WESTERLY — The School Committee's Building Subcommittee used funds in its budget to purchase banners asking voters to approve borrowing up to $71.4 million to pay for the proposed school building project, Superintendent of School Mark Garceau said Tuesday.

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them.

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the school's history.

      NEWPORT (AP) — A Rhode Island school department has agreed to turn off heat in the early mornings during peak demand to relieve the strain on the system.

      BRETT'S TIGERMeet author and illustrator Jan Brett tonight when Bank Square Books hosts an author presentation and book signing at 5 p.m. with the bestselling author for her new picture book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Tickets are $5 andc an be applied to the purchase of a book at the…

      A salmon farming group is defending its effort to be transparent with the public about the problem of escaped fish in the wake of an incident in which hundreds of salmon got loose near the border of Maine and Canada.

      NEW YORK — The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it’s reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there’s a need for “aggressive category-wide action.”

      SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate.

      HARTFORD — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology that has exonerated dozens of people wrongly locked up based on informants' lies.

      WESTERLY — Lila Delman Real Estate and Randall, Realtors have announced the sale of 81 Ocean View Highway for $2.9 million. The 4,081-square-foot shingled Cape Cod-style house has five bedrooms and guest quarters, and is situated on a 2½-acre lot with views of salt ponds, The Misquamicut Clu…

      WESTERLY — The union that represents the officers of the Westerly Police Department is performing a final review of a proposed three-year contract. The agreement was ratified by the Town Council on Monday by a 6-0-1 vote and union members previously gave a thumbs up to a draft version.

      WESTERLY — Peter August is the Rhode Island recipient of this year’s Environmental Merit award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He received the award at a ceremony in Boston on Sept. 10.

      WESTERLY — The Narragansett Bay Chorus will perform at the Westerly Armory Sunday at 3 p.m. at a fundraiser for the armory. The chorus, which numbers more than 40 and is sometimes known as American a Capella outside of Rhode Island, gives concerts two or three times a month across the countr…

        PROVIDENCE —State officials said Wednesday that Eastern Equine Encephalitis had been detected in a deer in Richmond, the second such case in Rhode Island during the current outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus. The state Department of Environmental Management reported the first deer infectio…

        WESTERLY — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Christine Lopes-Metcalfe, chief executive officer of the state Department of Education's School Building Authority, fielded questions from the School Committee and the Town Council Wednesday during a joint meeting focused on the proposed school b…

        HARTFORD — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the f…

        NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders.

        WESTERLY — The town will soon stop providing plowing and other services to roads that were never officially accepted as public. The decision follows months of study of more than 80 private roads by the town's engineering and legal staff.

        PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay will lead the 2019 Rhode Island coastal cleanup, part of an international effort by the Ocean Conservancy that involves more than a million volunteers removing trash from coastlines around the world.

          WESTERLY — Local police charged two men following a fight at Junk and Java last week that spilled into the parking lot. The men, Chad T. Raiche, 22, and Vincent J. Federico, 28, both of Westerly, were charged Friday with disorderly conduct and released on a promise to appear in Fourth Divisi…

          WESTERLY — The state Department of Environmental Management had to postpone last night's aerial spraying of insecticide for mosquitoes because of ground fog. The spraying is now scheduled to take place tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

          PROVIDENCE — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled him into a closed-door meeting with the governor in a stroller. He installed a bassinet and toy box in his of…