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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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12/17/2014 08:09 PM

Video helps Westerly police recover stolen wreath


A Connecticut woman has been arrested after Westerly police say home-surveillance video caught her stealing a large wreath from someone else's front porch. Police Chief Ed St. Clair says 46-year-old Christa Bradley, of North Stonington, turned herself in Wednesday after police found the wreath hanging on her front door.

12/15/2014 10:28 AM

Stone mounds in Hopkinton purchased by land trust


The Westerly Sun reports the trust spent $140,000 last month to preserve the two parcels of land dotted with the structures, which are believed to date back hundreds of years and have been the subject of an archaeological debate. Timothy Ives, Rhode Island's state archaeologist, has said he believes the stone stacks are evidence of old land-clearing practices.

12/14/2014 05:08 AM



By Jessica A. Botelho, Catholic News Service WARWICK, R.I. -- Not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy the Christmas season inside a cozy home while the bitter winter wind whips outside. Some people don't have the means to combat the cold weather by turning up the thermostat and sipping a cup of hot chocolate.

12/10/2014 12:14 PM

FUR ever Home for the Holidays


The holiday spirit was alive and well as Bruce Morrow, General Manager of Valenti Subaru and PAWS New England teamed up to give some furry friends a chance at finding a "FURever home" in time for the holidays. Most people who know Bruce also know his dog, Dakota , who also made an appearance at the adoption event held on November 22nd.

11/22/2014 10:24 PM

HealthSource RI opening help center in Warwick


Rhode Island's health benefits exchange is opening a new walk-in center and holding a series of events to help individuals sign up for health coverage during the second open enrollment period. The HealthSource RI center at 1923 Post Road in Warwick opens Sunday.

11/21/2014 02:17 PM

Westerly teachers demand notification of threats


Scores of angry teachers have demanded that Westerly school officials do a better job informing them of threats such as one that's alleged to have been made against a Westerly High School teacher. The Westerly Sun reports that teachers said at a recent School Committee meeting they learned of the allegations in media reports, not from school officials.

11/20/2014 10:25 AM

Kelleya s dishes out hearty fare with a touch of blarney


I was driving through Westerly recently when I spotted the sign for Kelley's Deli. There was a time when I was in Westerly/Pawcatuck regularly for work, and Kelley's, along with 84 High Street and Prime Time Cafe, was in my regular lunch rotation.

11/19/2014 01:35 PM

Restraining order extended for Westerly teacher


A Superior Court judge has continued a restraining order preventing a Westerly High School student from having any contact with a teacher. Associate Justice Kristen Rodgers granted an injunction and continuation of the restraining order on Monday sought by Maryjane Utley, head of the school's science department.

11/18/2014 04:34 PM

Personnel Matters: Aclu sues firm over med marijuana user


An American Civil Liberties Union chapter filed a disability discrimination lawsuit Nov. 12 alleging a Rhode Island fabrics company refused to hire an internship applicant because of her medical marijuana use. Christine Callaghan, who is pursuing a master's degree in textiles at the University of Rhode Island, has participated in Rhode Island's medical marijuana program since February 2013 to help her treat debilitating migraine headaches, according to the lawsuit, Christine Callaghan vs. Darlington Fabrics Corp. and Moore Corp. filed in state superior court in Providence.