RICHMOND — Samuel Clarke Farm, which, not long ago, was derelict and at risk of total ruin, was selected last week for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. For John Peixinho, who bought the property on Lewiston Avenue in 2015, it’s an affirmation of what he has believed all a…

    WESTERLY — On Saturday, Feb. 23, and March 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. the Westerly Library will host Project Outreach of Westerly whose mission it is to assist all veterans in navigating benefits and other services available to them. The program is staffed by Chapter Service Officers who will be …

    The U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers to provide a clear path for mail delivery after snowstorms. Letter carriers are often on the street even as snow is falling, and preventing a slip or bad fall can be as easy as putting down salt or sand on slippery surfaces.

    On a recent morning  I was looking out my kitchen window while doing the dishes when I spotted a barred owl sitting atop the stump of a tree. What a thrill to see him sitting peacefully in the early morning … until two red-tailed hawks started dive-bombing him! I sat at the window with my cu…

    WESTERLY — With the recent completion of a $5 million upgrade, Westerly Hospital's cardiac catheterization laboratory is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and fully connected to the Yale New Haven Health network of specialists.

    WOOD RIVER JCT. — While rehearsing for the spring production of the musical “Newsies,” Chariho senior Kaine Young, who plays the lead role of newsboy Jack Kelly, enlisted some help from professional actor and stage combat instructor Michael Liebhauser.

    Two years after the Oklahoma City bombing (on April 19, 1995), the Oklahoma City National Memorial was opened honoring all of the victims, including three unborn children, who were listed under the names of the mothers-to-be in the Field of Empty Chairs. 

    Year-to-date allocations of Rhode Island hotel taxes in fiscal 2019 were running 2 percent higher through October in Westerly, according to final figures released Thursday by the state Department of Revenue.

      WESTERLY — The Westerly Wastewater Treatment Facility has received a 2018 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The facility was one of five in New England that were recognized for exemplary performance in improving water quality.

      MYSTIC — If “Cheers” could be a coffee shop instead of a bar, it would be Mystic Depot Roasters.

        NARRAGANSETT — South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, a program administered and staffed by South County Health, has received a $35,000 BlueAngel Community Health Grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The grant will be used to extend the program’s "5-2-1-0" effort to …

        I looked down to make sure of my footing. The snow was coming down steady. That’s when I noticed a strange sight. There were hundreds of small circles on the sidewalk beneath my feet. They stood out in the snow. In the middle of each circle was a pebble or what looked like a small chunk of i…

        I was disturbed to read the article about removing the street trees on W. Broad St. in Pawcatuck (Westerly Sun, Feb. 14, 2019). Understandably, merchanats are concerned that their signs are being obscured by the trees or security camera sight-lines blocked, and officials cite building access…

        PAWCATUCK — A fire in a collection bin for scrap metal resulted in the evacuation of a building at Davis Standard for about two hours Friday morning.

        WESTERLY — As officials, students, parents, other residents and taxpayers await a decision from the state Department of Education on a proposed $71.4 million school building project, Superintendent of Schools Mark Garceau has notified Town Council members of his continued willingness to work…

        BOSTON — General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago.

        CHICAGO — The wife of a Chicago police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald demanded on Thursday to know why her husband was transferred from an Illinois state prison where he was kept from harm to a federal prison in Connecticut where he was assaulted…

        WESTERLY — Work to bring the municipal Comprehensive Plan, which guides development and sets preservation priorities, into compliance with state law is continuing and could result in adoption of a new plan by the end of the year, officials say.

        “Best diet for planet isn’t best for humans” in the Feb. 9 issue of The Westerly Sun opens a can of worms even if mopane worms, enjoyed in Botswana, go missing from the best diet list. Similar to the tenet that there is no average person in the 2.53-person “average” American household in 201…

        U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., is co-sponsoring legislation that could expand Medicare access to the 50-to-64-year old age group. Congressional Democrats announced the proposal this week, called the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. The bill will be introduced by Rep. Bria…