Name: Ellen L. Madison
NORTH KINGSTOWN — Scientists, students and members of the public packed the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown on Friday for the Rhode Island Natural History Survey’s 17th annual science conference.
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 …
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Sixteen Rhode Island municipalities announced Tuesday they're suing the governor and legislative leaders over a new law that automatically extends expired municipal worker and teacher contracts.
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.
Motorists in Rhode Island are finding prices a bit more expensive when they are filling up this week, the result of an increase in crude oil prices nationwide.
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — The New York pilot who landed his plane in the breakdown lane of a Rhode Island highway says he had just seconds to make life-or-death decisions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer.
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.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $249,977 federal grant because a smart glove he is developing to help patients with Parkinson’s disease has the potential for commercial success and societal impact.
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say an environmental police officer fired his weapon after he was hit and injured by a man on a dirt bike.
WESTERLY — Concerned about the survival of the Episcopal Church and alarmed by the downward trends in church attendance, a local man felt the need to sound the alarm and "save a church in decline."
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. …
HOPE VALLEY — Open health insurance enrollment for 2020 began on Nov. 1 and this year, Rhode Island, through the state health care exchange HealthSource RI, will require that all residents who are not eligible for Medicaid be covered.
WESTERLY — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will offer a free community flu clinic for residents who do not have health insurance at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly, 21 Industrial Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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.
PROVIDENCE — One in every two high school students in Rhode Island have tried vaping, while the number of students who reported using a vape pen or system frequently has nearly tripled over the past two years.
HOPKINTON — The police have identified the four people injured in the head-on collision of a car and a box truck on Main Street, Route 3, on Tuesday.
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…
HOPKINTON — Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon after the police said a car drifted across the Main Street center line and collided head-on with a box truck.
RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council were warned at Tuesday’s meeting that the hazardous tree problem is worse than originally predicted and that residents should be prepared for power outages this winter caused by trees falling on power lines.
HOPKINTON — A standing-room-only crowd of angry residents packed the council chambers Monday to voice their frustration about the Maxson Hill solar energy project and commercial solar facilities in general.
A rise in the number of counterfeit prescription pills containing lethal amounts of fentanyl has led the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to issue and alert. While no such pills have been found in Westerly to date, police are urging residents to be alert to the dangers of the fentanyl-ba…
A nationwide collection on Oct. 26 led to the disposal of more than 92,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications in New England, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday.
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.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday.
RICHMOND — The Chariho Regional School District is inviting residents to weigh in on Richmond Elementary School’s crumbling outdoor recreation facilities at a listening session on Nov. 12.
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…
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday.
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.
Westerly police collected 179.5 pounds of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administration's fall National Drug Take Back Day last Saturday.
RICHMOND — Richmond police said the owner of the Wawaloam Campground suffered gunshot wounds Thursday during a confrontation with a resident, who was found about an hour later in Exeter, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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.
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PROVIDENCE — Brown University has been awarded $6.8 million in federal funding to work with Rhode Island health officials to help solve the opioid overdose crisis, the school announced Tuesday.
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.
PROVIDENCE — A jump in demand and drawdown in gasoline stocks this week wasn't enough to impact the market as prices saw a one-cent per gallon decline locally and four cent decline nationally over the past week.