HOPE VALLEY — Students in Grades 2 and 4 at Hope Valley Elementary School had a special treat waiting for them when they returned from their Christmas holiday: letters from their pen pals in Spain.
CRANSTON — It's imperative that all relevant witnesses and facts be heard during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in their chamber, Rhode Island's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, said Friday.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — At its fourth budget workshop Thursday, the Chariho School Committee reduced the 2021 schools budget by an additional $111,750, bringing total cuts so far to $463,303.
Figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that single-family home sales in South County rose 24% in December, compared with the same month in 2018. The sales numbered 148, compared with 119 last year. Most of the increase reflected sales gains in South Kingst…
RICHMOND — K-9 Bico has made a name for himself over the past year as a successful track and search specialist for the police department. Now he's ready to step up his role.
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo released a nearly $10.2 billion state budget proposal Thursday that would close the deficit, invest more in education and legalize recreational marijuana despite opposition from legislative leaders.
KINGSTON — Undergraduates at the University of Rhode Island will soon have the opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the brain when the university launches a new undergraduate academic program in neuroscience in the fall.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho Tech director Gerald Auth stood in the entrance of the school Wednesday evening, greeting prospective students and their parents at its third annual open house.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Members of the Chariho School Committee shaved $351,553 from the proposed 2021 schools budget Tuesday, and there are more reductions to come.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday she will sign an executive order that aims to make the state the first in the nation to be powered completely by renewable energy by the end of the decade.
HOPKINTON — To the man who left his cellphone at Rhode Island Harvesting early Saturday while siphoning gas from a machine parked outside: The Hopkinton Police Department would like to return it with a simple warning.
HOPKINTON — Local police are warning area residents to be on alert after a resident reported last week that a man claiming to be with the department had called, seeking money.
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island received more than $7.3 million in federal grant money to support homeless assistance projects across the state.
BOSTON (AP) — One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hemp growers in Maine are concerned that new rules governing the crop could hold back the growth of an industry that is already the largest in New England.
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians ditched their parkas, mittens and thermal underwear for a second day as record-breaking warm temperatures again bathed the region in springlike temperatures.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government is finally paying for baggage screening systems at Rhode Island's main airport that were upgraded after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed.
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.
PROVIDENCE — With the 2020 Census fast approaching, the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire a few thousand Rhode Islanders to help, and U.S. Senator Jack Reed is encouraging residents to apply.
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced the introduction of a new and improved eBanking platform and app. The unified platform allows members to transact and manage banking business on desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. E-banking can be used for loan applications, o…
RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council have asked for improved communication with the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust regarding its future land purchases.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's Senate president said Thursday that he has introduced a bill to ban single-use plastic bags at checkout counters statewide.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Facing higher property taxes resulting from a school budget that increases every year, two of the three Chariho towns told the School Committee at Wednesday’s Omnibus meeting that they just couldn’t shoulder another large hike in their contributions to the school district.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho School Committee met Tuesday for its second public budget workshop and began the arduous task of trying to find areas where expenses can be reduced. The proposed fiscal year 2020 spending plan is $55.2 million, a 5.1 percent increase over the current year’s budg…
HOPKINTON —Members of the Town Council approved a request from Atlantic Solar LLC and Atlantic Control Systems to rescind an application for comprehensive plan and zoning changes to permit the construction of a 5-megawatt solar array on 29 acres in a residential zone at 0 Main Street.
HOPKINTON —In the past month, Police Capt. Mark Carrier has been the recipient of not one, but two separate scam call attempts — and both efforts were made on lines directly belonging to the town's police department.
PROVIDENCE — The price of gas is on the rise in Rhode Island and recent world events that have created tension between the U.S. and Iran could further impact prices in the coming weeks, according to AAA.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of two men charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the late 1990s went on to work as a clubhouse attendant for the Boston Red Sox, who suspended him when the club learned of the allegations, the team told The Associat…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island attorney has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $230,000 in pension payments in the name of a former client for nearly 12 years after the man’s death.
ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy stabbed a girl at a Massachusetts middle school before the start of classes on Monday, inflicting injuries considered serious but not life-threatening, police said.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island health officials will hold a public hearing on proposed regulations to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state.
SAVING THE FUTUREJoin Michael Fine, author of “Health Care Revolt,” and Frank H. Crandall II, author of “Global Warning: Saving Our Future,” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St. in Westerly, for a discussion about social issues when the two men discuss their wo…
During a class field trip to Mackerel Cove in Jamestown in 2017, University of Rhode Island student Jacob Reilly picked up an unusual brown seaweed that looked like a hollow ball and asked his professor what it was. The answer was a surprise.
RICHMOND — Three weeks ago she was homeless, then captured — in a frightened, malnourished, matted state — after roaming around Richmond for nearly two months.
At the close of each year, my managing editor asks me to select my most memorable images that either appeared in print or were displayed on our website. Over the course of the year, I cover and shoot thousands of images at a wide variety of events — some extremely newsworthy, others that are…
PROVIDENCE — In the wake of the shooting at the Babcock Village Apartments in Westerly, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said he wants firearm purchase applications to be submitted to police departments where the buyer lives, not just where the gun is purchased.
RICHMOND — Imaj Associates Inc., a marketing and communications company based in Richmond, received the Gold Hermes Creative Award, a Rose Gold Muse Creative Award and a Videographer Award of Distinction in 2019.
Joseph Giachello, the gunman in the December shooting at the Babcock Village Apartments, denied having received mental health treatment and successfully passed law enforcement background checks.
The latest employment bulletin from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training shows that the lowest unemployment rate among area towns was in Richmond: 2.4% in November, compared with 2.5% in November 2018.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Significant events in South Kingstown in 2019 including upheaval in the public schools' administration, budget challenges, developments at the Jonnycake Center and URI, and a summertime aviation incident that startled local residents.
PROVIDENCE — Investing in job training programs, improving the state's educational system and balancing the budget are among the top priorities for Rhode Island's leaders in the upcoming legislative session.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was critically injured in a shooting at a Rhode Island apartment complex is moving out of the intensive care unit at a Connecticut hospital.