WESTERLY — Potential changes to operations at the municipal transfer station will be discussed Monday by the Town Council when it conducts a workshop meeting.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's coronavirus transmission rate continues to rise, and is now up to 85 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Health.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Christina Darling finally replaced her 2006 Chevrolet Equinox after it broke down several times while picking her children up from day care. But the 31-year-old mother of two was struggling to keep up with the car payments.
RICHMOND - New Rhode Island freshwater fishing rules and regulations that took effect statewide today include two changes for Beaver River, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Hospital has been recertified by the Joint Commission for its Acute Stroke Ready Hospital program to ensure patients presenting with stroke symptoms will be treated quickly and safely to prevent brain loss. Westerly was first certified in 2019 after implementing Yale …
WESTERLY — Randall Realtors Compass announced the sale of 27 Pasadena Avenue for $4,300,000. Data from the Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service shows this is the third-highest value sale of 2021 in Westerly.
Located in the Watch Hill Fire District, the newly built 4,000 sq. ft., four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom, unfinished contemporary waterfront home has a wraparound deck on the first level overlooking the water and the property’s in-ground pool. The home also offers private access to the water with a deep-water dock.
The property, which closed on July 20, was sold by Rick Wucik of Randall’s Westerly office.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public schools in Rhode Island are now required to teach a comprehensive African American history and heritage curriculum under legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Daniel McKee.
Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
WESTERLY — Several questions were submitted by viewers during a virtual workshop Wednesday on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Pawcatuck River Coastal Storm Management Project, which is intended to reduce the potential damage of hurricanes and other severe weather events by elevating select…
Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, and switched channels when we were bored.
BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974, court records show.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Central Falls is instituting a mask mandate for all city-owned buildings as COVID-19 cases start to rise again around the state, the mayor announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza had to be held back from Gov. Dan McKee during a disagreement over a proposed contract for the city's public school teachers.
WESTERLY — The Licensing Board unanimously approved issuance of a liquor license for the United Theatre Wednesday pending the facility's approval for the license by the state Department of Health and Division of Taxation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Top state leaders in Rhode Island on Wednesday recommended that all students, staff and faculty wear face coverings when schools fully reopen this fall.
PROVIDENCE — A former Westerly zoning enforcement officer is appealing a lower court judge's decision in her defamation lawsuit to the state Supreme Court.
HOPKINTON — Members of the Potter Hill Dam Information Committee are urging project organizers to consider alternative options to removing the dam, a request that the Town Council is prepared to bring to Westerly after the committee expressed concerns the project could impact as many as 70 w…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several members of the group arrested after an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway earlier this month have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that state courts have no jurisdiction over the case.
The Defense Department has dragged its feet on protecting service personnel from “forever chemicals” at military installations and isn't doing enough to track health effects from exposure to the toxic compounds, according to an internal audit.
WESTERLY — The Dunn’s Corners Verizon Wireless Zone, 224 Post Road, will be holding its annual Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free backpacks containing school supplies will be given to children attending the event with families, while supplies last. There will be food …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston area's subway system faces a severe threat from rising seas over the next 50 years that could cause flooding and cut critical links around the city, according to a new study.
WESTERLY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a virtual public workshop Wednesday night to discuss a project aimed at reducing the risk of storm damage by elevating coastal properties in Westerly, Charlestown, Narragansett, and South …
NARRAGANSETT — The easing of rules on outdoor dining that proved to be a critical lifeline for many Rhode Island restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic were extended Monday during a ceremonial bill signing by Gov. Daniel McKee.
WESTERLY — Parking will be restricted on Canal and High streets on Wednesday due to road paving and placement of paint markings. Parking on High Street will also be restricted between Broad Street and Railroad Avenue.
PROVIDENCE — The cost for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is down week-over-week for the first time since May, but further declines will be dependent on a number of conditions moving forward.
WESTERLY — A lawsuit filed against the town by its former human resources director claiming she faced illegal retaliation and that her rights under whistleblower and family leave laws were violated has been settled out of court for $98,500.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list.
MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Parents are demanding answers after a New Hampshire summer camp that calls itself one of the best in the nation unexpectedly shut down after just six days this month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Swimmers are being urged to avoid ponds in Foster and Kingston that have high levels of bacteria, the Rhode Island Department of Health said Friday.
WESTERLY — The Planning Board and Economic Development Commission are supporting a stormwater demonstration project that is intended to develop nature-based methods to reduce and improve the quality of water that runs into the Pawcatuck River.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee has signed into law legislation allowing restaurants to continue to use COVID-19 modifications, including outdoor dining and takeout windows.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Environmental officials in Rhode Island have extended their ban on shellfish harvesting in certain areas of the state.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An online fundraiser for a suspended Rhode Island police officer has been taken down and money returned to donors.
WESTERLY — The School Committee's Building Subcommittee will strive to keep town and school officials as well as residents up to date as it continues to work on development of a project to address deficiencies in district schools, subcommittee members said.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Boaters in Rhode Island may be thrilled, but state and local officials say they're not celebrating the return of a popular boating event.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is working with local mental health experts to change the way city law enforcement responds to public safety calls.
WESTERLY — A proposed ordinance aimed at regulating short-term house rentals will remain on the drawing board after the Town Council received a host of new comments from property owners engaged in the practice.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) away.
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — The superintendent of a Rhode Island school district roiled by a debate over starting the coming school year on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah has resigned.