Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
PROVIDENCE — Almost 2,700 people of color received a COVID-19 vaccination at a equity-focused clinic in Providence this weekend.
WASHINGTON — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests with the Republican Party.
WESTERLY — When Daniel A. Hostettler moved to Westerly with his family in 2008, to head up the $145-million Ocean House renovation project, he thought it would be the final move in his already stellar 25-year career in the luxury hotel and restaurant business — until Michael Dell came calling.
WESTERLY — Routine and preventative maintenance occurs in the town's five public schools on a daily basis and about $2.9 million worth of capital projects have been completed since April 2019. That's part of the message school officials are delivering as they try to counter claims the school…
NEWPORT (AP) — A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Daniel McKee.
STONINGTON — Sandy Point Island beach passes are available for purchase from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service online at rhodeislandpermits.recaccess.com.
MYSTIC — Citrola Casting is seeking both SAG and non-union background actors for a new Hallmark Film, “Sand Dollar Cove,” to be shot at the eastern Connecticut shore.
STONINGTON — While sitting in class during a mental health unit earlier this school year, Stonington High School sophomore Carissa Church realized that there were plenty of statistics regarding those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder but no stories to help others understand what …
WESTERLY — The Town Council will continue to study ways to address illicit connections to the municipal sewer system before considering proposed changes to the municipal sewer ordinance to solve the problem.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island on Friday started expanding its COVID-19 vaccine rollout in areas that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — Participants in this year's Boston Marathon may be required to show proof of up to two negative COVID-19 tests before the race even if they have been vaccinated, the Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area — a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans.
WESTERLY — The Rotary Club of Westerly has created a fundraiser, "The '21 Club," in an effort to raise money for the Westerly High School class of 2021.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There will be high school proms and graduation ceremonies in Rhode Island this spring as more residents get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Dan McKee said Thursday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The 100th Miss America will be crowned before a live audience at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut following a year of virtual appearances and delayed competitions due to the pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Fifteen Rhode Island residents have been charged with defrauding unemployment insurance programs tied to federal COVID-19 relief funds, U.S. Acting Attorney Richard Myrus announced Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shortly before COVID-19 vaccinations began in January at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, officials held town hall meetings for inmates about the vaccines and put up informational posters around the facility.
WESTERLY — Gov. Dan McKee encouraged residents here and throughout the state to register for a COVID-19 vaccine during a visit to the town on Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Opening regional vaccination sites is critical to helping make sure that everyone in Rhode Island who wants a coronavirus shot, but who can't make it to a mass vaccination site, has access to one, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Daniel Roberts hadn’t had a vaccination since he was 6. No boosters, no tetanus shots. His parents taught him inoculations were dangerous, and when the coronavirus arrived, they called it a hoax. The vaccine, they said, was the real threat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a wide-ranging bill to address climate change that would require the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Gov. Daniel McKee has indicated he will sign it.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a…
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department.
WESTERLY — The mighty and massive granite blocks that make up the walls of part of the Potter Hill Mill remain in place, but the floors inside are falling in on each other. Other buildings on the site, made of brick and wood, are in various states of advanced decay and decrepitude.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University on Tuesday joined a growing number of colleges that will require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for in-person classes next fall.
The Democratic governor of Connecticut and the Republican governor of Massachusetts joined forces Tuesday to publicly pitch similar legislative proposals for curbing prescription drug costs, plans that would financially penalize drug manufacturers for excessive price increases.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is getting about $40 million in federal relief funding to address the ongoing hunger crisis that has been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Monday.
WESTERLY — The Planning Board will continue work Tuesday evening on what some are calling a controversial aspect of the town's newly revised Comprehensive Plan.
WESTERLY — Mail ballot applications are now available for the May 4 referendum on an $11 million road, sidewalk and water system bond, as well as a $2 million school repair bond.
PROVIDENCE — After weeks of rising prices to start the year, gas prices in Rhode Island have started to trend downward in recent weeks.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Islanders should remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management advises.
SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police are looking for upstanding, dedicated and hardworking men and women to become troopers.
WESTERLY — Film lovers will soon be able to sit comfortably in one of the United Theatre's three state-of-the-art movie houses and enjoy first-run art-house movies every day of the year.
WESTERLY — A proposed condominium development on East Avenue, conceptual plans to add housing to a golf course in Misquamicut, an approved development on South Drive, and a medical marijuana facility in Bradford all took the Town Council by surprise and led to the establishment of a Planning…
HARTFORD (AP) — University of Connecticut officials have placed five dormitories under quarantine because of a spike in coronavirus cases that may be related to large, off-campus parties.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Islanders in four communities, including Westerly, are running out of time to register to vote in upcoming special elections.
JOHNSTON (AP) — The future is uncertain for a 1,600-pound steer that enjoyed an extended reprieve from the slaughterhouse after escaping in Rhode Island.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Dinner reservations are gleefully being made again. Long-canceled vacations are being booked. People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to.
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island's College of Nursing graduate program is ranked 53rd in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
WESTERLY — The Town Council on Monday will review the latest proposal for tackling the problem of unauthorized connections to the municipal sewer system, which officials say continue to place high demands on the treatment plant and could cause sewage backups in homes and roadways.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Roger Williams University in Rhode Island will require all students to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus next fall if they want to step on campus.