• Rhode Island March 18, 2022 3:44 pm

    Rebuild or Retreat? Newport Eyes Cliff Walk's Eroding Future

    Newport, Rhode Island, is in a bind: Should the city continue propping up its landmark Cliff Walk, even though chunks of the path keep crumbling into the sea? Last week, coastal erosion knocked out 30 feet of the paved trail, which winds its way beside Gilded Age mansions high above the rocky shoreline for around 3.5 miles. The breathtaking views…

  • Rhode Island March 3, 2022 11:58 pm

    Section of Iconic Oceanside Newport Cliff Walk Collapses

    A stretch of the iconic oceanside Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island has been closed to the public after a 20-foot (6-meter) section collapsed Thursday. No injuries were reported. The walk is a major tourist draw offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Newport’s Gilded Age mansions on the other. William Riccio, Newport’s director of...

  • Newport February 16, 2022 5:53 pm

    Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Deadly Shooting at RI Social Club

    Two people have been arrested in connection with a double shooting at a Newport social club this week that left one man dead, and authorities are seeking a third suspect, police said Tuesday. Shamik Steele, 30, and Xavier Perry, 28, were arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges including murder and held without bail. They did not enter pleas and were both…

  • shooting February 14, 2022 5:33 pm

    1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting at Rhode Island Social Club

    One person was killed and another was injured in an early morning shooting at a Rhode Island social club, police said Monday. The shooting occured just after 1 a.m. at the Friendly Sons of Newport club, city police said in a statement. Both victims were taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. One died of multiple gunshot injuries and the…

  • Vermont January 5, 2022 11:47 pm

    Vt. Police Seek Missing Teen From Newport

    Police in Vermont are asking for the public’s help to find a missing teenager. Authorities say 16-year-old Lillian Wright of Newport left a home on Route 100 in Lowell, Vermont, at some point between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday. When she was last seen, Wright was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black leggings and white sneakers, and she was…

  • New Hampshire January 4, 2022 11:30 am

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Car in NH

    A man riding a bicycle was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck in Newport, New Hampshire, on Monday morning. Newport police said the accident occurred around 10:50 a.m. on Route 103 near the intersection with Endicott Road. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the bicyclist was already dead. He was identified by police as Daniel S….

  • climate change December 9, 2021 6:06 pm

    To Learn About Climate Quality, Scientists Turn to Drones

    Three ocean drones were launched from Rhode Island Thursday and will travel along the Gulf Stream, collecting data in tough winter conditions that would be challenging for traditional ships with crews.

  • New Hampshire November 21, 2021 12:54 pm

    Woman Shot Dead by Cousin in NH, Police Say; Man Arrested

    A woman was fatally shot by her cousin in New Hampshire on Saturday, officials said, announcing the arrest of the suspected gunman. Lance Goodrich, a 35-year-old from Lyme, New Hampshire, was arrested Saturday afternoon, hours after the shooting in Orford left Brooke Goodrich, 25, dead, according to the offices of Attorney General John Formella and State Police Col. Nathan Noyes….

  • Vermont September 30, 2021 11:18 pm

    Vermont City Sees Revamped Rec. Path as Key Step in Economic Recovery

    A city in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom hopes a new recreation path will become a key step in its economic revitalization. The more than $1 million Bluffside recreation project, paid for with a mix of grants, donations and public funds, connects a 7.5-mile network of rec paths, winding from downtown Newport toward the Canadian border. The newly paved path, plus a…

  • fall foliage September 30, 2021 10:34 pm

    Refurbished Recreation Trail Opens in Vermont

    A Vermont recreation trail has been expanded ahead of leaf-peeping season, something that the city of Newport sees as an important step in its economic recovery.

  • Weather July 30, 2021 2:29 pm

    Flash Flooding in NH, Vt. Leads to Home Rescues, Washed Out Roads

    Heavy, continuous rain in parts of northern New England led to flash flooding, washed out roads and a few home rescues, authorities said. Police in Marlow, in southwestern New Hampshire, said four people and two animals were rescued Thursday night from a home off of Route 10 that had water rushing into the basement. About 15 miles north, a fire…

  • Rhode Island July 23, 2021 3:26 pm

    The Newport Folk Festival Returns This Weekend, With Restrictions

    Music fanatics will once again head to Newport, Rhode Island, starting Friday for the legendary Newport Folk Festival, which is making a return after being cancelled due to the pandemic last year.  This festival will look different from past years, however. Attendance is capped at 50 percent, and the festival will include two three-day sessions, one running July 23 to…

  • Rhode Island June 2, 2021 3:37 pm

    College Student Dies After Stabbing at Weekend Party

    A Rhode Island college student stabbed last weekend at a house party has died, according to police and his family. Maximus Julian, 22, of Little Compton, was stabbed during an altercation at a rental home in Newport at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Newport police Lt. April Amaral said. He was taken to the hospital and his family took him off…

  • k9 unit May 8, 2021 8:09 pm

    Newport, VT, Officer, Canine Sidekick Named Team of the Year

    A police officer from the Newport Police Department and his K9 sidekick Ozzy have been named the 2020 Team of the Year by the Vermont Police Canines Association. The Caledonian Record reports that Officer Joshua Lillis and police dog Ozzy were deployed 153 times in 2020 for a variety of responses, from supporting the department’s de-escalation efforts to tracking suspects and…

  • Rhode Island May 8, 2021 6:10 pm

    Newport Rhode Island Makes Way for New Waterfront Hotel

    The Newport Planning Board has voted to allow for the demolition of several buildings on Waites Wharf to make way for a proposed 150-room waterfront hotel. The board this week approved in a 5-3 vote the demolition of five buildings listed as “significant contributing structures” in the federally recognized Southern Thames Historic District, The Newport Daily News reported. The vote…

  • climate change April 11, 2021 12:09 pm

    Rhode Island Governor Signs Climate Change Bill Into Law

    A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has been signed into law by Gov. Daniel McKee. “With four hundred miles of coastline, urban and rural coastal communities, fishing and agricultural industries, the Ocean State is on the front lines of the climate crisis,” the Democrat said in a statement after the…

  • California March 22, 2021 3:10 pm

    About 40 False Killer Whales Spotted Along California Coast

    About 40 false killer whales were spotted along a California coastline, an uncommon sighting for the tropical species.

  • coronavirus March 3, 2021 9:03 pm

    Vermont Prison Has 100 Inmate, 8 Staff Cases of COVID-19

    One hundred inmates and eight staff members at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport have tested positive for COVID-19, the largest outbreak at a Vermont correctional facility since the start of the pandemic, the commissioner for the Department of Corrections said. “It’s all hands on deck for our response,” Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker said in a statement Tuesday....

  • missing September 11, 2020 8:14 pm

    New Details in NH Motorcycle Crash That Killed Man, Grandson

    Two men found dead on the side of a New Hampshire road this week have been identified as a 69-year-old man and his 22-year-old grandson who went missing while on a Labor Day motorcycle ride, police said Friday. According to Boscawen police, Jerry Proper was riding a Honda trike with his grandson, Cody Pillsbury, as his passenger on Monday when…

  • missing September 11, 2020 3:19 am

    2 Found Dead Believed to Be NH Man, Grandson Missing Since Labor Day Motorcycle Ride

    The bodies of two men were found Thursday in New Hampshire, and they are believed to be a missing man and his adult grandson. Jerry Proper, 69, and his 22-year-old grandson, Cody Pillsbury, left Newport, New Hampshire, for a motorcycle ride on Monday at 2 p.m, planning to come back in time for dinner. But no one heard from them…

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