WESTERLY — Two-dozen rights of way that provide access to the shoreline have been surveyed and many cleared and marked with granite posts under a program directed by Town Manager J. Mark Rooney at the request of the Town Council.
Rhode Island's attorney general asked the state's two biggest hospital groups to explain their coronavirus vaccine distribution policies in light of reports that some board members, trustees and administrative staff have been receiving inoculations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee the Commerce Department took a tough line on China in her confirmation hearing Tuesday, though she stopped short of singling out which Chinese companies should remain on a list that limits their access to advanced U.S. technology.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's engineering school has canceled a class that intended to evaluate a policing strategy based on U.S. military tactics after students raised concerns about the strategy's impact on people of color.
Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.
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-…
WAKEFIELD — A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Westerly and several current and former officials in a lawsuit filed by former Zoning Official Elizabeth Burdick that claimed town officials had defamed, conspired, and retaliated against her.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has received an infusion of more than $70 million in federal funding to bolster the state’s coronavirus testing and vaccination programs, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Monday.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices are continuing to rise in Rhode Island following substantial increases in demand over the past few weeks.
Despite opposition from Save The Bay, the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has approved blasting a portion of Narragansett Bay to accommodate the construction of nuclear submarines.The project, put forth by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC), includes a new pier, Navy vesse…
KINGSTON — Scientists at the University of Rhode Island have begun a three-year effort to capture and track fishers throughout western Rhode Island to better understand their population numbers and movement as the animals expand into more developed areas of the state.
Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, who is set to take over as governor if Gina Raimondo is confirmed as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary, says he’d like to see changes to the state’s coronavirus vaccine distribution plan.
WESTERLY — Phoebe Huang had never even heard of Zoom. But when the regular, in-person meetings of her beloved writers group were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and group leaders suggested moving to Zoom for the group's weekly meetings, she quickly mastered the online videoconferenci…
NARRAGANSETT — After a year of ebb and flow, an effort to allow and expand parking for surfers in Point Judith has been approved.“Parking was restored to the avenues near Point Judith tonight … thank you to all that were involved … it took the entire community to fix this and will take the e…
DETROIT — Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The alleged ringleader of a group accused of stealing about $700,000 worth of excavators, boats, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, and trailers from dealers in four New England states has been captured in Florida, federal prosecutors say.
LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
STONINGTON — A design plan for the construction of sidewalks along Route 1 in Pawcatuck is about 90% complete and officials have met with eight of the 28 property owners who would be impacted as the town readies to unveil the project proposal to the public in February.
WESTERLY — Three people are facing charges after the police said they failed to call for emergency help following the suspected overdose of a local woman earlier this week.
KINGSTON — University of Rhode Island hydrogeologist Thomas Boving and colleagues at EnChem Engineering Inc. are testing a proprietary new technology for quickly removing and destroying hazardous chemical compounds from soil and groundwater.
Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls.
WESTERLY — Following several revisions designed to address public concerns regarding commercial recreation development zone and right of ways, members of the Town Council have officially approved a 20-year Comprehensive Plan for the town.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general is reviewing whether the state's largest hospital operators are properly distributing COVID vaccines.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate climbed to 8.1% in December as the state lost 6,300 jobs, state labor officials said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will begin to ease some of its pandemic restrictions on businesses as spikes in the number of hospitalizations and new cases of COVID-19 have begun to slow, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed an order allowing retired teachers to return to the classroom while continuing to collect their full pension, a move meant to help alleviate a shortage of substitutes exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous years.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A First Amendment rights organization with the backing of journalism organizations is asking Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full media briefings and respond to direct questioning from reporters during those briefings.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in the American Southwest, including one on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined environmental groups in suing when the boun…
In what could be the longest of legal long shots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that President Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant the rioters a full pardon.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Organizers of the Newport St. Patrick’s Day parade are looking at postponing this year's event until September since it looks increasingly unlikely it can go on in March.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices are on the rise, and an 8-cent increase over the past week has pushed prices up by nearly 20 cents per gallon over the past month.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives has canceled its session on Tuesday after some members of the senior and operational staff tested positive for COVID-19.
NEW YORK — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.
KINGSTON — Several University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students and professors have stepped up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at the Care New England Field Hospital in Cranston, including Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Todd Brothers who is coordinating pharmacy efforts there.
Across the region, law enforcement officers have expressed outward support for efforts to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination plan to help bring an end to the pandemic.
An environmental group said last week that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered.
STONINGTON — Like a fairy tale with a happy ending, Stephen and Suzanne Capizzano have figured out how to slay the dragon in order to live in the land of peace, harmony and health.
WESTERLY — The owner of four Misquamicut businesses has secured Licensing Board approval to open later this year but officials say they will be keeping a close eye on his operations. Meanwhile, the businessman faces a $135,000 Municipal Court fine related to a lighted sign installed on the f…