WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho’s long-awaited field house is on its way to being built, with nearly half the money already raised by the Maddie Potts Foundation.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was mourned Friday at a funeral in Rhode Island.
BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James "Whitey" Bulger couldn't stand how much the world around him had changed.
WESTERLY — With the clock ticking, two robots whirred and pivoted as they expertly picked up balls and cubes, known as “minerals,” depositing them into bins attached to a simulated planetary rover in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Public Library Wednesday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE — Light poles and traffic lights are getting cluttered with electronic equipment and it’s expected to get more crowded as new wireless communication networks spread across Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services.
RICHMOND — At a special 5:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday before the regular Town Council meeting, council members approved the hiring of a new town planner.
RICHMOND — Officials from the Ocean Community YMCA were in Richmond Wednesday pitching a new facility that would replace the Arcadia branch and also serve as the new Richmond community and recreation center.
HOPKINTON — Town Council President Frank Landolfi wanted to be sure that the four Hopkinton members of the Chariho School Committee heard his concerns with the proposed 2020 schools budget.
RICHMOND — Samuel Clarke Farm, which, not long ago, was derelict and at risk of total ruin, was selected last week for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. For John Peixinho, who bought the property on Lewiston Avenue in 2015, it’s an affirmation of what he has believed all a…
PROVIDENCE — For the past four months, gas prices in Rhode Island have been on a slow but steady decline. That trend could soon be coming to an end, however.
PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government has outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations.
The U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers to provide a clear path for mail delivery after snowstorms. Letter carriers are often on the street even as snow is falling, and preventing a slip or bad fall can be as easy as putting down salt or sand on slippery surfaces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rivers in the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed have been approved by the U.S. Senate for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — While rehearsing for the spring production of the musical “Newsies,” Chariho senior Kaine Young, who plays the lead role of newsboy Jack Kelly, enlisted some help from professional actor and stage combat instructor Michael Liebhauser.
NARRAGANSETT — South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, a program administered and staffed by South County Health, has received a $35,000 BlueAngel Community Health Grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The grant will be used to extend the program’s "5-2-1-0" effort to …
RICHMOND — Two affordable rental housing projects, one in Richmond and another just over the border in Charlestown, are progressing quickly.
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Members of the Chariho School Committee, voting 7-1 with one abstention, adopted the district's proposed schools budget Wednesday night.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., is co-sponsoring legislation that could expand Medicare access to the 50-to-64-year old age group. Congressional Democrats announced the proposal this week, called the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. The bill will be introduced by Rep. Bria…
RICHMOND — A license plate stolen in New London helped lead police to a Richmond man wanted in connection with an October 2017 bank robbery in Connecticut.
HOPKINTON — A chimney fire caused a brief scare on Ashaway Road, but the flames fanned out quickly and damage was limited to the chimney itself, officials said.
RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council received a tutorial on the town’s transfer station at a special meeting Monday that had been requested by council President Gary Wright.
HOPKINTON — The Rhode Island Southern Firefighter's League has bestowed its first Frederick A. Stanley Dedicated Service Award to Justin Lee, who took over from Stanley in 2015 as chief of the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Department.
PROVIDENCE — A group of Senate Democrats is proposing a complete ban on 3-D printed firearms in Rhode Island. The lead sponsors are Sens. Cynthia A. Coyne, of Barrington, and Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Erin Lynch Prata, of Warwick.
WESTERLY — Local schools are dismissing early and Wheeler Library will close at 1 p.m. ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring a mix of snow, sleet and rain to the region Tuesday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE — A slow but steady decline in gasoline prices that began in mid-October has continued into February, with prices Monday reflecting a two cent drop over the previous week.
RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council voted at a public hearing during their Feb. 5 meeting to amend the town’s water system ordinance to allow an increase in water rates.
RICHMOND — There's a new officer working with Richmond police these days, but he's not quite like the others. He's furry and likes to track things with his nose.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High School students had a chance to browse through a lavish jobs and training smorgasbord on Friday at the school's annual career fair. All 1,125 students had a chance to visit the fair during their advisory periods, and Andrea Spas, assistant principal, described …
AAA Northeast is seeking entries for its annual poster and video contest, open to all K-12 students living or attending school in its territory — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The contest will be broken into elementary, middle and high school categories.
RICHMOND — Facing several senior staff vacancies, Richmond is eager to hire a full-time building official, finance director and town planner as soon as possible.
WAKEFIELD — South County Health announced Thursday that Aaron Robinson will become the organization’s president and CEO on April 1. Dennis Lynch, chairman of the board of trustees, said that a nationwide search for a new chief executive began shortly after longtime CEO Lou Giancola announced…
HOPKINTON — With ongoing drinking water issues, and more recently, more than half the tenants moving out, problems continue to mount at the Rockville Mill affordable housing project.
A Groton teenager, Zachary Sostak, waived his right to juvenile court proceedings and has been indicted by a Rhode Island grand jury for his alleged role in robberies in Hopkinton and West Warwick last year.
The Women, Infants and Children staff of Wood River Health Services will hold an open enrollment and information session on Feb. 12 at the Jonnycake Center in Peace Dale, 1231 Kingstown Road.
RICHMOND — Members of the Town Council heard a report at their Tuesday meeting on a finance directors' meeting that took place on Feb. 1 to try to find a way to resolve the inequities in the contributions of the three Chariho towns to the school budget.
The Rhode Island State Police this week launched Text-to-911, an enhanced system for dispatch centers that will allow people to send a text message to reach the state's E-911 communications center if they can't make a telephone call.
PROVIDENCE — The prospect of betting on the home team proved to be an incentive for football fans around the region to try out the new sports-betting offerings at Rhode Island’s two casinos, according to Paul Grimaldi, spokesman for the state Department of Revenue.
HOPKINTON — Members of the Town Council agreed at their Monday meeting to send a letter to the four Hopkinton members of the Chariho School Committee, inviting them to attend the next council meeting to discuss the proposed schools budget.
HOPKINTON — Members of the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Department on Sunday doused a blaze that totaled a car parked in front of a home on Hopkinton Hill Road.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices in Rhode Island are down by an average of two cents this week, continuing a slow and steady decline that began in mid-October.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci presented his list of 2019 goals at the Jan. 22 School Committee meeting, outlining ambitious targets for student performance. The initiative to create specialty elementary schools will also be finalized this year.
PROVIDENCE — An increase in the number flu cases and other seasonal viruses has led to an influx of Rhode Islanders to seek medical care, but state officials are urging residents to pause and consider where they are going for treatment.
Rick J. Rathbun, a Richmond native and Chariho High School graduate, has had a long record of community service, capped off by his recent selection as chief of the Warwick Police Department.