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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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06/23/2017 08:02 AM

Officers conducting search warrant run into alligator


Police executing a search warrant at a Rhode Island business ran into an unexpected guest - a five-foot alligator named "Gucci." Officers had been executing a search-and-seizure warrant June 8 at Richmond smoke shop Pass the Glass when they discovered the animal on the second floor.

06/17/2017 09:38 PM

Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops to Premiere New Count of Monte Cristo Musical


The Chorus of Westerly in association with Bridget Dennin is proud to present selections from a new musical adaptation of Alexandre Dumas ' epic masterpiece The Count of Monte Cristo. Written by award winning composer, John Tafone and rising journalist, Elena Tafone , the musical is slated to receive its premiere later this year.

06/15/2017 03:37 PM

Smokin' Delicious Times at Sun BBQ Fest


A threat of rain didn't dampen the spirits at the Sun BBQ Fest, held June 3 and 4 at the Mohegan Sun. The scent of wood smoke and cooking meat wafted over the Festival while visitors enjoyed toe-tapping sounds of live music by bands like the Jay Dempsey Band, Will Evans and the 20Ride ZZ Top Tribute Band on Saturday.

06/08/2017 07:14 PM

Rhode Island woman to stage breastfeeding protest at YMCA in Mystic


Mystic - A Hopkinton, R.I. woman, who is alleging in a lawsuit that the Ocean Community YMCA, her former employer, told her she could not breastfeed her daughter there in public, will stage a protest at the organization's Mystic branch on Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Gooding, a part-time yoga teacher at the time, said she was told by YMCA staff on two occasions in February and March 2015 that she could not breastfeed her then one-year-old daughter, Lucy in public areas of the YMCA's Westerly branch.

06/05/2017 09:39 AM

Rhode Island council to hear 60-acre solar panel proposal


A Rhode Island town council is set to consider a proposal for a 46,000 panel solar farm - the largest solar energy project proposed in the region. The Westerly Sun reports the Hopkinton Town Council is considering a proposal Monday for the 18-megawatt solar farm on a 60-acre panel in Ashaway.

06/04/2017 11:08 PM

Murals planned for downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck to be unveiled Thursday


To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Westerly _ The 15 mural designs that will be painted on buildings in downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck in September will be unveiled on Thursday, June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal St. The unveiling will give residents a chance to see the murals that will be painted by an army of 200 artists who call themselves the Walldogs during the New England Bricks and Murals Festival, slated for Sept 13 to 17. The painting of the approximately 300-square-foot murals, done in a vintage advertising style, is designed not only to showcase the culture and history of the region but to help beautify the downtown area and boost ongoing revitalization efforts.

06/03/2017 02:44 PM

US Navy recovers cannon to identify 200-year-old shipwreck


A cannon that rested in waters off Rhode Island's shore for two centuries has been raised. Now U.S. Navy archaeologists are hoping to confirm that the ship that sank at the site was a schooner commanded by a War of 1812 hero.

06/02/2017 12:45 PM

High school students cited under drinking enforcement effort


Rhode Island officials say 20 high school students, all aged 17 or 18, were cited for underage alcohol possession during an ongoing beach drinking enforcement effort. Westerly Police Capt.