WARWICK — The Community College of Rhode Island was named the nation’s “2-Year College of the Year” by Education Dive: Higher Ed, an industry publication. The 2019 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top "disruptors" and innovators who are transforming higher education. Winners were chosen …
WAKEFIELD — For more than a year, Betty Cotter has scoured archives and spoken with dozens of people to help bring the history of South County Health to life.
KINGSTON — Freshwater lakes and ponds provide many ecological benefits, such as drinking water and food, but they are increasingly being threatened by harmful algae.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Representatives from Chariho High School and Chariho Tech sat down to breakfast in the Chariho Tech dining room Thursday with members of the local business and nonprofit communities.
HOPE VALLEY — U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, D-2nd District, will host his quarterly Lunch with Langevin event on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wood River Golf and 11th Green Restaurant 78A Woodville Alton Road. Since 2014, Langevin has held these lunches in communities throughout his district.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — The original production of "The Miracle of The Bell" is a true Christmas collaboration, drawing 23 student actors from the Chariho School district, Westerly High School and the Monsignor Clarke School in Wakefield.
KINGSTON — Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, selling for about $5,000 per pound at wholesale rates, and 90 percent of the global saffron harvest comes from Iran. But University of Rhode Island agriculture researchers have found that Ocean State farms have the potential to get a sh…
KINGSTON — Former Hasbro Chairman Alfred J. Verrecchia, a University of Rhode Island graduate, and his wife, Geraldine, have donated $15 million for business studies at URI. The gift will create a scholarship, a fund for students pursuing competitive internships, a faculty chair, a professor…
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that White Castle is recalling certain frozen six-packs of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, jalapeno cheeseburgers, and certain 16-packs of hamburgers and cheeseburgers because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
RICHMOND — A Hopkinton woman is facing charges after the police said she used a counterfeit $100 bill at a Wyoming convenience store in November.
RICHMOND — A 20-year-old local man is facing charges after a witness description and defined footprints helped officers tie him to an attempted car break-in at the Stop & Shop in Wyoming last week.
PROVIDENCE — A rise in demand also led to a rise in costs at the gas pump last week, but with Thanksgiving travel now over, gasoline costs are once again entering a downward trend.
BOSTON (AP) — Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are …
BOSTON (AP) — The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains.
HOPKINTON — After receiving a report from the town’s engineering firm that a developer’s reforestation bond should be almost four times higher than the amount proposed, the developer requested, and the Planning Board agreed, to ask a third party to provide an opinion regarding the plan and t…
For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral.
CHARLESTOWN — Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge will host its fifth annual deer hunting opportunity for youth hunters between Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 22. During this time, the Salt Pond Unit of Ninigret Refuge will be closed to the public, including the parking lots, nature trails,…
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's governor and her husband are joining with local broadcasters to launch a mental health awareness campaign.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High School has partnered with Providence’s Hope High School in an effort to provide students with shared experiences that allow them to visit two college campuses, observe different high school learning environments, and develop a service-learning project.
ASHAWAY — Students, teachers, administrators and support staff gathered in the Ashaway Elementary School gymnasium on Friday afternoon to celebrate the school’s Blue Ribbon award.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of educators, policymakers, parents and students met Saturday to discuss ways to improve public education in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Climate activist have called for Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to reject contributions from fossil fuel companies.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There's no reason for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on New Hampshire's “Free the Nipple” case, the state attorney general said this week.
PROVIDENCE — Retired Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., the leader of the Rhode Island Superior Court for 18 years and a judge for a total of 35 years, passed away early Friday at his home in Wakefield. He was 78.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ story of “A Christmas Carol” has become a timely holiday classic. As a part of its biannual holiday tradition, the Chariho Theatre Company will be performing an updated stage adaptation of the play Saturday and Sunday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn't significant enough to slow the loss of the species.
BOSTON (AP) — A man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was acquitted Friday in a case that centered on whether a threatening social media post is protected speech.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Whether you were a member of the first Chariho class of 1960 or a recent graduate, Chariho wants to hear from you.
WESTERLY — A free workshop in January at the Westerly Education Center is intended to help parents and anyone who interacts with youth to understand why teens adopt risky behaviors and how to spot the warning signs.
RICHMOND — A triple threat of hundreds of dead trees, more frequent severe weather, and the town’s position at the end of National Grid’s transmission lines could mean a tough winter for Richmond residents.
RICHMOND — Chariho Furniture is hosting a food drive benefiting the Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need and offering customers a discount in exchange for getting in on the action.
RICHMOND — Responding to complaints of large gravel trucks using Canob Lane to avoid a busy intersection, the Town Council approved an amendment to its through trucking ordinance at a public hearing during its council meeting on Tuesday.
Officials across the region described Tuesday's snowstorm as "rather uneventful," with only a few traffic accidents and power outages accompanying the start of wintry weather.
RICHMOND — Richmond Senior Center members Audrey Swain and Beverly Wightman arrived at Richmond Elementary School on Monday morning, accompanied by center director Dennis McGinity.
HOPKINTON — The issue of solar energy development, which has divided Hopkinton more deeply than any debate in recent memory, was discussed at length at a special workshop Monday evening.
BOSTON — Round two of a one-two wintry punch could leave a foot of snow in some parts of southern New England, just a day after the first round of the storm dropped 12 inches or more in some areas.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — City officials and a developer are proposing a $400 million redevelopment in downtown Pawtucket centered around a 7,500-seat soccer stadium.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Student musicians from across the state will once again be featured in a series of concerts at the Statehouse to celebrate the holiday season.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — An anti-abortion group is saying it will appeal a decision by a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s abortion rights law passed this summer.
By the time the holiday season came to a close last year, the Jonnycake Center of Westerly had successfully received, prepared and delivered nearly 10,000 gifts to those in need in the greater Westerly region.