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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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08/27/2016 06:00 PM

T-shirt company moving to Rhode Island from Connecticut


Online retailer Ivory Ella has scheduled a "shirt-cutting" ceremony Tuesday with guests including Rhode Island's Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo. Founded last year in Groton, Connecticut the company will be moving just a few towns east and across the state border to Westerly.

08/26/2016 01:18 AM

Rhode Island plans to reopen shuttered rest stop in town


Officials in a Rhode Island town say they haven't received notice of the state's plan to reopen a shuttered rest stop and welcome center on Interstate 95. A state Department of Transportation spokesman confirmed the facility between Exits 2 and 3 in Richmond will reopen in mid-September, the Westerly Sun reports. But Westerly Town Administrator Karen Pinch says the town's only indication that something was happening was when RIDOT asked a town employee to refurbish the facility's old "Welcome to Rhode Island" sign.

08/25/2016 03:01 AM

Hiddleswift Have A Major Fight


Exclusive: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have had a "major argument" - details. A source reveals the pair of two months had "a major argument" in early August.

08/21/2016 11:22 PM

Police logs - Aug. 22


To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Joseph A. Johnson, 23, of 128 Warner St., Groton, was charged Saturday with driving with a suspended license, driving without minimum insurance and traveling too fast for conditions. Paulo R. DeJesus, 56, of 22 Miner St., Westerly, was charged Friday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to drive right.

08/21/2016 01:53 AM

Boat strikes rocks, runs aground in Little Narragansett Bay


To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Westerly - Five people escaped without injury when they intentionally beached their boat after the vessel struck rocks off Osbrook Point in Little Narragansett Bay, the second such incident this month . According to a news release the Watch Hill Fire Department issued Saturday evening, the incident occurred about 4 p.m., when Stonington police received a report that a 34-foot powerboat, with five adults on board, struck rocks near the mouth of the Pawcatuck River.

08/19/2016 01:43 PM

Commentary: Turn your back or confront racism?


A few weekends ago I was in a bookstore in Westerly, R.I., just outside of Watch Hill - on the same day the New York Times happened to feature the town on the first page of the Style section. It's known for its stature, privacy, and wealth.

08/19/2016 02:42 AM

Judge sends woman convicted in fatal crash back to jail


A Westerly woman who served five years in prison for a 2010 crash that killed a motorcyclist is back behind bars after being suspected of violating her probation. Assistant Attorney General Jay Sullivan said Reale had relapsed into drug use and was cheating on her drug tests by purchasing urine.

08/18/2016 10:21 PM

10,000 Maniacs to Perform at Misquamicut Fallfest Next Month


They will perform at The Misquamicut Fallfest at Misquamat State Beach in Westerly on Saturday, September 17th at 8:00 P.M. Reserved seating is required. Tickets are $25.00-$45.00 .

08/15/2016 06:55 PM

No West Nile found in latest mosquito tests in Rhode Island


The state Department of Environmental Management said Monday that the remaining 168 mosquito samples from 32 traps set statewide on Aug. 1 tested negative for both West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis. Last week, DEM reported that a sample of mosquitoes collected Aug. 1 in Chapman Swamp in Westerly tested positive for EEE.

08/13/2016 12:17 AM

Municipalities given grants for economic development contest


Seven Rhode Island municipalities have been awarded grants as part of an economic development competition for smaller, post-industrial cities. Bank President Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced on Friday the municipalities that were awarded $15,000 design grants.

08/11/2016 08:45 PM

Police Log


On Aug. 8 at 12:20 a.m., Officer Michael Harris was dispatched to Kent Hospital for the report of a coyote bite.

08/11/2016 05:40 AM

Officials: Eastern equine encephalitis found in mosquitoes


Rhode Island officials are warning that Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in mosquitoes in the state for the first time this year. The state Department of Environmental Management said Wednesday that a sample of mosquitoes collected August 1 in Chapman Swamp in Westerly tested positive for the disease.

08/04/2016 07:20 PM

Spectacular lineup set for this year's Rythym & Roots Festival


The 19th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival announces its spectacular all-star lineup for Sept.