PROVIDENCE — Proposals to gives victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue, to compensate people who have been wrongfully imprisoned, and to update the state education system are among dozens of bills being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly as it enters what is expected…

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.

RICHMOND — The Richmond Town Council has approved a project to create a special path behind Richmond Elementary School. Principal Sharon Martin and Luke Longley, an Eagle Scout candidate with Richmond Troop 1, presented the project at the June 18 council meeting.

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options.

    PROVIDENCE — The budget bill passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday includes the Opioid Stewardship Act, a program to fund opioid treatment, recovery prevention and education services. The program was introduced earlier in the session in separate legislation (2019-S 0798, 2019-H …

    PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's House of Representatives passed a nearly $10 billion state budget Saturday that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program and add six new medical marijuana dispensaries.

      WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s annual WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $7,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The grants are available to local teachers, administrators, or staff from the Westerly, Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narr…

      RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council voted at a public hearing Tuesday to deny a request from Northeast Solar and Wind Power for zoning ordinance amendments that would permit larger solar facilities as well as the construction of solar canopies.

      RICHMOND — Demolition of the front entrance of Richmond Elementary School began Tuesday morning. A new configuration will replace the current driveways and parking areas, separating school buses from the area where parents drop off their children.

      SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A man nicknamed "Bone" was ordered Monday to spend one year in preventive prison as Dominican authorities said they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the attempted killing of baseball great David Ortiz, who is recovering at a hospita…

      HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent to them by conspiracy theorist Infowars host Alex Jones.

      CHARLESTOWN — Having left behind the pressure of a high-powered career as senior vice president at CBS radio in Connecticut, Suzanne McDonald has retired to the home she shares with her husband, Michael, and their two dogs.

        HOPKINTON — The Hopkinton Recreation Department has planned a fundraiser and programs for the summer, including sports camps for youth. A tag sale will be held at Crandall Field, 188 Main St., on Saturday, June 22, to raise funds for the Crandall Field Playground Fund. Vendors can reserve sp…

        HOPKINTON — In an all-day referendum Tuesday, voters rejected the town’s proposed $26.3 million budget by just four votes. The final count was 114 for the budget and 118 against.

        WOOD RIVER JCT. — At the Chariho Senior Awards Night on June 5, the greatest number of students ever, 28, received the Seal of Bilteracy. Twenty-three students were given awards for Spanish and five were given the award for French. 

        WESTERLY — Watch Hill summer resident Deborah Goodrich Royce, often recognized for her support of the arts and involvement with preservation, cultural and charitable organizations — not to mention her acting career — can now lay claim to another accomplishment: She has just published her fir…

        KINGSTON — The 227 Chariho graduates receiving their diplomas at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center on Friday were encouraged to learn two final things: to express gratitude and to become good cooks. There was plenty of gratitude to go around and even a little snack.

        HOPKINTON — At the conclusion of a public hearing on June 5, members of the Planning Board were split on what to recommend to the Town Council regarding a large commercial solar energy project at 336 Woodville Road.

        WOOD RIVER JCT. — Loosely modeled on the "Shark Tank" television show, Chariho’s Incubator program started as a way to keep seniors engaged in their final year and now involves representatives from businesses throughout the Chariho area.