Students from low-income families in urban areas who stand to benefit most from a return to in-person lessons during the coronavirus pandemic are more likely to be learning remotely, exacerbating educational inequities that already exist, according to a report released Tuesday.
Connecticut's coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday, urging residents to be disciplined "a little bit longer.”
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester, Virginia, this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference.
PROVIDENCE — The city of Providence is throwing a lifeline to small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic with microgrants of up to $10,000, officials said Monday.
PROVIDENCE — The price of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped by a penny per gallon in the past week, remaining four cents lower than the national average.
It may not be a hit with Rhode Island motorists looking for parking spots, but restaurateurs and shop owners have embraced moving outdoors into the street during the coronavirus.
PHILADELPHIA — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their con…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you're registered to vote.
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians who lined up at the nation’s oldest ballpark on Saturday were far more focused on the ballot box than the batter’s box.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An invasive insect has reappeared in parts of Connecticut, and experts are worried it could spell danger for some of the state’s crops and trees.
HOPKINTON — The Town Council concluded the second night of hearings on an application for a solar project at its Oct. 13 meeting, after hearing additional testimony from the developer, comments from council members and comments from the public.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's coronavirus test positivity rate and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 are continuing to climb, according to state Department of Health data released Friday.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Anyone planning a trip to Salem this month to celebrate Halloween needs to cancel their plans, the mayor of the Massachusetts city famous for its 1692 witch trials said Friday.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The ongoing pandemic means there won’t be a party to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Chariho High School, but Chariho Development Officer Katie Kirakosian said those who remember the school's first days, back in 1960, would be finding ways to share their me…
Children in Rhode Island will still be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday, but she urged people not to hold Halloween parties, even if they are within the state's gathering limit of 15 people.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family house in Rhode Island hit a record of $339,900 in September, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is heading into troubled waters if coronavirus numbers continue to trend in an upward direction, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — A man broke into Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's home in the middle of the day while the governor's wife and daughter were inside and a state trooper was parked outside, authorities said.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices have remained unchanged in Rhode Island over the past eight days, costs in the state with the state remaining five cents per gallon below the national average.
PROVIDENCE — Four Rhode Island bars have been temporarily closed for alleged noncompliance with regulations meant to control the spread of the coronavirus, state health officials say.
NEW YORK — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one.
NARRAGANSETT — Evidence continues to accumulate about human and wildlife exposure to chemical compounds called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively referred to as PFAS, and their deleterious effects on the environment. The latest study, by a University of Rhode Island graduate s…
NEW LONDON (AP) — State and local officials on Monday urged southeastern Connecticut residents to get tested for COVID-19 and be careful around friends, family members and co-workers, noting the region's infection rate remains relatively high compared to the rest of the state.
KINGSTON — Health agencies recommend wearing a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. But what if a face mask could be used as much more than a mitigation strategy in the battle against COVID-19?
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn't help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 p…
National Grid and Deepwater Wind, now Ørsted, were given a break by Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) when the agency granted the use of a cost-saving method for burying the Block Island Wind Farm power cables at a New Shoreham beach. Both companies now likely regret…
NEWPORT — The Newport Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing for next month on the proposed demolition of buildings on a city wharf where toxic chemicals have been found.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's top elections official is reminding residents that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for the general election is Tuesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide tried to help people picture what they would have seen there more than 160 years earlier.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled Florida woman paid a virtual visit to Maine and left a trail of lawsuits in her wake. Six to be exact.
RICHMOND — Students in Dan Potts’ eighth grade science class left classrooms and computer screens behind Wednesday and took to the great outdoors. Social studies teacher Jay Sutton also accompanied the group.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The University of Rhode Island issued a two-week shelter-in-place order Friday for fraternity and sorority members, citing a high number of coronavirus cases in the school's Greek system.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Mainers got their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for recreational use, but a supply shortage was a potential buzzkill.
CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles will resume its weekend office hours beginning Saturday, Oct. 17, at its Cranston office. Service reservations will be available through Dec. 19, excluding Saturday, Nov. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
HOPKINTON — Opponents of a massive commercial solar-energy facility proposed for Palmer’s Circle had a chance to speak Wednesday when the Planning Board held a public informational meeting on the master plan for the project.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some Providence College students resumed in-person classes Thursday for the first time since the school switched to a remote-only plan because of a coronavirus outbreak that affected more than 200 people.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The tribe that owns the Mohegan Sun casino-hotel between Boston and New York City is poised to become the first Native American casino operator in the Las Vegas resort area.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston public school teachers announced a legal challenge Thursday to the city's decision to continue some in-person classes, which they allege is in violation of an agreement that requires all-remote learning if the city's coronavirus positivity rate rises past 4%.
NARRAGANSET — Widely recognized for developing computer models that predict the intensities of tropical storms and hurricanes, University of Rhode Island oceanography professor Isaac Ginis is now developing new models for the Department of Homeland Security that predict the impacts of storms…
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday told President Donald Trump to “do your job,” a day after the Republican president said there would be no action before the election on economic stimulus legislation.
WESTERLY — Officers are continuing to follow leads in the ongoing theft of cars around the region, and Lacey said the cases are continuing to pile up.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's administration announced the formation of an advisory group Wednesday to help the state prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available.
RICHMOND — Town Administrator Karen Pinch told Town Council members at Tuesday's meeting that she had been asked whether the town would consider holding a virtual “Meet the Candidates” event.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is requiring all students to get tested for the coronavirus and is setting up two testing locations on campus.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Christopher Columbus statue that was taken down after its head was knocked off in June won't be returned to its original location in a waterfront park in the city's largely Italian North End neighborhood, the city has announced.
BOSTON (AP) — Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are teaming up for a six-month study of 10,000 people to help them better understand the prevalance of COVID-19 in the area and to help identify potential surges during the fall and winter, they s…
HOPKINTON — The Planning Board will hold a public informational meeting on Wednesday to give residents an opportunity to learn about — and comment on — the master plan for a sprawling commercial solar energy project proposed for Palmer’s Circle.