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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.

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08/16/2017 11:29 PM



Rhode Island officials are threatening to withhold $16,500 in aid from a school district over a school choice dispute. The Westerly Sun reports the Chariho School Committee denied a student's request to attend a career and technical program at North Kingstown High School in June.

08/16/2017 07:09 PM

Man found in Westerly parking lot died of head trauma


An autopsy has determined that a 45-year-old man who died from injuries following a confrontation in the parking lot of a Rhode Island shopping plaza last month died of blunt force trauma to the head. The Rhode Island Department of Health says resident John Gardiner was killed as a direct result of "multiple trauma to the head."

08/15/2017 01:29 AM

Police: Motorcyclist charged after high-speed chase, crash


A Connecticut man who authorities say was part of a group of motorcyclists that led police on a high-speed chase in Rhode Island is facing charges. The Westerly Sun reports that police have charged 22-year-old Widelson Jean, of Hartford, with offenses that include eluding an officer in a high-speed pursuit.

08/11/2017 11:02 PM

Mosquito samples test negative for viruses in Rhode Island


State environmental officials haven't found West Nile virus or eastern equine encephalitis in the latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island. The Department of Environmental Management said Friday that 115 mosquito samples from 30 traps set statewide July 31 tested negative.

08/08/2017 06:57 PM

Nathanael Greene remembered on his 275th birthday


About 30 people gathered on the lawn of the Nathanael Greene Homestead in Coventry to pay respect to the Warwick-born historical icon who progressed from an unknown militia private in the Kentish Guards into the youngest Major General in the Continental Army personally recommended by George Washington.

08/04/2017 07:11 PM



A former Rhode Island police officer who has agreed to plead guilty to charges of attempting to distribute steroids and money laundering has appeared in court. Evan Speck appeared in U.S. District Court in Providence on Friday.

08/02/2017 08:28 AM

Live Videos | LIVE: RI Blogger's Geaber Talks Things to do in August


As we enter the last month of Summer here in RI, we want to make the most of the festivals, fairs, and concerts our small state has to offer. To give us some tips on what's cool to do when it's hot is RIBlogger 's Jennifer Geaber.

07/31/2017 03:37 PM

Ashaway man charged with manslaughter after parking lot assault


WESTERLY, R.I. Alexander Brown, 23, of Ashaway, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter and Disorderly conduct after 49-year-old John Gardiner of Westerly died early Sunday morning after an altercation with Brown. Westerly Police responded to the parking lot of Main Street Plaza at approximately 2:15 a.m. after reports of a disturbance.

07/31/2017 03:37 PM

1 dead, 1 faces manslaughter charge after confrontation


One man is dead and another is facing a manslaughter charge after an altercation in a Rhode Island parking lot over the weekend. Police responding to reports of a disturbance at the Main Street parking lot at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday found 49-year-old John Gardiner, of Westerly, unconscious.

07/22/2017 12:36 PM

Teenager faces charges, accused of killing seagull with rock


All month long, Mass Appeal has been taking you to different locations across New England, to places to take the family on a fun and excitin WESTERLY, R.I. - A Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly killing a seagull with a rock at a Rhode Island beach. Westerly Police Capt.

07/20/2017 01:03 AM

Pittsfield man kills seagull on Rhode Island beach


When 19-year-old Michael Holmes struck and killed a seagull with a rock on Misquamicut State Beach in Rhode Island, he angered several other beachgoers. Holmes, a Pittsfield resident, was walking the Westerly, R.I. beach with friends on July 11 at 3:22 p.m. when he threw a rock at an airborne seagull, Westerly police Captain Shawn Lacey said.

07/18/2017 04:49 PM

Town approves ordinances for massive solar array project


Hopkinton town councilors agreed Monday the project would benefit the town financially and would be environmentally sustainable. The Westerly Sun reports that several councilors expressed regret the plan also called for the clear-cutting of 60 acres of forest - around 30,000 trees.