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Westerly RI VacationsWelcome to one of the best kept secrets in New England - Westerly, Rhode Island. Westerly is located in the southwest corner of the state of Rhode Island, right along the border with Connecticut and along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Westerly is a family fun destination. You will find beautiful sandy beaches, family fun parks, boating, sailing and many other local attractions.

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10/29/2014 12:35 AM

Two Chariho teachers face sex charges


Paul LaFrance of West Greenwich, a business teacher at Chariho High School, was arrested Tuesday and charged with indecent solicitation of a minor and third-degree sexual assault. The Westerly Sun reported that 52-year-old John Wedlock of Wakefield surrendered to police and was arraigned on one count of indecent solicitation of a minor.

10/28/2014 01:11 AM

Donna Walsh claiming election fraud


Walsh said that, "In a recent mailing, Mr. Filippi claimed to be a ' life-long resident' of the 36th House District, which includes all of Block Island and Charlestown and parts of Westerly and South Kingstown. He listed his address on his 2014 candidate's declaration and on his 2000 voter registration as 912 Champlin Road, New Shoreham."

10/27/2014 01:37 AM

Trinity Rep is one of several art and cultural groups that would benefit from RI Question No. 5.


If approved, Question No. 5 on the Rhode Island ballot will supply various art and cultural groups $35 million in bond money.

10/23/2014 09:28 PM

'Water company' scammers rob, assault 83-year-old woman


On Oct. 17, at 5:20 p.m., Hopkinton Police responded to an 83-year-old resident on Main Street near Melinda Way after receiving a 911 call from her granddaughter. The victim was on the phone with her granddaughter when a white male knocked on the door advising that he was from the water company and needed to check her water.

10/21/2014 11:14 PM

Health | Hospital Association of Rhode Island Releases Joint Statement on Ebola Preparedness


The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has released a statement on RI's preparedness for a possible Ebola outbreak. HARI represents Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Landmark Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center, Roger Williams Medical Center, South County Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital and Westerly Hospital), Lifespan, the Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, Rhode Island Medical Society, and Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants.

10/20/2014 04:07 PM

Chariho School Officials Upset Over Pace of Probe


Members of the Chariho School Committee are questioning why it took the Rhode Island Department of Education 15 months to appoint an official to investigate allegations of discrimination at the Kingston Hill Academy charter school.

10/19/2014 06:11 PM

Westerly Hospital sees Ebola scare


Westerly Hospital went into full safety protocol after hearing that a patient who had Ebola-like symptoms was being transported to their emergency room Saturday evening. Officials from Westerly Hospital tell NBC 10 that a patient with flu-like symptoms and an unclear travel history was brought to the hospital around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

10/19/2014 02:39 PM

Police logs - Oct. 19


Rebequa Vazquez, 23, of 28 Mercer St., first floor, was charged Saturday with third-degree assault and breach of peace. Samuel Vasquez-Perez, 33, of 94 Lincoln Ave., No.

10/17/2014 06:42 PM

2015 Mercedes S-class coupe wraps high-tech, high luxury in modern package


The new S-class coupe is the most expensive and technologically advanced car the brand is selling in the U.S. WESTERLY, R.I. -- The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe embodies the automaker's new design philosophy of modern luxury, says Gorden Wagener, the brand's design chief. The shoulders are exaggerated and form a "Coke bottle" shape.

10/17/2014 02:42 PM

Westerly Schools Committee Halts Transgender Rule


Westerly's School Committee has shelved a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice and prohibit discrimination against transgender students. The Westerly Sun reports that dozens of residents attended a Town Hall meeting to oppose the policy.

10/17/2014 02:42 PM

Teen Biodiesel Maker Honored with HALO


In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from Randall Doyal, of Minnesota-based Al-Corn Clean Fuel, new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Renewable Fuels Association . It's no secret that we think the folks who make biodiesel are angels, but one actually now will get her own HALO! Cassandra Lin, a teenager from Westerly, Rhode Island is part of that area's Project TGIF, Turn Grease Into Fuel , a student-led project where restaurants and residents recycle their waste cooking oil, it gets turned into biodiesel and is donated to charity to support families who require heating assistance.

10/17/2014 10:44 AM

Police Logs


Ghonni R. Kowalski, 25, of Cumberland, R.I., was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree failure to appear in court, sixth-degree larceny and failure to pay or plead. Kevin F. Savage, 33, of Bradford, R.I., was charged Wednesday with breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief.

10/12/2014 07:43 PM

Hopkinton man arrested after SWAT storm house


The Westerly Sun reports that police stormed a house just before midnight Saturday and took Michael W. Neugent into custody. The incident began with a call to Hopkinton police from a neighbor reporting a domestic disturbance.

10/08/2014 07:14 AM

Fight over piping plover halts Sandy recovery


In this July 12, 2007 file photo, a piping plover runs along a beach in the Quonochontaug Conservation Area in Westerly, R.I. A court fight to protect the piping plover, a bird listed as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act, is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish sand along a 19-mile stretch of shoreline on New York's Fire Island. The sand was eroded during Superstorm Sandy.

10/07/2014 11:38 PM

NEIBA 2014: A Show of Enthusiasm from Children's Booksellers


"Attendance was up; the mood was way up," said New England Independent Booksellers Association executive director Steve Fischer, describing the group's 41st annual fall gathering at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence . In part the mood was good because of strong sales over the summer.

10/07/2014 03:23 PM

Westerly schools propose ban on transgender bias


Westerly school officials are considering a ban on discrimination against transgender students, allowing them to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender with which they identify. The Westerly Sun reports the School Committee is considering a policy to reduce stigmatization of transgender and nonconforming students.

10/05/2014 08:26 PM

Little Narragansett Bay dredging to begin soon


A $1.4 million dredging project is set to begin soon in a channel in Little Narragansett Bay along the Rhode Island-Connecticut border. A contractor is scheduled to start the project around Nov. 1. Rhode Island state Sen. Dennis Algiere of Westerly told The Westerly Sun that sand dredged from the channel will be used to rebuild sections of Sandy Point that have been worn away by storms since the last dredging in 1997.