Newport council approves moratorium on North End development
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport has enacted a six-month moratorium on some development activities in a section of the city that includes the now-closed Newport Grand casino.
2 dead in Derby crash involving motorcycle and shuttle bus
DERBY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say two people have died in a crash involving a motorcycle and a shuttle bus in Derby.
Police say the two victims are 23-year-old Ronald Kennedy, of...
Committee considers banning cellphones from classrooms
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school committee is trying to curb cellphone use by students in classrooms.
The school committee in Newport introduced a proposal Monday that would ban...
Firefighter accused of walking into store naked enters plea
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts firefighter who police say walked naked into a Rhode Island convenience store on a dare to buy a soda has been ordered to perform community service and donate...
Bodies of 2 victims of 1944 circus fire to be exhumed
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Forensic experts are set to exhume the bodies of two unidentified victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in an effort to determine if one of them was a Vermont...
Retired Navy officer pleads not guilty in child sex case
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former faculty member at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, has pleaded not guilty to engaging in sex with a minor and other charges.
Charges against woman in deaths of 3 dogs dismissed
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Rhode Island woman whose three dogs died after police say she left them in a hot car.
Discrimination suit against Rhode Island casino settled
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A woman who worked at a now-closed Rhode Island casino has settled her age and gender discrimination lawsuit against the casino’s operators.
Goran Ivanisevic leads fan vote in Hall of Fame balloting
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic has gained the most fan votes for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.
That means 2001 Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic will get a bonus...
Coyote forum planned for Rhode Island communities
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Residents of three Rhode Island communities will get a chance to learn more about the coyotes in their midst.
The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission has scheduled a...
State trooper’s fighting, resisting arrest charges dismissed
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Authorities have dismissed charges against a Massachusetts State Police trooper who had been accused of disorderly fighting and resisting arrest outside a Rhode Island...
Prosecutor: Retired Navy officer indicted for enticing minor
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors say a retired U.S. Navy officer has been indicted for allegedly enticing a minor and distributing and possessing child pornography.
5 nonprofits share grant to enhance security
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Jewish organizations and an Islamic school in Rhode Island are sharing a $150,000 grant to enhance security.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency says...
State trooper arrested after altercation outside nightclub
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper has been charged with disorderly fighting and resisting arrest outside a Rhode Island nightclub.
Rhode Island schools cut gas heat for cash
NEWPORT, R.I. (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.
Researchers to discuss efforts to find Captain Cook’s ship
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Researchers looking for the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world are holding a public meeting in Rhode Island to discuss their...
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Fire chief: Man injured in Newport fire dies
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials say a man injured in a blaze in Rhode Island over the holiday weekend has died.
Newport Fire Chief Brian Dugan confirmed to The Newport Daily News on...
Proposal to increase liquor licenses issued creates division
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A proposal from Rhode Island hotel developers to expand the number of liquor licenses permitted in Newport has caused a stir.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets with war college students
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has met with students at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island.
Policymakers and defense businesses to meet in Rhode Island
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Policymakers and defense industry representatives are coming together in Rhode Island to discuss innovation and technologies in development for the military.
Police officer suffers minor injuries in rollover crash
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A police officer in Newport, Vermont, has been injured in a rollover crash during a high-speed chase.
The Caledonian-Record reports that Officer Andrew Gonyaw suffered...
4 Grand Slam champions on 2020 tennis Hall of Fame ballot
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martínez and Jonas Björkman are the four candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's class of 2020.
Release of report into fatal boat crash delayed
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials say an investigation into a fatal boat crash in Rhode Island will take longer than originally expected.
Michael Healey, chief public affairs officer at the...
1st phase of makeover to The Breakers landscape is completed
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The grounds and gardens at The Breakers mansion in Newport are getting a makeover.
Officials say the first phase of a multimillion-dollar landscape restoration project...
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Pangaea Logistics: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. (PANL) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Newport, Rhode Island-based company said it...
1 dead after sailboat, motorboat collide off Newport
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials have identified the 60-year-old woman killed in a boating accident that happened during a regatta in Narragansett Bay.
1 dead after sailboat, motorboat collide off Newport
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says one person is dead following a collision between a motorboat and a sailboat participating in a regatta off Newport.
Rhode Island health officials warn of blue-green algae risk
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are cautioning people to avoid contact with seven lakes and ponds because of potential risks from blue-green algae.
Community pushes back on Rhode Island casino development
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island developer's plan to build a $100 million mixed-use project at the site of the now-closed Newport Grand slots parlor is facing an uphill battle with the city's...
Newport schools respond to possible malware attack
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials say a possible malware attack on a Rhode Island school system's computers has been stymied and it does not appear any sensitive student or financial information has...
High court upholds sentence of convicted murderer
NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a convicted murderer's sentence of 20 years to life in connection to a May 2015 shooting.
Ex-Vermont prison guard gets 3 months for drug smuggling
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont correctional officer has been sentenced to three months in jail for a conviction of working with an inmate to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the...
Naval War College’s 1st female president takes command
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College has officially assumed command of the school.
The college said Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield became the 57th...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island commission has issued a permit for an intensive archaeological investigation of a shipwreck that researchers believe is the vessel 18th-century explorer Capt....
Woman charged in deaths of 3 dogs freed on bail
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Police say three dogs died after a Rhode Island woman left the animals in a car for an hour and 43 minutes on a day when the temperature reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island hospital's decision to relocate a chapel created in memory of a late doctor has left his family in dismay.
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — An environmental commission is allowing Vermont's largest landfill to expand for another 10 years and has placed restrictions on the treatment of water drained from the...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A developer wants to demolish the former Newport Grand slots parlor and build hotels, apartment buildings, offices and retail space.
Titanic survivor’s light-up cane goes for $62,500 at auction
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Titanic survivor's walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, sold for $62,500 at an auction of maritime items, the auction house...
Woman charged with firing BB gun toward children
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is facing charges after police say she fired a BB gun toward children.
The Caledonian Record reports that 28-year-old Christina Rollins, of Newport, is...
Isner wins Hall of Fame tourney on Newport’s hot grass
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — John Isner lumbered toward the net and didn't get to see his match-ending forehand winner down the line as he fell forward onto the extremely hot grass court.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Reality TV star Jesse James is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of one of his beloved dogs.
James in an Instagram post says the 6-year-old French bulldog named...
Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be...
Isner advances to final on Newport’s hot grass courts
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner overcame extremely hot conditions and a first-set tiebreaker loss to beat fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday and...
Bigger tires in store for Formula One
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars.