CRANSTON — It's imperative that all relevant witnesses and facts be heard during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in their chamber, Rhode Island's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, said Friday.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — At its fourth budget workshop Thursday, the Chariho School Committee reduced the 2021 schools budget by an additional $111,750, bringing total cuts so far to $463,303.

    Figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that single-family home sales in South County rose 24% in December, compared with the same month in 2018. The sales numbered 148, compared with 119 last year. Most of the increase reflected sales gains in South Kingst…

    PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo released a nearly $10.2 billion state budget proposal Thursday that would close the deficit, invest more in education and legalize recreational marijuana despite opposition from legislative leaders.

    PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday she will sign an executive order that aims to make the state the first in the nation to be powered completely by renewable energy by the end of the decade.

    HOPKINTON — Local police are warning area residents to be on alert after a resident reported last week that a man claiming to be with the department had called, seeking money.

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York.

    BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.

      PROVIDENCE — With the 2020 Census fast approaching, the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire a few thousand Rhode Islanders to help, and U.S. Senator Jack Reed is encouraging residents to apply. 

        WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced the introduction of a new and improved eBanking platform and app. The unified platform allows members to transact and manage banking business on desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. E-banking can be used for loan applications, o…

        WOOD RIVER JCT. — Facing higher property taxes resulting from a school budget that increases every year, two of the three Chariho towns told the School Committee at Wednesday’s Omnibus meeting that they just couldn’t shoulder another large hike in their contributions to the school district.

        WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho School Committee met Tuesday for its second public budget workshop and began the arduous task of trying to find areas where expenses can be reduced. The proposed fiscal year 2020 spending plan is $55.2 million, a 5.1 percent increase over the current year’s budg…

        HOPKINTON —Members of the Town Council approved a request from Atlantic Solar LLC and Atlantic Control Systems to rescind an application for comprehensive plan and zoning changes to permit the construction of a 5-megawatt solar array on 29 acres in a residential zone at 0 Main Street.

        CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of two men charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the late 1990s went on to work as a clubhouse attendant for the Boston Red Sox, who suspended him when the club learned of the allegations, the team told The Associat…

        SAVING THE FUTUREJoin Michael Fine, author of “Health Care Revolt,” and Frank H. Crandall II, author of “Global Warning: Saving Our Future,” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St. in Westerly, for a discussion about social issues when the two men discuss their wo…

        During a class field trip to Mackerel Cove in Jamestown in 2017, University of Rhode Island student Jacob Reilly picked up an unusual brown seaweed that looked like a hollow ball and asked his professor what it was. The answer was a surprise.

          At the close of each year, my managing editor asks me to select my most memorable images that either appeared in print or were displayed on our website. Over the course of the year, I cover and shoot thousands of images at a wide variety of events — some extremely newsworthy, others that are…

          PROVIDENCE — In the wake of the shooting at the Babcock Village Apartments in Westerly, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said he wants firearm purchase applications to be submitted to police departments where the buyer lives, not just where the gun is purchased.

          The latest employment bulletin from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training shows that the lowest unemployment rate among area towns was in Richmond: 2.4% in November, compared with 2.5% in November 2018.

          SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Significant events in South Kingstown in 2019 including upheaval in the public schools' administration, budget challenges, developments at the Jonnycake Center and URI, and a summertime aviation incident that startled local residents.

          PROVIDENCE — Investing in job training programs, improving the state's educational system and balancing the budget are among the top priorities for Rhode Island's leaders in the upcoming legislative session.