With warmer weather here, and with Rhode Island still a high-incidence state for Lyme disease, the Rhode Island Departments of Health and Environmental Management are urging people to take precautions to prevent tick bites when outdoors.
CAROLINA — The Richmond Democratic Town Committee will host a conversation with state Rep. Megan Cotter on Saturday, June 3, at the Clark Memorial Library, 7 Pinehurst Drive.
HOPKINTON — Interest from a qualified veterans services advocate who does not live in town but would be able to step in and help those in the community has led members of the Town Council to reconsider whether the applicant should be required to be a resident or simply have the town's best i…
PROVIDENCE — A seasonal surge heading into Memorial Day weekend has led to a rise in prices at the gas pump to kick-off summer.
HOPKINTON — An education compact between the town and Gov. Daniel McKee could soon provide the town with a new source of funding to support a wide range of learning opportunities in the community for residents of all ages. All the community must do is commit to lifelong learning through the …
HOPKINTON — Firefighters doused a Memorial Day fire on Monday afternoon after the blaze erupted in an outdoor shed structure at Maple Lawn Farms on Main Street.
RICHMOND — An incredible turnout and sales at the first-ever food truck event held on the grounds of the Pasquale Farms Garden Center has led owners to seek ways to expand opportunities, leading to members of the Town Council approving a liquor license for the location.
PROVIDENCE — School One and Write Rhode Island are hosting a Creative Writing Institute for students in grades 7-12. The institute will be held at School One, 220 University Ave., Providence, Monday to Friday, July 31 to Aug. 4.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The annual South Kingstown Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreath Laying Service will be held on Monday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m., at Saugatucket Park, 101 High St.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals," commonly referred to as PFAS, saying they have caused significant harm to the state's residents and natural resources. Neronha faulted the companies for engaging in what he described as “a massive and widespread campaign to knowingly deceive the public." The American Chemistry Council, an industry group, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Other states have taken similar legal action, including Massachusetts. Rhode Island’s General Assembly recently prohibited food packaging containing PFAS.
Rhode Island police have identified the two people killed by a man in the town of Johnston who was later shot to death by officers. Police said Thursday that the body of 83-year-old Janet Harrison, the mother of suspect 52-year-old James Harrison, was found in her home Wednesday morning. Police also found the body of a neighbor, 44-year-old Thomas May, in his garage. May's 15-year-old daughter was also shot, but is expected to survive. After fleeing the home Harrison was spotted by police in neighboring Cranston where he was shot by officers when he got out of his vehicle with a gun.
When making plans to enjoy the unofficial kick-off to summer on Memorial Day weekend, make sure to buckle up or be ready to receive a ticket.
PROVIDENCE — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island dropped two cents this week despite mild weather and a positive economic forecast due in part to less-than-expected demand and low oil prices.
RICHMOND — After significant debate in each of the past two meetings, members of the Town Council showed a unified interest in moving forward in hiring an individual specialist or consulting firm to work alongside businesses and the town to install business-friendly practices and attract new…
Rhode Island governor signs bill to fund abortion coverage for state workers and Medicaid recipients
Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee has signed a bill into law that would let state funds be used to pay for health insurance plans that cover state workers and Medicaid recipients seeking abortions. The signing ceremony was held Thursday almost immediately after the Rhode Island Senate approved the measure. The 24-12 vote followed less than an hour of debate. The democratic governor says he is proud to sign the bill and include related funding in his state budget proposal. Opponents say the state shouldn’t require state taxpayers to cover the cost of abortions.
HOPKINTON — A $500,000 federal allocation proposed by U.S. Sen. Jack Reed would provide the town with funding to conduct an engineering study and repairs to Route 3 and the Crandall House property to address drainage issues and prevent flooding on the historic property.
HOPKINTON — Inside the newly-renovated 1790 meeting hall and former Baptist church building at the corner of Main Street and Townhouse Road, a dazzling set of displays shows off more than 270 years of local history.
PROVIDENCE — Drivers in the northeast could benefit from stable prices heading into Memorial Day weekend as gasoline prices dropped nationwide over the past week despite a rise in demand.
WARREN — A nearly 150-year-old stained-glass church window that depicts a dark-skinned Jesus Christ interacting with women in New Testament scenes has stirred up questions about race, Rhode Island’s role in the slave trade and the place of women in 19th century New England society.
RICHMOND — The 2023 SkillsUSA National Championship in June is the only thing standing between Chariho Tech senior Trey Lazauskas and the title of best high school welder in the country.
WESTERLY — The Westerly College Club is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. Applicants must reside in Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Stonington or North Stonington and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at an accredited four…
RICHMOND — Members of the Chariho School Committee have ratified a three-year teachers contract that will extend retroactively from the start of the 2022-23 school year, but not before concerns from many of the committee’s newest members regarding the health benefits provided and the timing …
RICHMOND — In an effort to enhance regional communication and cooperation, the Richmond Town Council last week approved a motion to appoint Council President Mark Trimmer as the town’s first representative on the Washington County Regional Planning Council since 2017.
From plant sales to educational programs, the region's garden clubs have sprung to life this spring and will offer a variety of offerings in the coming weeks.
RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council voted to indefinitely file an agenda item on the possible hiring of an economic development consultant for the town after members of the public expressed reservations that the community was ready to commit and said the council had rushed into the process.
A coalition of attorneys general from 16 states including both Rhode Island and Connecticut have joined together in an effort to “sound the alarm” on failing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policies allowing excessive microfiber plastic emissions into the world’s oceans.
PROVIDENCE — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island is down 5 cents this week and market volatility could allow the trend to continue through much of May.
HOPKINTON — When Pamela Grills Naccarato was in her early 20s, then a college student from town who worked at a local video store, she would often find solace in breakfasts at the Brick Oven.
KINGSTON — Social media has an unavoidable influence on our daily lives, especially among college-age students, and is a significant — but not always accurate — source of information on basically every topic imaginable. That includes information centered around health, exercise and nutrition…
DREXEL HILL, Pa. — In the hours before he’s due at Upper Darby High School, senior Khalid Doulat has time to say prayers, help his mother or prepare for track practice.
WESTERLY — Betty-Jo Cugini-Greene was caught off-guard last Tuesday afternoon, a rare occurrence for the well-known WBLQ radio host who artfully juggles her responsibilities as supervisor of new media at the University of Rhode Island with her consulting and media-training work, her video pr…
HOPKINTON — If the lack of public participation at the town’s annual financial meeting is any indication, members of the Town Council are hopeful the silence is a sign that voters will approve the proposed $29.24 million budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
PROVIDENCE — Sen. Victoria Gu (D-Dist. 38, Charlestown, Westerly, South Kingstown) and Rep. Tina Spears (D-Dist. 36, Charlestown, Westerly, South Kingstown, New Shoreham) are sponsoring legislation to increase the Medicaid rate of reimbursement for ambulance services.
First came the good news. After taking classes at a community college, Ricki Korba was admitted to California State University, Bakersfield, as a transfer student. But when she logged on to her student account, she got a gut punch: Most of her previous classes wouldn’t count.
PROVIDENCE — The cost for a gallon of gasoline has dropped a penny in Rhode Island and a nickel nationwide, according to a AAA, and if trends continue it could provide added relief for motorists in coming weeks.
Enoch W. Vars was a name that was well known in the village of Niantic in Westerly in the latter half of the 19th century. He was a pharmacist that served his community, providing not only medicine, but hardware, groceries, jewelry and stationery, and he was also its postmaster — a position …
Paramedics summoned to an Arizona retirement community last summer found an 80-year-old woman slumped inside her mobile home, enveloped in the suffocating 99-degree heat she suffered for days after her air conditioner broke down. Efforts to revive her failed, and her death was ruled environm…
SALAMANCA, N.Y. — The profile of a Native American man, a braid trailing down and feather jutting up, is tiled into a high school hallway, dyed into the weight room carpet and laid into the turf of the football field at Salamanca city schools.
The Jonnycake Center of Westerly and the Hopkinton Historical Association were among the recipients of grants from Preserve Rhode Island and The 1772 Foundation.
HOPKINTON — The Hopkinton Recreation Department will offer programs for children in the month of May. Registration for the programs is now open at hopkintonri.org/recreation.
RICHMOND — When residents across the state expressed concerns regarding their gun rights in 2019, Richmond joined a handful of towns in the region that voted to protect ownership rights as a Second Amendment sanctuary city. The latest council has reinforced that message by backing a Burrillv…
RICHMOND — The Richmond Democratic Town Committee will hold a Community Conversation Saturday, April 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Clark Memorial Library, 7 Pinehurst Drive. The Community Conversations are a series of family-friendly events to share coffee and snacks with featured speake…
NEW YORK — With Florida legislators barring even the mention of being gay in classrooms and similar restrictions under consideration in other states, a report released Monday says books with LGBTQ+ themes remain the most likely targets of bans or attempted bans at public schools and librarie…
PROVIDENCE — The average price for a gallon of gasoline has climbed 8 cents in Rhode Island over the past week, but officials said a drop in international oil prices may bring relief to consumers in the coming weeks.
Trade cards were the business cards of the mid- to late-1800s and were used to advertise products and businesses, which today makes them highly desired by collectors.
RICHMOND — Members of the Richmond Town Council are in agreement that economic development must become a priority in the coming years in order to expand the grand list and remove tax burden from residents.
At age 93, struggling with the effects of a stroke, heart failure and recurrent cancer, Teri Sheridan was ready to end her life using New Jersey’s law that allows medically assisted suicide — but she was bedbound, too sick to travel.
HOPKINTON — The 1904 building that once served as the Ashaway School has stood unused along Hillside Avenue for the past 19 years, an eyesore for staff and parents using the newer school building. The roof and floors are both caving in, with asbestos serving as a warning to would-be trespass…