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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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03/20/2017 08:33 PM
 

Lawmakers: Use emergency services fee only for 911 services

 

Two Republican lawmakers want Rhode Island's emergency services telephone surcharge to strictly fund emergency services, as it did before 2000. Rhode Island imposes a $1 emergency services surcharge on every land line telephone bill and $1.26 on every cellphone bill.



03/20/2017 03:53 PM
 

Morris Men dance in spring atop Lantern Hill

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: The Westerly Morris Men traditional English folk dancing group marks the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31-years with only a few years missed due to weather.



03/17/2017 04:19 PM
 

Pearl Harbor mural canceled amid concerns about headline

 

A Rhode Island group's plan to put up a mural depicting a historic newspaper front page announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor has been canceled amid concerns that the headline used an offensive word. The Westerly Sun reports that Bricks and Murals voted to cancel plans for a mural showing the newspaper's front page from Dec. 7, 1941, which used an offensive term for describing the Japanese in announcing the attack.



03/16/2017 04:53 PM
 

Billy Gilman to be honored by Rhode Island House

 

A runner up on the NBC TV show "The Voice" will be honored by Rhode Island's House of Representatives. Richmond native Billy Gilman is scheduled to open Thursday's session by singing the national anthem.



03/13/2017 10:47 PM
 

Westerly Hospital offers programs on cancer, Alzheimer's disease

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: From 5 to 7 p.m. on March 29, Dr. David Cameron and Dr. Dante Gulino will present, "Early Detection: Screening for Oral, Head and Neck Cancer." Free screening for oral, head, and neck cancer will be available.



03/11/2017 11:22 PM
 

Westerly Hospital offers youth mental health first aid training

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Westerly - Westerly Hospital, in partnership with the Washington County Coalition for Children, will offer a free, two-part certification training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid next month. Classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 8 and 15 at the hospital's Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.



03/10/2017 01:54 AM
 

Stop the murals, please

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: I find them overbearing, often oversized, a perversion of true public art and an affront to the underlying architectural design of the buildings they so grandly deface. They are also, to me, a signal of struggling or dying communities, meant to mask underlying problems like failing infrastructure or empty storefronts.



03/08/2017 08:29 AM
 

Live Videos | Tools to Check Your Home's Risk in RI's Rising Sea Levels on LIVE

 

Teresa Crean, with RI Sea Grant and the University of Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Center, says the impact of rising sea level in Rhode Island is already being seen in communities like Newport, Wickford, Westerly and Oakland Beach. URI Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant have developed STORMTOOLS , where anyone can plug in an address and see your risk of coastal flooding now or in the future.



03/06/2017 05:57 PM
 

Pastry Chef At Mystic's Sift Bake Shop To Compete On Food Network

 

Sift Baker in Mystic offers freshly made sweets like macarons and cakes, sandwiches on housemade baguettes, and flavorful lattes. Read story here .



03/06/2017 02:53 AM
 

Army of artists to paint wall murals in downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: This mural of the historic Shore Line Electric Railway, which ran between Westerly and Rhode Island shoreline resorts between 1906 and 1922, will be painted on the Hall Johnson Building at 21 Canal St. in Westerly. Stonington - Two hundred artists from around the country will descend on downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck in September to paint 15 murals done in a vintage advertising style on the walls of local businesses.



03/03/2017 10:02 AM
 

Charlestown house fire leaves 3 children, 2 parents hurt

 

Fire Chief Don Rathbone tells The Westerly Sun the blaze began toward the front of the home on Thursday morning. An off-duty police sergeant saw the blaze, pulled over and called dispatchers to send help.



03/02/2017 05:48 PM
 

State, local police join forces to arrest Westerly man wanted in stabbing

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Groton - Several local and state law enforcement agencies joined forces on Wednesday to arrest a Westerly man who allegedly stabbed another man in the abdomen last month. Dominic Beltran, 21, of Westerly, R.I., was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and criminal violation of a protective order.



02/22/2017 10:04 PM
 

Drug overdose deaths continue rising in Rhode Island

 

Health officials say drug overdose deaths continue rising in Rhode Island, with a spike in fentanyl-related deaths last year. The state health department said Wednesday that there were at least 326 drug overdose deaths in 2016 and 57 percent of those were fentanyl-related.