Coast Guard Search for Missing Galilee Fishermen Suspended

Narragansett, RI – The United States Coast Guard officially suspended the search for two missing Port of Galilee, Point Judith fishermen on Wednesday. Response and rescue crews from multiple stations searched for approximately 72 hours covering 2,152 square nautical miles, before suspending rescue and recovery efforts. The two missing men, Captain and owner Oscar Diaz […]

Coast Guard Actively Searching for Two Port of Galilee Fishermen

Narragansett, RI – The @USCGNortheast latest update on the search for missing crew members posted on Twitter below revealed the search still active for two missing Point Judith fishermen who were lost when the fishing vessel Mistress capsized and sank in the early morning hours on New Year’s Eve. Missing are the captain and owner […]

Update: Coast Guard Crews to Continue Search for Missing Fishermen

Narragansett, RI – The U.S. Coast Guard reports that it will continue to search for two local fishermen who were lost when their fishing boat capsized and sunk in the waters of Block Island Sound early Monday morning. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba and Steelhead are expected to stay on scene through the night. The fishing […]

Update: Two Port of Galilee Fishermen Missing at Sea

Narragansett, RI – As dusk sets in at the Port of Galilee Point Judith on New Year’s Day, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for two local fishermen missing after the fishing vessel, the Mistress capsized and sank in the waters of Block Island Sound overnight. Social media posts and reports show friends and […]

Coast Guard search for two missing Port of Galilee Fishermen

Narragansett, RI – The New Year arrived with ill tidings for the fishing family and fleet of the Port of Galilee Point Judith, after reports of the capsize of the fishing vessel (F/V) the Mistress off of #BlockIsland early this morning. The U.S. Coast Guard Northeast reported the captain of the 16 meter fishing vessel issued a […]

Markey drafts resolution to reverse FCC on Net Neutrality

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) drafted a Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the FCC decision to repeal Net neutrality. Congressional Democrats and proponents of an open Internet plan to fight the FCC decision. “We will fight the FCC’s decisions in the courts, and we will fight it in the halls of […]

Blog reconstruct underway!

Times have changed drastically in the last few months and promise to be full of dramatic twists and turns in the near future. Due to all of the flux, I’ve decided that the blogs need to be outfitted and equipped to withstand the turmoil ahead. Therefore, both the Changing Climate and the news Blog will […]

Headliners at DNC: First Lady Michelle Obama’s commanding speech

The First Lady delivered her last speech as a resident of the White House. Video Courtesy CNN/Youtube “I wake up in a house every morning that was built by slaves.” ~ Michelle Obama,First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday was a show-stopper for Democrats […]

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Democratic nominee for President of the USA

Philadelphia – It is official. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former Secretary of State and First Lady to her husband President Bill Clinton was nominated as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The first woman to be nominated to an executive level position by either party, Clinton was victorious as Tuesday evening’s delegate […]

From the desk: Thanks for your patience as I transition back from the Examiner platform

I wanted to take a moment to thank all who followed my reporting on the platform throughout the last year. With your help and in a very short time, I was able to vault myself to Top Examiner status locally, regionally (a special shout out to BOSTON) and nationally. Unfortunately, for myself and many […]

Boston Police patrols double up in wake of Baton Rouge killings

— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) July 17, 2016 Boston, MA – Massachusetts leaders on Sunday reacted to reports of the tragic ambush-style killings of 3 Baton Rouge police officers at approximately 9 a.m. The Boston Police Department (BPD) quickly responded to the tragic accident, doubling up patrol officers throughout the city. Three Baton Rouge officers […]

Three police officers killed in Baton Rouge ambush

Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman told the Associated Press on Sunday. AP reporting one suspect dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large. Mayor Kip Holden asked the city to come together in the wake of the […]

Sanders rallies supporters in Manhattan, will not leave the race

New York, NY – U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday rallied supporters at a Town Hall meeting in Manhattan. Sanders told supporters that the political revolution would continue and urged his followers to get involved in the political process. Half of Sanders supporters polled in June said they would not vote […]

Heaven, Earth and a full Strawberry Moon; Summer Solstice

The 2016 Summer Solstice is upon us, bringing with it a promise of the longest day, shorter nights and this year – a full Strawberry Moon. Monday’s Solstice summons significant astrological awareness as pagan lore holds the June Solstice out as celebration of the marriage between Heaven and Earth. The full Strawberry Moon has not come […]

Breaking: Small Plane Crashed into Water off Weekapaug Beach

Op-Ed: Heather Somers – Bold steps needed now to fight opioid abuse

Jun. 11, 2016 There is not a day that goes by that we do not hear of someone in our region who has overdosed or died due to opiate abuse. The stories are both heartbreaking and terrifying. Just this past week, we lost a 17-year-old girl from Griswold in a Groton hotel — a young […]

Islamic State gunman leaves more than 100 dead, wounded and clinging to life

ORLANDO, FL – An Islamic State fighter, identified as Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida, armed with an assault rifle and handgun, opened fire on patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning. The popular Pulse dance club, located on Orange Avenue in the heart of Orlando was packed with more than […]

A sea of blue turns out as fallen Auburn police officer is laid to rest

Charlton, MA- On Friday, thousands of law enforcement personnel from across the country honored their brother and compatriot, Auburn Massachusetts police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr., a “cop’s cop” who was laid to rest on Friday afternoon. Tarentino’s life was taken by an armed, known criminal early Sunday morning as he was conducting a routine traffic stop. The […]

Funeral arrangements set for Patrolman Ryan Bourque

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police announced funeral arrangements for Patrol Officer Ryan Bourque who died as the result of injuries sustained in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver early Monday morning. Services are to take place in Coventry, RI patrolman Bourque’s hometown, as follows: A wake will be held Friday, May 27th from 3 p.m. […]

Sanders would show Wasserman Schultz the door at the DNC

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz would not be reappointed under his presidency. Video Courtesy CNN/Youtube Democratic Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday told CNN’s Jake Tapperthat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee Chair would not retain her position as the party […]

Clinton declares herself Democratic nominee

Former Sec. of State and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that there was “no way” she won’t be the Democratic nominee. “I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done,” Clinton said. CNN/Youtube On Thursday, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself the party nominee […]

Baltimore Presidential Primary results decertified by state, discrepancies noted

Maryland has decertified the City of Baltimore’s April 26 Presidential Primary election results. Instances of uncounted provisional ballots, discrepancies in voter roll check-in numbers and more were given as reasons for the Board of Elections decision. Video Courtesy Baltimore Sun/Youtube Baltimore, MD – The Maryland State Board of Elections has ordered the May 9 certification […]

Boston bringing BYOB back to the city

BOSTON, MA – Mayor Marty Walsh’s office announced on Friday that “Bring Your Own Bottle” (aka Bring your own Booze) is coming back to the city. In a press release, the Mayor’s office revealed that the City of Boston’s Licensing Board unanimously voted on Thursday to amend their rules and regulations to allow BYOB in Boston. […]

Sanders up in Rhode Island on eve of primary, Clinton camp counters with visit

The latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) primary results revealed Bernie Sanders ahead of former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for the White House. The polls, conducted in three of the five April 26 primary states, surveying likely voters in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania was conducted on behalf of VoteVets.Org Action […]

Happy Earth Day, fracker-friendly politicians are coming to town

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a protracted answer on her stance on fracking in a CNN Democratic Debate in Flint, Michigan on March 6. Sanders answer was simple. “No. I don’t support fracking.” Video Courtesy CNN/Youtube While Earth Day celebrations are taking place across the globe and world leaders meeting in New York […]

Polls: Sanders up nationally, Clinton up in New York

New York, NY -A Reuters rolling poll has Democratic Presidential Candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders holding a lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in overall polling. The rolling poll results, compiled over a period of time from February 1 through April 15, show Clinton maintaining a less than 1 point lead over Sanders among […]

Sanders, Kasich lead General Election, remain most favorable

HAMDEN, CT – A newly released poll from Quinnipiac University shows Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican hopeful John Kasich in the lead in head to head battle if chosen as nominees at the parties’ July conventions. Front-runners, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York real estate mogul, Donald Trump hold […]

Boston Public Schools closed on Monday due to Regis’ arrival

BOSTON, MA – Boston Public Schools (BPS) on Sunday evening announced the closure of schools on Monday due to the impending arrival of winter storm Regis. The storm, expected to bring heavy snow overnight Sunday, into Monday morning carries the potential of 6 inches or more of snow for the Greater Boston area. A written message […]

NWS issues Winter Storm Warning

BOSTON, MA – The National Weather Service (NWS) Boston, Taunton issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 11 a.m. Monday morning. The warning, issued Sunday morning covers the area of Southeast Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island. The Boston and Providence metropolitan areas are included. According to NWS, individuals […]

Sanders deals Clinton a huge blow in Michigan

BOSTON – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders won Michigan’s Primary on Tuesday , dealing a “Yuge” blow to the campaign of his rival, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sanders’ win in the mishigama state came after a long evening of poll returns had the Vermont senator ahead by single digits until the call by the […]

Sanders, Clintons take time out to honor Nancy Reagan

“Nancy Reagan had a good heart, and she will be dearly missed.“ DETROIT — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Sunday on the passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan: “No matter your party or political ideology, this is a sad day for America. Nancy Reagan was an exemplary first lady. A devoted […]

President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis Reagan

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is reporting the death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan who passed this morning at home in Los Angeles. Released from the First Lady’s office by the Reagan Presidential Library, the statement read: “Nancy Davis Reagan, the former First Lady of the United States died this morning at […]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at a private residence in Texas on Saturday morning. The conservative justice and Second Amendment advocate was said to be on a hunting trip at the Cibolo Creek Ranch where, according to the SCOTUSblog, he passed in his sleep. “I am saddened to report […]

New Hampshire Primary, Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire

Sanders Takes New Hampshire Primary by Storm, Trump wins GOP vote

MANCHESTER, NH – Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Primary in a crushing blow to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The race was called just after 8 p.m. when the final polls closed in the Granite State. The U.S. Senator from Vermont thanked the people of the state, lauding them with […]

Dixville Notch, NH Primary

Primary Day is Underway in New Hampshire

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH – As Primary Day in New Hampshire opened in the famed Dixville Notch at midnight, the first votes cast and reported had Bernie Sanders and John Kasich winning the town with nine votes total cast. For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders garnered 4 votes, with former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton receiving no votes. On […]

Winter Storm Mars

Winter Storm Mars is on the Way

BOSTON – The National Weather Service Boston/Taunton issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Rhode Island including Block Island; Central, Eastern, Northeastern, Southeastern Massachusetts; and Northeastern Connecticut. The NWS alert, in effect from 4 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday, predicted snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. The storm is expected to overspread the […]

RI receives $18.2 million clean water infrastructure funding

As originally posted on TraceyC-Media on December 6, 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The state’s most vulnerable communities are eligible for federal clean water infrastructure funding through low-interest loans provided under $18.2 million allocated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced the allocation of green infrastructure monies to two federal-state loan programs that […]

Deepwater Wind turbine components arrive in RI

PROVIDENCE – The first components of Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind turbines arrived at the Port of Providence on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind (DWW) CEO Jeff Grybowski tweeted the arrival of the firsts -first wind turbine components to arrive- for the first offshore wind farm in the country. Arrived! #providence welcomes 1st components for @DeepwaterWind turbine from […]

Rhode Island releases student PARCC scores, low performance results

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education on Tuesday released its student PARCC assessment results for 2015. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments revealed disturbingly low English Language and Math literacy scores for Rhode Island students overall. Students across the state were tested in the spring in the […]

Healthcare partnership talks begin, Care New England and Southcoast Health consider alliance

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence based Care New England Health System announced on Monday the signing of a letter of intent to team up with Southcoast Health System, Inc. as a potential strategic partner. In a press release, the Rhode Island healthcare organization said the two organizations are working toward a goal of forming a new not-for-profit […]

Harvard sounds all clear after bomb threat, reopens campus

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Harvard University announced Monday evening that law enforcement officials had cleared all four buildings closed earlier in the day due to an email bomb threat. “Nothing to substantiate the emailed threat has been found and the investigation regarding the source is ongoing,” the University said in a written message to students. Students […]

Newport Named Sole North American Port of Call, 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Sets Sail on the City by the Sea

2018 V0lvo Ocean Race Sets Sail for the City by the Sea NEWPORT, RI – The Volvo Ocean Race, the marathon offshore sailing contest that pits the world’s most esteemed sailors against its oceans, time and elements is making a return trip to Newport in 2018. Announcing the City by the Sea stopover in Providence, Volvo Ocean […]

Community Mourns Death of Jon C. Boothroyd, Acclaimed Coastal Geologist

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island announced the loss of their “beloved” Geosciences Professor Emeritus Jon C. Boothroyd, a field researcher, Coastal and Environmental Geologist,  and active participant in development of the Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP). Boothroyd provided his expertise, time and advice to students, organizations and environmental agencies across the state, […]

Increased Ocean Temps Spawn Widespread Coral Bleaching

HAWAII – NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) declared the world’s third coral bleaching event is underway. In a release last week, NOAA announced that warming ocean temperatures, seen already off the coast of Hawaii were the cause of widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii. Scientists confirmed similar stressful conditions in the Caribbean. Coral bleaching occurs when […]

Monumental Mayhem as Mexico Prepares for Patricia

Patricia Most Powerful Storm Ever Recorded   MIAMI – Hurricane Patricia, presently barreling down on the state of Jalisco, Mexico is expected to make landfall near Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta on Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) National Hurricane Center at 7:00 a.m. on Friday introduced the monster storm warning of potential catastrophe. “THE STRONGEST EASTERN […]

CVS Minute Clinics Reach 1,000 Stores Nationwide

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health announced on Thursday that the organization reached a milestone, opening its 1000th walk-in medical clinic. The Washington, D.C. MinuteClinic opened on Dupont Circle joining its predecessors in a 15-year march across 31 states and the District of Columbia. “This 1,000th clinic milestone reflects our commitment to expand much needed access to health care […]

Open Government Meeting Yields Promise of Transparency

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island Press Association and staff from Governor Gina Raimondo’s office joined members of multiple open government organizations on Tuesday to address the release of public information and transparency within the governor’s administration. Read the resulting statement below: In response to a letter sent by ACCESS/RI, American Civil Liberties Union […]

Bring in those Veggies – Freeze Watch in Effect

BOSTON – The National Weather Service in Taunton issued a freeze watch in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning for all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts away from the coast, and Northern Connecticut. NWS expects temperatures to range from the upper 20’s to low 30’s with the timing of temperatures falling below freezing […]

Breaking: A Perfect 10 for Gledhill

South Kingstown – Congratulations go out to Liz Gledhill South Kingstown Town Council for her official win in the South Kingstown Town Council special election. “I’m very excited,” said Gledhill after recount numbers were in. “I’m looking forward to working with the council to get things done.” The State Board of Elections conducted a recount […]


Labor blames Verizon strike for weak job growth numbers in May

Video Courtesy Reuters The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday reported that the country’s labor market added a mere 38,000 jobs in nonfarm payroll employment in May, down from 123,000 (adjusted) in April. Labor (BLS) attributed some of the weakness in numbers to striking Verizon communications workers who took to the picket lines in […]


Firestorm of controversy; police union fires back at local newspaper

Firestorm of controversy; police union fires back at local newspaper

Stonington, CT – The Westerly Sun editorial staff took some heat on Monday after posting a controversial cartoon to its editorial page. The Tribune Content Agency (TCA) clearinghouse editorial cartoon shown above as posted by the local newspaper The Westerly Sun set off a firestorm of controversy in the close-knit, New England communities the local publication […]



When I was a child, I used to put sugar on my cereal, even Frosted Flakes. Cheerios came with no sugar, so they were duly double doused. I think that my mother probably didn’t know about this sugaring. Even though we were poor, she always made an effort to see that we ate well within […]


UFD Recognizes Distinguished Service by Firefighters

UFD Recognizes Distinguished Service by Firefighters

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Union Fire District of South Kingstown held its annual awards night earlier this month at South Kingstown High School. Special recognition was paid to Retired Captain Hilding T. Munson who was honored with the Distinguished Service Award. Munson was presented with a bronze–plated pickhead axe for his 54 years of service with […]


General Mills agrees to GMO labeling in advance of Vermont state deadline

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) speaks on the Senate Floor in March in favor of the right of Vermont and individual states to enact legislation requiring GMO food labeling. Leahy in his speech emphasized the importance of the public’s right to know.  Video Courtesy U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy/Youtube MINNEAPOLIS, MN – General Mills, the American […]

Matunuck Coverage

NWS Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook, Warns of Rip Currents

NWS Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook, Warns of Rip Currents

BOSTON – The National Weather Service, Taunton issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook as of 5:05 a.m. for Washington and Newport Counties in Rhode Island, Block Island and Southern Bristol, Massachusetts. A high rip current risk is in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday morning through the evening. According to NWS, INCREASING SOUTHERLY SWELL AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT […]

Naturally So

Students get trout stocking tips from Governor Baker

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker helps students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School stock Jamaica pond with trout on May 4, 2016. Baker told the children, “Remember, you don’t throw them. You’ve got to gradually let them into the water.” Video courtesy MassLive/Youtube Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker joined students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School on […]

On the FLiPSiDe!

On the FlipSide…While I was sitting around on my arse

On the FlipSide…While I was sitting around on my arse

Quote:  She doesn’t want to work. FliPped:  While my fat arse was resting itself, I covered a meeting, cooked dinner, made lunches for tomorrow, cleaned the kitchen, logged into my class, got a little Master’s work done, answered my email, edited photos and video, fed the dog, cleaned the kitchen and managed to watch the […]

Renewable Energy

Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Deepwater Wind sign accord

Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Deepwater Wind sign accord

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island- based offshore wind developer signed an agreement on Monday that will create more than 70 local jobs at two local marine companies. Rhode Island Fast Ferry, the high-speed catamaran company located at Quonset Point entered into an agreement with Deepwater Wind (DWW) to contract, commission and manage services […]

Serving it Up...

Rep. Costa Serving Up Homemade Delicacies in New Coffee House

Rep. Costa Serving Up Homemade Delicacies in New Coffee House

North Providence – Rhode Island State Representative Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31) has a new mission and daytime home. The incumbent representative from North Kingstown/Exeter purchased the Charles Street Coffee Co. at 813 Charles Street in North Providence. “My husband, Jim, had been looking for a small business opportunity for a few years, so when he saw […]

Sunday Prose

Editorial… On Watching and Joining

Editorial… On Watching and Joining

She asked, Why? Why don’t they do something? Why do they let them get away with this? How many times do we have to go into court before they do something? She was frustrated, sad and disheartened by the lack of support or respect for moms, parents who expected the system to perform for those […]