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.

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.  

    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.

      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.

      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…

      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.

      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.

      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.

        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.