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-…
WOOD RIVER JCT. — A singing group from Chariho High School performed for nursing home residents and healthcare workers Thursday afternoon, marking the first time the group has sung publicly since the start of the pandemic.
WESTERLY — Debuting a movie on the big screen is the dream of every young filmmaker. On Thursday, roughly 40 students in two University of Rhode Island film production classes will realize that dream when their short films are screened at the Misquamicut Drive-In.
The amount of quahogs harvested in Rhode Island dropped by about 35% last year because of the pandemic, but officials expect landings to bounce back this year, aided by the opening of new shellfishing waters in the lower Providence River.
PORTLAND, Maine — Sharks use the Earth’s magnetic field as a sort of natural GPS to navigate journeys that take them great distances across the world’s oceans, scientists have found.
WESTERLY — A resident who insists he has evidence that tenets of critical race theory are being taught in the town's public schools says he remains committed to proving his assertion. School administrators and members of the School Committee say the man is wrong and has not substantiated his…
NEW HAVEN — Yale University is requiring its faculty and staff to get coronavirus vaccinations before the fall term, extending a requirement already imposed for students.
An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems and strokes.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The University of Rhode Island has received a $500,000 gift from alumnus and venture capitalist David Martirano that will support academic scholarships as well as the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7 by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed “normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Three Beluga whales arrived Friday night at their new home in a Connecticut aquarium after a legal battle to import them and two others from Canada.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island will no longer require residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to wear masks and socially distance in most public settings starting Tuesday, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Friday.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The nine people injured in a shooting in Rhode Island in which some 50 shots were fired are expected to recover, Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements said Friday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. Parents and guardians may now register for appointments for children in that age group in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nine people were wounded Thursday evening in Rhode Island's capital in what police there believe to be the largest shooting in city history.
WESTERLY — It was a back-to-school day of sorts Thursday for a few members of the Town Council who toured each of the district's buildings.
Anyone who visits Rhode Island will soon be able to get a coronavirus vaccine, and nightclubs will be allowed to open at full capacity by the end of May if patrons can prove they have received their shot, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday.
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Police in Bristol announced an arrest Thursday in connection with the posting of stickers bearing an image of Adolf Hitler in town last month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence school district administrator pleaded not guilty on Thursday to assault in connection to an unwanted foot massage he allegedly gave to a minor at a fitness center.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ringleader of a group that stole about $700,000 worth of construction equipment, boats, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles and trailers from dealers across New England has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up.
WESTERLY — While acknowledging the significance of administering more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, state officials say they are not letting up in the campaign to slow the spread of the virus.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — With no baseball team in town, McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket is being put to good use with the opening of a vaccination clinic at the site on Wednesday.
Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is preparing for the arrival of five beluga whales from a zoo and amusement park in Canada after navigating approval processes on both sides of the U.S. border and overcoming legal challenges from environmental groups.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence school administrator was arrested Monday and placed on paid leave after allegedly giving an unwanted foot massage to someone at a gym in another town.
WESTERLY — A resident of Winnapaug Road is facing charges of selling drugs that resulted in the January overdose death of a 65-year-old neighbor.
WESTERLY — Town officials are in frequent communication with their state counterparts to closely monitor the state's ongoing reopening efforts as the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic wanes in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island expects to start offering Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to children ages 12 to 15 later this week now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized its use for that age group, state officials said Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island state revenue estimates for this year and the next are higher than estimates made in the fall thanks to better-than-expected tax revenues.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two U.S. senators have recommended to President Joe Biden that Zachary Cunha be named the next U.S. attorney for the state.
What do you do during a pandemic when you're used to walking up to neighbors' houses and knocking on the door or ringing the doorbell to share comfort and hope?
WESTERLY — The Board of Finance is recommending that members of the Town Council take a closer look at how the municipal transfer station is funded, noting steady annual increases in the facility's reliance on the town budget.
PROVIDENCE — The mental health and education of Rhode Island children suffered greatly last year during the coronavirus pandemic, and children of color were the hardest hit, according to data released Monday by Kids Count, the national child advocacy nonprofit.
A bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said Sunday he has canceled a fundraising event that was being organized on his behalf by a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump.
WESTERLY — A newly acquired robotic machine will expand surgical capabilities at Westerly Hospital, provide a new option for a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery, and serve as another avenue for patients to receive high-level care in their community, doctors say.