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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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10/13/2017 02:19 AM

Stonington police charge heroin addict with gunpoint robbery of woman


Stonington - Police arrested a Westerly man Wednesday in connection with a home invasion last week, saying he pointed a handgun to a woman's head and robbed her of $626 just moments after his friend sold her the marijuana she said she needs to alleviate her multiple sclerosis symptoms. Jamie L. Corr, 19, of 42 Batterson Ave., Apt.

10/12/2017 05:05 PM

Bricks and Murals Festival Unites Communities Through Art


The Bricks and Murals Festival Sept. 13-17 on the streets and alleys of downtown Westerly, RI and Pawcatuck united communities.

10/07/2017 05:44 PM

Alligator kept in 'makeshift' shelter at home seized


Animal control officer Art Smith tells The Westerly Sun the owner of the Westerly residence saw the alligator and alerted police. The reptile seized Friday was owned by a tenant of the home and kept in a "makeshift shelter" in the backyard.

10/06/2017 01:03 AM

Parking restrictions for Westerly-Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade


Stonington and Westerly police have issued a list of parking restrictions for Sunday's Columbus Day Parade, which begins at 1 p.m. In Stonington there will be parking restrictions along the parade route from Stillman Avenue to Liberty Street and West Broad Street. Those needing to get into downtown Pawcatuck can expect delays and increased traffic.

10/05/2017 03:37 AM

Photo Flash: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents Jesus Christ Superstar


The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar", music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice . The show that changed the musical theatre world 45 years ago about a man who changed the world 2000 years ago! The show opens Friday October 20, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through November 19, 2017.

10/02/2017 07:45 PM

Herbalism takes root as healthy alternative


Cheryl Speranza of Westerly holds a jar of dried mushrooms for her son Vincent, 5, during a class on making herbal medicine at Reclaiming Our Roots in North Stonington on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

09/29/2017 08:03 PM



Rhode Island State Police are launching an effort to increase gender and racial diversity within the department's 2018 recruiting class. The Westerly Sun reports state police have devised a four-point plan.

09/27/2017 07:13 PM

MADD honors Dimeo as SRO of the Year


Members of the Rhode Island State Police and local law enforcement from Westerly to Woonsocket, as well as state chapters of national advocacy groups, gathered at the Cranston Country Club Friday morning to honor local officials for their role in preventing impaired driving incidents.

09/27/2017 03:45 AM

Family loses appeal of denial of laptop for home-schooled student - The Westerly Sun


Family loses appeal of denial of laptop for home-schooled student The Westerly Sun WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The School Committee has denied an appeal of the district's refusal to issue a laptop computer to a student who is being home schooled .

09/26/2017 04:05 PM

Three Warwick policemen honored for DUI efforts


Warwick Police officer Aaron Kay was awarded the top honor of DUI Hero of the Year for his investigative efforts leading to the arrests of impaired drivers, as well as his stellar records in getting impaired drivers off the road.

09/24/2017 11:25 PM

Police logs - Sept. 25, 2017


Carmen A. Andrews, 34, of Providence, R.I., was charged Friday with first-degree promoting prostitution and conspiracy to promote prostitution. Penny Lee Maine, 55, of no known address, was charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal trespass and violation of conditions of release.

09/19/2017 05:04 AM

Police logs - Sept. 19, 2017


Max Whitehead, 32, of 31 Brewer St., New London, was charged Monday with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Robert M. Cruse, 35, of 12 Crossley Court, Niantic, was charged Sunday with criminal violation of a protective order and third-degree criminal mischief.

09/19/2017 12:30 AM

News | Raimondo's Office Demands "Good News" Press...


Governor Gina Raimondo's press office is telling Rhode Island state departments to get their good news organized to celebrate Raimondo's 1,000 days in office. In an email between Raimondo's Communications Director Mike Raia and department directors, he writes, "We are asking every Cabinet member to plan at least one event highlighting a specific and tangible accomplishment from these 1,000 days."

09/18/2017 05:30 AM

Granite Theatre serves up "Arsenic and Old Lace"


The Granite Theatre of Westerly is staging the mystery/comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring now through Oct. 8.  Performances are at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays David Jepson directs. The cast features John Cillino, Beth Jepson, Christine Reynolds, Jude Pescatello, Michael Jepson, Fergus Milton, Ann Westendorf, John Lamar, Tom Steenburg, William Pereira, Michael Chiaradio and David Jepson.