• 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…

  • 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 11:43 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 6:59 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 12:34 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…

  • 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.

  • New Hampshire November 21, 2021 7:53 am

    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….

  • fall foliage September 30, 2021 6:03 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 10:29 am

    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 11:25 am

    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 May 8, 2021 2:10 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 8:10 am

    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 11:10 am

    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.

  • missing September 11, 2020 4:13 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 10, 2020 7:47 pm

    Search on for Missing Man, Grandson After Motorcycle Trip

    New Hampshire police are looking for a man and his adult grandson who haven’t been seen they went on a motorcycle trip Labor Day.

  • missing September 10, 2020 11:18 pm

    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…

  • Vermont August 14, 2020 9:47 pm

    Miami Businessman Pleads Guilty in Vermont Ski Fraud Case

    A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont’s history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of millions of dollars in foreign investors’ money. Ariel Quiros, 64, the former owner of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ski resorts in northern Vermont, changed his plea to…

  • Newport Boat Show July 1, 2020 12:06 pm

    Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Newport Boat Show

    The coronavirus pandemic has claimed this year’s Newport International Boat Show. Newport Exhibition Group announced Tuesday that the annual event scheduled to take place Sept. 17-20 at the Newport Yachting Center has been canceled. Rhode Island has limited the number of people who can attend outdoor events to 250 in the third phase of its economic reopening plan. Show operator…

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