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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.

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02/03/2016 10:05 PM

On the hunt: The Bridge builds local agrarian economy by foraging for food


Paul Servideo, left, who is the forager for The Bridge restaurant in Westerly, chats with Terra Firma Farm's Brie Casadei among the farm's dairy cows at the new North Stonington location on Jan. 28. Foraging goes back to the Stone Age when humans scrounged for edible plants in the wild. Today, in the restaurant world, foraging means hunting for and gathering the freshest naturally grown food to serve to one's customers.

02/02/2016 06:01 AM

Panel Recommends Shore Line East's Next Stop: Rhode Island


Connecticut's next mass transit project should be extending Shore Line East service from New London to Westerly, R.I., a state panel recommended Monday. The panel says the state should start planning how to run a limited schedule of trains and then begin operations "as soon as practical."

01/30/2016 01:48 PM

Family of boy battling rare cancer try to raise awareness


Dorian Murray loves chocolate, meatballs and sausage-and-bacon pizza from Domino's. He has tons of Legos and more than a thousand PokA©mon trading cards.

01/30/2016 12:13 AM

Westerly man charged with armed robbery


The North Kingstown police responded to a robbery Thursday at about 5:10 a.m., at the 7-Eleven located at 7330 Post Rd. Upon arrival, officers were told that the suspect had entered the store, displayed a silver pistol, and demanded money from the cashier and two customers. After taking the money, he fled the store on foot.

01/30/2016 12:13 AM

Sex Offender Charged After Back-to-Back Armed Robberies in North Kingstown


A 26-year-old Westerly man and registered sex offender was arrested for allegedly robbing the 7-Eleven on Post Road on Thursday. Police said Travis Tripp, of 25 White Rock Road, Westerly, is also believed to be the man who robbed the nearby Seasons Corner Market on Wednesday .

01/25/2016 04:17 PM

Officials seek alternate after airline service suspended


The Providence Journal reports that Rhode Island Airport Corp. officials plan to ask New England Airlines if their Westerly-to-Block Island carrier could take over Cape Air's service. Airport chief executive Kelly Fredericks says Cape Air announced last week it was suspending its service because of a pilot shortage.

01/25/2016 12:12 PM

Licensing hearing to resume for proposed Westerly cigar bar


The fight to prevent the impending opening of a cigar bar in Westerly will resume this week before the southern Rhode Island city's licensing board. The Westerly Sun reports the board will resume a hearing Monday concerning Vintage LLC's application for a Class C bar license to open Vintage Cigar Lounge & Club on High Street.

01/24/2016 09:32 PM

Police logs - Jan. 24


Shawn Moon, 41, of Warwick, R.I., was charged Sunday with four counts of first-degree failure to appear in court and one count of second-degree failure to appear in court. Matthew Pratt, 23, of 180 High St., Westerly, was charged Saturday with driving with a suspended license, driving without minimum insurance, driving an unregisted motor vehicle and passing on the right.

01/23/2016 08:28 AM

GoLocalProv | Politics | #DSTRONG, Twin River & Pawn Shops: This Week at the State House


The General Assembly honored Dorian Murray, passed a good samaritan act and submitted a Twin River Tiverton bill. All that and more this week at the State House Dorian Murray, the 8-year-old Westerly boy suffering from untreatable cancer who became a worldwide sensation, was honored by both chambers of the General Assembly who declared Jan. 20, 2016, as #DSTRONG Day.

01/21/2016 05:42 PM

Crews rescue 2 people from boat trapped in ice


The Westerly Sun reports that the Coast Guard and Watch Hill Fire Department responded to the Pawcatuck River at around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the 15-foot boat was traveling from a boat ramp toward the river when it became stuck in the ice in water about eight feet deep.

01/20/2016 11:51 PM

Lawmakers proclaim '#DSTRONG Day' to honor boy with cancer


Dorian Murray, 8, of Westerly, R.I., sits in the Statehouse Senate Chamber with his mother, Melissa Murray, second right, in Providence, R.I., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

01/20/2016 09:42 PM

Does This Truck Look Familiar?


The Town of Groton Police Department posted the following photo and information related to a stolen vehicle from Westerly, R.I.: "Westerly Police are attempting to identify the vehicle in the attached photograph. This truck pulled into the Henny Penny in Montville and met with the occupants of a Chevy Suburban that was stolen out of Westerly, R.I. If you have information regarding the vehicle please contact us at 860-441-6716 or use the contact us button if you are familiar with the vehicle."

01/20/2016 05:27 PM

Lawmakers proclaim #DSTRONG Day honoring boy with cancer


State lawmakers are proclaiming "#DSTRONG Day" to honor an 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer whose final wish was to become famous. Dorian Murray is scheduled to appear in the statehouse on Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers introduce a resolution in the General Assembly to honor him.

01/19/2016 06:38 PM

GoLocalWorcester | Lifestyle | NEW: Music Legends Sting & Peter Gabriel to Perform at DCU Center in July


Sting and Peter Gabriel, two music icons, will perform at the DCU Center on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. The show comes as part of their "Rock, Paper, Scissors" tour that will visit select cities in June and July. "I'm very happy that we're taking the chance to experiment this way.

01/19/2016 10:14 AM

Westerly estate built in 1903 deemed a historic place


A summer estate constructed in 1903 in Westerly's Avondale village has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Providence Journal reports a Monday news release from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission said the National Park Service determined that Ram Point was historically and architecturally significant and should be preserved.

01/18/2016 08:47 PM

A dying boy wishes to be famous, and the world is helping him


A dying eight-year-old boy has one wish: He wants to be famous. His town of Westerly, Rhode Island, helped make that wish come true with one grand gesture Sunday.

01/18/2016 12:46 AM

Gathering for a cause in Westerly


Hundreds of well-wishers gathered on the sands of Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly to spell #D-STRONG for a fundraiser for eight-year old Dorian Murray wave as an unmanned aerial vehicle passes overhead Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Murray, who is battling terminal cancer, has expressed a wish to become famous on the internet and supporters worldwide have responded using the #D-STRONG.