In August, the Westerly Volleyball Association League champions took on Town of Groton Parks and Recreation Volleyball Beach League winners for the annual Airport Cup Volleyball Tournament. The event is a collaboration with Groton Parks and Recreation and Westerly Recreation and held annuall…

University of Rhode Island nursing students Becca Allder, left, and Katie Fitzmaurice graduated from a summer of clinical training and practice, becoming the inaugural fellows of the Susan Flynn Palliative Care Nursing Fellowship. The fellowship is a new partnership between HopeHealth, the U…

Greetings dear friends, and loyal readers and welcome back for our first visit of autumn 2022 here on the Front Porch where the sun rose at 6:39 a.m., will set at 6:37 p.m., and where we're preparing to bid September adieu and welcome in October — the month of pumpkins and candy corn, apples…

The following local Rhode Island residents graduated from the University of Rhode Island: Ashaway residents Nathaniel Brown, Bachelor of Arts, English; Runcheng Li, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Brittany W Mello, Bachelor of Science, textile fashion merch and design; Christo…

Thank heavens for the bits of humor in Rajiv Joseph's extraordinary play, "Describe the Night," and for the brilliant acting, amazing sets and costumes and stunning direction, otherwise, we might be frightened to pieces ... or lost, or hiding in the forest counting ducks, slurping leech soup…

WESTERLY — Naomi Novik, the New York Times-bestselling author and founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own — a nonprofit open-source repository for fan fiction and other fan works — will be at the United Theatre next week to discuss her new book, "The G…

Jean Aiello's family celebrated her with a belated 90th birthday party at her home in Bradford with family and friends from near and far including New Hampshire, Connecticut, Virginia, Texas and Japan. The pandemic caused a delay in celebrating her 90th last year. She will turn 91 on Nov. 17…

The Westerly Democratic Town Committee recently hosted a Candidates Meet & Greet at the Westerly Yacht Club. The event was very well attended and served as the official 2022 election campaign kickoff. From left, Kevin Lowther, Joy Cordio, Leslie Dunn, Mike Ober, Mary Scialabba, Gov. Dan …

The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association's Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council recently teamed up with R.I. Department of Environmental Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Trout Unlimited's 225 chapter to remove the remains of a wall in the Arcadia Management Area in Exeter/West G…

Greetings dear friends, and loyal readers and welcome back for our final visit of the summer of 2022 here on the Front Porch, where the sun rose at 6:32 a.m., will set at 6:50 p.m., and where we are so enjoying these glorious end-of-summer days. The cool nights have been so delightful! 

Christopher Duhamel of Westerly was named president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying at its annual meeting held in Carlsbad, Calif. 

NEW LONDON — Lucas Neil, the progressive, introspective folk-pop singer and songwriter known for songs that "move, evoke, and inspire a range of emotions and passions rarely accessed in every day life," is making a big splash locally.

WESTERLY — Three days of nonstop fun for all ages is how the annual Misquamicut FallFest — which opens Friday night and includes live entertainment, a midway full of vendors, amusement park rides and games of chance — has been described.

Valentina Lamperelli, of Westerly, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway this Saturday, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society Times Square Video presentation. The one-hour video of roughly 500 photographs includes children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome from all …

Longtime Westerly friends Joseph Sciro and Chris Anderson enjoyed an exciting night of baseball as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees in extra innings at Fenway Park earlier this summer.

Members of Kingston Congregational Church spent time after service recently wishing Antonio “Tony” Faella a happy 100th birthday. Tony, a Kingston resident and U.S. Navy veteran, made five combat tours on the submarine USS Spearfish during the World War II. Photos courtesy Michelle Girasole. 

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for our first September visit of 2022 here on to the Front Porch, where the sun rose at 6:25 a.m., will set at 7:02 this evening and where we are suddenly in mid-September with pumpkins and mums appearing on doorsteps, the scent of gra…

The following students from Westerly graduated from the University of Rhode Island: Westerly residents Rosa C. Adimari, Bachelor of landscape architecture, summa cum laude; Jayna Renae Baldini, Bachelor of Science in plant sciences, summa cum laude; Sebastian Peter Bellone, Bachelor of Scien…

WESTERLY — The Chorus of Westerly will feature two major symphonic concerts this season, one in the fall and the second in the spring, according to a statement released by the organization.