PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Education released its annual school report cards Thursday and among the 12 Westerly and Chariho schools, five schools improved their ratings and there was one decline.

WESTERLY — Westerly High School climbed two spots to 14th overall in the state rankings on the mathematics section of the SAT college admissions test, but dropped seven spots to 22nd overall on the English Language Arts section of the test, based on results of students who were juniors when …

RICHMOND — About a dozen people attended a public listening session Tuesday, offering suggestions for improvements that could be made to the neglected outdoor recreation facilities at Richmond Elementary School. 

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.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has announced plans to double the number of veterans it enrolls by changing admissions policies, increasing financial support and bolstering recruitment.

    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…

    RICHMOND — Members of the Richmond Senior Center pull out all the stops for their veterans appreciation luncheon, which is now in its fourth year. On Saturday, for the first time, the event featured a three-man honor guard from the Rhode Island National Guard. One of its members, Staff Sgt. …

    HOPKINTON — The attorney and engineer representing the developer of the proposed Brushy Brook housing subdivision off Dye Hill Road were back before the Planning Board on Wednesday, asking for feedback on their preliminary plan.

    WOOD RIVER JCT. — Seniors in the criminal justice program at Chariho Tech took a fresh look at three notable Rhode Island murders and presented their findings on Wednesday to senior prosecutor Patrick Youngs, who has worked in the state Attorney General’s Office for 33 years and prosecuted t…

    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…

      PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week as northeast states continue to avoid price volatility and buck national trends, according to a survey conducted through AAA Northeast.

        WESTERLY — The Hope Recovery Center of Washington County, 55 Beach St., will hold a Winter Coat and Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be items for men, women, and children, all at no charge. Children are welcome to do a craft or activity while parents sho…

          WESTERLY — The Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program offers assistance with managing costs associated with home energy bills. Homeowners and renters may apply for help with paying heating assistance and weatherization services. Eligible clients must m…

            WESTERLY — The Westerly Community Credit Union is collecting donations of new, unwrapped stuffed animals and selling $1 paper medallions now through Nov. 30 to benefit the Mini’s Making a Difference Comfort Animal Drive. The organization is made up of Mini Cooper owners. All donations will b…

            HOPE VALLEY — A focus group at Langworthy Library invited residents to provide their input on a survey of solar siting preferences that will be conducted in the coming months throughout Rhode Island by researchers from the University of Rhode Island.

            RICHMOND — Seniors attending Wednesday’s presentation at the Senior Center on Alzheimer’s disease learned how to recognize the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s and what to do if they think they or someone they know might be suffering from it.

            Editor's Note: The latest version of the story, which includes names and details regarding the dispute, is available at https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/police-courts/owner-wounded-shooter-kills-himself-after-confrontation-at-richmond-campground/article_9c2f0224-fc21-11e9-9933-33683def4c2d.html

            WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Hopkinton Town Council has denied an application to amend the town’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to allow the construction of a commercial solar array in a residential zone at 336 Woodville Road.