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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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11/22/2014 10:24 PM
 

HealthSource RI opening help center in Warwick

 

Rhode Island's health benefits exchange is opening a new walk-in center and holding a series of events to help individuals sign up for health coverage during the second open enrollment period. The HealthSource RI center at 1923 Post Road in Warwick opens Sunday.



11/21/2014 02:17 PM
 

Westerly teachers demand notification of threats

 

Scores of angry teachers have demanded that Westerly school officials do a better job informing them of threats such as one that's alleged to have been made against a Westerly High School teacher. The Westerly Sun reports that teachers said at a recent School Committee meeting they learned of the allegations in media reports, not from school officials.



11/19/2014 01:35 PM
 

Restraining order extended for Westerly teacher

 

A Superior Court judge has continued a restraining order preventing a Westerly High School student from having any contact with a teacher. Associate Justice Kristen Rodgers granted an injunction and continuation of the restraining order on Monday sought by Maryjane Utley, head of the school's science department.



11/18/2014 04:34 PM
 

Personnel Matters: Aclu sues firm over med marijuana user

 

An American Civil Liberties Union chapter filed a disability discrimination lawsuit Nov. 12 alleging a Rhode Island fabrics company refused to hire an internship applicant because of her medical marijuana use. Christine Callaghan, who is pursuing a master's degree in textiles at the University of Rhode Island, has participated in Rhode Island's medical marijuana program since February 2013 to help her treat debilitating migraine headaches, according to the lawsuit, Christine Callaghan vs. Darlington Fabrics Corp. and Moore Corp. filed in state superior court in Providence.



11/15/2014 09:03 AM
 

Traditional silhouette artists a rare breed

 

The silhouette, an ancient form of portraiture, may be dying. Only a handful of artists have learned to cut these precision profiles - traditionally clipped from black paper and mounted on a white background - that were popularized in the 1800s in Europe and the United States.



11/14/2014 09:30 PM
 

ACLU sues firm over denial of internship to medical marijuana user

 

An American Civil Liberties Union chapter filed a disability discrimination lawsuit Wednesday alleging a Rhode Island fabrics company refused to hire an internship applicant because of her medical marijuana use. Christine Callaghan, who is pursuing a master's degree in textiles at the University of Rhode Island, has participated in Rhode Island's medical marijuana program since February 2013 to help her treat debilitating migraine headaches, according to the lawsuit Christine Callaghan vs. Darlington Fabrics Corp. and The Moore Co filed in state superior court in Providence.



11/14/2014 10:23 AM
 

Westerly Hospital program to help smokers quit

 

The Westerly Hospital is offering a seven-week smoking cessation program, called "Freedom from Smoking," from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning on Jan. 6 in the hospital's Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. Sessions will meet for seven consecutive Tuesdays.



11/13/2014 03:09 PM
 

Hopkinton man dies following ATV accident

 

The Westerly Sun reports that Hopkinton police said Andrew Thompson was declared dead at Rhode Island Hospital.



11/12/2014 09:06 PM
 

Marijuana patient sues after firm won't hire her

 

A graduate student is suing a Rhode Island textile company after it refused to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat debilitating migraines. Christine Callaghan, a University of Rhode Island textiles student, on Wednesday sued Westerly-based Darlington Fabrics.



11/12/2014 04:50 PM
 

The art of silhouette requires a portraitist's eye, artistic skills and a scissors

 

This Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 photo shows a portrait of two girls by silhouette artist Deborah O'Connor. Professional silhouette portraiture artists are trained to cut those precision profiles - traditionally clipped from black paper and mounted on a white background - that were popularized in the 1800s in Europe and the United States.



11/12/2014 06:14 AM
 

Housing gives hope to homeless veterans

 

Dave McCollum, Jr. lives in a house now, but one year ago he was living under a bridge in Newport. "I got out and didn't know what to do," McCollum said.



11/11/2014 08:54 PM
 

Man severely injured in ATV crash in Hopkinton

 

The Westerly Sun reports that police say the unidentified 48-year-old man was hurt Monday night when his ATV flipped. Hopkinton Police Chief Dave Palmer says he appeared to be alone and was not wearing a helmet when the crash happened.



11/11/2014 08:21 AM
 

GoLocalProv | Politics | Riley: Post Election, Lots of Work to Be Done in Providence

 

Congratulations to the winners in last week's election. Unfortunately for Rhode Islanders the ticket leading our state will have to deal with fundamental fragility of Providence whether they are Mayor, Governor or Treasurer.



11/10/2014 05:31 PM
 

Veterans housing units completed in Rhode Island

 

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island and state and federal officials are scheduled Monday to mark completion of 10 homes in Westerly, including seven one-bedroom apartments and three two-bedroom apartments. Two historic buildings were restored and one was torn down and a new one built.



11/10/2014 01:27 PM
 

Westerly fire damages buildings

 

The call came in at 3:09 a.m. Sunday for the fire at a vacant, boarded up three-story wooden house, and quickly spread to another building. A building across the street also received some damage, fire officials said.



11/09/2014 10:43 PM
 

Fire damages 2 buildings in Westerly

 

Westerly officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that began in a vacant house and spread to a nearby business, heavily damaging both buildings. Authorities say the fire began at about 3 a.m. Sunday in a vacant house on Canal Street owned by the town of Westerly, then spread to the neighboring Trash and Treasures business.



11/07/2014 09:27 PM
 

Filippi overpowers Walsh

 

First-time candidate Blake Filippi easily won election as the House Representative for District 36, which includes Charlestown, Westerly, South Kingstown and New Shoreham. Filippi, an Independent from New Shoreham, pulled in 3,229 votes to Walsh's 2,179 votes .