Daisy Gates, a junior at Westerly High School, and Vanessa Chun, a recent graduate, collaborated to produce the official Town of Westerly 350 anniversary coloring book sponsored by the Washington Trust Company. Vanessa illustrated and Daisy wrote the text for the coloring book which includes…

Maggie Richins, the daughter of Harriet and Rob Richins of Westerly, returned  from Ghana last week after spending three weeks in the northern village of Kpintalga to help set up a water purification system through Saha Global. Her trip, which she described as a “life changing experience,” w…

State Rep. Sam Azzinaro, R-Westerly, presented members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Committee with a citation from the Rhode Island House of Representatives during the Dante Society of Westerly's annual dinner recently.  

Westerly residents Leo and Rita Brosseau celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on May 30. Rita, a life-long Westerly resident, and Leo, who is originally from Providence, have four children: Sharon (Tom) Lane of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Carol (Paul) Marsiglio, of Westerly; Matthew Brosseau …

On June 1 Westerly residents Sarabeth McClain, left, and Lauren Anhalt, second from left, both seniors at The Prout School, were among the students honored at the 24th annual Italian Scholarship Dinner held by the Rhode Island Teachers of Italian.

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for what, incredibly, is our first visit of the summer and our last visit of June here on the Front Porch where time continues to zip along and where we're carefully tending to our broken hearts.

Cadet Rhys Thornell, a Stonington resident, was honored at an awards ceremony held by the Thames River Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Thornell, who has been a member of the Thames River Composite Squadron for two years, received the General Billy Mitchell Award and was promoted …

The State Grange Women’s Activity Committee held a Women’s Activity Day at Exeter Grange Hall recently. One of the highlights of this event was a Baking Contest with grange members participating with a recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake. There were 10 entries from different Granges around the…

The following local students graduated from University of New Hampshire: Westerly residents Rudolf Hauser of Westerly received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Hannah Heidtman, Bachelor of Arts in English; Bradford resident Kellie Gilluly, cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in psychology; Ashawa…

WESTERLY — Glenroy Anthony "Ernie" Smith, the Jamaican guitarist legend who was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1945 and who is celebrating half a century of music-making will join Westerly's Soulshot Saturday at the Knickerbocker Music Center, part of his 50th anniversary tour.

MYSTIC — River Jam, a music festival showcasing music from rock to reggae, blues to country, takes place this Thursday through Sunday at Mystic Shipyard.

NEW LONDON — Summer Fest, a annual family-friendly community event featuring food trucks, live entertainment and activities on the grounds of The Lyman Allyn Art Museum on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Performers will include Bluesman Ramblin' Dan Stevens, who …

WESTERLY — Westerly's Granite Theatre will be holding auditions for the Agatha Christie’s mystery "The Hollow," on Monday and Tuesday June 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly. The show will be directed by John Cillino, and 14 performances have been scheduled between S…

NEWPORT — Jon Batiste & Friends —Corinne Bailey Rae, PJ Morton, ELEW and Ethan Iverson — will take over the Friday evening concert at the Newport Jazz Festival on Aug. 2, at 8 p.m at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Produced by Jon Batiste, the concert will fe…

The Washington Trust Company collected approximately 6,800 pounds, or 3.4 tons of peanut butter (and 300 jars of jelly) during the nineteenth annual Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and 12 local food pantries across Rhode Island and southea…

Kindergarten students from St. Michael School in Pawcatuck celebrated a sunny day outside blowing bubbles with their teacher, Miss Majeika, one fine spring morning.

A number of local artists were honored during the Gala Opening and Awards presentation for the 26th Regional Art Exhibit held in May at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. In top photo, the regional award winners, are, from left, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Kristie Foss, Zach Prosser, Den…

Members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival committee, in top photo, were honored by the Dante Society of Westerly earlier this month at the society's annual dinner. Fr. Giacomo Capoverdi, pastor and spiritual advisor to the committee and Mike Breslin, incoming president of the Committe…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for another June visit here on the Front Porch where we're enjoying all the sweet prom and dance photos (remember to send them our way!) and gearing up for graduations, Flag Day and Father's Day. Hats off to all you daddy-os! Then come…

WESTERLY — Watch Hill summer resident Deborah Goodrich Royce, often recognized for her support of the arts and involvement with preservation, cultural and charitable organizations — not to mention her acting career — can now lay claim to another accomplishment: She has just published her fir…

Katherine E. Serra, daughter of Geoff and Betsy Serra of Westerly, has graduated from Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Services with a Master of Science degree, (APRN), specializing in psychiatric nursing. Serra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Connecticut …

While the entire cast of John Patrick's "The Curious Savage," on stage at the Granite through June 16, deserves a hearty round of applause, as does Jude Pescatello for his excellent direction of the heartwarming comedy — there is one actor who should be singled out for her extraordinary perf…

PROVIDENCE —  Single tickets for "Hamilton," the blockbuster play about Alexander Hamilton, America's Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, will go on sale to the publ…

Stonington student James Waters was honored recently as a finalist at the 14th annual "eesmarts Student Contest" ceremony held at the Connecticut State Capitol. James was awarded third place in the fourth grade category for his letter to Principal Jennifer McCurdy. In the letter, he stresses…

Delaney Domenica Silvestri, daughter of Westerly residents Andrea and Paul Silvestri, graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a bachelor of arts last month. Next up for Dee is relocation to Florida, where she will work for Disney while furthering her education in psychology.

U.S. Navy Equipment Operator Constructionman Ashley Chamberlin, of Mystic, currently assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Construction Civic Action Detail, in the Federated States of Micronesia, prepares to cut wires that will be used to build rebar cages during constructio…

Richard Siciliano, left, vice-president of Westerly Armory Restoration, Inc., received a check recently from State Sen. Samuel Azzinaro to assist with a project involving the granite stairs and the underpinnings in the basement of the Westerly Armory, a Save America’s Site as declared by the…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for our first June visit of 2019, and just as the song says, "June is bustin' out all over." Peonies are popping and the Hummingbirds are abundant and all's right with the world (unless you're not a fan of James Holzhauer lol.)