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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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02/24/2018 05:23 PM

Granite Theatre Announces 2018 Season


The Renaissance City Theatre, Inc. announces the exciting and new 18th Season of the Granite Theatre. Southern Rhode Island's only year-round theatre is within walking distance of some of the region's finest dining as well as a beautiful stretch of beaches and popular resorts.

02/21/2018 10:13 PM

Senior sends goodbye note to newspaper in case she's killed in school shooting


A Rhode Island high school student submitted a goodbye note to her local newspaper, not because she's dying, but in the event she's killed in a school shooting. "I've watched so many happen since Sandy Hook, which was really the first one I remember happening, and nothing's really changed.

02/21/2018 07:51 PM

Police: Mohegan Sun patrons helped stop would-be purse thief


To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Mohegan - A Rhode Island man is facing charges after police said he snatched a purse in the Casino of the Sky earlier this month and attempted to flee.

02/20/2018 02:10 PM

Off-duty Westerly officer credited with saving woman


Officer Howard Mills was on his way to pick up his daughter at school last Tuesday when he saw what he thought was a discarded jacket on a sidewalk along Hillside Avenue. Mills says when he went to investigate he discovered it was actually a woman who had fallen and suffered a head injury.

02/16/2018 02:02 PM



The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has awarded a nearly $430,000 grant to clean up contaminated land around an old mill in Richmond. The Westerly Sun reports that Clark's Mill, built in 1848 on the Pawcatuck River, is currently owned by FXF Hydro, which submitted the grant application in December.

02/16/2018 03:13 AM

Curling practice


To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Chris Lachowski of North Stonington practices pushing the curling stone towards the house while participating in the Open Curling Night at the Washington Trust Community Skating Center in Westerly on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

02/14/2018 02:02 AM

Drinking Water Warning Issued for Westerly Water Department Customers


The Westerly Water Department has issued a drinking water warning to its customers because a treatment equipment failure sent excess treatment chemicals into the water supply on Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th. Westerly Water Department customers who have not used their faucets since Friday should not drink or use the water before flushing.

02/10/2018 07:35 AM

Cars, jewelry part of pricey Valentine's Day package at Rhode Island hotel


WESTERLY, R.I. - A hotel in Rhode Island hotel is the perfect Valentine's Day getaway, but it's going to cost you. The Ocean House in Westerly is offering several packages, including one that has a diamond necklace and a Mercedes-Benz as part of the deal.

02/05/2018 10:56 PM

Washington Trust Co Buys DowDuPont Inc, General Motors Co, Walmart Inc, Sells Omnicom Group ...


Westerly, RI, based Investment company WASHINGTON TRUST Co buys DowDuPont Inc, General Motors Co, Walmart Inc, Starbucks Corp, iShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond, iShares MSCI EAFE, Newell Brands Inc, iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, Aptiv PLC, IQVIA Holdings Inc, sells Omnicom Group Inc, Delphi Technologies PLC, CVS Health Corp, Henry Schein Inc, Genuine Parts Co during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, WASHINGTON TRUST Co. As of 2017-12-31, WASHINGTON TRUST Co owns 228 stocks with a total value of $1.8 billion.

02/05/2018 06:10 PM

Westerly College Club grants scholarships to several locally


To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Front row left to right: Rochelle Wang of Pawcatuck, Danielle Gilluly of Bradford, Joseph Brodeur of Westerly, Emily Roy of Westerly, Kailey Jones of Pawcatuck, Samantha White of North Stonington.

02/02/2018 05:28 PM

Blantyre Reimagined: Iconic Berkshires Resort And Estate Joins Ocean House Management Collection


The iconic Blantyre, one of New England's most legendary resorts, is set to embark on a new chapter that pays homage to its storied past, while reimagining its future as the Berkshires' premier luxury destination. Today, Blantyre announces that the hotel will join the Ocean House Management Collection of prestigious hotels including Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and Watch Hill Inn, in Westerly, Rhode Island.

01/30/2018 06:09 PM

Police: Rhode Island man felt disrespected by stab victim


A Rhode Island man charged with fatally stabbing an acquaintance he said disrespected him in his own home has been held without bond. Nelson Dearce, of Westerly, made an initial court appearance on a murder charge Monday.

01/27/2018 09:54 AM

Politics | An Animal Abuse Registry, Greater Penalties for Cars...


Nardolillo wants greater penalties on illegal cars in handicapped spaces, Rep. Shanley wants a panel to study creating an office of inspector general and more. This Week at the State House.