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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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09/17/2018 03:20 AM

Downtown Pawcatuck-Westerly gateway to be unveiled


To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Westerly -- The proposed design for a $500,000 gateway entrance on the Pawcatuck River bridge is scheduled to be unveiled Monday night at a meeting of the Westerly Town Council.

09/04/2018 07:44 PM

Several school districts to let out early Tuesday due to heat


Students in Chariho Regional Public Schools started the new academic year Tuesday but it won't be a full day of classes. As a result of the expected heat and humidity, the district on Monday was one of several to issue early dismissals for its schools.

09/01/2018 06:10 AM

Man vacationing in Westerly recalls moment his dog was killed by coyote


A New York man, who was visiting Rhode Island with his family, said he is still shaken after witnessing a coyote attack one of his dogs in the backyard of the home they were renting in Westerly. John Burke and his family were renting a home on Kimball Avenue, which is near Misquamicut Beach.

09/01/2018 06:10 AM

New York family says coyote-dog mix killed their dog


A family vacation in Westerly took a tragic turn after their small dog was killed by a coyote. The family is distraught over the loss but also frustrated they weren't told about what they're calling a big problem in the area.

08/30/2018 12:56 PM

Officials: Dog attacked, grabbed by coyote


The Westerly Sun reports the dog was attacked at a Westerly home on Tuesday night. The owners say the terrier mix was taken into a wooded area.

08/26/2018 04:20 PM

Police: Hopkinton man dies after falling from bucket truck


HOPKINTON, R.I. A man has passed away following a fall from a tall bucket truck in Hopkinton. At approximately 3:43 p.m. Saturday, Hopkinton Police responded to 7 Stacey Lane after receiving reports that a man had fallen from the bucket of a tree trimming truck.

08/22/2018 01:31 PM

Live Videos | LIVE: Comedians in Exile to Perform at the Knickerbocker Cafe


New York-based comedy troupe Comedians in Exile will be coming to the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly on Saturday, August 25. Tad Flynn, the event's organizer and one of the performers, says the event is a way to bring laughter to Rhode Island. "In Westerly, you have to drive pretty far to find any live comedy," Flynn said.

08/21/2018 09:46 PM

Granite Theatre auditions for dogs to star in 'Annie'


To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Granite Theatre of Westerly will hold auditions for a medium-sized, sandy-colored dog to play Sandy in its production of "Annie - The Musical." The auditions will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

08/21/2018 03:33 AM

Record-Journal Publishing sells Rhode Island newspaper


The Record-Journal Publishing Co. has agreed to sell The Westerly Sun to a publishing group that owns newspapers in Rhode Island.