STONINGTON — Stonington High School's Interact Club, which engages in community service, will hold a holiday movie night on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group will screen the movie “Elf” for elementary school students in the high school’s auditorium at 176 South Broad St.

      STONINGTON — The Stonington Police Department is preparing to host its annual Stuff-A-Cruiser toy drive on Saturday and officers are asking area residents to consider dropping off donations for children and families in need. The collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stonin…

        PAWCATUCK — Boy Scout Troop 9 Pawcatuck and state Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, will hold a food drive for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Stop & Shop Supermarket, 91 Voluntown Road. For more information, contact Erika Pocock at 860-240-8…

        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.

        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 …

        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.

        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.

        STORRS, Conn. — Fifteen days and nights of continuous sunlight, followed by 15 days and nights of continuous darkness. Passing meteorites that frequently strike the ground and kick up debris. Radiation unfiltered by any sort of atmosphere. One-sixth of the Earth’s gravity, no air pressure to…

        HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The contentious debate about whether Connecticut lawmakers should scrap a religious exemption for certain childhood vaccinations could inadvertently end up sinking efforts to make the flu vaccine more accessible to children.

        PHOENIX (AP) — International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed.

        If you are searching for a way to give back and make a difference this holiday season, staff with the American Red Cross and Rhode Island Blood Center are encouraging area residents to consider something that is free, in high demand and could potentially save a life — the gift of blood.

        BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire.

        WESTERLY — One of the customers in Walle Hutton's Rhode Island Surf Co. shop on High Street stood out from the rest on Tuesday. It was U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who picked up a hooded shop sweatshirt for someone on his shopping list during a jaunt  through the downtown area.