RICHMOND — In a virtual meeting that lasted more than three-and-a-half hours, members of the Richmond Town Council denied an application by a medical marijuana grower to add a compassion center to his operation. They also heard numerous complaints from neighbors of a homeowner who has opened…
Rhode Island is about to come down harder on businesses that continue to flout rules designed to prevent a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the state, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of social service agencies and other local important organizations and their statuses.
RICHMOND — In response to neighbors’ complaints about a manure pile and a resulting fly infestation, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will take measures to ensure that a similar situation does not occur again.
HOPKINTON — Members of the Town Council agreed at their remotely held July 6 meeting to issue a request for proposals to develop a former town landfill into a solar energy facility.
RICHMOND — An 18-year-old from Massachusetts man is facing charges after he allegedly crashed head-first into a light pole while "doing donuts" in the Chariho Plaza parking lot late last month.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The COVID-19 pandemic prevented them from gathering in large groups on Independence Day, but residents of the Richmond neighborhoods of Switch Road and Route 91 near Meadow Brook Pond couldn’t even enjoy their own backyards. Thousands of flies from a nearby farm have infest…
The number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged in the weeks following the sudden closure of school buildings this spring — a time when students were cut off from school counselors, and families hit with financial setbacks were reconsidering plans for higher e…
The minor league affiliate for MLB’s Boston Red Sox and an infamous Providence strip club are among nearly 2,500 companies in Rhode Island that were awarded emergency loans of more than $150,000 as part of Congress’ $2 trillion stimulus package to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus…
PROVIDENCE — Increased travel over the holiday weekend was not enough to cause any significant uptick in demand, leading to just a one cent increase in gas prices over the past week.
KINGSTON — As soon as the late morning sun peeked from behind the clouds, diamondback terrapins emerged from a Barrington forest and salt marsh and began to wander around a dry meadow.
FAYETTE, Maine — Camp Winnebago was founded during the Spanish Flu and weathered all manner of health scares from polio to the swine flu over a century. It wasn't about to let the coronavirus stop the fun.
The Fourth of July had many of the traditional trappings in New England despite the coronavirus pandemic: Cheap lobsters, warm weather and barbecues. But absent were large crowds and most public fireworks displays on Saturday.
POINT JUDITH — The longfin squid, more familiar to most as calamari, can be found on restaurant menus throughout North America and Europe.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — In the midst of all the chaos and discomfort caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chariho alumna Caroline Horsman and her husband, Spencer, treated members of the Chariho Theatre Company to a virtual magic show on a recent Wednesday night that coincided with the last day of dis…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Residents of Rhode Island's nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will be able to welcome their loved ones again starting next week under new rules released Friday by the state Department of Health.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state's coronavirus economic recovery plan.
HOPKINTON — In a two-hour, remotely-held public hearing Wednesday, members of the Planning Board issued a negative advisory opinion on a proposed commercial solar facility.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island had an increase in the number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but the number of patients hospitalized with the disease continues to decline, the state Department of Health reported Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back customers and visitors in Massachusetts as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday.
WESTERLY — During the final weekend of June, local police received 10 complaints regarding the use of illegal fireworks at locations that spanned all corners of the town.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number people hospitalized in Rhode Island with confirmed cases of COVID-19 — a key indicator in the success of controlling the disease — continues to decline, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — A new committee is studying the eight schools in the Chariho Regional School District to determine which improvements and upgrades the buildings need and whether the district’s children might be better served by fewer, newer schools.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The mayor of Providence on Tuesday announced $1 million in rental assistance and legal aid for families struggling to pay their rent amid the coronavirus pandemic that has caused massive job losses.
WARREN (AP) — A Rhode Island youth sports coach has been charged with possessing child pornography, state police said in a statement Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island residents can now select a gender-neutral designation on their driver’s license, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday.
HOPKINTON — The venerable Yawgoog Scout Reservation has withstood World War II, a wildfire, the Vietnam war and an outbreak of norovirus in 2005. This year, however, the coronavirus pandemic has prevented the camp from opening.
Rhode Islanders can invite more people to their weddings, go to a movie theater or museum, and take in some live music beginning Tuesday under regulations for the third phase of the state’s coronavirus economic recovery announced by Gov. Gina Raimondo.
Since Wanda Johnson’s son was shot and killed by a police officer in Oakland, California, 11 years ago, she has watched video after video of similar encounters between Black people and police.
WESTERLY — A man suffered minor injuries and three buildings sustained damage after officials said all four were struck by lightning during a powerful storm that made its way through the region Monday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices in Rhode Island are continuing to trend upwards in Rhode Island, but the cost per gallon is also remaining considerably below the national average.
WAKEFIELD — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles has reopened the Wakefield branch at 4808 Tower Hill Road for in-person customer service. Customer service remains appointment-only. Walk-in service is unavailable. To make an appointment, visit dmv.ri.gov.
NEW YORK — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the United States in mid-March, forcing schools to close and many children to be locked down in households buffeted by job losses and other forms of stress, many child-welfare experts warned of a likely surge of child abuse.
Rhode Island officials have increased parking capacity at the state’s beaches from 50% to 75%, but are still urging residents and visitors to follow social distancing rules, while numbers continued to decline and buck the national trend in both Rhode Island and Connecticut.
ROCKVILLE — The Rockville Root Cause community food initiative began with a simple idea: use sustainable agricultural practices to grow food so no one in the community goes hungry.
HARTFORD — Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing.
PROVIDENCE — Butler Hospital, in collaboration with Miriam Hospital, has been chosen by the Alzheimer’s Association as one of five healthcare networks across the U.S. to participate in the large-scale study testing whether healthy lifestyle interventions can protect cognitive abilities in ol…
WESTERLY — The latest interpretive sign on the Rhode Island Fishing Heritage Trail has been installed at the Weekapaug Pond overlook. The sign tells the story of the Westerly commercial fishing fleet.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — There was no live graduation celebration for the Chariho Class of 2020 this year, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be one when it’s safe to hold large gatherings.
Rhode Island has had its first case of a rare but serious inflammatory condition in children that has been linked to the coronavirus, state Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott said Friday.
CHARLESTOWN (AP) — A Rhode Island man spent his birthday running the length of the state to raise money for the Nonviolence Institute in Providence.
BOSTON — Massachusetts hit another somber coronavirus milestone Friday as the number of confirmed and probable pandemic-related deaths climbed past 8,000.
In Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton, several incumbent Town Council members have decided to step aside and political newcomers are vying to replace them.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After shedding tens of thousands of jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island added jobs and saw a decrease in its unemployment rate last month, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Christopher Columbus statue in Providence, often targeted by vandals, will be taken down and placed in storage while its future is discussed by a city panel, Mayor Jorge Elorza said Thursday.
RICHMOND — The suspect in the theft of a debit card and $300 from a woman at Stop & Shop who was distracted during a Citizen's Bank ATM transaction in May has turned himself in to police.