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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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09/22/2016 11:30 PM
 

Talk about children and anxiety offered at Westerly Hospital

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Westerly - Westerly Hospital will host a discussion titled "Raising Resilient Children in the Age of Anxiety" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the hospital's Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. The program, which is being presented in honor of World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10, is being offered in partnership with the Westerly Public School district and the Washington County Coalition for Children.



09/22/2016 07:08 PM
 

Photo exhibit includes boy who wished to be famous in China

 

Rhode Island State Police are hosting an event to show off a new exhibit inspired by an 8-year-old boy whose dying wish to become famous drew international attention. The Westerly Sun reports the event will take place Thursday evening at state police headquarters in North Scituate.



09/20/2016 12:58 AM
 

Uncasville man killed in Watch Hill motorcycle crash

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Police said Peter Pierfederici, 73, was riding a 1986 Honda Shadow at about 3:43 p.m. and lost control of the motorcycle as he turned a corner at Ocean View Highway and Ninigret Avenue. Witnesses told police they heard a screeching noise and saw Pierfederici fall off of the bike, according to Interim Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey.



09/18/2016 02:52 PM
 

BookLovers: Novelist Ann Hood celebrates 'the magic of reading'

 

I start it one night and fall into the pages, living in the story until the wee hours of morning. I go to sleep only after I'm shocked to see the time, and wake up the next day excited to finish it.



09/13/2016 06:19 AM
 

Rhode Island voters head to polls for primary

 

Rhode Island voters are heading to the polls to select candidates for Congress, the General Assembly and for municipal offices around the state. Most polling places open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, except in Jamestown, where they open at 8 a.m., and in Hopkinton, Little Compton, New Shoreham and Westerly, where they open at 9 a.m. All polls close at 8 p.m. There are no statewide races, but the election could affect the composition of the General Assembly since many Democratic incumbents face challengers from their own party.



09/08/2016 12:48 AM
 

Town Engineer

 

The Town of Westerly, RI is looking for a successful, engineering professional with experience in civil engineering and project management to join our organization as the Town Engineer. Westerly is both the most southern and western location in South County Rhode Island, and is home to the popular villages of Misquamicut and Watch Hill, two distinctive summer communities.



09/07/2016 07:21 AM
 

News | Guest MINDSETTERa Bilotta: Educating the Community is the Key to Combating Addiction

 

A recent spike in overdoses in Rhode Island drives home the fact that while we are making some progress, there is much more we must all do, if we are going to stop the epidemic of addiction that plagues our state and the rest of the nation. In my view, as someone who works on the frontlines of our addiction crisis as part of a substance abuse treatment center, essential components of the solution are educating the whole community and generating more widespread community involvement.



09/07/2016 03:13 AM
 

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have reportedly split

 

Pop star Taylor Swift and her actor boyfriend Tom Hiddleston have called it quits after a three month romance, according to People. No word on if they're ever, ever getting back together.



09/07/2016 03:13 AM
 

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have reportedly split after summer romance

 

Pop star Taylor Swift and her actor boyfriend Tom Hiddleston have called it quits after a three month romance, according to People. No word on if they're ever, ever getting back together.



09/02/2016 09:18 PM
 

Rhode Island officials OK hospital, Yale-New Haven deal

 

Rhode Island officials have approved a proposed deal that would make Westerly Hospital part of the Connecticut-based Yale-New Haven Health System. The state attorney general's office and Department of Health approved the affiliation on Thursday.



09/02/2016 05:03 PM
 

Man Arrested For Shooting Corncobs At Neighbora s House With Homemade Gun

 

Police in Westerly, Rhode Island are holding a 50-year-old man, who allegedly was shooting corncobs at this neighbor's house with "a homemade potato gun." According to The Westerly Sun , the man-Jeffrey M. Osella-began shooting the corncobs at his neighbor's home "after a yelling match."



09/02/2016 08:39 AM
 

Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 1st

 

Three black bears treated a suburban California neighborhood like a resort, taking a dip in a backyard pool and helping themselves to a dumpster buffet. The trio - two cubs and their mother - wandered out of the San Gabriel mountains and into the foothill city of Pasadena on Thursday afternoon.



09/01/2016 07:28 PM
 

Man charged with shooting corncobs at neighbor's home

 

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08/27/2016 06:00 PM
 

T-shirt company moving to Rhode Island from Connecticut

 

Online retailer Ivory Ella has scheduled a "shirt-cutting" ceremony Tuesday with guests including Rhode Island's Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo. Founded last year in Groton, Connecticut the company will be moving just a few towns east and across the state border to Westerly.



08/26/2016 07:23 PM
 

Police: Nearly 2 dozen arrests made at fair in Rhode Island

 

Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson Jr. tells The Westerly Sun the town normally sees several dozen arrests each year as a result of the annual Washington County Fair. Police say none of the reported arrests were Richmond residents.