HOPKINTON — A slow-burning brush fire caused damage to nearly three-quarters of an acre of woodlands near Wood River on Monday, but firefighters were able to stop the blaze before it spread to any residential properties.

After slamming into the South Carolina-North Carolina border as a category 1 hurricane late Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias made its way into southern New England on Tuesday afternoon and was expected to impact the region well into the morning.

A businessman who federal authorities allege faked his own death to avoid prosecution for fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in forgivable loans intended for businesses struggling from the pandemic has been captured, federal authorities said.

    WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $8,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The teacher grants are available to local teachers, administrators or staff from the school districts of Westerly, Chariho, Stoning…