554,636 Rhode Islanders are now considered fully vaccinated
RHODE ISLAND — Beginning Wednesday, everyone can leave their masks at home when enjoying the great outdoors.
WARWICK — Gov. Dan McKee helped to remove one of the biggest barriers to higher education last week, offering a brighter future to graduating high school students all across the state.
Senators Reed, Whitehouse and other officials pay tribute
Over 250 APRA requests brings committee to consider mediation
RHODE ISLAND – Life in the Ocean State has begun to resume some sense of normalcy, though there is still some question about what the college experience will look like for students attending school in Rhode Island this fall.
NARRAGANSETT — Narragansett High School (NHS) will infuse its English-Language Arts (ELA) curriculum with new learning materials unanimously approved by the school committee at the Wednesday night meeting. The new package from myPerspectives, a grades 9-12 curriculum, includes teacher licens…
NARRAGANSETT – Since the pandemic brought about widespread lockdowns, town council and other government meetings have been broadcast over video communication platform Zoom, prompting wider participation and greater access to local government. As new cases of COVID-19 sharply decline and the …
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a high vaccination rate and new cases of COVID-19 significantly decreasing, Rhode Island is preparing for life beyond the pandemic, and one local brewery has pledged assistance in letting the good times roll. As the summer begins and the state starts to lift most restr…
Senate, House Finance Committees hold sugary drink bills for further study
PROVIDENCE – Life is beginning to resume some sense of normalcy for fully vaccinated Rhode Islanders, who as of now, are able to forgo wearing a face mask in many public settings.
Members hope to see a survey go out to entire community for feedback
Broad Rock student raises awareness for women's heart health
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Town Manager Rob Zarnetske announced plans to resign his post on Tuesday after reportedly falling out of favor with the majority of the town council.
SOUTH COUNTY — It’s not every day the staff and residents at South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center get to celebrate a 100th birthday, so this one was extra sweet.
Efforts underway to expand affordable housing options
University will confer 4,438 academic degrees upon 4,093 students at commencement ceremonies
SOUTH COUNTY — This past year has brought no shortage of change and uncertainty, and for many, that has also brought on waves of stress and anxiety.
Sponsors oppose medical waste facility proposed on East Greenwich-West Warwick border
Debuting a movie on the big screen is the dream of every young filmmaker. And this coming Thursday, a few dozen students in two University of Rhode Island film production classes will realize that dream when their short films are screened at the Misquamicut Drive-In in Westerly.
President Biden’s recognition comes 106 years after massacre
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to build stronger community relations, the South Kingstown Police Department will be hosting a series of events to hopefully build-up positive ties with residents.
WAKEFIELD – The smell of warm bread wafted through the air and a line formed out the door on Saturday morning as South County Bread Company made its opening debut on Main Street.
$85 million bond overwhelmingly rejected by over 70 percent of voters
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rhode Island will retain its two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, newly released data from the 2020 census shows. According to the decennial survey, there are 1,097,379 people living in the Ocean State, defying estimates of a shrinking population.
NARRAGANSETT — Thanks to an upcoming virtual event hosted by the GFWC Women’s Club of South County, participants can dive into the recent publications of local and regional novelists while giving back to the community. Now in its 21st year, the Club’s major fundraiser, the annual Book and Au…
NARRAGANSETT – Contending that The Lighthouse Inn, located at 307 Great Island Road, has fallen into a state of disrepair, the Narragansett Town Council recently requested an investigation from the RI Attorney General’s Office into a possible intentional breach of the lease agreement between…
Community forum mostly draws supporters, few dissenting voices
Council wants to investigate how student information was shared
New outdoor mask-wearing guidelines to takes effect
The Narragansett High School football team finished out an undefeated regular season in style last week with a 42-0 victory over Scituate, securing the program’s first unbeaten campaign since 2003.
NARRAGANSETT – Hoping to make ground on campaign promises and the lack of local affordable housing stock, the town council on Monday unanimously approved the establishment of an affordable housing collaborative committee. The motion’s co-sponsor, town council president pro tem Susan Cicillin…
STATEHOUSE – A bill recently approved by the Rhode Island Senate would require all public school districts within the state to train all personnel in suicide awareness and prevention annually.
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, vaccine eligibility expanded to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and older, marking the largest age demographic vaccines against COVID-19 have been available to since the state’s rollout.
NARRAGANSETT — When considering the recent state of politics, Narragansett native, author and multi-sport coach, Ellen White, took the advice she normally supplies to her athletes.
PROVIDENCE – The Attorney General’s Office recently ordered the release of internal affairs (IA) reports detailing police misconduct and neglect of duty, among other complaints, from the Narragansett Police Department (NPD), finding that the department had violated the Access to Public Recor…
Measure to move on to the House of Representatives
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In less than two weeks time, community members will have finally answered the question of whether the high school will stay or go, but until then, tensions continue to run high.
Dooley prepares to say goodbye to southern Rhode Island
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island Theater Department’s first full-stage production in more than a year is getting a much larger audience than expected.
NARRAGANSETT – Citing both national and statewide studies, along with a survey sent out to parents within the district, the Narragansett School Committee Wednesday night unanimously approved a later start time for Narragansett High School (NHS). The change will take effect at the beginning o…
WAKEFIELD — Seeing an opportunity to expand its philanthropic efforts beyond Washington County, the Rotary Club of Wakefield recently made a large donation of food products to assist hungry families in Providence. The group sponsored the purchase of nutritious food supplements from Edesia, a…
NARRAGANSETT – With members citing a lack of parking in the pier and congestion during the busy summer season, the town council in a recent split vote approved a motion to direct town staff to review a 2011 parking study of the area and provide recommendations to the council to increase park…
NARRAGANSETT — The town council recently unanimously awarded the contract for the design of converting the former Belmont building in the Pier Marketplace into a new public library. The selected firm, HBM Architects, based in Cleveland, OH, submitted the winning bid at $354,280.
NARRAGANSETT – The town has put forward a FY 2022 budget of $63,873,795, an expenditure plan that will still need to be vetted and approved by the town council before passage. The main drivers of the proposed budget are allocation to schools, salaries and benefits for town employees and capi…
NARRAGANSETT — On Monday night, the Narragansett town council approved a pair of motions seeking to fill vacancies for the positions of town clerk and parks and recreation director. The move comes as Theresa Donovan, town clerk, and Steven Wright, parks and recreation director, announced the…
KINGSTON – From the early winter of 1692 to the spring of 1693, 19 people accused of witchcraft, most of them women, were executed in Salem, Mass. Drawing from the paranoia of the Salem witch trials and its aftermath, a new student short film from the University of Rhode Island (URI) will ex…
Doctor who uncovered Flint water crisis to deliver keynote address
Cummiskey: Current plan aligns with community visioning work
WAKEFIELD — After 48 years of service, small business owners Gerry and George Siegmund made the bittersweet decision to close South County Motors and move onto the next chapter of their lives.