BOSTON — Massachusetts holds only nine of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but after eight years in the political wilderness the state's all-Democratic delegation is suddenly playing an outsized role in both the leadership and palace intrigue of the incoming Congress.
NEWPORT (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with felony assault in connection with an attack on a fellow middle school student who has hit with a baseball bat and punched.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A nurse at the Providence VA Medical Center has admitted that he removed liquid opioids from vials at the hospital for his own personal use and filled the vials back up with saline.
In Westerly, no pedestrians have been killed in a traffic accident in three years. Richmond has not had such a death in 11 years, and Hopkinton's last pedestrian fatality was 12 years ago. The last time Charlestown had a pedestrian-related traffic death was 1997.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the winner-take-all system Massachusetts uses to assign its Electoral College presidential votes, rejecting the argument that it violates the principle of "one person, one vote."
HARTFORD — A Connecticut police officer who used a stun gun on a 12-year-old deaf boy at his school acted reasonably and cannot be sued by the boy's parents for excessive force because of government immunity, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally were apprehended in a series of sweeps in New England this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday.
PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen who harvest herring, one of the most important baitfish on the East Coast, are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to catch. The change could have major implications for the lobster business.
A fuller picture of a cemetery in ghastly disarray emerged Thursday as the longtime caretaker of a graveyard in Connecticut's largest city was arrested and officials described in new detail shocking discoveries that included human bones and casket pieces scattered about.
BOSTON — The nation's drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn't simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of police leaders focused on the opioids crisis Thursday in Boston.
HARTFORD (AP) — Armed with more members after Election Day, lawmakers in the Connecticut House progressive caucus predicted Thursday their chances have greatly improved to finally enact a paid family medical leave program, an eventual $15-an-hour minimum wage and legalized recreational use o…
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced this week that it intends to renumber the exit numbers on Route 78 in Westerly as part of a multiyear program to key the exits to mile markers. The system has been used on many limited-access highways across the country. Th…
HARTFORD (AP) — State regulators have tentatively agreed that a Connecticut nuclear power plant is "at risk of retirement," a distinction that could help the facility compete for long-term contracts with other zero-carbon electricity generators.
HARTFORD (AP) — Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has chosen a former Westport hedge fund executive to be his chief of staff and Hartford's current chief financial officer to be Connecticut's next top budget official.
Fees charged to the state’s municipalities for use of the state’s Central Landfill in Johnston will remain at the current rate of $47 per ton for the coming two fiscal years, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, which manages the facility announced Monday.
HARTFORD — Among the challenges Connecticut’s incoming governor faces: an insolvent unemployment compensation fund that could ultimately cost the state’s employers hundreds of millions of additional dollars in payments.
PROVIDENCE — The state has released a guide to help homeowners understand the process for installing a residential solar array.
NEW ORLEANS — Weeks after an election that boosted its membership, the Democratic Governors Association selected Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as its new chairwoman on Saturday.
EAST GREENWICH — Newly elected leaders of a Rhode Island community have fired the town manager and accepted the resignations of two fire officials.
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island and the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett have created the South Kingstown Solar Consortium to develop an ambitious solar power project that will generate economic benefits for all three partners while boosting the amount of renewable energy …
HARTFORD, Conn. — The new entity charged with overseeing the distribution of state funds to help Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations has finally received a long-awaited $19 million.
HARTFORD — Dozens of demonstrators, some of them chained to each other or to barrels filled with sand, blocked the entrance to a federal courthouse Friday in support of an immigrant from Ecuador who has been living in a church for a year to avoid deportation.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is the first person charged under a new Rhode Island law that allows life sentences for drug dealers who sell drugs that lead to fatal overdose.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's highest court has vacated the sex trafficking conviction of a 36-year-old Massachusetts man authorities say trafficked a 14-year-old girl at a now-closed Providence strip club.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza has vetoed a zoning change that would've allowed a proposed 46-story skyscraper in Providence.
EAST GREENWICH—The Rhode Island Swedish Heritage Association will hold a celebration of St. Lucia, a traditional Swedish event. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce St.
PROVIDENCE — Public school students and parents are suing Rhode Island's governor and education officials in federal court, saying the state fails to prepare young people to fully participate in civic life.
KINGSTON — Health experts from the University of Rhode Island Academic Health Collaborative will increase their outreach into the community, screening residents for HIV/AIDS and providing basic clinical and behavioral health care, after dedicating a new Rhode to Health mobile unit on Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE — The demand for mail ballots in the recent election shows the need to allow for early voting, Rhode Island’s secretary of state said Wednesday.
PAWCATUCK — Davis-Standard LLC announced Wednesday that it has acquired Thermoforming Systems LLC of Yakima, Washington. TSL designs, manufacturers and markets thermoforming equipment for the North American food packaging industry. Terms were not disclosed.
PROVIDENCE — The day after Rhode Island launched legalized sports betting, a top Democrat said he’s looking to expand it by allowing mobile wagering.
LINCOLN — A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports Monday.
Connecticut State Police will kick off the holiday season toy and gift collection on Saturday with a Stuff-A-Cruiser event, part of ongoing state and local efforts over the next few weeks in order to provide a happy holiday for the less fortunate.
NORTH KINGSTOWN — This was the scene on Wednesday inside an enormous, frigid warehouse in Quonset Point: Hundreds of actors, a life-size rickety replica of a real wooden bridge, and dozens of carefully crated sets designed to look like hospital rooms, a library in Iowa, and the bedrooms, kit…
Single-family home sales in South County declined more than 25 percent in October, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest report issued by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
BOSTON — The long-awaited opening of the first recreational marijuana stores on the East Coast was cheered by cannabis enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t change the reality that workers can be fired or face disciplinary action from employers for marijuana, even when they use pot o…
Work will start next week on the rehabilitation of the Wood River Valley Bridge, which carries I-95 over Mechanic Street and the Wood River on the Hopkinton-Richmond line, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced Friday. The structure is about a mile north of Exit 2.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Department of Transportation and Division of Statewide Planning are inviting the public to meetings next month to help in the preparation of the state’s first Transit Master Plan. Called “Transit Forward RI,” the plan project will exami…
Westerly Animal Control Officer Art Smith immediately took action on Oct. 18 when he learned a barred owl was in “rough shape” at a home in Misquamicut.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The state Ethics Commission denied motions by a state Supreme Court justice to dismiss a complaint against him Tuesday.
The FBI has issued a warning that posting a hoax threat is a criminal act. The Boston Division, which serves Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, said it was beginning a campaign to deter these false reports aimed at schools and other public places.
PROVIDENCE — The cost of food in Rhode Island has increased by 15 percent over the past two years, outpacing wage growth, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank said Monday.
Are you hitting the road this Thanksgiving to head to your holiday destination. You are far from alone — and early predictions are calling for the busiest Thanksgiving travel season in over a decade.
PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down four cents this week, and are 14 cents lower than just a month ago, according to AAA Northeast.