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Obituaries for April 11

Mark Charles Carpenter, 72, of South Kohala died April 3 at home. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was a real estate professional, physicist and woodworker. Private services. Survived by wife, Stephanie Carpenter of South Kohala; brother, John Carpenter of Hayes, Va.; sister, Rosemary Baker of Newport News, Va.; hanai brother, Richard Cohn of Mill Valley, […]

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Doris Burke said Drake made her life ‘more fun’ for a few weeks last year

Remember when Drake was expressing his undying love – as we all have – for Doris Burke last season? There was even a t-shirt with the ESPN analyst’s face on it. On Wednesday, the two were at the Raptors game and Drake went over to greet his favorite broadcaster, who still seems mostly puzzled by […]

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Vehicle slams into motorcyclist, driver runs from scene, Orlando officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured Tuesday night. Officials said a vehicle struck the motorcyclist at Ivey Lane and Gore Street, and that the driver of the vehicle got out and ran from the scene. The motorcyclist was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical […]

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EU to Press U.S. Over Facebook Data Use

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top justice official is set to quiz her U.S. counterparts over privacy issues on a visit to Washington this week made more timely by fallout over Facebook Inc.’s FB -6.77% handling of personal data. The planned U.S. visit by EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová comes after Facebook announced that a data-analysis firm […]

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Last Word on housing, March 7

Last Word Housing for all Thank you to Terence Wehle for his very thoughtful summation on the expected target market for Midtown Row (VG, Feb. 28). As senior "come heres," we searched for a condo in the city, to be told, “Everyone wants their own four walls." It wasn’t true then, it isn’t true now. […]

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Italians Cast Votes Amid a Fractured Political Landscape

ROME—Italians went to the polls Sunday in a national election that has underscored themes that have dominated other important votes in Europe over the past year: the disruptive power of populist parties, a fractured electorate and the continued fallout from the migration and economic crises. The final opinion polls, which were published in mid-February ahead […]

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Community news

Baseball league sign-ups set HURRICANE — Hurricane Baseball League, "Where every kid plays every inning," is having sign-ups from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Hurricane Middle School field house/concession stand. The age cut off is April 1 for […]

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Curling practice

Chris Lachowski of North Stonington practices pushing the curling stone towards the house while participating in the Open Curling Night at the Washington Trust Community Skating Center in Westerly on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The skating center has been holding Open Curling Night for people 18 years and older every Thursday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for […]

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Poll: 76 percent of Virginia voters support decriminalizing marijuana

Marijuana (KSN File Photo) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WRIC) — A new survey by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University suggests that the majority of Virginia voters support the decriminalization of marijuana. The poll shows 76 percent of Virginians support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, making it punishable by […]

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Auburn basketball vs. Ole Miss live score updates, analysis

Auburn guard Bryce Brown (2) passes the ball over Ole Miss guard Devontae Shuler (0) Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala.( Auburn basketball aims to snap 10-year losing streak at Ole Miss Ole Miss guard Terence Davis (3) defends a shot by […]