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.

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…

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…

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…

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 — 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…

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.

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.

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

    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…

    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.