WESTERLY — A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Management will be used to address tidal flooding that impedes access to Napatree Point in Watch Hill.
WESTERLY — A 20-year-old New York man is facing charges after the police said he allegedly stabbed a Westerly man four times and punctured his lung during an early August fight along Apache Drive.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she's considering delaying the start of school in the state by a few weeks to give administrators and families more time to prepare amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents of neighboring Rhode Island no longer have to comply with a two-week quarantine rule when they enter Connecticut. The state was removed on Tuesday from the list of states affected by a travel advisory that's supposed to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
PROVIDENCE — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward online instru…
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to report unusual cases of rabbit mortality to the department. A fatal disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), been detected in North America and is a highly contagious disease that affects both do…
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-…
Rhode Island registered one more death from COVID-19 and 176 newly reported positive cases over the weekend, state health officials said Monday.
KINGSTON — During a typical summer, Kristy Horan would have her hands full coordinating three summer fairs around the state, each showcasing youth-trained livestock, public speaking competitions, educational exhibits and more — plus similar activities at the Washington County Fair. But this …
It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
New Hampshire's hospitals are hurting financially and bracing for cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters will rubber-stamp the presidential nominees and decide a number of down-ballot races Tuesday, but the result everyone will be watching for is how the primary itself comes off. Local election officials will have to count an unusually large number of…
NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as crews worked to restore power to over 300,000 residents and businesses who were still without power after last week’s tropical storm.
PAWCATUCK — The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancellation of many outside events this summer, but a local tradition with deep religious roots — and 100 years of history — will go on as planned in Pawcatuck, with two processions dedicated to one woman.
WESTERLY — The Town Council will begin reviewing a draft version of the revised Comprehensive Plan later this month and hopes to complete its work, including public hearings, by Election Day in early November.
PROVIDENCE —New freshwater fishing regulations are in effect statewide, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is returning home following extensive renovations.
WESTERLY — At a time when crossing state lines might bring trepidation and confusion about travel bans and quarantine requirements, the town's business leaders are sounding a message: The greater Westerly-Pawcatuck region remains open.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island natural resource economist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a new way of documenting where commercial fishing is conducted in southern New England waters. The project is aimed at reducing conflict b…
The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but acknowledged the chances it would be highly effective are “not great.”
WESTERLY — An Oak Street resident has been charged after the police said he assaulted his cousin in the middle of High Street in late July, causing injuries that led to the victim receiving staples in his head.
WESTERLY —Washington Trust was named as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work by Providence Business News. This marks the 10th year in a row that Washington Trust has been named to the list, which recognizes the outstanding places of employment throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Ma…
The Rhode Island District Court will begin a volunteer lawyer program to assist the court in the adjudication of tenancy and eviction cases. The program’s goal is to provide tenants facing eviction with legal advice at the courthouse in negotiating payment plans, move-out dates and other ten…
BOSTON — Massachusetts is cracking down on larger gatherings, bars “masquerading” as restaurants and other events that could help spread the coronavirus as public health officials work to tamp down an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday.
WESTERLY — The Town Council moved a step closer this week to entering into an agreement that would allow the School Department's Transition Academy to move to the basement level of the old police station building on Union Street.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There have been 110 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two new virus-related deaths in Rhode Island, the state Department of Health reported Thursday.
WESTERLY — A Rumford man is facing one count of second-degree sexual assault after the police said he made several unwanted sexual advances and touched a woman inappropriately despite repeated efforts by the victim to get him to stop.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday announced new measures impacting travelers, restaurants and large parties as the state’s coronavirus cases continue to rise.
A burst of powerful winds caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday left Westerly and most of Stonington unscathed but struck neighboring small-town communities hard, leaving thousands without power.
WESTERLY — Fifteen Westerly High School football players have been ordered by the state Department of Health to quarantine for 14 days after coming into contact with two of the players who tested positive for COVID-19.
WESTERLY — A dog is getting a second chance at life after it was rescued from the mouth of the Pawcatuck River Wednesday morning when the animal became trapped in a strong current while swimming off Watch Hill.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say has ties to organized crime has started serving a five-year sentence stemming from his role in the beating of a married couple at a Providence club nearly a decade ago.
Winds from Tropical Storm Isaias struck the region quickly Tuesday afternoon before moving north towards Canada, but the storm led to numerous reports of fallen trees and branches that left roads closed and impacted thousands of electric customers in southwestern Rhode Island and southeaster…
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.
Travelers from Rhode Island have been added to the list of those who must quarantine while staying in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Massachusetts as some Northeast states begin to see signs of rising infections.
After slamming into the South Carolina-North Carolina border as a category 1 hurricane late Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias made its way into southern New England on Tuesday afternoon and was expected to impact the region well into the morning.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people who work for the Rhode Island Legislature will work from home for two weeks after some staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
WESTERLY — Supervised fall sports conditioning sessions have been put on hold after two student athletes tested positive for COVID-19.
WESTERLY — Plans for a 10-acre kelp farm off Napatree Point will not move forward now that an application has been rejected by the state Coastal Resources Management Council.
PROVIDENCE — The Providence public schools are offering remote learning to any student whose parents request it this fall, school officials said Monday.