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.

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…

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 — 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.

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.

    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…

      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.

      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…

      WESTERLY — Bobcats sightings are on the rise in southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut, but officials said the increase is not a cause for concern.

      WESTERLY — A banker, a restaurant owner, a dentist, an administrator and an executive director are the nominees for this year's Athena Award, according to Lisa Konicki, president of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.