STONINGTON — A crowd of more than 70 people expressed near unanimous approval of the new designs for the Mystic River Boathouse Park last weekend. With an estimated $2.8 million needed for remediation of the site, however, the focus now turns to procuring the grant funding necessary to make …
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.
WESTERLY — A Westerly woman is facing charges after the police said an analysis of a substance seized during a July traffic stop showed that it contained cocaine and fentanyl.
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…
STONINGTON — A Pawcatuck man charged with first-degree criminal mischief is accused of breaking windows at the Wequetequock Fire Department on the night of Oct. 30.
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.
STONINGTON — Nine motorists were ticketed for not using their seat belts during a targeted enforcement effort by the Stonington police over the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
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.
STONINGTON — When Anthony D. Lombardo approached Westerly’s John Moretta in 2017, he sought to get his name and the names of several other Pawcatuck veterans added to the living memorial at the entrance to Wilcox Park.
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.
KILLINGLY, Conn. (AP) — A board of education in Connecticut is considering whether to bring back the Native American-themed name for an athletic mascot.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials and local police departments are stepping up efforts to prevent jaywalking and other violations that endanger bicyclists and pedestrians.
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.
ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — The search for a missing 1-year-old girl whose mother was found dead in her home continued Friday as authorities urged anyone with knowledge of the case to come forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STONINGTON — A woman was stabbed Saturday morning in a home on Mechanic Street, and her alleged attacker is still at large.
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.
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.
HARTFORD — Shortly after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, Scott Wilson found himself thrust into the national spotlight as the voice of gun rights in Connecticut.
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.
STONINGTON — If you aren't wearing a seat belt, are driving distracted or not following the rules of the road, be prepared for a holiday meet and greet with an officer — and an accompanying traffic ticket.
EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell normally spends his days in the marble halls of Washington, meeting with senators and Fed economists.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a Saturday football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale.
NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president.