Carla J. White, executive director of Greater North End Community Development, shared these photos of the flags at Columbus Circle on Flag Day. White said the town hired landscapers to redo the bricks around the traffic circle and planted a couple of new trees and small bushes.

The Westerly Armory held its Appreciation Evening which included buffet dinner, magical entertainment and gratitude extended to the four 2022 community-service honorees. Every year, the armory recognizes four people for their service ro community, state, and country. The four 2022 honorees are:

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back to the Front Porch for our final June visit of the year, where the sun rose at 5:16 a.m. and will set at 8:25 p.m., where we are welcoming summer — which officially arrived last Tuesday — and where we're preparing for a new month and t…

Joseph Fusaro of Westerly, Kassie Startz of North Stonington and Jennalyn Hainse of West Kingston were named to the dean’s list at Curry College for the spring 2022 semester.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — "Footloose," the hit musical featuring such songs as "Almost Paradise," "Let’s Hear It for the Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," and the iconic title song, opens this week at Matunuck's Theatre by the Sea.

HOPKINTON — The Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council will hold a celebration of seven local rivers this weekend with a series of events scheduled to occur on or around rivers in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut.

Pine Point seventh graders met with residents of StoneRidge Senior Living Community recently to work on a biography project. The students captured audio memories and created a podcast series. When the series was finished, the students visited StoneRidge to present the final project and to sh…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back to the Front Porch for another lovely June visit, where the sun rose at 5:14 a.m. and will set at 8:24 p.m., where we are bidding farewell to spring 2022 (along with the fading peonies and fresh strawberries), sending our appreciation …

David Tiedemann and Elizabeth Letizio of Westerly and Anna Hundt of North Stonington were named to the dean’s list at Assumption University for the spring 2022 semester. Tiedemann and Hundt are members of the class of 2022 and Letizio is a member of the class of 2023.

WESTERLY — Ryan Saunders, Andrew Howell and John Tafone had good reason to be all jazzed up and full of good cheer.

WESTERLY — Novelist Mary Alice Monroe, whose "Beach House" series and other stories has captured the attention of millions of readers, will make her first Rhode Island appearance next week when she joins Ocean House owner and author Deborah Goodrich Royce to discuss "The Summer of Lost and F…

More than 250 people flocked to the United Theatre last month to catch a double-header event, with free aviator sunglasses before the screening of "Top Gun" and were dazzled by the art work of New London artist Katie Fogg, whose opening night reception was held the same evening. Photographer…

2nd Lt. Nathan Crandall reported for duty in Iwakuni, Japan, in May after completing his initial training as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He will soon complete specialized training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri to become certified as a Military Police Officer. Crandall…

Ellen Madison, of Westerly, was touring in England prior to the Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty's 96th birthday, but Madison managed to carve out time to meet the Queen nonetheless.

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back to the Front Porch for another lovely June visit, where the sun rose at 5:13 a.m. and will set at 8:22 p.m. and where we are celebrating Flag Day (June 14) and the many local graduates who received diplomas this month. Well done, stude…

The following local students graduated from Three Rivers Community College: Westerly residents Sophie Michele Hellweg, Associate in Science, early childhood education; Daniel H. Maranda, Certificate, mechanical/electric manufacturing; Jason Robert Plotkin, Associate in Arts, computer science…

NEWPORT — Julian Fellowes, the writer, director, producer, novelist and actor who created "Downton Abbey" and "The Gilded Age," will be in Newport next month for an event sponsored by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

NEW LONDON — The Connecticut Early Music Society celebrates its 40th anniversary season this month with the annual Connecticut Early Music Festival, a return to the live stage and a series of six events — featuring more than 60 musicians — to be presented from Niantic to New London and from …

STONINGTON — The Stonington Historical Society will hold its major fundraiser of the year, the Cannon Ball, on Saturday, June 25 on the North Lawn at the Mystic Seaport Museum, 105 Greenmanville Avenue.

The outdoor music scene in our neck of the woods officially kicks off with the Chorus of Westerly's blockbuster Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park. And while this year's pops concert — scheduled for June 18 and featuring another exciting program — is indeed the first large-scale musical even…

WESTERLY — From a concert with Connecticut’s first African American State Troubadour to lectures and free shuttles to story walks, there are many opportunities available to celebrate Juneteenth in the region this year. Juneteenth celebrations will kick off this Saturday in New London, when t…

Charlestown resident and wish recipient Meghan Jeffrey, 18, was a featured guest at the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island's 10th annual Evening of Wishes, held at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence recently. The event raised over $390,000 to support the granting of life-changing wi…

The Westerly Phebe Green Ward DAR Chapter observed Rhode Island Cemeteries Awareness Weeks and Earth Day in April by joining Lawrence Hunter and members of the Westerly Land Trust’s spring cleanup at the James Babcock Ground on the Watch Hill Road. During the cleanup, the members of the chap…

Gil Bell of Charlestown, a longtime Sun subscriber, recently caught a 33" long bluefish weighing 11.88 pounds. Way to go, Gil!

Karen B. Lindeborg of Pawcatuck was selected as the recipient of the Richard H. Bell Scholarship. The Highlights Foundation awards this scholarship to an educator and writer based on seriousness of purpose, including time and effort devoted to craft, talent displayed in writing or art sample…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back to the Front Porch for our first June visit of the year, where the sun rose at 5:14 a.m., will set at 8:18 and where we are counting our blessings, feeling grateful and appreciating the abundant beauty around us.

Natalie Ritacco of Westerly graduated from Stonehill College.