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 — 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 — 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.

    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…

    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…

      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 — 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 — 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…

        PAWCATUCK — The distinctive aroma of Italian cooking is the unofficial greeter at the door of Hoof’s Italian Restaurant & Bar at 59 West Broad St.

        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.

        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.

          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.