HOPE VALLEY — At Monday’s hearing on amendments to Hopkinton’s commercial solar ordinance, residents wanted to know whether the new version, which places more stringent restrictions on non-residential solar developments, would affect several controversial applications currently being conside…

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Long recognized for its work on substance abuse prevention, the Chariho Youth Task Force is now taking on the issue of negative body image, or body dysmorphic disorder, with a campaign to encourage young people to love their bodies. 

RICHMOND — Businesses in the Chariho Plaza at 1190 Main St. (Route 138) were without water for much of Wednesday, and the Arcadia branch of the Ocean Community YMCA had to close until the water service was restored. The cause of the problem was believed to be a leak in the plaza’s plumbing.

Police officers in Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond have been named 2018 winners of AAA Rhode Island Traffic Hero awards. John Paul, the organization's Northeast senior traffic manager, said the awards are given annually to individuals in law enforcement and other fields who exemplify ded…

HOPKINTON — The developer of a proposed solar energy project at 310 Main St. in Ashaway returned to the Planning Board Wednesday with revisions to the plan in response to a report from an engineering firm that was critical of many aspects of the project, particularly its potential environmen…

HOPKINTON — Signs pulled out, a picnic table broken and muddy ruts in the trail from dirt bikes are among the challenges Hopkinton Land Trust volunteers are facing as they try to improve and maintain the hiking trails on their properties.

HOPKINTON — The fourth and final installment of the hearing on proposed zoning and comprehensive plan changes to allow the construction of the largest solar energy project in New England closed Monday, with attorneys for the developer and an opposition group making their final arguments. Res…

RICHMOND — On Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., students fill the Richmond Elementary School gymnasium before their classes even begin. The walking, running, relays and games are intended to prepare children for the school day by helping them become more relaxed and focused. 

NORTH KINGSTOWN — This was the scene on Wednesday inside an enormous, frigid warehouse in Quonset Point: Hundreds of actors, a life-size rickety replica of a real wooden bridge, and dozens of carefully crated sets designed to look like hospital rooms, a library in Iowa, and the bedrooms, kit…

    WESTERLY— The American Red Cross said it is facing a blood shortage after a significant shortfall in donations in September and October. With the holidays approaching — typically a period of lower blood donations — blood and platelet donors and volunteer blood drive hosts are needed to avoid…