WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High School Principal Craig MacKenzie is leaving the district to accept a job as principal of a high school in the state of Washington.
BRISTOL (AP) — The Rhode Island Veterans Home is getting an infusion of $840,000 in federal coronavirus relief funding, and more money is on the way, officials said Friday.
BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to 7.1% in March, down 0.2 percentage points from February, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Revenue from Massachusetts' three casinos reached its highest level last month since the start of the pandemic, according to state gambling regulators, a sign that the industry may be recovering.
RICHMOND — The town’s Planning Board will reopen a public hearing into the development of an 8-unit residential subdivision along Carolina Nooseneck Road after the State Housing Appeals Board remanded the proposal for further consideration of approval.
WESTERLY — Michael "Spike" Lobdell, founder, president and CEO of New England Science & Sailing in Stonington, has joined a distinguished group of local residents.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is opening up coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all people age 16 and older starting Monday, and to make it easier for people to get to a vaccination site, the state will provide free transportation, Gov. Daniel McKee said at a news conference Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of multiple offshore wind projects in the Northeast will build a facility in the port of Providence to assemble the rigs for floating wind turbines.
Connecticut officials say the impact of the pandemic on students and their families could lead to long-term changes in how the school day and school year look in the state.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health reported almost 500 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday and two more virus-related fatalities.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island jumped by 25% in 2020 over the prior year, to their highest level since records have been kept, state health officials said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sabina Matos made history Wednesday when she was sworn in as Rhode Island's lieutenant governor, the first person of color to hold the post.
PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — After more than 250 days on the run, an 800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse has been captured, police said.
SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health announced Tuesday that it is pausing the administration of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines as federal authorities investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots in people who received the shot.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island on Monday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to anyone age 40 and older who lives, works or goes to school in the state.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — On what would have been Maddie Potts' 21st birthday, friends, family members and school officials gathered Sunday morning near the Chariho athletic fields to break ground on the state-of-the-art Maddie Potts Memorial Field House.
PROVIDENCE — Almost 2,700 people of color received a COVID-19 vaccination at a equity-focused clinic in Providence this weekend.
WESTERLY — When Daniel A. Hostettler moved to Westerly with his family in 2008, to head up the $145-million Ocean House renovation project, he thought it would be the final move in his already stellar 25-year career in the luxury hotel and restaurant business — until Michael Dell came calling.
NEWPORT (AP) — A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Daniel McKee.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island on Friday started expanding its COVID-19 vaccine rollout in areas that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — Participants in this year's Boston Marathon may be required to show proof of up to two negative COVID-19 tests before the race even if they have been vaccinated, the Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area — a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans.
RICHMOND — Officials are moving forward in seeking a federal community investment grant that would allow the town to begin development and future planning for the property across from Town Hall.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There will be high school proms and graduation ceremonies in Rhode Island this spring as more residents get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Dan McKee said Thursday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The 100th Miss America will be crowned before a live audience at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut following a year of virtual appearances and delayed competitions due to the pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.
RICHMOND — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the Maddie Potts Memorial Fieldhouse at Chariho High School, 453 Switch Road, on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will precede the Chariho Chargers' football game at 1 p.m.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Fifteen Rhode Island residents have been charged with defrauding unemployment insurance programs tied to federal COVID-19 relief funds, U.S. Acting Attorney Richard Myrus announced Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shortly before COVID-19 vaccinations began in January at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, officials held town hall meetings for inmates about the vaccines and put up informational posters around the facility.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Opening regional vaccination sites is critical to helping make sure that everyone in Rhode Island who wants a coronavirus shot, but who can't make it to a mass vaccination site, has access to one, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Voters in the three Chariho Regional School District towns approved the $54.7 million 2021-22 budget by a slim 77-vote margin at a referendum held Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Daniel Roberts hadn’t had a vaccination since he was 6. No boosters, no tetanus shots. His parents taught him inoculations were dangerous, and when the coronavirus arrived, they called it a hoax. The vaccine, they said, was the real threat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a wide-ranging bill to address climate change that would require the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Gov. Daniel McKee has indicated he will sign it.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a…
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department.
WESTERLY — The mighty and massive granite blocks that make up the walls of part of the Potter Hill Mill remain in place, but the floors inside are falling in on each other. Other buildings on the site, made of brick and wood, are in various states of advanced decay and decrepitude.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University on Tuesday joined a growing number of colleges that will require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for in-person classes next fall.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Residents in the three Chariho Regional School District towns passed the $54.7 million 2021-22 budget Tuesday by a slim 77-vote margin at a referendum held Tuesday.
The Democratic governor of Connecticut and the Republican governor of Massachusetts joined forces Tuesday to publicly pitch similar legislative proposals for curbing prescription drug costs, plans that would financially penalize drug manufacturers for excessive price increases.
RICHMOND — An 18-year-old West Greenwich man is facing charges after the police said he established an online business in which he was selling THC oil vape cartridges through social media, including conducting a March transaction with a 13-year-old.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is getting about $40 million in federal relief funding to address the ongoing hunger crisis that has been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Monday.
HOPKINTON — Early notification and a fast response helped firefighters prevent a fire that erupted in an attached garage at a Main Street house from spreading, limiting damage to the residence.
PROVIDENCE — After weeks of rising prices to start the year, gas prices in Rhode Island have started to trend downward in recent weeks.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Islanders should remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management advises.
SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police are looking for upstanding, dedicated and hardworking men and women to become troopers.
WESTERLY — Film lovers will soon be able to sit comfortably in one of the United Theatre's three state-of-the-art movie houses and enjoy first-run art-house movies every day of the year.