Students from low-income families in urban areas who stand to benefit most from a return to in-person lessons during the coronavirus pandemic are more likely to be learning remotely, exacerbating educational inequities that already exist, according to a report released Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their con…

WOOD RIVER JCT. — The ongoing pandemic means there won’t be a party to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Chariho High School, but Chariho Development Officer Katie Kirakosian said those who remember the school's first days, back in 1960, would be finding ways to share their me…

WESTERLY — The Planning Board will take another look at sections of the Comprehensive Plan dealing with rights of way to the shoreline and potential development of golf courses with housing now that the Town Council has concluded its first public hearing on proposed revisions to the plan.

Children in Rhode Island will still be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday, but she urged people not to hold Halloween parties, even if they are within the state's gathering limit of 15 people.

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.

As the number of COVID-19 patients in the Yale-New Haven hospital group grows, the system's doctors and administrators are asking the public to redouble efforts to slow the spread of the virus by wearing facemasks, following social distance recommendations and avoiding large crowds.

NEW YORK — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one.

WESTERLY — A 47-year-old local woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for precautionary evaluation after her Subaru Forester rolled onto its side when it was struck at the entrance to the Apple Rehab Clipper on Monday afternoon.

    WESTERLY — The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce has changed the venue for the Westerly Candidates Night forum to be held on Thursday, Oct. 22. Originally scheduled for the Westerly Middle School, the event will now take place at its traditional location, the Westerly Town Hall, 45 Broad S…

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn't help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 p…

    National Grid and Deepwater Wind, now Ørsted, were given a break by Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) when the agency granted the use of a cost-saving method for burying the Block Island Wind Farm power cables at a New Shoreham beach. Both companies now likely regret…