Correction: Slave History Medallions story
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In a story June 17 about efforts to mark sites in Rhode Island with ties to slavery, The Associated Press erroneously reported Joanne Pope Melish's academic affiliation....
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College says she's humbled by her selection as college president and looks forward to serving in that role.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials in a Rhode Island city say several stiff cords found stretched across a path recently were intentionally placed there to injure people.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy's top admiral said Wednesday that he felt he had enough information to warrant removing the president of the Naval War College from his post this week, days after The...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An instructor recently named teacher of the year in a Rhode Island community has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Community College of Rhode Island is using a sensory tool to help the public understand what it's like to live with dementia.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is touting a new business and technology center designed to help more local businesses win U.S. Navy contracts.
LONDON (AP) — Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow, who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife in two trials that drew intense international attention in the 1980s,...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Ecuadorian man is facing federal charges that he was transporting seven people who were in the United States illegally.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island mansion once owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton is on the market for nearly $12 million.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nonprofit that helps veterans has set up its memorial to U.S. service members killed in action.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island placed boots at Fort...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case were indicted on federal charges unsealed Wednesday over a failed...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of officials in what prosecutors say was a fraudulent Vermont investment plan (all times local):
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A new app is expected to make it easier for boaters who wish to cross the U.S.-Canadian border on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont and southern Quebec.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor and lieutenant governor are asking the legislature to pass a bill they say will allow the state to demand greater accountability from National...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers are unveiling their plans to study a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island, hoping to determine if it's the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook...
Newport makes push to merge high schools with Middletown
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport is again making a push to merge the city's public high school with neighboring Middletown's high school.
The Newport Daily News reports that the City Council...
Rhode Island owed millions in unpaid tolls, fines
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — State officials say drivers crossing Rhode Island's Newport Pell Bridge have racked up $9.6 million in unpaid tolls, fees and fines in the last six years, and there is often...
City of Newport to seek grant for EV charging station
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The city of Newport wants to welcome drivers of electric vehicles with charging stations for them.
The Caledonian Record reports the Newport City Council voted this week...
Police: Gunman, 1 other dead in Tennessee mall shooting
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a man apparently fatally shot a Pennsylvania woman and wounded a Massachusetts man outside an outlet mall near Great Smoky Mountains National Park before...
Superintendent says high school closed due to threat
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school district superintendent says a high school is closed due to a "credible threat."
The North Country Union High School was closed Thursday.
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has pleaded not guilty to a new first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife.
The Caledonian Record reports a judge found probable cause for the new...
Panel seeks feedback on school safety recommendations
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A panel formed to help find ways to reduce violence and keep kids safe in Vermont schools is holding an open meeting to gather feedback on its recommendations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has announced $100,000 in grants to two communities for outdoor recreation.
Randolph will receive $65,000 to promote events and design trails,...
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Residents warned to be wary of counterfeit $100 bills
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police and bank officials in Vermont are warning residents to be wary of counterfeit bills.
The Caledonian-Record reports the Newport Police Department says several...
Bank robber gets 4 years for robbing Tiverton bank
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who robbed a Rhode Island bank has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Justin Davis, of Fall River, was...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nonprofit that helps veterans says it's moving its memorial to U.S. service members killed in action.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island said Friday that...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials from the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the city of Newport expect to finalize the sale of most of the municipal Armory later this month.
Deadline approaches to enter ice guessing contest
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — There is less than one month left to guess how long the ice will last on Vermont's Lake Memphremagog.
The Caledonian-Record reports participants in the annual Joe's Pond...
Opponents of landfill expansion ask for air quality study
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Opponents of expanding a Vermont landfill are asking the state to begin air quality monitoring at the site.
Newport residents are asking the state Agency of Natural...
Body of missing Arkansas man recovered from floodwaters
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a man who had been missing in rising floodwaters on a road near the Black River in northeastern Arkansas.
Businesses, nonprofits urged to seek disaster relief
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island and Massachusetts businesses and nonprofit agencies that lost natural gas service in January due to extreme cold temperatures are being urged to submit...
Funeral held for sailor in V-J Day Times Square kiss photo
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was mourned Friday at a funeral in Rhode Island.
Sailor in V-J Day Times Square kiss photo to be laid to rest
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Funeral arrangements for the sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II have been scheduled.
George Mendonsa's daughter says her father died Sunday after he fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he had lived with his wife of 70 years. He was 95.
Billionaire buys fourth Newport estate
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billionaire Larry Ellison has apparently purchased a fourth home in Newport, Rhode Island for $11 million, reuniting a 9-acre estate created in 1881.
The Newport Daily News reports that a deed for the Seacliff home was signed by its seller trustee on Jan. 31. The address of the buyer has been used by Ellison before.
Several artists announced for Newport Jazz festival
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Bad Plus and Buika are among the first wave of artists announced for this year's Newport Jazz Festival .
The three-day festival in Rhode Island is scheduled for August 2, 3 and 4 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Lawmakers seek to form natural gas commission
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have filed a bill to create a commission to oversee a study of the state's natural gas and electricity system following a weeklong natural gas outage.
Newport pushes for increase in hotel and meal taxes
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport city councilors and the city manager are pushing for an additional 1 percent for hotel and meal taxes to go to local communities.
Man who tried to force way into high school gets probation
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A man charged with assaulting a teacher who tried to block him from forcing his way into a Rhode Island high school's gymnasium has pleaded no contest.
The Newport Daily News reports that 23-year-old Marcus Schlip was sentenced to three years of probation on Wednesday after entering his plea to charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
Officials launch ice guessing contest on Vermont lake
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have launched their annual contest to guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog.
McKee: New bill would improve utilities’ emergency response
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee is pushing for legislation he says will improve the emergency response of utility companies, following a weeklong natural gas outage that affected the Newport area.
National Grid says a dramatic pressure drop forced it to suspend service to thousands of customers in Newport and Middletown in late January.
Damage from natural gas outage leads to business closure
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island business is closing permanently and the owner is blaming the weeklong natural gas outage that affected the Newport area.
Tim Johnson says he had to close his free-to-use Kid Corner children's play space in Newport after a burst pipe during the gas outage cased significant damage to the business.