidiary, Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, in an all-stock transaction valued at $180 million. The Willima…
CHARLESTOWN — A home on Kickapoo Run sustained minor damage from a chimney fire over the weekend. Charlestown and Richmond-Carolina firefighters, with mutual aid from the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, were called to a home at 41 Kickapoo Run around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and quickly contained…
Warning signs about thin ice are posted on the pond in Wilcox Park on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Skating will be allowed when the ice is determined to be safe. Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun
WESTERLY — A $400,000 renovation of Atlantic Avenue, the bumpy and flood prone Misquamicut roadway, is on hold for at least one year.
CHARLESTOWN — Monday’s Town Council meeting was postponed when 170 people packed the council chambers, which has a capacity of 100. Prompted by an item on the agenda that proposed to restrict target shooting to licensed shooting ranges, gun rights advocates, as well as people who support the…
RICHMOND — Members in Chariho's three communities came together Saturday for the third annual Matthew's Wish Community Toy Parade, the culmination of a month-long effort to raise funding for toys and Christmas gifts for those in need.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices continue to trend downward, leading to a price at the pump that is exactly the same as it was just one year ago.
PAWCATUCK — A 30-year-old, 17-foot, 10,000-gallon steel oil tank was removed from West Broad Street School’s grounds Friday, creating a small construction site that will remain for a few more days.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The disclosure of Adam Lanza's writings and other documents offer little toward understanding why he carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but researchers say the detail on the gunman's mental decline could offer insights into the mind of a mass killer.