CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.
WESTERLY — A 24-year-old local man remains in state custody on bond after the police said he sold crack cocaine to an undercover informant over a six-week period.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine native is donating $100 million to Northeastern University to establish a graduate school and research center in Portland in hopes of transforming the city into a technology hub and sparking economic growth, officials said Monday.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices have dropped for the second straight week and with an increase in domestic supply and lower demand this time of year, officials said they expect the trend to continue.
The new superintendent for the struggling Providence Public School District said Monday he'll work with a sense of urgency to unleash “hope and opportunity” for students.
CHARLESTOWN — Michelle Kissinger says her greatest professional reward is seeing her elderly patients happy and safe, and living in their own homes.
WESTERLY — Local law enforcement agencies continue to search for a Norwich man who is accused of fatally shooting his cousin at point-blank range in the doorway of a Marriot Avenue home on Saturday afternoon.
WEST GREENWICH — Hopkins Hill Sand & Stone LLC, a quarry on New London Turnpike that borders the Big River Management Area, has been operating without a Rhode Island pollutant discharge elimination system permit for 16 years.
WESTERLY — Westerly Hospital will offer a 90-minute evidence-based QPR Suicide Prevention training on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital's Henry J. Nardone Conference Center, 25 Wells St.
WESTERLY — A Ledyard man was killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting in Westerly's North End and police in Connecticut were searching for the suspect, a Norwich man who was considered armed and dangerous.
WESTERLY — One hundred years ago, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Three days ago, four women arrived at the Westerly library — carrying books, papers and pamphlets — to talk about their plans to celebrate that milestone and the women and men who made i…
KINGSTON — In 1970, the University of Rhode Island became the first academic institution in the world to create a graduate program in ocean and coastal policy, management, and law. Since then, the Marine Affairs program has educated thousands of students, imparting skills necessary for them …
Westerly’s restaurants, bars, and other sellers of beverages and prepared meals reported taxable sales of $59.2 million during the town’s extended tourism season last year, an increase of 7.2% compared with the same period in 2018.
WESTERLY — Representatives of the Skills for Rhode Island’s Future program will be at the Westerly Education Center, 23 Friendship St., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m., to explain and interview candidates for a free workforce training program in process technology.
WESTERLY — Lack of access to the password-protected camera system at Bacock Village, interstate police communications, and the town's location in the corner of the state all presented challenges on Dec. 19 when multiple agencies responded to the shooting at the Cross Street housing complex.
NARRAGANSETT — It will come as no surprise to local anglers that different fish species are now found in Rhode Island waters. In some cases, these fish are displacing ones traditionally found here, and scientists are trying to understand which species pose the greatest threat to the native m…
KINGSTON — The Champlin Foundation has awarded $565,402 to the University of Rhode Island for highly advanced technologies that will enhance hands-on learning for hundreds of students in a variety of disciplines.
PROVIDENCE — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello canceled an audit of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Thursday after Rep. Blake Filippi, of Block Island, the top House Republican, filed a lawsuit accusing him of abusing his power.
Hopkinton recorded the biggest gain in single-family home sales in South County last year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors' year-end sales report.
KINGSTON — Atlantic purple sea urchins are common in coastal waters along the East Coast, and University of Rhode Island scientist Coleen Suckling thinks the Ocean State could become the home of a new industry to raise the spiny marine creatures for consumption in Japan and elsewhere around …
PROVIDENCE — Bills that would ban 3-D guns and assault weapons, and help the authorities screen gun buyers, have been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Editor's Note: The following story contains details regarding a response to a shooting that occurred at Babcock Village on Dec. 19. It contains graphic information that some readers may find disturbing.
WESTERLY — The Planning Board 5-1 Tuesday to approve the preliminary and master plans for a proposed redevelopment of three lots on Plimpton Road, at its intersection with Bay Street in Watch Hill.
WESTERLY — The state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a preliminary determination meeting Thursday on a 6-acre, bottom culture oyster farm proposed for the northeast corner of Quonochontaug Pond. The meeting is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
WESTERLY — A new itinerant early childhood program and the elimination of a fifth-grade teacher position are two items to emerge so far in the early stages of the School Committee 's work on the 2020-21 education budget.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump …
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill to undo a change to how medical marijuana dispensaries are regulated, to address a lawsuit by the governor.
HOPKINTON — In the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashaway, there is a headstone marking the grave of Amos Augusta, a slave who was born in Virginia, sold to another slave owner and eventually freed by the Emancipation Proclamation when he was about 40 years old.
To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit neighborhood.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Islanders hoping to catch President Trump's impeachment trial live and in person can request tickets from one of their Congress members.
WESTERLY — Members of a local group plan to highlight the life and words of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week and hope the whole town will join them.
WESTERLY — The school district's paraprofessionals, custodians and secretaries will receive pay increases of 2% in the first two years and 1.5% in the third and final year of a new contract approved by the School Committee this week. The new agreement also requires the union to switch to a h…
NARRAGANSETT — Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the appointment of Ryan Elsman as chief operating officer and Brandyn Brunelle as chief creative officer. They will work with John Hodnett and Pamela Delman-Hodnett, the owners, on strategic growth and daily operations and will continue to…
WESTERLY — Firefighters with the Dunn's Corners Fire Department will gather outside the Westerly Walmart from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, to raise money for the annual American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb.
CRANSTON — It's imperative that all relevant witnesses and facts be heard during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in their chamber, Rhode Island's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, said Friday.