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.

    WESTERLY — The Westerly Wastewater Treatment Facility has received a 2018 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The facility was one of five in New England that were recognized for exemplary performance in improving water quality.

    MYSTIC — If “Cheers” could be a coffee shop instead of a bar, it would be Mystic Depot Roasters.

    PAWCATUCK — A fire in a collection bin for scrap metal resulted in the evacuation of a building at Davis Standard for about two hours Friday morning.

    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…

    WESTERLY — Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey linked arms with Westerly High School teachers Thursday afternoon and recited — along with an auditorium full of students, teachers, and visitors from Ponaganset High School and other schools — the "Choose to Include" pledge.

    MYSTIC — Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards Jr. has been appointed to serve on the National Fire Protection Association’s Standards Council, the highest U.S. authority overseeing firefighter standards and practices.

    STONINGTON — The Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee took a step Monday toward addressing how the history of the park site and its neighborhood can be optimally presented as an integrated part of the project, a move that the committee hopes will help in negotiations with the…

    A $2.6 billion attack submarine named for the state of South Dakota  officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet at its commissioning ceremony Saturday at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, where U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., hailed it as “America’s First Millennial Submarine.”

    STONINGTON — The West Broad Street School, which will be decommissioned in the fall, has started a "video diary montage" celebrating its 120th anniversary. Principal Alicia Dawe has invited former teachers and students to share their memories, including pictures and artifacts of the school. …

    STONINGTON — The Coast Guard Foundation has announced that Marc Cregan has joined its staf as regional director for the Northeast. In his new position with the nonprofit group he will work with Coast Guard units in New England and New York to identify and fulfill education, morale and family…

    PAWCATUCK — It’s tiny, about the size of a thumb drive, but a JUUL-brand e-cigarette contains a liquid with about the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.

    CRANSTON — Renee Petrone has lived along the Johnston border in western Cranston for the past 15 years. She had given wind turbines little thought in that time. That changed in November, when Petrone and her husband returned home from a two-week vacation to find 519-foot-tall wind turbines s…