WESTERLY — Boat owners who use or want to use one of the eight mooring fields in the town are required to apply for a permit and register for a permit by June 1 or reserve a spot on a waiting list. The requirement, which was approved by the Town Council as part of the municipal Boats, Waterw…
PROVIDENCE — Here are selected highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. All lawmakers named in this report are Democrats. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease
WESTERLY — Randall, Realtors has announced the addition of agent Tracy Gaccione to its Westerly office at 241 Post Road. “We are thrilled to welcome Tracy to our team,” said Jim Abbott, broker manager in Westerly.
WESTERLY — With a decision by the Town Council nearing on whether to send plans for the proposed school building project to a referendum, the School Committee has scheduled a special meeting on the project.
WESTERLY — The company building a 24-unit condominium complex on South Drive will return to the Planning Board Tuesday as it seeks approval of an amendment to its approved plans.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group will hold a climate strike vigil on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the fountain on Broad Street in downtown Westerly.
BOSTON — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 to the Marquis de Lafayette that was stolen from the Massachusetts state archives decades ago has been found, and an effort is underway to return it.
BOSTON — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. announced Friday that it had completed the acquisition of SI Financial Group Inc. and the merger of the Willimantic-based Savings Institute and Trust Company into Berkshire Bank.
WESTERLY — The state Department of Environmental Management's Wellhead Protection Area map will be incorporated into the town's zoning map following approval by the Town Council.
PROVIDENCE — The state Senate approved legislation Thursday intended to protect Rhode Islanders’ access to health insurance in the face of threats to the federal Affordable Care Act.
PROVIDENCE — The school building project proposed by the Westerly School Committee could receive a reimbursement rate of up to 52.5 percent if the project meets the bonus incentives it was designed to, a state Department of Education spokeswoman said Wednesday.
WESTERLY — A Pawcatuck woman is facing DUI charges after police said a patron found her slumped over the wheel of her car near Aldi's Supermarket before she then drove away as medics arrived to check on her.
WESTERLY — A Connecticut man arrested on a bench warrant early Sunday is facing a felony narcotic possession charge after the police said they found he was carrying four methamphetamine pills.
WESTERLY — A consultant hired by the School Committee will study the school district’s delivery of special education and other student support services to determine whether improvements are needed and if current resources are adequate and properly deployed.
PROVIDENCE — A bill to preserve federal abortion protections in state law failed to advance past a key Senate committee Tuesday in Rhode Island.
WESTERLY — The Town Council continued its analysis of the proposed school building project Monday as it moves closer to a decision on whether to send the project to referendum.
PROVIDENCE — A hotline for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes and find resources to recover that launched Monday can be a model for other states, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said.
WESTERLY — Members of the School Committee and its building subcommittee are rallying support for the proposed school redesign project that they hope the Town Council will let taxpayers decide at a referendum later this year.
WESTERLY — Nine teachers received nonrenewal notices this week and more could follow as the School Committee works to accommodate a lower than requested town appropriation to schools for the 2019-20 budget as well as declining student enrollment.
WESTERLY — Dennis L. Algiere has been promoted to executive vice president, chief compliance officer, and director of community affairs at the Washington Trust Company.
PROVIDENCE — The state Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that the Misquamicut, Scarborough North, and Roger Wheeler state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 11, until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers and the sa…
WESTERLY — Before there was Walmart, before there was Applebee's and before there was Valenti's, the Dunn's Corners neighborhood of Westerly was considered a sleepy section of town.
The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report found all three reporting counties in Rhode Island received failing grades for ozone pollution, and all three also reported an increase of year-round particle pollution.
WESTERLY — A newly installed security camera system that had been turned on for the season just two days earlier helped police identify a local man accused of stealing eight rolls of wooden snow fencing from a secure area beneath the pavilion at Westerly Town Beach.
WAKEFIELD — Deciding that lawyers for that Rhode Island Airport Corporation and the state Department of Transportation had relied too heavily on issues outside the scope of the original lawsuit filed on behalf of residents who live or own property near the Westerly State Airport, a Superior …
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday that it has found that the proposed Clear River Energy Center power plant at Burrillville will comply with state and federal air pollution control rules.
WESTERLY — A Westerly man convicted in 2015 for his role in an armed robbery scheme was arrested last week after the police said they found two semi-automatic handguns in the trunk of his car during a traffic stop.
PROVIDENCE — Sports betting is now expected to bring in about $15 million in Rhode Island in the next fiscal year, half of what state officials had hoped for, according to officials with the state lottery.