State Rep. Blake Filippi has spent much of the past two years working to shine a spotlight on operations of state government, an effort he said is necessary to hold the majority accountable, fight corruption and protect the taxpayer.
WESTERLY — Residents and others are asking the Town Council to formally refer a disputed right of way to the shoreline in Weekapaug to state authorities.
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.
Connecticut's coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday, urging residents to be disciplined "a little bit longer.”
WESTERLY — A Chestnut Street man is facing charges after the police said he responded to requests that he turn down his music and go inside at 4 a.m. by calling 911 four times in five minutes to complain the officers were "disrespecting him."
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-…
In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester, Virginia, this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference.
PROVIDENCE — The city of Providence is throwing a lifeline to small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic with microgrants of up to $10,000, officials said Monday.
PROVIDENCE — The price of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped by a penny per gallon in the past week, remaining four cents lower than the national average.
It may not be a hit with Rhode Island motorists looking for parking spots, but restaurateurs and shop owners have embraced moving outdoors into the street during the coronavirus.
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…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you're registered to vote.
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians who lined up at the nation’s oldest ballpark on Saturday were far more focused on the ballot box than the batter’s box.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An invasive insect has reappeared in parts of Connecticut, and experts are worried it could spell danger for some of the state’s crops and trees.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's coronavirus test positivity rate and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 are continuing to climb, according to state Department of Health data released Friday.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Anyone planning a trip to Salem this month to celebrate Halloween needs to cancel their plans, the mayor of the Massachusetts city famous for its 1692 witch trials said Friday.
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.
WESTERLY — Westerly Hospital announced Thursday that it will restrict visitor access except under extenuating circumstances because of the rising incidences of COVID-19 in the area.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family house in Rhode Island hit a record of $339,900 in September, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
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.
WESTERLY — The Town Council is putting taxpayer "money where its mouth is" by approving a gift of $5,000 to help the Westerly Library protect the Christopher Columbus statue in Wilcox Park.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is heading into troubled waters if coronavirus numbers continue to trend in an upward direction, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — A man broke into Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's home in the middle of the day while the governor's wife and daughter were inside and a state trooper was parked outside, authorities said.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices have remained unchanged in Rhode Island over the past eight days, costs in the state with the state remaining five cents per gallon below the national average.
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.
In the fourth in a series of talks on offshore renewable energy, European scientists shared their research on the effects of wind turbines on the food web.
PROVIDENCE — Four Rhode Island bars have been temporarily closed for alleged noncompliance with regulations meant to control the spread of the coronavirus, state health officials say.
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…
WESTERLY — Divers and rescue swimmers with fire and EMS agencies across the southern Rhode Island shoreline rushed into the waters of Weekapaug Overlook in late September, battling the choppy Atlantic waves as they simulated saving a drowning victim just off the rocky shoreline.
NARRAGANSETT — Evidence continues to accumulate about human and wildlife exposure to chemical compounds called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively referred to as PFAS, and their deleterious effects on the environment. The latest study, by a University of Rhode Island graduate s…
NEW LONDON (AP) — State and local officials on Monday urged southeastern Connecticut residents to get tested for COVID-19 and be careful around friends, family members and co-workers, noting the region's infection rate remains relatively high compared to the rest of the state.
KINGSTON — Health agencies recommend wearing a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. But what if a face mask could be used as much more than a mitigation strategy in the battle against COVID-19?
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…
Stonington High School graduate Andrea McKenna Brankin, who makes her home in Singapore these days, is a 49-year-old journalist and married mother of an eight-year-old daughter who lives a full life... all while living with bipolar disorder.
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…
NEWPORT — The Newport Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing for next month on the proposed demolition of buildings on a city wharf where toxic chemicals have been found.
WESTERLY — The three people standing in front of the large, round, oil painting hanging on the bright, yellow wall inside the Hope Recovery Community Center of Westerly Thursday morning were all in agreement.
WESTERLY — The condition of school buildings and athletic fields and education funding were central topics for candidates seeking seats on the School Committee during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters South County.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's top elections official is reminding residents that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for the general election is Tuesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide tried to help people picture what they would have seen there more than 160 years earlier.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled Florida woman paid a virtual visit to Maine and left a trail of lawsuits in her wake. Six to be exact.