WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died after helping two colleagues escape a burning home was dedicated to his family and his profession and took younger firefighters under his wing, speakers at his funeral Mass said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.
HARTFORD — Making it easier and faster to travel to and from New York City is a big selling point for two newly proposed multi-billion-dollar plans to overhaul Connecticut’s transportation system.
WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact…
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.
WESTERLY — Concerned about the survival of the Episcopal Church and alarmed by the downward trends in church attendance, a local man felt the need to sound the alarm and "save a church in decline."
The small dam on Bill Rutan’s Stonington property began failing in 2010 after two major storms. Afterward, with help from a conservation group, he decided it was better to simply remove it than spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to repair it.
WESTERLY — Screenings for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer have become standard procedures. Dr. Louis Mazzarelli, a radiologist on the medical staff of Westerly Hospital and L+M Hospital, hopes that a lung cancer screening, for individuals who meet criteria for the test, becomes s…
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont officially unveiled his latest transportation improvement plan Thursday, expressing a willingness to compromise, but noting an urgency to finally address Connecticut's long-standing transportation challenges.
NORTH STONINGTON — Enhancing communication, promoting collaboration, attracting appropriate economic development and remaining fiscally responsible are among the top goals for First Selectman Michael Urgo as he prepares for his second term.
KINGSTON — When University of Rhode Island seniors Luke Miller, of Mystic, and Alex Farley were asked to create a curriculum for a summer camp on artificial intelligence, they didn’t plan on it becoming a research project. However, after a summer of educating kids on AI, they realized that t…
NORTH STONINGTON — Michael Urgo said that while he is proud of his accomplishments during his inaugural term as the town's first selectman, there is a lot of work still left to be done.
A rise in the number of counterfeit prescription pills containing lethal amounts of fentanyl has led the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to issue and alert. While no such pills have been found in Westerly to date, police are urging residents to be alert to the dangers of the fentanyl-ba…
Today, voters from Stonington and North Stonington will go to the polls to elect local officials. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns.
A nationwide collection on Oct. 26 led to the disposal of more than 92,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications in New England, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to vote in both the Stonington and North Stonington’s municipal election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each community and those who are in line before 8 p.m. will be able to vote even after the deadline passes.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday.
NORTH STONINGTON — Three incumbents, a Democrat and two Republicans, will be seeking reelection to the Board of Education on Tuesday, and will be joined on the ballot by a political newcomer, Democrat Stephanie Mastroianni.
NORTH STONINGTON — When asked what the top priority would be if elected, showing fiscal restraint was one of the goals listed by each of the four candidates running to serve on the town's Board of Selectmen, but each has their own ideas on how to get there.
EAST HADDAM, Conn. — Hundreds of acres in eastern Connecticut are in the process of being acquired by the state to expand existing parks and wildlife conservation areas, but thousands more need to be attained or protected in order to meet a fast-approaching goal.
WESTERLY — Christopher Marmon Greenleaf sat inside his 1710 Avondale family home one sunny morning last week, talking about music and telling the story of his late-19th century Chickering piano — the only surviving piano of its kind still in its original state.
The Ledge Light Health District, which serves towns in southeastern Connecticut, said Thursday that it was no longer recommending that outdoor activities be restricted in response to the EEE threat. The risk of infection now is "extremely low," the district said.
When police throughout the region open their stations to the public Saturday to participate for the fall National Drug Take Back Day, people will be able to get rid of unused prescription medicines taking up cabinet space.
NORTH STONINGTON — The Wheeler Library hosted a debate Monday night between North Stonington first selectman candidates Mike Urgo and Brett Mastroianni, as well as incumbent selectman candidates Nita Kincaid and Robert Carlson.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday by Connecticut health officials shows immunization rates for measles, mumps and rubella among kindergarten students has continued to decline in more schools, a development that's being linked to more families seeking religious exemptions from r…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owners of a Rhode Island restaurant say more than $60,000 in cash collected during the city of Providence's Columbus Day Festival has been stolen.
Consumers are asked to be alert regarding the recall of 6,500 pounds of Great Value brand fully-cooked pork sausage and turkey sausage patties that may be contaminated with salmonella.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment.
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time.
HARTFORD — Frustrated about being “an easy target” in Connecticut’s budget battles, close to 200 state employee managers have so far agreed to join forces with a major state employee union in hopes of gaining more clout at the state Capitol.
Mast years are defined by high tree fruit or acorn production. Despite the large numbers of acorns now falling in people's yards and driveways, Paul Ricard, forest health coordinator with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, can't say whether this is a mast year.
NORTH STONINGTON — The League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut is sponsoring a debate for North Stonington Board of Selectman candidates for Monday at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Library.
WESTERLY — National Grid said it expects to have electricity restored to most local customers by the end of Friday after a powerful Wednesday night storm brought wind, lightning and heavy rain that caused a considerable amount of damage around the region.
WESTERLY — A powerful storm tore through the region Wednesday night, leaving widespread electrical outages that have left more than 88% of National Grid customers in the community in the dark.
CHICAGO — The Environmental Protection Agency and lawmakers have quietly abandoned efforts to rid schools of toxic PCBs, leaving districts — especially in poor areas — with a difficult choice: Look for the long-banned chemicals, which could trigger a costly cleanup, or simply clean their bui…
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.