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  • WESTERLY — Shoes. Matt Anderson has a lot of them. He’s been through a ton since he started running in 2007. He has four pairs in rotation now — his training tools for Monday’s Boston Marathon. Each has a purpose, … more ...
    Regional disputes festering over sand   Published Apr 20, 2014
    Editor’s note: A $3 million federal project that will put 84,000 cubic yards of sand back on Misquamicut State Beach is scheduled to begin this month. BOSTON — Sand is becoming coastal New England’s most coveted and controversial commodity, as … more ...
    A second outbreak of the flu has spread throughout the state, including several cases in Westerly. The Rhode Island Department of Health declared the flu widespread in an April 17 news release, describing it as a more intense strain than … more ...
    WESTERLY — Based on the success of its craft beer and pretzel pairings in downtown Westerly, The Malted Barley will seek to expand its business by franchising locations throughout New England. Owners Colin and Stephanie Bennett said they hoped to … more ...
    HARTFORD — A Stonington woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys’ parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report. The … more ...
    WESTERLY — There’s a new chapter for the story of Westerly’s venerable book sale. “We’re staying in house, and we’re changing the dates,” said Erin Call, president of the The Friends of the Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park, the … more ...
    Fire at Granite Street Home   Published Apr 18, 2014
    WESTERLY— A three-family home on Granite Street was severely damaged in a fire that began late Thursday night. Westerly Fire Department responded to the call shortly after 11 p.m. at 45 Granite St., evacuating the residents before continuing to fight … more ...
    WESTERLY— After a six-week liquidation sale, the remaining inventory at Hardware Express will be sold at auction on April 26. The Main Street business went into receivership, a form of bankruptcy, at the end of January, at which time a … more ...

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    WESTERLY — The skills and services provided by Rhode Island manufacturers, and how to encourage their growth, were the focus of a visit from U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Wednesday afternoon. Whitehouse, D-R.I., toured the Westerly facilities of Ametek SCP … more ...
    WARWICK — The first phase of the Misquamicut beach access trial ended Wednesday with testimony from two land surveyors called to testify for the defendant property owners. Following the testimony in Kent County Superior Court, William Landry, the lawyer for … more ...
    WESTERLY — The Town Council is considering adding more money to the proposed $84.5 million budget for 2014-15, which would increase the tax rate by 1.75 percent, instead of the 1.56 percent considered earlier. At its third budget workshop, which … more ...
    WARWICK — Two witnesses called Monday to testify in the Misquamicut beach access case said they both believed that the beach area, from Westerly Town Beach to Weekapaug Breachway, was open to the public, but questions from the defense lawyer … more ...
    WESTERLY — The Planning Board is endorsing an Atlantic Avenue property owner’s plans to add a third floor to his building and to convert it to a mix of commercial and residential uses. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to give … more ...
    WESTERLY — Members of the Dunn’s Corners Fire District Operating Committee will put the finishing touches on a five-year agreement with Bradford Fire District before submitting the contract to the voters in both districts next month. Under the proposed contract, … more ...
    RICHMOND — Town council members were eager to ask fellow Councilor Paul Michaud why he had urged voters to reject the Chariho school budget after previously voting to support it. They never had their chance, because Michaud was a no-show … more ...
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