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.

    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…

      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.

      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%.

      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 — 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…

        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.

          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.