WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ AstroNova Inc. (ALOT) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.4 million.
The West Warwick, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 20 cents per share.
The printer and electronic instrument maker posted revenue of $34.2 million in the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties plans to challenge a Rhode Island policy that bars vanity license plate applications deemed indecent.
ACLU Rhode Island Executive Director Steven Brown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state Ethics Commission denied motions by a Rhode Island Supreme Court justice to dismiss a complaint against him Tuesday.
The complaint alleges Justice Francis Flaherty violated ethics rules by not reporting his service on the board of a Catholic lawyers’ group ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne Carcieri (kuh-CHEHR’-ee) is being laid to rest a day after hundreds of people gathered for her wake.
Carcieri’s funeral Mass was scheduled for Tuesday at Our Lady of Mercy Church in East Greenwich.
Carcieri died last week ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With recreational marijuana sales beginning in neighboring Massachusetts, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo “remains open” to exploring options for Rhode Island.
Press secretary Josh Block says the governor is closely watching what’s happening in neighboring ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices are falling just in time for the holiday season.
AAA Northeast said Monday that its weekly survey found self-serve regular selling for an average of 2.71 per gallon in Massachusetts. That price is 3 cents lower than last week and 13 cents below the ...
Judge: Convicted sex offender did not violate probation
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A judge in Rhode Island has ruled that a man who spent decades in prison for molesting children did not violate his probation by putting incorrect information on a marriage license application.
The decision on Monday means that Richard Gardner will be released from ...
Vacant building featuring lewd mural of mayor demolished
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A dilapidated building that featured an unflattering public mural of a Rhode Island mayor wearing a crown and sitting on a toilet has been torn down.
The Providence Journal
BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island’s top tourism official has been named the new head of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The organization’s board on Friday selected Martha Sheridan as its new CEO. She succeeds Pat Moscaritolo, who retires in February 2019.
Sheridan has ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cost of food in Rhode Island has increased by 15 percent over the past two years, outpacing wage growth, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank said Monday.
The food bank released its annual report on hunger to coincide with Thanksgiving week.
Food bank CEO ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant for its work to improve the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the U.S. Department of Energy awarded funding to East Greenwich-based ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college.
The Rhode Island Democrat says the free workshop is designed to help students navigate federal and state financial aid programs, learn about their options and get ...
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Ahmere Dorsey returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, Momodou Mbye and D.J. Stewart had interceptions — all in the fourth quarter — and Rhode Island held on to defeat New Hampshire to a 24-21 on Saturday.
The Rams (6-5, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) had seen ...
23 child adoptions finalized at Rhode Island celebration
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Residents across Rhode Island have gathered to celebrate the placement of 23 children with new families as part of National Adoption Day.
More than 250 people attended Saturday’s event at the Kent County Courthouse in Warwick. The adoptions of 23 children with 19 ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say they will be stocking ponds with trout for Thanksgiving week.
The Department of Environmental Management is adding hatchery-raised trout to four ponds across Rhode Island before Thanksgiving weekend, a popular time for recreational ...
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Public comment period closing for new offshore wind farm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The public comment period for a new offshore wind farm off the Rhode Island coast project is closing.
Providence-based Deepwater Wind has proposed building up to 15 turbines that will connect to a grid in East Hampton, New York, to supply power for Long ...
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell’s 3-pointer with four seconds left was part of his 20-point effort and Rhode Island beat Harvard 76-74 Friday night.
Meanwhile, Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 31 points on a 13-of-19 shooting and scored six of the Rams’ last nine points in the ...
Attorney general sides with Rhode Island synagogue
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The attorney general of Rhode Island asked the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to review and reverse a lower court’s decision that gave a New York congregation control of Rhode Island’s Touro Synagogue and a set of bells valued in the millions.
Attorney General Peter ...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island police say a man stole a forklift and drove it around a park, at times trying to ram police cruisers, before he got stuck and had to be forcibly removed.
Newport police say 27-year-old Ross Ahlborg, of Narragansett, took the forklift without permission at ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a measure to name the post office in a small Rhode Island community after a native son who died in Iraq.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Thursday that the full Senate approved the proposal to rename the post office in ...
Suzanne Carcieri, former Rhode Island first lady, dies
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne Carcieri, who took a visible role during the administration of her husband, Republican Gov. Don Carcieri, died Thursday. She was 76.
“Sue was my life partner and best friend, my most trusted adviser, and the heart and soul of ...
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The United States Mint has released a special quarter celebrating Rhode Island’s Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials joined mint officials for the ceremony Thursday in Charlestown.
The Block Island quarter depicts a ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8 percent in October, reaching its lowest point in nearly 30 years.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday it’s the lowest rate seen in Rhode Island since May 1989, and the rate has now been lower than 5 percent ...
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the tractor-trailer driver killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut.
Authorities say 41-year-old Mayro Estrada, of Providence, Rhode Island, died Tuesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving went off the side of the ...
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Turnpike authority proposes bike path for Pell Bridge
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is considering adding a bike path and an observation deck to the Pell Bridge.
Executive Director Buddy Croft
Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all.
Precinct 2807 in Providence has just 14 registered voters.
The state Board of Elections website for days ...
Large onshore wind farm expected to start operating soon
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — An onshore wind farm that will have the most operational capacity in Rhode Island is expected to come online by the end of the year.
The Providence Journal
Bryant bench powers Bulldogs past Saint Peter’s 71-63
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Adam Grant and SaBastian Townes each came off the bench to score 18 points and Bryant used its reserves to post its first win in three tries this season with a 71-63 win over Saint Peter’s in the home opener Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs got just 20 points total ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island dentist who failed to pay taxes on as much as $1.2 million in payments to his practice has avoided prison.
Federal prosecutors say 72-year-old Lawrence Stephenson was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, ordered to perform 280 hours of ...
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — Changes in Rhode Island law continue to help the state’s craft beer industry grow.
WPRI-TV reports that the state Department of Business ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus has delayed a vote to block Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s reappointment to his leadership post.
Brantley leads Charleston to 66-55 win over Rhode Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 17 points to lead Charleston to its 18th straight home court win, beating Rhode Island, 66-55 on Tuesday night.
Charleston avenged a 68-62 loss at Rhode Island last year for the Cougars first-ever win over the Rams.
Four Cougars scored in ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who traveled to Rhode Island to have sex with a 15-year-old girl and then caused her to become a prostitute has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.
Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say 26-year-old Andy Joseph, of Brockton, Massachusetts, ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate plans to prioritize passing sexual harassment legislation in the new legislative session.
Senate spokesman Greg Pare said Tuesday the chamber will prioritize a bill to improve employee protections in workplaces throughout Rhode Island when ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped 5 cents in the past week.
AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that the decrease is the largest one-week drop this year.
AAA says its weekly price survey found self-serve, regular averaging $2.72 ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new report finds that a significant number of Rhode Island sheriffs are injured and collecting untaxed salaries, costing taxpayers more than $2 million annually.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A community college in Rhode Island is looking to offer winter classes to help students graduate on time.
The Providence Journal reports that ...
Senator calls out Trump for canceled cemetery visit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has criticized President Donald Trump’s canceled visit to a World War I American military cemetery in France, saying it showed an “indifference if not disrespect” to service members.
The Providence Journal
Former president of Mexico warns of US trade policy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former president of Mexico warned of the possible consequences of U.S. trade policy during a lecture at Brown University in Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top Rhode Island House Democrat has proposed creating a formal procedure for handling allegations of sexual harassment in the state legislature.
Rep. Chris Blazejewski, House deputy majority whip, said Monday that he’ll file legislation to require the General ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Workers in the Providence, Rhode Island area who lost their jobs when Papa Gino’s closed dozens of pizza parlors may not be out of work long.
Domino’s is hiring.
Nearly 20 Domino’s stores in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have announced they are ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A delay in the start of sports betting in Rhode Island is costing the state millions in expected revenue.
The state budget included $23.5 million in revenue from sports betting through June 30, assuming an Oct. 1 start. Analysts recently cut that total by $12 ...
Police: Car crashed into roof of North Providence house
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a serious crash resulted in a car striking two houses in North Providence.
The North Providence Police Department says officers were dispatched to the scene just after midnight Sunday. WJAR-TV
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. It’s all very peaceful.
But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it’s complete chaos.
That’s how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — One person has died and two others are hospitalized after an overnight crash in Cranston.
State police say a car was heading south on Route 10 shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to go off the road and roll over several ...
DiNucci throws 4 TD passes in James Madison’s 48-31 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and James Madison defeated Rhode Island 48-31 on Saturday.
DiNucci tossed three TD passes in the first half, two to Riley Stapleton. Tyler Gray added a pair of field goals, including one as time expired, for ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A special legislative commission is meeting to make sure adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are receiving appropriate services in Rhode Island.
The meeting is Tuesday at the state house.
The commission is evaluating the impact of “Project ...
94-year-old veteran honored for service during WWII
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A 94-year-old veteran from Rhode Island is being honored for his service in World War II more than 70 years ago.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed on Friday presented Benjamin “Benny” Carbone with medals he earned for his actions during the war.
Carbone joined the U.S. Army ...