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Welcome to Westerly, RI

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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07/30/2014 09:10 AM

Police logs - July 30


Chantel Wrighten, 28, of 333 W. Thames St., was charged Tuesday with violation of probation, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

07/28/2014 11:10 AM

Groton City


A 14-year-old juvenile was charged on Saturday was charged with using a motor vehicle or vessel without the owner's permission.

07/28/2014 06:56 AM

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers


In this July 21, 2014 photo, Alyssa Samson, left, and Nick Schultz, both of Ledyard, Conn., buy a medium shave ice treat to share at George Manko's "Hawaiian Desserts" trailer in Westerly, R.I. .

07/28/2014 06:56 AM

Shave Ice Vendor Defies Town's New Ban on Peddlers


A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a fight in Westerly, Rhode Island. The dispute pits street vendors trying to stay in business in the beach town against officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.

07/28/2014 06:56 AM

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers


In this July 21, 2014 photo, Alyssa Samson, left, and Nick Schultz, both of Ledyard, Conn., buy a medium shave ice treat to share at George Manko's "Hawaiian Desserts" trailer in Westerly, R.I. .

07/25/2014 04:28 PM

Taylor Swift's Bodyguards Cause Controversy During Her Meal


Taylor Swift was spotted having a meal in Westerly, Rhode Island recently. She was joined at a restaurant by her friends and her bodyguards, and before anyone else inside the restaurant knew Taylor had entered her bodyguards were yelling at them not to take photos! Taylor and her two friends took a table toward the back of the restaurant.

07/24/2014 02:51 AM

Welcome to Woonsterly


The first thing you need to know about summer visits to Woonsocket and Westerly - the respective north and south "poles" of Rhode Island - is that you don't need a passport to get to either town.

07/23/2014 10:36 PM

New obstetrician, gynecologist at Westerly, Lawrence + Memorial hospitals


Dr. Virginia Bass has joined the L+M Medical Group's Obstetrics and Gynecology practices in Westerly and New London, Lawrence + Memorial HealthCare announced Tuesday.

07/22/2014 03:13 PM

Washington Trust Profits from Mortgage Gains, Lower Expenses


Eight Reasons the Housing Recovery's Been So Slow From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, here is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

07/18/2014 08:16 PM

Man gets probation for trespassing ... again at Taylor Swift's home


A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Westerly, R.I. Daniel Cole was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation on a trespassing charge and six months of probation on a disorderly conduct charge.

07/18/2014 04:07 PM

Blake Filippi to run for General Assembly


Blake Filippi is running as an Independent against Charlestown Democrat and incumbent Donna Walsh, hoping to represent District 36. This District includes New Shoreham, Westerly, South Kingston and Charleston.

07/14/2014 02:05 PM

3 plead not guilty to disturbance at Swift's house


Three Connecticut residents have pleaded not guilty to causing a disturbance at a Rhode Island house owned by Taylor Swift.

07/13/2014 10:21 PM

Canoeist group wraps up 8-day trek across RI


Four canoeists who set out to travel by canoe across Rhode Island say they've finished their trek and are celebrating in Westerly.

07/11/2014 11:20 PM

Second round of disaster recovery plan approved


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the second round of the state's disaster recovery action plan.

07/09/2014 07:31 PM



Summer's here and the time is right . . . for road trips to breweries. It's a swell combo: windows down, music up, a chance to discover new brews, and - the best part - bring a growler or three home to savor said discoveries.

07/07/2014 05:11 PM

Rhode Island to get Superstorm Sandy relief grants


Rhode Island is slated to receive more than $2.5 million in federal funding to repair historic properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy and conduct archaeological surveys.

07/06/2014 08:18 PM

Taylor Swift Invites Emma Stone To Vacation: Excluding Selena Gomez?


Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have been BFFs for years, but a new photo tells a different story about their relationship.

07/03/2014 09:10 AM

Mamma Mia, this place is good


There's a sign outside Mia's Prime Time Cafe in Pawcatuck these days that reads "Same as it never was."

07/03/2014 04:01 AM

Travel + Leisure readers pick Westerly's Ocean House as top U.S. resort [Providence Journal]


Providence Journal reports : WESTERLY, R.I. -- Watch Hill's Ocean House has been picked as the top resort in the Continental United States by readers of the magazine Travel + Leisure.

07/01/2014 06:09 PM

St. Barnabas Church celebrates 30th anniversary of pastor's ordination


AT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Rev. James Robert Bocchino , the priest-in-charge at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Apponaug, sings an opening hymn alongside Rev.