Latest Rhode Island News

Townes lifts Bryant past Mount St. Mary's 81-58

Feb. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Sabastian Townes had 20 points as Bryant routed Mount St. Mary's 81-58 on Saturday. Juan Cardenas had 19 points for Bryant (10-17, 7-9 Northeast Conference). Joe Kasperzyk added 18 points. Adam Grant had 14 points and seven rebounds for the home team. Vado Morse had 19 points for...

Rhode Island lawmakers renew effort to end the tampon tax

Feb. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawmakers in Rhode Island are renewing their efforts to exempt feminine hygiene products from the state sales tax. A bill that would eliminate the tax on tampons and pads has been introduced in the House by Democratic Rep. Edith Ajello and in the Senate by Democratic Sen. Louis...

S. Hauser, Anim lead No. 11 Marquette past Providence 76-58

Feb. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With the Big East's leading scorer slowed by an injury, No. 11 Marquette had to look elsewhere. Fortunately for the Golden Eagles, several of Markus Howard's teammates enjoyed hot hands at Providence's expense. Sam Hauser ended a three-game shooting slump with 18 points and pulled...

Businesses, nonprofits urged to seek disaster relief

Feb. 23, 2019 11:30 AM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island and Massachusetts businesses and nonprofit agencies that lost natural gas service in January due to extreme cold temperatures are being urged to submit applications for federal disaster loans. Wendall Davis, the U.S. Small Business Administration's regional administrator,...

University asks for volunteers to help track birds

Feb. 23, 2019 10:18 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is looking for volunteers to help track birds. URI scientists hope the American woodcock, also known as the timberdoodle, will help them better understand the decline of several species in Rhode Island. URI needs about 100 volunteers to conduct surveys...

Attorney general to announce criminal justice reform bills

Feb. 23, 2019 8:57 AM EST

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general is announcing the criminal justice legislation he will support during this legislative session. Democrat Peter Neronha scheduled an event for Monday at his Cranston office. Neronha says he wants the legislature to pass criminal justice reform...

Gudmundsson's triple-double sparks Davidson to win

Feb. 23, 2019 12:24 AM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Davidson over Rhode Island 75-66 on Friday night. The triple-double was the first for Davidson since John Falconi had 17 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 1973 game. Gudmundson's three field goals...

Funeral held for sailor in V-J Day Times Square kiss photo

Feb. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was mourned Friday at a funeral in Rhode Island. George Mendonsa's funeral was held at St. Mary's Church in Newport, and he was buried at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Mendonsa died Sunday after he...

Convicted felon appointed to town's pension board

Feb. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has appointed a member to its pension committee who has a felony record, which may be in conflict with the town charter. WPRI-TV reports that Jerry Leite was approved to the West Warwick Town Council pension committee by a 4-1 vote Feb. 5. The town...

Editorials from around New England

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: ___ VERMONT The Caledonian-Record Feb. 20 In a not-so-shocking twist, Bernie Sanders just announced he will run for President (again) in 2020. Though he calls himself a socialist, he's running as a Democrat. That brings the field of Democratic Presidential aspirants to . well ....