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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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06/22/2018 05:21 AM

Show `Deep Staters' the door


Last week, eBay notified its users that there is a movement within the States to impose a sales tax on purchases made on the internet in order to make a "level playing field" for local retailers and that appeals to the Deep State advocates within this state who drool at the thought of more taxpayer dollars coming their way.

06/21/2018 10:41 PM

Man calls 911 from police cruiser to complain about officer


Rhode Island police say a man called 911 from the back of a cruiser to complain about an officer who volunteered to give him a ride. Police tell Eyewitness News officers were called to a home in Westerly Tuesday and found 28-year-old Donald Rollins arguing with his girlfriend.

06/19/2018 12:49 AM

Greenfield DPW head Ouellette leaving NEW


Director of Public Works Don Ouellette has announced that he is retiring in order to become director of public works for Westerly, R.I. Ouellette said his retirement from Greenfield will be July 7, though his last working day will be Friday.

06/08/2018 06:47 AM

Westerly man plans supper club for former Rosalini's in Pawcatuck


Stonington - Like many Stonington and Westerly residents in their 50s and 60s, Richard Mann remembers the many times when he was among the large and sometimes rowdy crowds that packed the former Rosalini's nightclub on Route 2 to watch local and nationally known bands perform. The club's heyday ended in the 1990s, when it closed.

06/06/2018 07:03 PM

Rhode Island town: Pull your weeds or pay a fine


The Westerly Sun reports the Westerly Town Council enacted a measure Monday that sets a maximum height for weeds. Residents could be fined up to $50 per day if weeds on their property exceed six inches.

06/03/2018 11:55 PM

Westerly man killed Saturday afternoon in North Stonington crash


To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: North Stonington - A Westerly man died Saturday afternoon after his car was involved in a head-on collision on Route 2. Eugene J. Vincelette, 76, 121 Cross St., Apt.

06/01/2018 12:32 AM

Suspects shot at by Westerly officer in Pawcatuck knocked man to ground with SUV


Stonington - Two days before a Memorial Day incident in which an off-duty Westerly police officer fired a shot at their stolen SUV, two of three suspects in that case knocked a Hopkinton, R.I., store owner to the ground with the SUV when they tried to flee after stealing a chainsaw, according to police. Hopkinton Police Chief David Palmer said Thursday that the driver, Jonathan R. Ilarraza, 26, of North Kingstown, R.I., and his passenger Jan Poirier, 24, of no known address, entered a Rhode Island Harvesting store about 9:30 a.m. and appeared to be looking for items to steal.

05/28/2018 08:51 PM

Full-scale oil spill exercise to be held in Westerly


File image of A bird covered in oil is shown at Fort Baker cove in Sausalito, Calif., in 2007 after a ship spilled 58,000 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay. - AP The USCG will hold a full scale oil spill exercise in Rhode Island.

05/24/2018 06:00 PM

Rhode Island's Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Hires Thayer


Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has hired Jessica Thayer as the Financial Services Risk Solutions Practice Group leader. Thayer has specialized in directors and officers, errors and omissions, fidelity, cybersecurity, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability for investment advisors, mutual funds, hedge funds and securities and broker dealers for more than 16 years.

05/24/2018 01:16 PM

Planned Westerly blasting injures 2 town workers


According to Interim Town Manager Mark Rooney, the blast was scheduled to take place between 11:05-11:08 a.m. Rooney said two Department of Public Works employees had stopped along the side of the road in their truck to make a phone call nearby the blast site. According to Rooney, the blast was bigger than anticipated, causing debris to fly further than expected.