Jennifer Leal's leukemia diagnosis led her to her life's mission.
WESTERLY —A new 18-bed geriatric behavioral health unit and expansion of oncology services are planned for Westerly Hospital in 2019, the facility's president and chief executive officer said last week.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Public Schools will hold its Winter Job Fair at Westerly High School, 23 Ward Ave., in the cafeteria, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.
WESTERLY — The League of Women Voters-South County will host a program, "How Does the Census Count You?" on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Library, 44 Broad St.
After 22 years in business, the Bean Counter Coffee Shop in Westerly near the Pawcatuck River Bridge recently closed. The sign was on its door on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun
WESTERLY — With a new Town Council comes a look by the newly elected group at the rules of procedure it will use for the next two years.
WESTERLY — The results of an investigation of two claims of sexual harassment made against an employee of the Colonial Theatre, which has now been completed, will not be made public, a theater board member said Wednesday.
WESTERLY — Hope Urbonas and Brandon Tallardy sat inside Mel's Downtown Creamery one afternoon last week, sharing an old-fashioned ice cream soda. As they sat across from one another in the red leather booth, sipping from their straws, the two young Westerly High School students, dressed in p…
WESTERLY — Police are investigating two incidents of graffiti vandalism that occurred over the weekend, one at the White Rock skate park and a second in a pedestrian tunnel near the train station, and are considering a variety measures to deal with the problem.
WESTERLY — A 23½ year veteran of the Westerly Police Department, who most recently served as a lieutenant and the department's court liaison, has retired.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced this week that it intends to renumber the exit numbers on Route 78 in Westerly as part of a multiyear program to key the exits to mile markers. The system has been used on many limited-access highways across the country. Th…
Members of the Chariho Vocal Select Chorus serenade folks strolling by during the 22nd annual Holiday Stroll & Luminaria held Wednesday evening in downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck. The event is sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Merchants Association. Si…
WESTERLY — The School Building Committee reviewed proposed modifications to the conceptual design of its preferred option for a new State Street School building Tuesday. The committee also reviewed conceptual plans for additions and renovations to Dunn's Corners Elementary School.
WESTERLY — Residents have five days to comment on a proposal for the town to apply for up to $500,000 in federal disaster-recovery funds to repair failing drainage systems in two areas of Misquamicut.
Fees charged to the state’s municipalities for use of the state’s Central Landfill in Johnston will remain at the current rate of $47 per ton for the coming two fiscal years, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, which manages the facility announced Monday.
WESTERLY – The town and School Department are disputing the findings of a payroll audit conducted on behalf of the labor union that represents the town’s Public Works Department employees as well as school district bus drivers, secretaries, and maintenance workers.
WESTERLY — When Tim Thayer asked his son what he wanted for Christmas in 2016, the Chariho High School student answered the question with just three words, “a toy drive.”
MYSTIC — Dignitaries from several First Nations, Canada, Great Britain and the United States will gather at the Mystic Seaport Museum Saturday morning for the opening of an extraordinary arctic exhibit that will be on display in only two American museums.
WESTERLY — A proposed development that would consist of both housing and professional offices on a 9-acre site at the corner of Franklin and Wells streets received unanimous master plan approval from the Planning Board Thursday.
WESTERLY — A constant stream of phone calls and emails from people haranguing her for controversial T-shirts her staff wore on Election Night has prompted Wendy Carr to turn off the telephone at Amigos Taqueria Y Tequila and to shut down the downtown restaurant’s website and social media pages.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department and Dunn's Corners Fire Department will team up for a collection drive on Saturday at Walmart.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — New and returning members sat down Tuesday for the first meeting of the Chariho School Committee since the Nov. 6 midterm election.
HOPKINTON — A New York man was arrested after the police said a flat tire and his “nervous behavior” created suspicion, leading an officer to discover that the car was stolen.
PROVIDENCE — The day after Rhode Island launched legalized sports betting, a top Democrat said he’s looking to expand it by allowing mobile wagering.
WESTERLY — The Wine Store, at 86 Franklin St. in Westerly, has been named a 2018 Retailer of the Year by the trade publication Beverage Dynamics. It was the second year in a row that The Wine Store, owned by Frank and Donna Celico, has received the award.
WESTERLY – First came the solemn words, the pomp, and the ceremony. Then came the politics in the form of a split vote on who should serve as the new council president and concerns about the process used to elect council officers.
Connecticut State Police will kick off the holiday season toy and gift collection on Saturday with a Stuff-A-Cruiser event, part of ongoing state and local efforts over the next few weeks in order to provide a happy holiday for the less fortunate.
Things are getting pretty hairy these days around the Westerly and Stonington police departments, and it's providing a major financial boost for children and those with cancer.
WESTERLY — To many the pairing of the numbers 86 and 45 is an understated call for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, but to state Sen. Elaine Morgan the two numbers placed together have a different meaning. With that interpretation in mind Morgan has called for a boycott of a loc…
NORTH KINGSTOWN — This was the scene on Wednesday inside an enormous, frigid warehouse in Quonset Point: Hundreds of actors, a life-size rickety replica of a real wooden bridge, and dozens of carefully crated sets designed to look like hospital rooms, a library in Iowa, and the bedrooms, kit…
WESTERLY — The Planning Board is expected to continue its next level of review of a proposed development at the corner of Wells and Franklin streets on Thursday. The project would result in construction of 16 two-story duplex units and a three-building professional services office complex.