WESTERLY — An advanced placement computer science course and an honors level modern world history course are among new offerings that Westerly High School students will be able to select as electives.
PAWCATUCK — Jewett City Savings Bank, a community bank established in 1873, has extended its footprint to shoreline Connecticut with the opening of its sixth branch at 46 West Broad St. in Pawcatuck.
WESTERLY — A newly fired construction worker was arrested Saturday after the police said he stole tools and material from a job site, including a ZipWall dust barrier valued at about $1,000 that was recovered from a pawnshop in Groton.
CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is currently unable to conduct license transactions because a technology vendor has experienced a regional service disruption.
WESTERLY — A representative of the new owners of a portion of the former Bradford Dyeing Association property discussed early-stage plans for the property with the Planning Board on Tuesday.
HARTFORD — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, stripping artwork from walls and requiring patients to wear paper gowns instead of their own clothes.
BOSTON (AP) — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays.
WESTERLY — Police are praising a Pierce Street woman who stopped a burglar in his tracks and detained him while her 9-year-old son called the police.
WESTERLY — A former Home Depot employee has been charged and police have obtained an arrest warrant for a co-worker after they were accused of defrauding the store out of nearly $7,000.
WESTERLY — Town officials will move forward with a grant application seeking money to improve municipal recreation facilities with walking trails, a new basketball and multi-purpose court, benches and landscaping, but will not seeks funds for a shelter at the Bradford Preserve lacrosse fiel…
Providence — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received a $75,000 award from the National Coastal Resilience Fund developed by Whitehouse to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities. DEM will use the funding to advanc…
ASHAWAY — The fourth annual Veterans Day breakfast and celebration at Ashaway Elementary School on Monday enticed Army veteran Joseph Shank to drive more than 100 miles from Mamaroneck, N.Y., to join his three grandsons, Cody, Liam and Luke.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died after helping two colleagues escape a burning home was dedicated to his family and his profession and took younger firefighters under his wing, speakers at his funeral Mass said Monday.
NORTH KINGSTOWN — As gypsy moth populations wane, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is warning that there are plenty of new pests waiting to take their place.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.
WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact…
WESTERLY — As it considers its next steps following voter rejection of a $71.4 million building project, the School Committee is seeking approval from the Rhode Island Department of Education for $3.8 million in school renovation work that would be reimbursed at a rate of 35%.
If you are thinking that Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey is looking a little different these days, don't adjust your eyes or glasses.
WESTERLY — Supporters of the town's skateboard park hope a proposed ordinance that would codify rules for users of the facility will make it safer.
WESTERLY — Over a 22-month period from January 2017 through October 2018, 13 complaints of coyote-pet "physical encounters" were filed with the Westerly animal control officer, Art Smith, including reports of five dogs that were killed.
NORTH KINGSTOWN — Scientists, students and members of the public packed the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown on Friday for the Rhode Island Natural History Survey’s 17th annual science conference.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Education released its annual school report cards Thursday and among the 12 Westerly and Chariho schools, five schools improved their ratings and there was one decline.
WESTERLY — Kristen Farley Sweeney, whose professional experience includes work in the medical industry as well as more than 10 years as a middle school science teacher, was selected by the Town Council Thursday to fill a vacancy on the School Committee.
WESTERLY — When Judea-Jon Balmonte entered Westerly High School as a freshman, he hoped he could find a way to transform a dream into reality. On Thursday he and some of his classmates as well as teachers and administrators celebrated a donation to the school that could make his aspiration a…
WESTERLY — A four-hour food drive hosted by local police officers and firefighters at Walmart last weekend netted nearly 3,000 pounds of food for the Jonnycake Center of Westerly.
WESTERLY — Westerly High School climbed two spots to 14th overall in the state rankings on the mathematics section of the SAT college admissions test, but dropped seven spots to 22nd overall on the English Language Arts section of the test, based on results of students who were juniors when …
WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop Thursday morning at the Westerly McDonald's. The program was introduced in early 2018 as a community outreach effort, and will give residents and business owners a chance to ask questions, share stories or simply chat with…
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Sixteen Rhode Island municipalities announced Tuesday they're suing the governor and legislative leaders over a new law that automatically extends expired municipal worker and teacher contracts.
WESTERLY — Three current or former public school teachers and a recent graduate of Westerly High School are among a field of seven candidates who have expressed interest in filling a vacancy on the School Committee.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — A 46-year-old Westerly man is facing charges after he was found hiding in a bush with injuries after allegedly attempting to break into a West Kingston home last week.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.
Motorists in Rhode Island are finding prices a bit more expensive when they are filling up this week, the result of an increase in crude oil prices nationwide.
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — The New York pilot who landed his plane in the breakdown lane of a Rhode Island highway says he had just seconds to make life-or-death decisions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has announced plans to double the number of veterans it enrolls by changing admissions policies, increasing financial support and bolstering recruitment.
WESTERLY — When Darcy Vancans first set eyes on Lakin, a hound mix pictured on an online dog adoption site, she wanted to adopt him. But daily life got in the way.
WESTERLY — More than 100 veterans, Scouts, and residents joined with town and state officials under nearly picture-perfect skies Monday for a Veterans Day observance at the War Memorial on the edge of Wilcox Park.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $249,977 federal grant because a smart glove he is developing to help patients with Parkinson’s disease has the potential for commercial success and societal impact.
WESTERLY — Officers are working to build a timeline leading up to a Friday evening crash that left an 18-year-old Westerly woman in critical condition, but a preliminary investigation has all but cleared the driver involved of any wrongdoing, the police said Monday.
WESTERLY — Police on Monday identified the victim of a fatal Friday night fall in a stairwell at the Hilltop Cafe on Canal Street as 31-year-old Traci Kiriakou.
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say an environmental police officer fired his weapon after he was hit and injured by a man on a dirt bike.