Rhode Island

Here’s What N.F.L. Fans Think of Trump’s Comments and Anthem Protests

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In the expansive Gillette Stadium parking lot, with sausages sizzling on the grill and beers icing in the cooler, football fans here resented the intrusion of politics into their Sunday afternoon tailgating traditions.<p>“Football is such an escape, no one should be politicizing …

Sports

6 states that are most likely to tax your Social Security income

Though 13 states tax Social Security benefits, seven have pretty generous exemption levels.<p>Whether you realize it or not, tens of millions of Americans are reliant to some degree on their monthly stipend from Social Security.<p>The latest data from the Social Security Administration shows that 42 …

Social Security

Lawmakers OK bill seeking to bring wireless network to state

Legislation aimed at enabling Rhode Island to adopt fifth-generation wireless technology, known as 5G, is heading to Gov. Gina Raimondo for …

Business

Fall River man faces DUI rap after crash

A 20-year-old Fall River man is facing a drunken driving charge after allegedly causing a violent collision while driving the wrong way down …

Crime

Harvard football defeats visiting Brown

After a disappointing opening-week loss, Harvard dominated Brown en route to a 45-28 victory in front of a crowd of 10,651 on Saturday afternoon at …

College Football

This Change In Law Will Save Women's Lives

<i>Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a mom of five. She lives in Colorado. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>…

Gun Control

Thinking out loud: What is going on with URI athletics?

<i>By John Rooke</i><p>Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Randy Johnson?<p>Still believe it’s inexplicable that Rhode Island’s state …

Hall of Fame

10 things you grew up doing in Rhode Island

1. You dug for quahogs.<p>At least once a summer, you and the family went to your favorite salt pond with your clam digging tools looking for dinner. …

England

Jose's remnant continue to linger in Rhode Island

The remnants of Tropical Storm Jose continue to linger in Rhode Island, where high winds and rough seas are still causing concerns.<p>Several trees were …

Business

CVS Sets New Opioid Prescription Limits

CVS Moves to Limit Length and Strength of Opioid Prescriptions<p>Certain drugs will be capped at a seven-day supply.<p>September 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.<p>Photo …

Boston

Upgrading Sails and Rigging

Hard on the breeze, <i>Snoek</i> charges to weather on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay.<p>Between fall 2015 and summer 2016, I conducted a major refit of a …

On Heels of Progressive Wave, Rhode Island Expands Sick Leave to 100,000 Workers

Rhode Island’s General Assembly voted 59 to 11 on Tuesday to pass a bill guaranteeing sick days to over 100,000 workers, joining the state Senate, …

Bernie Sanders

Poll: Slight majority wants protections for young immigrants

A majority of Americans want Congress to enact a law that would protect young people who entered the country illegally as children from being …

Immigration

The deadliest hurricane to hit New England had no name

Parts of New England certainly felt the effects of Jose this week, as the hurricane drifted offshore up the East Coast. But it was nothing compared …

Weather

Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers.<p>NEW HAMPSHIRE<p>Portsmouth Herald, Sept. 19<p>We support York …

Business

This Is What Hurricane Jose Looked Like in Rhode Island

<b>We’re in the middle of hurricane season in New England.</b> The latest hurricane to run through the Atlantic was Jose, sending yet another swell to the …

Hurricane Jose

This Is America's Most Romantic Hotel

It's truly the backdrop for a fairytale vacation.<p>Step inside this 19th-century Newport, Rhode Island, mansion-turned-boutique-hotel, and you'll feel …

Hotels

Defense: Man on trial in beheading plot was seeking escape

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller was an overweight attention-seeker who became consumed by Islamic State group propaganda in a desperate bid to escape his own bleak reality, his defense attorney said Wednesday.<p>Federal …

News (U.S.)

Did White House cross the line with attacks on Comey?

Several lawmakers and former federal prosecutors say recent White House attacks on the credibility of fired FBI Director James Comey raise serious …

Government

States move to restrict domestic abusers from carrying guns

Rhode Island this week became the seventh state this year to pass a law restricting access to guns for people convicted of domestic violence offenses. The state will prohibit the possession of guns by people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes and court-issued final protective orders, …

Gun Control

Rhode Island handyman charged with failing to report body in closet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A handyman at a Rhode Island apartment building has been charged with failing to a report a death after a woman’s body was …

Crime

This Is Where to Find the Cheapest Pizza in America

A new study ranked the cheapest and most expensive pizza by city and state.<p>Pizza, one of those foods that is nearly universally loved, is almost …

Pizza

Sailing team brings enviro message to global race | GrindTV.com

When Mark Towill and Charlie Enright met at Brown University, they were coming from two very different places but had one important thing in …

Sailing

JCB Fellow's Talk: Brett Goodin

<b>Brett Goodin</b> (Smithsonian Institution), John R. Bockstoce Fellow<p>“American Maritime Commerce, Culture and Conflict with the Asia-Pacific, …

Smithsonian

Home sales, median prices on the rise in Rhode Island

The number of single-family homes sold in Rhode Island and their median price rose last month as inventory continued to fall.<p>The Rhode Island …

Real Estate

13 New England farmers markets and food festivals to visit this fall

There are certain things worth planning a weekend around, and food definitely makes the cut. This fall, eat your way across New England at these 13 …

England

Biden to hold rally for Alabama Dem in Senate race

Jones announced that Biden will campaign with him on Oct. 3 in Birmingham.<p>“Honored to have my old friend VP @JoeBiden to campaign in B'ham Oct 3! …

Luther Strange

Sensors deployed to measure effects of Jose on New England

BOSTON (AP) — Federal scientists have installed 17 storm-tide sensors along the coast of southern New England to measure the effects of Tropical …

Boston

Are You Living in One of the Happiest States in America?

In these transient times, where we're constantly being urged to pick up and move in search of better jobs or a better quality of life — and many of …

New Hampshire

Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin?

Pumpkin is an iconic American food, as much as turkey, corn, and cranberries. Since the early European settlers first saw the squash, we've been …

Pumpkins