The local 1 percent hotel tax produced $36,363 for Westerly in September, a drop of $48,112 from August’s $84,474. In dollar terms, that was the biggest month-to-month decline among the 38 towns in Rhode Island that receive the proceeds of the tax, according to the lastest figures reported by the state Department of Revenue.

On a year-over-year basis, the tax was down nearly 10 percent from the $40,378 collected in September 2017.

Nearly all of the money collected in Westerly was from hotels, $34,344, with hosting platforms for rooms producing $229, and the Realtors / Homeowner category for rentals of whole houses and condos yielding $1,789.

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