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  • Summer art exhibit 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • Mad Science 10 a.m. - Noon Westerly
  • Summer art exhibit 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Charlestown
  • RIBC Blood Drive 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Westerly
  • Read A Rooster Book Club Noon - 1 p.m. Charlestown
  • RIBC Blood Drive 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • RIBC Blood Drive 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly
  • Family Supper Table 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Charlestown
  • Zumba Dance Fitness 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly
  • Chess Club 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

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  • The Westerly Town Council and the Town Hall administrators have gotten the message when it comes to the condition of roads throughout town. The council last week discussed adding a ballot question for the November election to give residents a … more ...
    Timeout on tests is a smart course   Published Jul 8, 2014
    Amid all the conversation about the pros and cons of standardized testing nationwide and throughout the state, Rhode Island has taken a stand that goes against the requirement for standardized tests on the road to a high school diploma. Last … more ...
    The spirit of community was alive and well in the pre-dawn hours of Monday as a crowd gathered at the Malted Barley on High Street. Except this crowd had just escaped a fire in their apartment building across the street, … more ...
    From the comfort and anonymity of my couch, I have often snickered at the bald guy with a paunch “rocking” to those even older guys bringing back the hits from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Last Sunday, I was … more ...
    By all indications it appears we are safely out of danger regarding community access to quality local health care. One year after the paperwork was signed on June 1, 2013, transferring ownership of The Westerly Hospital facility to L+M Healthcare, … more ...
    Editorial: Community pride on display   Published Jun 13, 2014
    While ruminating and gazing out the windows on a rainy Friday after a busy week at the start of the busy season, it occurred to me that a few seemingly unrelated events of this week actually have more in common … more ...
    They’re baaaaaack ... not all of them and not all the time yet, but those poor souls not fortunate enough to live among us are finding their way back to this gorgeous part of the world. The trip down Route … more ...
    It’s their week, so thank a nurse   Published May 10, 2014
    We said goodbye to my mother for the last time on an otherwise beautiful, sunny Friday morning in March. She had suffered a massive stroke on the previous Monday, and we watched her slip away day by day. But this … more ...
    Best months ready to unfold   Published May 2, 2014
    While we’re talking about uplifting topics we can’t help but notice that the forecast for next week indicates that our long-delayed spring is finally on the doorstep. With daytime temperatures expected to be around 60 — plus or minus a … more ...
    I’m on a rant again so if you don’t want to read any more of this you’ve been warned. I concede I’m old and crotchety but I just can’t shut up about some of the dumb things that keep happening. … more ...

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    Low: There appears to be a problem with aggressive white dogs in North Stonington and Ledyard that may — or may not — be wolf-dog hybrids, which are illegal in Connecticut. The dogs reportedly have attacked two horses, bitten a … more ...
    High: Dozens of Stonington residents voted to spend $1.2 million to replace the leaky roof at Deans Mill School, and the unanimous vote at Stonington High on Tuesday night drew worthy applause. “I’m glad it’s finally over,” said Amy Hambly, … more ...
    High: Violations of social host laws locally and drug overdoses related to heroin in Rhode Island have been in the news lately, which made Wednesday’s workshop at the Westerly Police Department both timely and important. Police Capt. Shawn Lacey and … more ...
    Low: We keep hearing there are indications that the economy is turning around, but we keep seeing signs that the opposite is true. RadioShack announced Tuesday it plans to close up to 1,100 stores, or about a fifth of its … more ...
    WOW. He really said that? In Thursday’s story about plans to add beer and wine to the menu at St. Clair Annex in Watch Hill, a lawyer representing abutters said, essentially, that customers of this locally owned and family-staffed icon … more ...
    Highs and lows from last week   Published Mar 3, 2014
    High: Congratulations to Westerly musician Will Evans. The 29-year-old erstwhile leader of popular jam band Barefoot Truth was one of 10 finalists in Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter III competition, which took place at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on Saturday. … more ...
    I didn’t watch much Olympics coverage. I wished I’d seen the hockey game that the U.S. won over Russia, and was hoping they would meet again. But that didn’t happen. Russia got knocked out of the tournament fairly early — … more ...
    The annual Cabin Fever Festival to benefit the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and hosted by Olde Mistick Village was a stroke of genius by the original organizers. As its name implies, it comes at just the right time, deep into winter … more ...
    Highs and lows from last week   Published Feb 17, 2014
    Really, more snow?!?! If winter fatigue hadn’t set in, it has to have done so now. Heavy, wet snow fell Thursday morning, at times with flakes so big they looked like confetti in a ticker-tape parade. Then, much like the … more ...
    Ah, Valentine’s Day is upon us, and all the expectations that go with it. I’m trying to find someone who loves this holiday, but I’ve been hard-pressed to find a single person to express an exuberance for it other than … more ...
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