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 — 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…

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.

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 …

    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…

      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.

      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.

      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 …

      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…

      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. 

        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.