PROVIDENCE — AAA Northeast is predicting that gasoline prices could decline as much as 25 cents this fall across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Diana Imondi, manager of public affairs and traffic safety for AAA Northeast, said that falling demand, cheaper crude oil and the transitio…

A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry.

BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people.

AUGUSTA, Maine — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

WESTERLY — The founders of the Hope Recovery Community Center of Washington County say the facility will help address a glaring absence of services in the region. The center, at 55 Beach St., will offer peer recovery specialist support services for addicts and people struggling with substanc…

    HOPKINTON — Langworthy Public Library, 24 Spring St., in Hope Valley, and Ashaway Free Library, 15 Knight St., in Ashaway, will host a townwide tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sellers will be assigned locations throughout town, offering items such as furniture, children…

    WESTERLY — When she was studying the Old Testament story of Hannah and Samuel in her midrash class several years ago, Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg was struck by the fact that Hannah's experience — of a mother giving up her much-longed-for son— is not really described or discussed in the Bible.

    WOOD RIVER JCT. — Li Ning, Chariho’s new Mandarin Chinese teacher, arrived in Rhode Island just a couple of weeks ago but  said he was already feeling at home. A self-confessed geography nerd, he produced a map of China, annotated in Chinese, and pointed out that Jiaohe, the small northern c…

    WESTERLY — With an estimated 23,000 Rhode Island residents currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease and more diagnoses expected, the state must respond to the growing public health need.

      RICHMOND — A Charlestown man is being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston, awaiting sentencing after pleading no contest Thursday to charges of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine, a felony, according to court and state Department of Corrections records.

      RICHMOND — Dressed in stained pants, tall rubber boots and a Chariho Tech sweatshirt, Chariho Principal Craig MacKenzie plows through thorny briar to reach his destination in a swamp. It’s a patch of high bush blueberry bushes at a location which, like all serious pickers, Mackenzie will not…

        BRADFORD — A benefit will be held for Westerly resident Randy Morgrage to help in his fight against cancer. The event will be at the Bradford Citizens Club, 124 Woody Hill Road, on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be music from The Cartells, food provided by The Bridge Market Piz…

          The Chariho High School Class of 1979 will hold its 40th reunion on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Westerly Yacht Club, 1 Watch Hill Road, Westerly, from 6 to 11 p.m. The evening will include a cash bar, buffet and music from DJ Stella Tunes. Tickets are $35 including dinner or $10 for dancing onl…

          KINGSTON — Professors at the University of Rhode Island’s new Collaborative Cognitive Neuroscience Lab are partnering with research scientists Julia Irwin and Nicole Landi at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven to better understand how children with autism spectrum disorder learn language.

          WOOD RICER JCT. — At a public hearing Wednesday in the auditorium of the Chariho Middle School, the Hopkinton Planning Board heard comments on a proposal to amend the town's comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to prohibit wind turbines in all areas of the town.

          WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — When students return to Chariho high school in September, they’ll be greeted with stricter policies on two issues of concern in the school district: cellphone use in class and substance abuse.

            CHARLESTOWN — Rhode Island’s Land Trust Days will kick off at the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve on Railroad Avenue, on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m., hosted by the Charlestown Land Trust and Rhode Island Land Trust Council. It will feature a guided walk through the 27.8-acre property on the P…

              WESTERLY — Grey Sail Brewing, along with Whalers Brewing Company in South Kingstown, Foolproof in Pawtucket, The Guild in Pawtucket, Proclamation Ale Company in Warwick, and Newport Craft Brewing Co. in Newport, is teaming up with the Rhode Island Blood Center to encourage donations of blood…

              Two mass shootings at crowded public places in Texas and Ohio claimed at least 29 lives in less than 24 hours and left scores of people wounded, a shocking carnage even in a country accustomed to gun violence.

                WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The Hopkinton Recreation Department will hold a Youth Soccer Camp with Brittney Godbout, Chariho High School coach, the week of Aug. 12 to 16. The camp will be held at the Chariho campus playing fields, 455 Switch Road, daily from 9 a.m. to noon. The program is open to …

                  WESTERLY — A suicide prevention training workshop will be held at the Westerly Hospital, 25 Wells St., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop will cover how to recognize warning signs of suicide. It will also cover how to question a potentially suicidal person and where to refe…

                  CHARLESTOWN— A new truck is making a big difference for the Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need. Refrigerated, fuel efficient and equipped with a power rear lift gate, the new diesel-powered “retail rescue” truck will be the star of Saturday’s Customer Appreciation Day at RICAN headq…

                    PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will begin selling permits for the deer hunting season, including an “All Outdoors” package, on Thursday, Aug. 1. Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck) permits or antlerless deer permits. Hunters must have the appro…

                      LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of class action lawsuits stemming from the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts have been settled for $143 million, the utility blamed for the disaster and lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Monday.