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  1. RI beach pavilion renovated after Sandy is being dedicatedRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island beach pavilion renovated after the destruction of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 is being dedicated this week. The Frank "Shorty" Comforti Pavilion at the Town Beach in Westerly has been open about six weeks, but the official ribbon-cutting attended by Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse is on Monday.


  2. VIDEO: Dam, mill race quench local thirst for white waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Day

    ... members of the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association paddled six miles from just below the Potter Hill Dam in Westerly to the town boat launch south of downtown, ending the excursion with a celebratory beer at The Bridge restaurant. After they ...


  3. Rhode Island fire chief retiring after 51-year careerRead the original story

    Saturday | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Westerly Sun reports that 79-year-old Fred Stanley, chief of the Hope Valley-Wyoming department, will step down later this month. Stanley says he didn't seriously consider retiring until last year when he injured his back responding to a mill building fire.


  4. DUI Task Force warning drivers to stay soberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... holiday weekend and are on the lookout for drunk drivers. A DUI task force made up of local police departments from Westerly to Woonsocket, along with State Police, is in place to help nab drunk drivers and keep the roads safe. The task force, ...


  5. Working Wardrobe adds services to help unemployed prepare for workplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 |

    ... success: The Providence Clothing Collaborative in Providence, Career Closet in East Providence, Attire for Hire in Westerly and Success Wear in Woonsocket. Recently, the Warwick location, teamed up with Advance America, a national company that ...


  6. GoLocalProv | Politics | Carol Anne Costa: Baby, You’re a FireworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Go Local

    ... out the phrase, "Tolls, Gantries and Jobs", still others observed a gesture. The oohs and aahs could be heard from Westerly to Woonsocket. I snatched an assortment of wild and crazy ground spinners, you know, the fun firework that spins around ...


  7. Claudine Primmer, Nurse Practitioner, Mother of 3, Dies at 54Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 |

    ... two stepchildren Kyle and Erica Primmer. Born in Providence, RI, she is the daughter of Jeanine (Horny) Jorian of Westerly, RI and the late Joseph Jorian and sister to Michelle Jorian. She was educated in Providence and in France and was a graduate ...


  8. Joe Holt plays a CD release party at the Knick in support of 'Brighter Moons'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Day

    ... fashion with the release of "Brighter Moons," his first full-length CD. In celebration, Holt will perform Friday in Westerly's Knickerbocker Café. While Holt has typically recorded and performed in a stripped down, acoustic fashion - ...


  9. Man wants Taylor Swift to testify in his trespassing caseRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 |

    A man charged with trespassing at Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion wants the singer to testify on his behalf. The Westerly resident was arrested April 14 and charged with willful trespassing at Swift's beachfront mansion.


  10. Connecticut driver facing charges after Rhode Island crashRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | WLNE-TV Providence

    By The Associated Press WESTERLY, R.I. _ Police say a Connecticut man is facing charges after his car crashed, injuring two passengers. Westerly police tell ABC 6 the crash happened at about 8:40 p.m. Friday on Route 78 near the Connecticut state line.


  11. Rhode Island beach closed to protect birds, part reopensRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 |

    ... Conservation Area that had been closed to protect endangered piping plovers nesting along its sand trails. The Westerly Sun reports ( the open area is from the start of the sand trail to Camping Area I. Camping Area 2 could ...


  12. Man, woman ejected from vehicle during Westerly crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 |

    One man and one woman were medevacked from the scene and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, as they suffered serious injuries. One man and one woman were medevacked from the scene and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, as they suffered serious injuries.


  13. UPDATED: Serious crash reported on Route 78 in WesterlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Day

    Westerly - Two people were flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital Friday following a crash on Route 78. The crash was first reported as a rollover with the ejection of both occupants at 8:36 p.m. on Route 78, about one mile away from Route 1, emergency officials said.


  14. Former RI resident found guilty of child molestationRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... following an eight-day trial. Rathbun waived his right to a jury trial. Prosecutors say Rathbun, formerly of Westerly, molested a young girl multiple times in Rhode Island between 2003 and 2006. Prosecutors say the girl was 4 years old when the ...


  15. Police investigate death of Pawcatuck Middle School studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Day

    ... as Shelbi Lipowski, a seventh-grade student at Pawcatuck Middle School. According to Capt. Todd Olson, police and Westerly ambulance responded to an address in Pawcatuck at 7:07 p.m. for a report of a medical incident. He said resuscitation efforts ...


  16. State commerce secretary promises boost in tourism spendingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Westerly Sun reports that he spoke Tuesday to the Misquamicut Business Association. He said his department, Commerce Rhode Island, is committed to spending about $4 million next year to promote in other states Rhode Island as a tourist destination.


  17. Police LogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | TheDay.Com

    ... charged Tuesday in New London with second-degree assault and threatening. Wyndell D. Hall, 19, of 63 Pierce St. Westerly, was charged Monday with second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal mischief and failure to submit to ...


  18. North Stonington special town meeting to occur June 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Day

    ... to change the date to June 29. The change gave them time to place a legal notice in the classifieds section of The Westerly Sun  at least five days in advance of the special town meeting, as required by law.


  19. Citizens Financial Names Regional Presidents in Conn., Mass.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | American Banker

    ... who left Citizens in 2013 to become chief operating officer at the $3.6 billion-asset Washington Trust Bancorp in Westerly, R.I. Citizens also promoted Quincy Miller to be its Massachusetts president. Miller previously was president of business ...


  20. Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center seeks donations for children's food programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | TheDay.Com

    Stonington - The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is seeking monetary donations for its Weekender Backpack Program for Children which provides food to almost 290 children in Stonington, North Stonington or Westerly each weekend throughout the year. To qualify, children must be on the federal free or reduced-price lunch program and live in one of the three towns.


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