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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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02/25/2015 12:46 AM

Police say it's possible the suspect fled the scene in a small white vehicle.


The Westerly Police Department is searching for a bank robbery suspect who knocked off the Savings Institute Bank and Trust Branch Friday. He was seen handing the teller a note before fleeing in a small white vehicle with a hatchback and Rhode Island plates.

02/23/2015 10:42 AM

Granite Theatre seeking actors for a Razzle Dazzlea


Renaissance City Theatre Inc., the producing entity at the Granite Theatre of Westerly, will hold auditions for the all-American musical revue "Razzle Dazzle" on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. at the theater, 1 Granite St., Westerly. The ideal cast needed for this production includes four men, four women, two girls and two boys age 9 and older.

02/20/2015 11:32 PM

Police seek suspect in Westerly bank robbery


In a screen shot from a surveillance video submitted by the Westerly Police Department, an alleged suspect in a robbery that occurred Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Savings Institute Bank & Trust branch in Westerly. Westerly Police are seeking the suspect in a robbery Friday afternoon at the Savings Institute Bank & Trust branch on 18 Post Road.

02/19/2015 09:56 AM

Wing your way in winter to The Cooked Goose


In Westerly, there are few outposts in the neutral zone - that geographical sweet spot where the locals meet the seasonal crowd. In summer, these spots are dominated by beach-goers.

02/17/2015 10:36 PM

Lawyer wants assault charge against tribal member dismissed


A lawyer for a Narragansett Indian Tribe member says federal prosecutors don't have jurisdiction over the tribe's settlement lands in Charlestown and the assault charge against his client should be dismissed. Troy Lake Simonds, of Westerly, is accused of stabbing another tribal member during the tribe's annual meeting Aug. 9. He is charged in U.S. District Court with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm.

02/16/2015 10:14 AM

How Much Snow did RI Just Get? It Depends on the Town


Rhode Island residents saw anywhere from 5 to 14 inches of snow from the most recent storm, with most of the accumulation in Newport County and in inland areas. The perennial snow-capital of Rhode Island, Burrillville, once again saw a ton of snow in the most-recent storm, totaling 13 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

02/10/2015 02:44 AM

One storm after another MAY lie ahead this cold and snow-filled winter pattern cranks along. This most recent storm brought one of the most dynamic snow gradients I've seen in over 20 years...reports of nearly nothing in Westerly, RI...and nearly 30" for areas just south of downtown Boston! The amount of snow most of us has received over the last 2+ weeks is record setting.

02/09/2015 02:15 PM

Spiking demand delaying Rhode Island road salt deliveries


The Westerly Sun reports that Amy Grzybowski, Westerly's director of planning, code enforcement and grant administration, said the trouble isn't due to a lack of road salt, but distribution problems. Westerly dispatched trucks Friday and Saturday in advance of another storm early in the week.

02/06/2015 02:31 PM

Westerly School Committee drops plan to restrict policy talk


Westerly's School Committee has dropped a proposed ethics policy that would have required members to support committee decisions in public and discouraged them from using social media to discuss committee business. Members said the dysfunction of the School Committee and "not working as productively" as possible led to the policy at a retreat on Jan. 24s.