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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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11/14/2015 02:25 AM

Local Teen Makes Walking Trails -- For Shelter Dogs


Just off Curtis Corner Road in South Kingstown, a set of woodchipped and stone slabbed paths run a peaceful course through the woods, offering a peaceful respite for homeless dogs waiting for forever homes. The nature trails offer a chance for the dogs living at Animal Rescue Rhode Island and the volunteers who care for them a chance to get out and breathe some fresh air among the trees.

11/11/2015 01:58 AM

Proposal to ban tolls on passenger vehicles heading to State House


A proposal to ban any new highway or bridge tolls on passenger vehicles is making its way to the Rhode Island State House. "If we pass this constitutional amendment and the government does want to assert tolls on passenger vehicles, then they would have to ask the people to repeal this amendment," says Sate Representative, Blake Filippi Block Island-Westerly.

11/06/2015 04:38 PM

Animal programs in Rhode Island receive $5,000 in grants


The Rhode Island Foundation says the grants are destined for 28 different programs. The largest recipient is the Ocean State Animal Coalition of Warwick, which received $78,500, primarily to offer needy pet owners free or low-cost transportation and spay and neuter services for their dogs and cats.

11/05/2015 03:45 PM

Waterford Edu. Foundation to Give Away Ski Gear at Waterford High School Movie Night


Don't miss your opportunity to win the following donated by Avie's Ski Sports in Westerly RI, by coming to the movie at WHS on Saturday 7 November 15, doors at 6pm Movie at 7pm A pair of Leki ski poles Universal Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Speakers Smith Ski Helmet Four $25.00 Gift Certificates

11/05/2015 12:11 AM

Schools adopting transgender policies


PROVIDENCE Several schools in Rhode Island are doing more to help transgender students feel accepted, since the state doesn't have a specific policy addressing issues these kids face. The Cumberland School Committee recently announced they are working on a policy allowing students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.

11/04/2015 09:21 AM

GoLocalProv | Business | BankRI Finances 30,000 Sq. Ft. Construction Project with $5.57 Million


BankRI announced on Monday that its Commercial Real Estate Division financed a $5.57 million construction loan for WSCHB, LLC to assist with the acquisition and development of nearly 4 acres of land in Westerly. "This is an exciting project that will turn a vacant lot into medical facility that will serve as an important resource for residents across southern Rhode Island," said Keb Brackenbury, Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending for BankRI.

11/04/2015 05:12 AM

Agencies collaborate on shoreline...


In this image, the stretch of Ocean Avenue where the Block Island Power Co. is located, shows water encroaching on the property if sea levels rise as much as five feet.

11/04/2015 01:08 AM

Parents go back to school to be able to help kids with math homework


Some schools are trying to help parents adjust to Common Core by holding classes that teach them how to help their children with math homework. Fourth grade math teacher Felicia Connelly teaches Common Core math techniques during a workshop at a community center in Westerly, R.I. The Westerly school district is running the workshop for parents to teach them Common Core math so they can help with homework.

10/30/2015 08:05 AM

US transit officials OK $9 million for I-95 welcome center


The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $9 million grant to build a state welcome center and transit hub at exit 1 off Interstate 95 in Hopkinton. The Westerly Sun reports that local and state legislators and business owners are questioning its location and source of the remaining funding.

10/29/2015 11:18 AM

To Do: Take a Seal Tour in Newport Harbor


On November 14, Save The Bay will launch its Newport Seal Tour season out of Bowen's Ferry Landing, beginning another season of exhilarating seal tours in Newport Harbor. The Newport Seal Tours are fun for the whole family, a perfect group activity, or even cozy date, these tours cruise through historic Newport Harbor and for 360Ao views of seals "hauled out," or resting, on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and under the Newport Bridge.