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State trooper arrested after altercation outside nightclub

Sep. 17, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper has been charged with disorderly fighting and resisting arrest outside a Rhode Island nightclub. An arrest report shows Brian Kilfoyle, of Berkeley, Massachusetts, had been told to leave One Pelham East nightclub in Newport on Sunday morning but he kept...

Rhode Island schools cut gas heat for cash

Sep. 16, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

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. The Newport Daily News reports that Newport school officials say natural gas boilers in Thompson Middle School and Rogers High School will be shut...

Researchers to discuss efforts to find Captain Cook's ship

Sep. 7, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

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 work. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the effort, is searching for the Endeavour in...

Fire chief: Man injured in Newport fire dies

Sep. 4, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

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 Tuesday that the man injured in the fire Sunday afternoon "did pass." The victim's name was not made public. Firefighters...

Proposal to increase liquor licenses issued creates division

Aug. 29, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

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. The Boston Globe reports that the proposal is a response to the city's four-decade cap on the number of alcohol beverage licenses it will issue. Rich Willis, a...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets with war college students

Aug. 27, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has met with students at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island. Esper visited the school in Newport on Tuesday. The college says he was there to greet staff and students and support a war game taking place there this week. Esper was sworn in as defense...

Policymakers and defense businesses to meet in Rhode Island

Aug. 25, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

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. The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance is hosting its sixth annual conference on defense innovation Monday...

4 Grand Slam champions on 2020 tennis Hall of Fame ballot

Aug. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

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. The four players announced Wednesday, all former Grand Slam tournament champions, are in their second year of a three-year...

Release of report into fatal boat crash delayed

Aug. 19, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

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 Department of Environmental Management, says he "misjudged" when the agency's probe into the Aug. 11 collision of a...

1st phase of makeover to The Breakers landscape is completed

Aug. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

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 has been completed. Preservation Society Board Chairman Monty Burnham calls it one of the organization's most...