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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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05/18/2018 07:08 PM

Music on the Hill's 11th Music Festival is June 2-10


Beginning June 2, Music on the Hill presents its 11th annual chamber music festival.

05/16/2018 07:11 PM

Photo Flash: Granite Theatre Stages the Ladies Foursome


"The Ladies Foursome" by Norm Foster is opening Friday June 1 at the Granite Theatre. The show is the follow-up to the hugely popular Foursome" from 2016.

05/14/2018 09:11 PM

Westerly hit and run suspect arrested


Westerly, R.I. Police have arrested a man suspected of running over a bicyclist on the night of April 28th. Police say 25-year-old Zachary T. Service of North Stonington, Connecticut is due in court today for leaving the scene of an accident.

05/12/2018 07:17 AM

Westerly fundraiser to help teen crash victims


Springfest at Misquamicut Beach--it's a place 19-year-old Jake Mitchell of Westerly and 17-year-old Carsten Logan of Stonington would likely be this weekend. "Always thought of him as a good local guy," said Kevin Plunkett, a friend of the Mitchell family.

05/07/2018 07:44 PM

Town considers allowing parking on Taylor Swift's street


In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, singer Taylor Swift attends the Vanity Fair Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Rhode Island town where Swift owns an oceanfront mansion is considering allowing parking on her street.

05/04/2018 08:28 PM

Researchers to study whether sewer plants fueling invasive algae in Little Narragansett Bay


Stonington - A group of marine scientists from the University of Connecticut at Avery Point are preparing to begin a $225,000 study to determine if the discharge of nitrogen from the Westerly and Pawcatuck sewer plants are fueling the rapid growth of microalgae in Little Narragansett Bay. The thick green algae, called Cladophora, is a voracious feeder that uses up oxygen and forces out other marine life such as naturally occurring eel grass, which is often used as an indicator of good water quality.

05/02/2018 05:01 AM

BWW Review: Granite Theatre's PROOF Adds Up


Fear not, theatre-goers: David Auburn 's PROOF, presented by the Renaissance City Theatre, Inc. at Westerly's plush Granite Theatre weekends through May 12th, may contain talk of mathematicians and theorems, but to consider this merely a "play about math" would be disingenuous. As directed by David Jepson , who also plays Robert, Proof is more truly a play about relationships - familial, personal, and the ties between genius and insanity.

04/29/2018 06:30 PM

Westerly Police investigating hit-and-run involving bicyclist


Westerly Police responded to the area of the National Grid Transfer Station on Canal Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday for reports of an accident involving a bicyclist. Westerly Police said the suspect vehicle involved in the crash may be a 1990s Ford truck or SUV with passenger side front end damage and possibly missing a passenger side mirror.

04/29/2018 11:20 AM

A Forest Where All Can Sit On A Throne


There is a cave in Simsbury on top of Talcott Mountain where King Phillip, leader of the local Native American tribe, is believed to have sat and watched his warriors burn the town to the ground. On top of Ledyard's Lantern Hill is a place known as "the Sachem's seat" on the steepest side of the rise, where Pequot chiefs would scan their territory in search of enemy tribes and, later, English ships at sea.