- Here's the latest status of local libraries, banks, groceries and social service agencieson April 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited…
- Illegal sewer hookups could double cost of proposed Westerly sewer treatment plant upgradeby By Dale P. Faulkner Sun staff writer on April 21, 2021 at 1:00 am
WESTERLY — Successful adoption and implementation of a program to rid the town of unauthorized connections to the municipal sewer system could mean the difference between a $15 million upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant on Margin Street and a…
- Residents call for further cuts to proposed North Stonington budgetby By Jason Vallee Sun staff writer on April 21, 2021 at 12:55 am
NORTH STONINGTON — Many residents spoke during the Board of Finance’s annual budget hearing on Monday evening, but the message was clear: more cuts are needed to offset increases in tax liability caused by the recent property revaluation.
- PHOTOS: First beach day of the season? It sure looked like it.on April 21, 2021 at 12:50 am
- Experts: Outdoor mask mandates may soon be able to be lifted in New Englandon April 21, 2021 at 12:45 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Medical experts in New England suggest it soon might be safe enough for states to lift mask requirements when outdoors.
- Firm plans line to bring future wind energy ashore in New Jerseyby By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press on April 21, 2021 at 12:40 am
KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts company plans to build a high-voltage line to bring electricity from a future New Jersey offshore wind farm onto land, and connect it to the power grid.
- PHOTOS: The beginning of boating season in Watch Hillon April 20, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Number of new cases continues downward trend in southeastern Connecticutby By Jason Vallee Sun staff writer on April 20, 2021 at 12:55 am
STONINGTON — The number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in southeastern Connecticut, and only three of the nine communities are still battling high infection rates as vaccination efforts continue across the region.
- Council sets public hearing on proposed $95M Westerly budgetby By Dale P. Faulkner Sun staff writer on April 20, 2021 at 12:50 am
WESTERLY — The Town Council will conduct a public hearing Wednesday on its proposed $95 million combined municipal and school budget for 2021-22.
- Connecticut to lift most mandates on businesses, outdoor eventsby By Susan Haigh and Pat Eaton-Robb Associated Press on April 20, 2021 at 12:45 am
Connecticut plans to phase out many COVID-19 restrictions affecting businesses next month, including long-shuttered bars, while keeping the mandatory indoor mask-wearing rules in place for now, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Monday.
- PHOTOS: Flight of the egrets in Paffard Marshon April 20, 2021 at 12:40 am
- PHOTOS: Bringing back the fun in downtown Westerlyon April 19, 2021 at 1:00 am
- Residents asked to weigh in on North Stonington's annual budgetby By Jason Vallee Sun staff writer on April 19, 2021 at 12:55 am
NORTH STONINGTON — North Stonington residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed 2021-22 fiscal budget Monday during the annual Board of Finance budget hearing.
- R.I. expands vaccine eligibility to those 16 and older, offers free rides to sitesby By The Associated Press on April 19, 2021 at 12:50 am
Free bus rides will be offered to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rhode Island are starting Monday.
- Clammers keep digging through pandemic, but shellfish are fewerby By Patrick Whittle Associated Press on April 19, 2021 at 12:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine — Chad Coffin has spent the coronavirus pandemic much as he has the previous several decades: on the mudflats of Maine, digging for the clams that draw tourists to seafood shacks around New England.
- PHOTOS: Volunteers help to keep the shoreline clean in Charlestownon April 19, 2021 at 12:40 am
- 'Bunky' is celebrated for 65 years at Christ Churchby By Nancy Burns-Fusaro Sun staff writer on April 18, 2021 at 1:00 am
WESTERLY — The year was 1956, rock 'n' roll was all the rage and Dwight D. Eisenhower was the president of the United States.
- Debate continues over liaison to Planning Board positionby By Dale P. Faulkner Sun staff writer on April 18, 2021 at 12:55 am
WESTERLY — The Town Council's decision to create a new liaison to the Planning Board position is continuing to reverberate.
- Stonington to send $73.14M budget to voters during annual town meetingby By Jason Vallee Sun staff writer on April 18, 2021 at 12:50 am
STONINGTON — Residents will soon have the opportunity to determine the fate of the town’s annual budget as members of the Board of Selectmen prepare to send the recommendation to a referendum during the annual town meeting on Monday.
- Some schools in Mass. requiring testing after spring vacation week; R.I. students who've traveled have optionby The Associated Press on April 18, 2021 at 12:45 am
As the April school break kicks off in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, families are being asked to revisit guidelines for testing and quarantining before students get ready to return to school.