RICHMOND — Town Council members continued their discussion of the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust this week and agreed to draft a resolution aimed at clarifying the state law that created the land trust to ensure that property acquisitions and other expenses are vetted by the council.
WESTERLY — LAZ Parking, the new operator of the state beach parking lots, including the one at Misquamicut, will invest more than $580,000 in the eight facilities at the start of its new three-year contract.
RICHMOND — The Town Council passed two zoning amendments on Tuesday, one restricting commercial growers to five zoning districts and the second effectively prohibiting compassion centers.
The national Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection to deal with lawsuits seeking compensation for sexual abuse victims, but local Scout councils, which are legally distinct, are not filing for bankruptcy.
CHARLESTOWN — Former Fire Chief Dave Lamb said he is trying to keep a positive outlook despite the Sunday blaze that left him without a home and most of his belongings.
PROVIDENCE — The price of gasoline is continuing its downward trend in Rhode Island. A survey of prices through AAA Northeast this week found a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded at $2.46, a 3-cent drop from a week ago. Prices have now dropped by 11 cents since the start of the year and …
WAKEFIELD — In Washington County Superior Court Monday, Justice Sarah Taft-Carter dealt a blow to opponents of a proposed commercial solar project in Hopkinton by granting two motions to dismiss a complaint brought by 97 Hopkinton residents against members of the Town Council, town Finance …
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — British actor and comedian John Cleese, who once portrayed an inept hotel manager in the series “Fawlty Towers,” has complained about his treatment at a Rhode Island hotel.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield residents who want to know how the city spends the millions of dollars it gets from the MGM casino are getting their chance.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Members of the Chariho School Committee agreed at their Feb. 11 meeting to proceed with the search for a superintendent of schools following the death of Barry Ricci in December.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with misdemeanors in connection with the stabbing of a Rhode Island man at a Connecticut casino.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Tyran Sampson looked forward to seeing his children more when he got out of prison, but at a halfway house after his release he found even fewer opportunities to be with his family.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a Connecticut nightclub early Sunday morning, killing a man and wounding four other people, police said.
HOPKINTON — It took months of work, multiple warrants and an interstate partnership to bring down a 23-year-old New Jersey man accused of duping three local teenagers into sending him nude photographs and threatening to share them with friends and family, according to Hopkinton Detective Joh…
HOPKINTON — As construction of the commercial solar energy project known as “Maxson Hill” continues, abutters have rejected settlement offers made by the developer, Green Development LLC.
BOSTON — Boston is trying to throw some love to Chinatown amid concerns about a new Chinese virus that has sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in the city.
PROVIDENCE — Citizens Bank and NBC 10 are now accepting applications for the second Champions in Action award of 2020, this time in the category of Environmental Stewardship.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Democratic governor and attorney general pushed state lawmakers to pass a group of bills they feel will help curb gun violence.
The target operation date for a proposed wind farm off the coast of New England was pushed back because of permitting delays, the company behind the project said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general is supporting a change in the state's open records law that would no longer make the hometowns of police officers public information.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Education Department is investigating foreign gifts made to Harvard and Yale as part of a broader review of international money flowing to American universities, officials said.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in Rhode Island responded to the controversy created by a priest who said he'd deny communion to state legislators who support abortion and then defended his stance by saying abortion is worse than pedophilia.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Fifty Chariho alumni from the graduating classes of 1961 to 1973 gathered in the Chariho Tech dining room Tuesday. For many, it was a chance to reunite with classmates whom they hadn’t seen in several decades, and there were more than enough hugs and handshakes to go around.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports.
PROVIDENCE — A federal judge has ordered a former East Greenwich attorney to serve eight years in federal prison and pay $4.78 million back to her victims after she participated in a Ponzi scheme that helped fund her lavish lifestyle.
NEW SHOREHAM (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has affirmed decisions by a coastal regulator against a nearly two-decade-old plan to expand a marina.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Most Rhode Island municipalities have websites that do not use the domain name for government entities, according to a WJAR-TV report.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho School Committee failed to adopt the proposed 2020-21 schools budget Tuesday, instead voting on a series of cuts that totaled nearly a million dollars.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plan to upgrade a southeastern Connecticut port so it can become a staging area for the offshore wind industry has been approved.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's Senate passed a bill Tuesday to stiffen the penalty for drivers who park illegally in handicapped spaces.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza did not include a plan for the city's struggling public schools in his annual State of the City address.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who cheated close friends, her stepbrother and firefighters out of nearly $5 million to fund a lavish lifestyle was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution, federal prosecutors said.
HARTFORD (AP) — A key Connecticut congressman said Monday that President Donald Trump's proposal to reduce funding for building Virginia-class submarines is “dead on arrival."
HOPKINTON — A local detective who worked closely with a 14-year-old Hope Valley girl and her family helped lead a multiagency state and federal effort that led to the capture of a 23-year-old New Jersey man that the police said had been targeting students including three from Rhode Island in…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island Republican lawmaker announced Monday that he will run against Democrat Jim Langevin for his Congressional seat.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices in Rhode Island continue to decline, falling one cent in the past week and seven cents over the past three weeks now.
KINGSTON — Two scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to encourage historically under-represented students to gain research experience in the biomedical sciences.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The federal government is extending a protective zone designed to keep rare whales safe until close to the end of the month.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he worked with fellow gang members from behind bars to try to identify a police informant in his case.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors denied accusations that they are withholding evidence that would support Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband’s claims of innocence in the college admissions scandal, and called one of the defense’s arguments “farcical.”
Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and plants more resilient in the face of storms, fires and flooding.
ASHAWAY — The University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health will offer a free workshop for homeowners with private wells on Feb. 25 at the Ashaway Free Library.