• Rhode Island February 16, 2022 12:46 pm

    Train Going 40 Mph at Time of Conductor's Fatal Fall: Report

    The preliminary investigation into the death of an Amtrak conductor who fell from a train in Rhode Island last month found that the train was traveling about 40 mph at the time, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Based on surveillance video from a local business, investigators found that two of the train’s exterior doors were open with the…

  • Amtrak January 18, 2022 1:05 am

    Amtrak Conductor Dies in Fall From Train in Rhode Island

    An Amtrak conductor has died after falling off the train she was working on near the Westerly train station on Saturday afternoon, according to Westerly, Rhode Island Police Chief Shawn Lacey. The train staff realized she was not answering her radio shortly after leaving the station so the train stopped to look for her, Lacey said. “She was preparing to…

  • Rhode Island October 28, 2021 8:05 am

    RI School COVID Testing Program to Begin

    Rhode Island is implementing a “test to stay” option in the Westerly schools as a pilot program to minimize days out of the classroom during the pandemic, the governor said Wednesday. Other districts nationwide are using this method, where children can remain in school despite exposures to infected people as long as they continue to test negative for COVID-19. Families…

  • Westerly August 22, 2021 1:56 pm

    Henri Makes Landfall in Rhode Island

    Henri made landfall shortly after noon near Westerly.

Contact Us