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.
HOPKINTON — Judy Gray and her husband, Jay, owners of Festival Farm, have a simple plea for whoever took the signature Native American bust from the mailbox at the entrance to the business: please see that it is returned safely.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An economist says advanced industries such as biotech and data analytics in Rhode Island are improving after the state's economy was hit hard by the recession.
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.
PROVIDENCE — A group protesting federal immigration policies is planning to “occupy” Rhode Island’s Statehouse on Thursday, after a months-long effort to get a detention facility closed.
RICHMOND — The Town Council has approved amendments to the solar energy ordinance that will prohibit the construction of commercial solar energy facilities in all residential zones.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island students and professors have presented a report on voter data they hope can be used in an app to inform voters of peak times at the polls.
RICHMOND — The small, white food truck has been open less than a month, but there is already a steady stream of regulars pulling in for their favorite morning brew.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The embattled mayor of Fall River has announced he plans to take a leave of absence from office and suspend his reelection campaign as he faces federal charges.
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.
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to discuss two proposed sets of regulations on climate resiliency funding.
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.
The fate of Bruno Soffientino’s summerlong experiment sits in a row of tightly sealed jars stuffed with contaminated marine sediment samples in a chemistry lab at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation has granted a stay in the license revocation of the Boneyard Barbecue Restaurant and Saloon in Ashaway. The decision, released on Oct. 7, means that the restaurant will keep its license, with conditions, at least until a state h…
PROVIDENCE — The state departments of Environmental Management and Health announced Friday that in the latest round of mosquito surveillance, one pool, or sample, of mosquitoes trapped in South Kingstown has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. DEM set traps on Oct. 7, submitting…
RICHMOND — Business has been so good since Chris Menta opened the Richmond Farms Fresh Marketplace less than a year ago that he is already planning an expansion.
KINGSTON — Several scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded grants to study oyster genetics, breeding and diseases as part of a region-wide effort to support the growing oyster aquaculture industry in the Northeast and assist efforts to restore wild oyster populations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Connecticut will redirect some of the money it received from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to support addiction research and education at the school, university officials said Wednesday.
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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Supporters of a free tuition program at the Community College of Rhode Island say graduation rates have improved, but there is room to do better.
RICHMOND — The Planning Board issued a negative advisory opinion Tuesday on an application for a special use permit to allow the construction of a 5.3 megawatt solar energy system in a residential zone on Beaver River Road.
WAKEFIELD — Alexander J. Brown, the defendant in the 2017 manslaughter death of John Gardiner, has chosen to accept a plea deal previously presented by prosecutors and will serve seven years in prison.
HOPKINTON — East Coast Mental Wellness, based in Providence, has announced the opening of a second office at 211 Main St. in Ashaway. A grand opening will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in freshwater ponds and streams in advance of Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 12 to 14.
HOPKINTON — The Town Council approved two motions at Monday’s meeting that will effectively prohibit the installation of industrial wind turbines in all zones throughout the town.
ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Two adults and three children were found dead with gunshot wounds in a Massachusetts home Monday, authorities said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says a Rhode Island town should not prohibit attendees at town meetings from interrupting, making slanderous remarks and behaving boisterously.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Soccer Association is calling for a high school whose students have been accused of racist behavior to be banned from sports competition for one year.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho School Committee is expected to approve a visit from the district’s first Chinese exchange students during Tuesday's meeting.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Biologists hope a multistate research program will help them determine if West Nile virus could be responsible for a decline in the population of ruffed grouse across the Northeast and other parts of the country.
In 2018, the flu sent 1,032 Rhode Islanders to the hospital and resulted in 39 deaths. The Rhode Island Department of Health wants residents to know the dangers and get their annual flu vaccination to help protect themselves.
CHARLESTOWN — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow white-tailed deer hunting during the 2019-20 hunting season in the Lewis Tract Unit at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. All hunting is allowed by refuge permit only. The refuge will be open for the November and December 2019 regul…
RICHMOND — The Rhode Island Tree Farm Program will conduct its annual fall tour at the Bryson Tree Farm, 66 Shannock Hill Road, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m.