WAKEFIELD — Lawyers for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, which manages Westerly State Airport, and four property owners who are suing the agency offered opposing interpretations of the state's eminent domain law Tuesday during a hearing in Washington County Superior Court.
WESTERLY — The Twisted Vine, a popular, family-run restaurant and bar on Canal Street in downtown Westerly, will close its doors for the last time on Sunday, Feb. 24., according to Pat Isted, who owns the business with her daughters, Cecelia and Lily.
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Joe Stoy has been promoted to network manager. He will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of all credit union information technology.
WESTERLY — Furloughed employees facing financial hardship because of the government shutdown will have their membership fee waived at the Ocean Community YMCA and its locations in Westerly, Mystic, and Wyoming.
WESTERLY — The School Committee will consider whether or not to move a proposed $71.4 million school building project along for the next level of analysis by the state Department of Education when the committee meets Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
A young brown pelican that wandered far north of its usual winter range showed up on a dock in Galilee Harbor on Jan. 4 and was eventually captured and brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island in Saunderstown to be cared for, but not before causing a commotion.
Motorists had to contend with minor street flooding along Route 1 in Stonington and large portions of Atlantic Avenue in Westerly on Sunday, January 20, 2019, following the overnight storm that quickly changed from snow to periods of heavy rain.
ASHAWAY — Built in 1778 and still standing today, the Jacob D. Babcock house on High Street in Ashaway holds the secrets of the many fugitive slaves who stopped there to eat and rest on their dangerous journey to Canada.
WAKEFIELD — A legal battle that could affect future operations at the Westerly State Airport was expected to be back in court this week, with a Superior Court judge hearing arguments on behalf of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, which manages the facility, and four property owners who h…
WESTERLY — Patrick Ruisi has served two years as a Westerly police patrolman and eight years with the National Guard, both jobs that reflect his desire to serve community and country.
Fiscal year-to-date collections from the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax were running 4 percent lower than the year before in Westerly, according to the latest report from the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, which tabulated the results through October.
WESTERLY — Fifty years ago, Westerly’s 300th Anniversary Ball was held at the Westerly Armory. Continuing its role as an important piece of the community’s fabric and as the largest venue in the area, the Armory will celebrate Westerly’s 350th Anniversary with a number of events.
WAKEFIELD — Two couples who own property in Weekapaug are suing the Weekapaug Fire District and the Weekapaug Homeowners Association Inc., claiming they have legal rights to a portion of property known as Lot 6, which was given to the fire district in the mid-1960s.
WESTERLY — Snow, then rain, then freezing rain — with some snow mixed in — then more snow, ending with a flash freeze that will drive temperatures down into the single digits: National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said the first significant storm of the winter is likely to bring…
KINGSTON — Commercial fishermen have very different perceptions of the impact of the Block Island Wind Farm than do recreational fishermen, according to a survey of both groups by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student.
WESTERLY — Jonnycake Center of Westerly has experienced an increase in its delivery of services since the federal government partial shutdown started last month and is prepared to help others who need assistance, said Lee Eastbourne, executive director.
WESTERLY — An audience of about 60 residents and town officials were on hand Thursday as the School Building Committee reviewed the $71.4 million project it has developed to improve the district's elementary schools and address security and other concerns at the district's middle and high schools.
WESTERLY — Randall Realtors has announced the sale of 120 Atlantic Ave. in Misquamicut for $1,250,000. Dan Babich from Randall Realtors’ Watch Hill office represented the buyers, and Schilke Realty listed the property, which had been owned by Susan P. Butler of Simsbury, Conn. The sale close…
WESTERLY — The School Committee continued its work on the 2019-20 budget this week with reviews focusing mainly on spending at Westerly High School, including its career and technical programs, as well as proposed expenditures for facilities maintenance and the district's transportation fleet.
WESTERLY — The town's animal control officer is working with a 28-year-old local woman to find new homes for several dogs and cats that were removed recently from what the police described as "overwhelming conditions" inside a trailer outside a home on Ashaway Road.
WESTERLY — Members of the School Building Committee and representatives of the architectural firm it is working with and the state Department of Education will be on hand Thursday for a public information meeting on the proposed school redesign project.
WESTERLY — A Westerly man wanted in Connecticut on a gun possession charge was arrested in Westerly on Friday as a fugitive from justice.
STONINGTON — Police in Connecticut and Rhode Island were searching Tuesday for a suspect who had burglarized a home along Barnes Road and then stole several cars en route to the Hartford area.
WESTERLY — Patricia Panciera, a 28-year teacher in the town's public school system and a two-term member of the School Committee, died early Monday.
WESTERLY — Members of the Economic Development Commission reviewed the work they took on in 2018 as well their goals for the new year with the Town Council Monday.
WESTERLY — A Granite Street resident is facing charges after police said he led officers on a high-speed chase through downtown on Saturday evening, nearly ramming a patrolman with his car at one point in an effort to avoid arrest.
PROVIDENCE — A three-month decline in gas prices continued for another week, according to AAA Northeast, but increasing crude oil prices could soon bring an end to the trend.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo will propose within the next week that Rhode Island legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use, she said.
Westerly police say they've found no negatives in their first two years of working with a local surveillance camera registry. Now Stonington is launching its own program in hopes of finding the same success.
WESTERLY — After months of private meetings with neighbors to address their concerns about past and future operations, the owners of the Weekapaug Inn are looking to move forward with plans for a new 78-seat conference center and two new one-bedroom hotel suites.
WESTERLY — Josh Welch and Dave Parr first met in a yoga class about 10 years ago. Today the two men are business partners and successful restaurateurs. Along with a third partner, Kevin Bowdler of Stonington, they own Graze Burgers on the corner of Granite and Cross Streets. Or, in true Rhod…
WESTERLY — In a reversal of course, the School Department will request letters of interest from lawyers seeking to be hired to provide legal services to the School Committee.
WESTERLY — A new assistant principal position at Westerly Middle School was the only staffing addition Thursday as the School Committee reviewed proposed budgets for that school as well as for the district's three elementary schools.
STONINGTON — The Board of Selectman voted Wednesday to buy four banners commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Town of Westerly for display in downtown Pawcatuck.
WESTERLY — The School Committee Wednesday received an overview of career and technical education programs offered at Westerly High School as well as others that are envisioned for as early as the next school year.
STONINGTON — Police and environmental officials are now at the mercy of Mother Nature when it comes to finding a car that plunged into the Pawcatuck River on New Year's Day.
WESTERLY -- Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Benjamin M. Servideo has joined its staff as a small business lending officer. He will assist current business members and new local businesses with their borrowing, deposit, and service needs.
WESTERLY — A request by Grey Sail Brewing LLC to enter into a leasehold agreement to use town-owned property on Canal Street for parking will move to the Planning Board, now that it has been run by the Town Council.