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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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07/31/2015 02:23 PM

Fisher cats, coyotes could be cause of missing pets in Rhode Island


Animal conA trol officers say they suspect fisher cats or coyotes could be responsible for the abnormally high number of missing house cats in Westerly. Officer Thomas Gulluscio tells the Westerly Sun at least nine cats have been reported missing this month.

07/23/2015 05:22 PM

GoLocalProv | News | NEW: Providence Place Mall Fall Victim Identified


The Providence Police Department has identified the woman who fell from the first floor of the Providence Place Mall parking garage just after 7 p.m. on July 16 as Trudy Oxx. Oxx was from Westerly and was 35 years old.

07/22/2015 09:46 PM

South County Head Start Seeking New Students


South County Community Action Agency CEO Joseph DeSantis announced this week that the agency's Head Start program is recruiting new students for spots in its Washington County classrooms. "With about seven weeks until we begin the new school year, we're stepping up our recruitment efforts to identify more children who can benefit from this high-quality early education program," DeSantis explained.

07/21/2015 11:41 PM

Police Logs


David Perez, 19, of 198 Branford Ave., was charged Tuesday with criminal violation of a protective order and criminal violation of a restraining order. Charles Smith, 28, of 143 Tower St., Westerly, R.I., was charged Monday with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

07/20/2015 08:12 PM

More complaints filed against Rhode Island milk jeweler


Officials say 11 mothers have filed complaints with the Rhode Island Attorney General's office against Westerly-based jeweler MommyMilk Creations for extensive delays. Some mothers have been waiting nearly two years for the company's products, which are made from samples of their own breast milk.

07/17/2015 07:39 AM

GoLocalProv | News | RI Hospitals With the Highest Complication Rates


Two hospitals and four doctors in Rhode Island were reported as having high complication rates during routine Medicare surgeries during the past five years, based on data released by non-profit media watch-dog group ProPublica. According to the data, of eight common Medicare procedures that can be performed at least one of nine hospitals in Rhode Island, two hospitals -- Roger Williams Medical Center and South County Hospital had four doctors between them that had high adjusted rates of complications during the surgeries.

07/16/2015 04:08 PM

Save the Bay urges Westerly, Stonington to follow its action plan to save waterways


Westerly - Little Narragansett Bay and the lower Pawcatuck River are plagued with high bacteria and nutrient levels, poor tidal flushing, decreased dissolved oxygen levels and thick mats of nuisance algae, prompting a "call to action" by the nonprofit group Save the Bay on Thursday. During a news conference aboard the group's vessel as it traveled down the lower Pawcatuck River into the bay, South County Coastkeeper David Prescott urged the towns of Westerly, Stonington and upriver to work with Save the Bay on a 7-point action plan.

07/16/2015 03:03 PM

RI: RIPTA Continues Public Workshops About Future Fare Collection


July 14--PAWTUCKET -- About 20 people came out to a community meeting Monday night to comment on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's ongoing review of its fares, ticket types and payment options. The study comes as RIPTA is looking to replace the traditional swipe-style fare boxes and replace them with more modern ticket readers that could take payment through cellphones, debit cards or another type of stored-value card.

07/15/2015 11:09 PM

Taylor Swift's Westerly home


Authorities are still investigating after a swimmer was struck by a boat and seriously near Taylor Swift's Westerly home Tuesday. The RI Department of Environment Management says 56-year-old James Delisle was swimming about a quarter mile off of Swift's property around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon when the boat struck him.

07/15/2015 09:05 PM

L+M, Yale-New Haven announce merger, $300 million investment


L+M Healthcare and Yale New Haven Health System say they've agreed to affiliate, joining the larger New Haven institution with the parent organization of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital, a medical group and Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut. Yale New Haven Health System will spend $300 million in Connecticut and Rhode Island for primary care, OB/maternity services, orthopedics, neurosurgery and other specialties.

07/15/2015 04:00 PM

We happy few, we band of brothers: "Henry V" at Westerly Shakespeare in the Park


Once more unto the breach! The Colonial Theatre is returning for its 24th season of presenting Shakespeare in Westerly's Wilcox Park, with this year's production being "Henry V." Starring as the title character is Colin Ryan. He was part of the "Waiting for Godot" and "No Man's Land" casts on Broadway in 2013-14, and he earned his masters degree in classical acting from The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. "Henry V" is set around the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War, and the Colonial info notes that the drama is "a timely study of the causes and the price of war, of leadership, and the enduring legacy of violence."

07/14/2015 01:12 PM

Charlestown man charged with gravestone thefts


Prosecutors say a Charlestown man and former employee of the Rhode Island Veteran's Cemetery is expected to plead guilty to charges that he stole veterans' gravestones to use as flooring in his home. In his initial appearance before a judge in federal court, an attorney for 59-year-old Kevin Maynard entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

07/11/2015 10:32 PM

Comedy in Westerly with Granite Theatre's 'Shakespeare in Hollywood'


The summer might be time for Shakespeare productions in the park, but, at the Granite Theatre, it's also time for " Shakespeare in Hollywood ." The Westerly venue is presenting the Ken Ludwig comedy through July 19, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

07/11/2015 12:22 AM

The Changing Landscape: Landlords Helping Indies


Not all landlords want a bookstore so much that they'll forego market rates, but there are a growing number who do. "I very much believe that [a bookstore] is the lifeblood of a town," said Chuck Royce, president and co-chief investment officer of Royce & Associates.

07/09/2015 03:09 PM

Librarians summer reading lists include novels, memoirs and old favorites


Carolyn Moore of Manchester reads a book recently while enjoying the sun at McCook Point Park beach in Niantic. Dana Jensen/The Day For many people, summer vacation is the time to sit at the beach or next to the pool and dive into that book they haven't had time to read all year.

07/09/2015 01:25 AM

Operation Stand Down named Champions in Action recipient


Editor's note: Operation Stand Down Rhode Island is the Champions in Action winner for the second half of 2015 in the category of strengthening communities through veterans support. The organization receives $35,000 in unrestricted funding from Citizens Bank, and volunteer and promotional support from NBC 10. It started as a yearly weekend encampment to help local veterans.

07/08/2015 09:09 PM

Fired former Norwich cop charged in second in string of burglaries


Groton - For the second time in less than a month , a fired former Norwich police officer is facing charges connected to a smash-and-grab style burglary. Groton Town Police on Tuesday charged Jamie Longolucco, 41, in connection with an Aug. 31, 2014 burglary of two paintings from The Finer Line Gallery in downtown Mystic.