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Welcome to Westerly, RI

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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12/09/2016 10:19 AM
 

Woman in prison for 2005 murder seeks overturned sentence

 

A Rhode Island woman serving prison time for the 2005 slaying of a Providence woman is seeking post-conviction relief in an effort to overturn her sentence. The Westerly Sun reports that according to court documents, the move comes after Tawanna Sampson exhausted her appeals process with the state.



12/08/2016 07:28 PM
 

Westerly man gets 7-year prison term on child porn charges

 

In addition to the seven years and three months behind bars, 41-year-old Normand Asselin was also sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation upon completion of his prison term. He pleaded guilty in September to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.



12/07/2016 05:02 PM
 

Annual Xmas rock show benefits animals

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: The members of Sweet Mercy, from left: Jaime Duquette, Jim Tarbox, John Speziale, and Craig Edwards Think how many bands have animals in their names. Derivations of "wolf," "deer" or "bear" alone crop up routinely, and seagulls, scorpions, turtles, horses, oysters, bunnies, cougars, owls, crows and - yes, crickets and "beatles" - are all part of rock music's Doctor Doolittle-ian mix.



12/07/2016 02:30 AM
 

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To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Angel Gonzalez, 28, of 31 Blinman St., Apt. 4, was charged Sunday with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.



11/28/2016 07:55 PM
 

Environmental group opposing plan to lift 341 structures

 

An environmental group says a federal plan to elevate more than 300 structures in Rhode Island to reduce potential damage from storm surges is based on a flawed study that underestimates the problem. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan would lift homes and some businesses around barrier beaches and salt ponds in Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown and Narragansett.



11/28/2016 01:47 AM
 

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To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Michael Valex-Lopez, 40, of 130 Peters Drive was charged Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, evading responsibility, driving without a license, second-degree threatening and breach of peace. Daniel T. Fleming, 20, of Manchester, was charged Saturday with driving as a minor with an elevated blood alcohol content, possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.



11/26/2016 04:22 AM
 

Next Stop Flavortown: Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Restaurant Opens

 

Guy Fieri's newest trip to "flavortown" is at Foxwoods Resort Casino at the brand new Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar, which opened on Friday. "This is going to be the Guy Fieri-style.



11/25/2016 12:01 AM
 

Hillary Clinton thanks supporters for yard sign display

 

The Democratic nominee, who came up short against President-elect Donald Trump, tweeted, "I was greeted by this heartwarming display on the corner of my street today. Thank you to all of you who did this.



11/23/2016 02:28 PM
 

Ex-West Warwick chief sworn in as head of Westerly police

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: WESTERLY, R.I. - A former West Warwick chief of police is officially the head of the Westerly police force. The hiring of Silva was announced on Oct. 31 following the conclusion of a three-month search and review process.



11/21/2016 11:59 PM
 

Lifting Westerly clubhouse in effort to thwart damage from future storms

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Crews from Atlantic Marine Construction work at raising the Watch Hill Yacht Club building Monday, November 21, 2016. The building was damaged by the storm surge from 2012's Hurricane Sandy and the club is having the 4,000 square foot building raised 15-feet to clear it from future potential storm damage.



11/21/2016 09:25 PM
 

Hillary Clinton spotted shopping for books in Rhode Island

 

Hillary Clinton is recovering from her election loss in part by shopping for books with her family in Rhode Island. In a speech last week to the Children's Defense Fund, the former Democratic presidential nominee said there have been a few times since her Nov. 8 loss to Republican Donald Trump that all she wanted to do was "to curl up with a good book."



11/19/2016 11:18 PM
 

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To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Tamala Facas, 46, of 6 Penston Ave., Westerly, was charged Friday with second-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of disorderly conduct. Ethan T. Itchkawich, 22, of 31 Parks Road, Preston, was charged Friday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to have marker lights and improper signal.



11/18/2016 03:55 AM
 

Police logs - Nov. 18, 2016

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Jose O. Benavides, 48, of 30 Coit St., Apt. 1, was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.



11/14/2016 08:00 AM
 

A Dickens of a show: 'A Christmas Carol' begins

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents "A Christmas Carol – The Musical," conceived and adapted by Stephen DeCesare, who also did the music and lyrics, from Nov. 25 through Dec. 23. Chris Maxwell of Cranston, R.I., plays Scrooge in the show directed by Scott Morency and with musical direction by DeCesare. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.