WESTERLY — Lisa Starr, the former state poet for Rhode Island, is looking forward to a new era, beginning with two landmark days ahead.
HARTFORD — Nearly half the people entering homeless shelters in Connecticut in the past three years have spent time in a state prison or jail at some point in their life, according to data collected by the state.
A Charlestown resident and a child in Coventry have each been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the second and third human cases in Rhode Island this year.
STONINGTON — Two Westerly residents are facing charges after the police said a woman walked into a home along Pequot Trail on Saturday evening carrying a tire iron.
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont recommended Monday that Connecticut join a growing number of states in eliminating the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations.
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them.
STONINGTON — Built upon large cuts of Westerly granite early in the 19th century, and known long ago as Steamboat Dock, then later Longo's Dock, the Stonington Town Dock anchors the village of Stonington as the backbone connecting Stonington to the sea and the generations of fishermen who se…
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects.
BRETT'S TIGERMeet author and illustrator Jan Brett tonight when Bank Square Books hosts an author presentation and book signing at 5 p.m. with the bestselling author for her new picture book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Tickets are $5 andc an be applied to the purchase of a book at the…
A salmon farming group is defending its effort to be transparent with the public about the problem of escaped fish in the wake of an incident in which hundreds of salmon got loose near the border of Maine and Canada.
NEW YORK — The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it’s reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there’s a need for “aggressive category-wide action.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate.
HARTFORD — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology that has exonerated dozens of people wrongly locked up based on informants' lies.
GROTON — Electric Boat employees joined state, local and federal officials Friday at the company’s Groton shipyard to break ground for a new facility dedicated to construction of the Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines.
STONINGTON — For nearly three decades, the Laura's Landing building on West Broad Street has stood vacant and unused, an emblem of downtown deterioration with few signs of life.
HARTFORD — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the f…
HARTFORD — The remains of two unknown victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire will be exhumed to see if one of them was a Vermont woman who vanished after the blaze that killed 168 people.
NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders.
STONINGTON — The removal of demolition materials from the old Connecticut Casting Mill on Stillman Avenue has taken longer than officials had hoped, but the process is nearing completion and the town has done the work at a lower cost than it initially anticipated.
HARTFORD — In the months after Hurricane Maria destroyed her home in Puerto Rico, Ashley Gonzales moved to Connecticut, where federal and state aid helped her and her longtime partner avoid homelessness.
State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation’s opioid epidemic, a potential payout that is now clouded in uncertainty after state attorneys general said settlement talks had …
LOCAL AUTHORSMeet spiritual memoirist Valerie Dziengiel, author of “Alone in the Darkness: In Search of Hope;" Robert E.P. Elmer III, Alzheimer’s caregiver and author of "Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver;" and Dr. Michael Fine, a health strategist and author of "Health Ca…
ATLANTA — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined.
STONINGTON — A Dine and Donate fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to raise funds for the Josh Piver Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is given annually to a Stonington High senior to help pay for college.
WESTERLY — The Zoning Board Of Review unanimously approved a special use permit Wednesday for a Pawcatuck woman who plans to open a dog training facility at the Westerly Airport Industrial Park.
PROVIDENCE — The state departments of Environmental Management and Health have announced that an aerial larvicide application will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 5, in Chapman Swamp in Westerly.
The number of reported crashes, DUI arrests and calls for service rose over Labor Day weekend when compared to a year ago, according to Connecticut State Police, but the number of tickets issued also reduced considerably.
STONINGTON — The Rev. Gillian Rachel Barr is a “a huge Harry Potter fan,” a big history buff and a self-proclaimed fountain pen nerd. She is also a groundbreaker.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Tuesday, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017.
STONINGTON — What local doesn’t drive by 350 Liberty St. and remember back-in-the-day trips down the waterslide, putt-putting or bumping around with moms, dads and gaggles of kids at Maple Breeze Park?
HARTFORD — Taxpayers will foot some of the legal bills of a one-time millionaire Connecticut and Florida developer who pleaded guilty in a real estate fraud case and who now says he can’t afford to pay his lawyers.
KEEP THE PEACEJoin members of the Westerly-Pawcatuck International City of Peace group Thursday at 6 p.m. for a showing, "The Ghost Army," as part of a month-long celebration of peace in Westerly. The Ghost Army was notable for using inflatable tanks, sound effects, and imagination to fool t…
What started out as a story based on recent news that the last Friendly’s restaurant in Rhode Island, in North Providence, has closed was diverted by a couple of late-arriving coincidences.
STONINGTON — Stonington High School, 176 South Broad St., will hold its annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents will be able to experience their son/daughter's schedule with abbreviated class periods. Teachers will discuss course content and expectations. T…
HARTFORD — State beaches and parks attracted hundreds of thousands more people this season, an increase due in part to a two-year-old program that provides free admittance for vehicles with a Connecticut license plate.
STONINGTON — Tax exemptions are available from the town of Stonington for veterans and active duty military personnel, and the application deadline for the basic property tax exemptions is Sept. 30 to be included on the October 2019 grand list.
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $7,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2019/20 school year. The grants are available to teachers, administrators, or staff members from the Westerly, Stonington, Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwic…