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  1. Butane Hash Oil Possible Factor In FireRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Butane hash oil reportedly is being investigated as a possible factor in a Westerly condo fire. WPRI-TV says federal drug enforcement agents are looking into whether the production of the substance made from marijuana contributed to the blaze early yesterday morning at the Morningside Condominiums on Apache Drive.


  2. GoLocalWorcester | Lifestyle | 30 Most Famous Musicians and Bands From New EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    ... who signed them to a contract. The group released thier first album Candy Girl. Roomful of Blues originated in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1967 and have since toured all over the world with a combination of blues and swing music. Roomful of Blues ...


  3. Strolling into the season at events around the regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | The Day

    ... Yes, Santa does a lot of arriving in late November. He'll do just that, via fire truck, at 6 p.m. Friday at Westerly's Dixon Square. And he'll greet kids from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Olde Mistick Village. And he'll appear in Norwich for the ...


  4. UPDATED: Woman dies in one-car Westerly crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | The Day

    Westerly - A one-car accident at 336 Boston Post Road killed a 64-year-old woman Monday when the vehicle veered off the roadway, crashed into a stone wall and rolled over. The accident, not far from the Charlestown border on Route 1, occurred at 11:22 a.m. According to police, Roy owns property in Westerly on Fishermans Avenue but had her vehicle registered in New Jersey, and had a Florida driver's license.


  5. Police seeking help after submerged canoe found in Pawcatuck RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | The Day

    ... Captain Todd Olson said the brown and black canoe is about 16- to 18-foot long.  Stonington and Westerly police are searching for the owner of the canoe or word that a boater may be overdue. 


  6. States disagree on whether to release glitchy Common Core test resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Christian Science Monitor

    After a Common Core testing system overload last year forced many students to end the exams early, states are now deliberating the validity of the scores for those who were able to complete the test. Fourth grade math teacher Felicia Connelly, of South Kingstown, R.I., teaches Common Core math techniques during a workshop at a community center in Westerly, R.I., October 19. The Westerly school district is running the workshop for parents to teach them Common Core math so they can help their grade schoolers with their homework.


  7. Police logs - Nov. 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | The Day

    ... of a cannabis-type substance, and first-degree criminal trespassing. Ericka Kenyon, 42, of 23 Canal St. No. 1, Westerly, R.I., was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. John Sanipas Jr., 18, of 21 Mechanic St., ...


  8. Local Teen Makes Walking Trails -- For Shelter DogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Patch.com

    ... Highland Farms and Clark Farms to donate 22 cubic yards of wood chips. Hope Depot stores in North Kingstown and Westerly threw in 60 stepping stones and Liberty Rentals handed over the keys to a wood chipper and branch-cutting tools to clear a route ...


  9. Dispatches from the Hostess with the MostestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Martha Stewart

    ... booths, and honoree exhibits. Here I was with Jeff Gardner, owner of Watch Hill Oysters from Winnapaug Pond, near Westerly, Rhode Island. Thanks also goes to the Grand Central Oyster bar , which helped orchestrate this delicious feast. Our fourth ...


  10. Forever youngRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | The Day

    Senior citizens too often are depicted in their dotage, but two stories in The Day should remind all generations that chronological age has nothing to do with youthful spirit. We were particularly touched by accounts about Lois Leveille, a former airline stewardess now in her late 80s who recently fulfilled her wish to go back in the air , and a nonagenarian Public Works Department employee Staff Writer Deborah Straszheim's article describes how a national nonprofit, Seniors Have Dreams, Too, Inc., arranged for Mrs. Leveille and her nurse to take a 60-mile helicopter ride from Newport, R.I., to Westerly Airport.


  11. Proposal to ban tolls on passenger vehicles heading to State HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 10 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A proposal to ban any new highway or bridge tolls on passenger vehicles is making its way to the Rhode Island State House. "If we pass this constitutional amendment and the government does want to assert tolls on passenger vehicles, then they would have to ask the people to repeal this amendment," says Sate Representative, Blake Filippi Block Island-Westerly.


  12. Fairhaven High School's all-time sports greatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 9 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... and Shurtleff at center. Fairhaven would roll on to win the New England Championship title that year by beating Westerly, R.I., for its 25th win of the perfect season. Leach's biggest game was certainly the 37-point effort against Lancaster, N.H., a ...


  13. Animal programs in Rhode Island receive $5,000 in grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The largest recipient is the Ocean State Animal Coalition of Warwick, which received $78,500, primarily to offer needy pet owners free or low-cost transportation and spay and neuter services for their dogs and cats. The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence also received $25,000 to re-open its seal pool and the Westerly Animal Shelter received $5,000 to implant a microchip ID in every shelter animal prior to adoption.


  14. Animal programs in Rhode Island receive $5,000 in grantsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 6 | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... dogs and cats. The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence also received $25,000 to re-open its seal pool and the Westerly Animal Shelter received $5,000 to implant a microchip ID in every shelter animal prior to adoption. The money comes from the ...


  15. 2015 Rivalry Run Benefits Stonington, Westerly FootballRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 3 | Patch.com

    Help support the annual Thanksgiving Day Football rivalry between Stonington and Westerly by participating in the 2015 Rivalry Run on November 22, 2015. There will be a 5K run for students and adults, a 1/4 mile kids fun run for ages 9-12 and a 50-yard football dash for kids under age 8. In addition to the running events, there will be an all ages field goal kicking contest and an agility course.


  16. Waterford Edu. Foundation to Give Away Ski Gear at Waterford High School Movie NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 | Patch.com

    Don't miss your opportunity to win the following donated by Avie's Ski Sports in Westerly RI, by coming to the movie at WHS on Saturday 7 November 15, doors at 6pm Movie at 7pm A pair of Leki ski poles Universal Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Speakers Smith Ski Helmet Four $25.00 Gift Certificates


  17. Wake Forest inducts Greer into Athletic Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 | The Day

    George Greer, a Westerly native, former UConn All-American and the first baseball coach at UConn-Avery Point, was inducted into the Wake Forest Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 23. Greer, who resides in Winston-Salem, N.C., guided the Demon Deacons from 1988-2004. Wake Forest won three Atlantic Coast Conference baseball championships and he finished with a 608-382-4 record.


  18. Schools adopting transgender policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... welcome and that [the bathroom] is a safe space," explained Marisa O'Gara, Providence's LGBTQ Liaison. Last fall, Westerly made headlines as the first district in the state to consider adopting a specific transgender policy. Though those efforts ...


  19. Help for homework help: Teaching parents Common Core mathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 3 | Journal Gazette

    In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 photo parents Kate Ezyk, left, and her husband Matt Ezyk, second from right, both of Westerly, Mass., practice Common Core math techniques with elementary school principle Polly Gillie, right, during a math workshop at a community center in Westerly.


  20. Agencies collaborate on shoreline...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 3 | The Block Island Times

    ... storms, but at the "recurrence level of storms," which is higher with the smaller "25 year storms." Citing Sandy, "Westerly caught the brunt, with a five-foot surge." These surges, combined with sea level rise, extend the flood plains, said Fugate. ...


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