Latest Rhode Island News

2 Pawtucket residents face multiple weapons charges

Nov. 29, 2021 15:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island residents are facing several charges in connection with the alleged trafficking and possession of firearms, including a so-called ghost gun, the state attorney general's office announced Monday. Brian Watson, 33, and Zaira...

RI nonprofits eligible for $4.5M in COVID-19 response grants

Nov. 29, 2021 12:10 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island nonprofits that have been playing a critical role in the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic are now eligible to apply for a portion of $4.5 million in federal relief funding, Gov. Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday. ...

Rai layup lifts Dartmouth past Bryant in overtime, 63-61

Nov. 28, 2021 21:02 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Aaryn Rai converted a last-second layup to give Dartmouth a 63-61 overtime win over Bryant on Sunday. Peter Kiss hit a 3 with :33 left top pull the Bulldogs even at 61-61, but after snaring a defensive rebound with :04 left Ryan Cornish stole the...

Rhode Island single-family home prices are up as sales slow

Nov. 28, 2021 11:13 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island has continued to rise as the number of sales has slowed down, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. The median price rose 12.7% in the past year, while the number of...

Rhode Island's governor sets State House tree lighting event

Nov. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is hosting the annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at the State House. Gov. Dan McKee said the festivities will take place at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 outside, on the south lawn of the State House. The tree will be lit at...

Sheppard carries Rhode Island past Georgia St. 94-59

Nov. 27, 2021 19:59 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jeremy Sheppard scored 21 points and Ishmael Leggett added 20 as Rhode Island romped past Georgia State 94-59 on Saturday. Antwan Walker had 13 points for Rhode Island (5-2), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Malik Martin added 12...

Horchler lifts Providence past Saint Peter's 85-71

Nov. 27, 2021 14:49 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Noah Horchler had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Nate Watson added 23 points as Providence topped Saint Peter's 85-71 on Saturday. Horchler hit 9 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers for a career-high at Providence. He added five assists....

School districts receive grants to support homeless students

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department has awarded grants to eight districts to support homeless students. Gov. Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Wednesday that the department awarded more than $336,000 in McKinney-Vento...

Rhode Island cities, towns make plans to spend ARPA funds

Nov. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Affordable housing, a full-time harbormaster, and an ice rink are just some of the things that cities and towns in Rhode Island have proposed paying for with federal coronavirus relief funding. But at least 19 towns have yet to spend a single...

Interior Department approves 2nd large US offshore wind farm

Nov. 24, 2021 16:42 PM EST

The Biden administration approved an offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and New York on Wednesday as part of a plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it approved the construction and...