• Rhode Island May 29, 2023 9:20 pm

    4 Boys Injured in Roof Collapse at Breton State Park in Newport, RI

    Four boys were injured — three seriously — when one of them climbed on the roof of a dilapidated building at Fort Brenton State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, on Memorial Day, causing it to collapse. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said a section of the building’s roof — that was once a stable — collapsed under the…

  • Rhode Island August 30, 2022 2:10 pm

    Congregation at Oldest US Synagogue Can Stay, for Now, Judge Rules

    The Rhode Island congregants who worship at the nation’s oldest synagogue won’t be evicted, as a judge ruled in their favor Monday. But the yearslong legal dispute over the historic building appears far from over. Newport-based Congregation Jeshuat Israel is the current tenant at the 250-year-old Touro Synagogue. It’s owned by New York-based Congregation Shearith Israel, which filed a...

  • outdoor dining July 19, 2022 2:30 pm

    6 New England Restaurants Make List of Best Outdoor Dining Options in US

    With beautiful summer weather comes an increased demand for outdoor dining, and New Englanders have plenty of options — several restaurants in the region have just been named among the best in the country for dining al fresco. OpenTable released its list of the 100 best restaurants for outdoor dining on Monday. Covering establishments from coast to coast, the list…

  • Vermont July 15, 2022 5:46 pm

    Vt. Man Charged After 3-Year-Old Found Unresponsive in Newport Pool

      A Vermont grandfather is facing a child cruelty charge after his 3-year-old grandson was found unresponsive in a pool earlier this month, police announced Friday. Kevin West, 46, of Newport, was issued a court summons to face the charge in connection to the near-drowning on July 5 at a home on Sias Avenue, according to a press release from…

  • death investigation July 14, 2022 3:10 pm

    Man's Body Recovered Off Newport, RI

    The U.S. Coast Guard recovered a man’s body from the water off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, on Wednesday morning, officials said. The body was found just after 9 a.m. near Price Neck, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The victim was identified by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Thursday as 56-year-old Rui Resendes, an East Providence...

  • Rhode Island May 24, 2022 3:21 pm

    Overnight Fire Damages Large Portion of Hotel in Newport, RI; 2 Firefighters Injured

    A section of a hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, was destroyed in a fire Monday night. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. at the Wayfinder Hotel on Admiral Kalbfus Road, according to WJAR-TV. Nearly 100 firefighters helped battle the large blaze. Photos showed walls of flame erupting from the roof of the four-story hotel, and a large portion of…

  • Rhode Island March 18, 2022 11:44 am

    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 6:58 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 12:53 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 12:33 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 6:47 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 6:30 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 1:06 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.

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