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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.

While in Westerly, you may also want to enjoy its more refined side. Visit our restaurants, art galleries, come for the Shakespeare in the Park, listen to the Chorus of Westerly sing, go wine tasting or stay in one of our fine Inns or Bed & Breakfasts.

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03/21/2015 08:01 PM

Crash in Westerly leaves 2 men injured


By Stephanie Vargas WESTERLY, RI_ The Westerly Police Department investigates a vehicle crash that left two people injured. On March 20, at 11:00 pm two men traveling on Route 78 crash and clip a street light pole.

03/20/2015 04:44 PM

What Exactly is Taylor Swift Tax?


Yes, there is actually something called the "Taylor Swift Tax," and it's become quite a hot button of contention in Rhode Island, of all places. Billboard is reporting that the Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, has come under fire by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors after proposing a hefty tax on second homes, like the one Swift has in Westerly, Rhode Island: "The governor of Rhode Island is defending a proposed luxury tax for pricey second homes that has been dubbed the 'Taylor Swift tax.'

03/19/2015 10:25 PM

Lend Me a Tenor Opens 4/1 at Ocean State Theatre


Ocean State Theatre Company , currently celebrating its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick will present Ken Ludwig 's hilarious comedy, Lend Me a Tenor from April 1 - 19. Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's gala season-opener of Otello, which is to be performed by world-famous tenor Tito Merelli, in the hopes that this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Merelli is late, unable to rehearse with the company, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the alcohol he has consumed, and he passes out.

03/19/2015 01:11 PM



A Westerly School Committee member has filed a complaint with the state Attorney General's office accusing the Town Council of violating the state Open Meetings Act. The Westerly Sun reports that Gina Fuller says the council conducted an improper closed-door executive session before interviewing candidates for town solicitor.

03/16/2015 09:31 PM

State Police Charge 11 with DWI St. Patrick's Day Weekend


"We believe that by continuing these enforcement efforts, it makes the highways safer for all travelers," State Police said in a statement.

03/14/2015 02:07 AM

Dogs could be put down after attack on Charlestown goats


Two pit bulls owned by a Charlestown man are facing the possibility of being euthanized after a deadly attack on two Nubian goats. Charlestown police told The Westerly Sun that they would seek a vicious dog hearing if the pit bulls aren't turned over permanently to the animal control officer.

03/05/2015 03:21 PM

Westerly School Committed drops proposed speech rule


Westerly's School Committee has dropped a proposed policy that would have required members to support committee decisions in public and discouraged them from using social media to discuss committee business.

03/03/2015 10:31 AM

Chorus of Westerly announces documentary


The Chorus of Westerly will produce a one-hour documentary detailing the story of the organization. Caswell Cooke, a former chorus member, will direct and produce the film.

02/26/2015 10:07 AM

Thong Thai in Westerly: good as 'gold'


I count myself among the regulars who've made Thong Thai in Westerly a go-to place for top-notch take-out that's both innovative and healthy. I'm particularly partial to the Yum Nur salad , with its generous portions of shaved steak, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and its piquantly spicy lime dressing.