KINGSTON — News of the arrival in North America of a non-native insect with the terrifying colloquial name of "murder hornet" has alarmed residents around the country. But a University of Rhode Island entomologist said there is little reason for Rhode Islanders to worry about them.
BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont. An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is adding outdoor dining as part of a plan to aid businesses impacted by the coronavirus.
BOSTON (AP) — Major hospitals in Maine's largest city experienced an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations; Roman Catholics in New Hampshire can begin receiving Holy Communion again in parishes that follow certain safety guidelines; Vermont’s largest annual event has been canceled for the f…
WESTERLY — A 30-part podcast with several Westerly connections was honored recently with one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast and digital journalism.
PORTLAND, Maine — Energy demand is down because of the pandemic, but utility bills left unpaid by tens of thousands of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic could drive electricity prices upward in some areas in coming months.
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of social service agencies and other local important organizations and their statuses.
HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — Plans to partially reopen Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 1 are still moving ahead despite opposition from Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged past 90,000 on Thursday as the state reported more than 1,100 new cases.
STONINGTON — With only a few days until Memorial Day weekend, downtown Mystic was bustling with activity on Wednesday morning.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes on Wednesday announced plans to begin reopening portions of their sprawling Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun attractions on June 1, despite calls from Gov. Ned Lamont to remain shuttered to prevent another wave of inf…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Many Connecticut stores, attractions and restaurants aren’t planning to immediately set up shop Wednesday when some restrictions are lifted in the first phase of Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan to reopen the state from its COVID-19 shutdown.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston will move cautiously to avoid a second shutdown as the state begins to reopen, Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Tuesday press conference.
The new state restrictions on restaurants and bars to fight the coronavirus pandemic have prevented local residents from going out to eat. But many South County establishments are still serving via curbside takeout and delivery. Find out the status of your favorite local eatery by clicking o…
MYSTIC — For local children who have been inside and at home since mid-March, isolated from school chums and best buddies due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus epidemic, there is a glimmer of hope.
WESTERLY — After a national search, L+M Healthcare has named Christine M. Meola to serve as vice president of development for L+M Healthcare, a member of Yale New Haven Health, that includes Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Conne…
STONINGTON — Art Howe, the dean of students at Stonington Middle School, will not be returning during the 2020-21 school year and Assistant Principal AnneFay Sullivan has been reassigned to serve as principal at the West Vine Street School.
Memorial Day is traditionally a booming weekend for travel, with residents throughout the region kicking off the summer with leisure and festivities. Those same traffic jams that have become a sign of the season aren't likely to be as large in 2020, however.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite a call on Thursday by a group of Democratic state senators to delay plans to begin phasing out Connecticut's COVID-19 restrictions next week, Gov. Ned Lamont said his administration is still moving ahead carefully toward the planned May 20 partial reopening of …
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker laid out an ambitious testing goal Thursday that he said will create the largest coronavirus testing program on a per capita basis anywhere in the world.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge in Connecticut has ruled that officials at the federal prison in Danbury are not moving fast enough to protect inmates from the coronavirus and has ordered authorities to implement a process by Friday to move as many prisoners as possible to home confinement.
BOSTON (AP) — COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts surged again Wednesday, topping 5,300 just days before the state is set to release a plan to reopen the economy.
STONINGTON — The Mystic Seaport Museum will reopen to the public beginning Memorial Day weekend as part of a gradual plan to return to regular operations.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made an example of himself Tuesday, getting screened for the coronavirus as the state looks to significantly increase testing before it begins the planned reopening of the economy on May 20.
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in a house in Connecticut, police said Tuesday.
WESTERLY — Angela Buonocore Augustyn hasn't seen her mom since Dec. 23, 2019. So today, on Mother's Day 2020, she plans to drive from her home in Vernon, Conn., to a parking lot — somewhere in Pawcatuck where she can be appropriately socially distanced — and wave to her mom. And blow kisses.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — More businesses began to reopen Saturday under Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to gradually lift some restrictions imposed to slow the outbreak.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Unemployment in eastern Connecticut is soaring, despite relatively few cases of COVID-19 in the region, largely because the pandemic forced two giant casinos to suspend operations.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Friday released detailed protocols on how restaurants, retail stores, hair salons and other businesses can reopen beginning May 20, as hospitalizations due to the coronavirus continue to decline but deaths remain on the rise statewide.
BROOKLYN, Conn. (AP) — A man who had been kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant for having no face mask threw a rock through the window, stole some underwear from a Walmart and surrendered when police threatened to set a dog on him, authorities said.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s live Fourth of July concert with the Boston Pops with along the banks of the Charles River has been canceled to help limit the spread of the coronanirus.
BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend, forecasters say.
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday that Connecticut is showing positive signs it can meet criteria set for the state's planned May 20 initial reopening date, noting how hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline and the state is making progress toward building a 30-day stockpile…
BOSTON (AP) — More than 14,000 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been contacted by Massachusetts' contact tracing program since it launched last month, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Almost everyone in an indoor or outdoor public place in Rhode Island will be required to wear a face mask starting Friday to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday canceled in-person classes at all Connecticut K-12 public schools for the rest of this school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, requiring districts to continue distance learning for the final weeks.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is continuing to see coronavirus numbers heading in the right direction, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Balukjian tore open a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards, chewed the stale, brittle bubblegum and then planned a road trip most sports fans could only dream about.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Saturday she was worried the good weather could prompt people to get together with friends, violating the state’s stay at home order, which she hopes to lift on May 8.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The stated mission of The Greater New York Hospital Association is simple enough: to help members deliver “the finest patient care in the most cost-effective way.” But it’s more complicated than that.