WAKEFIELD — The future of Westerly Police Capt Shawn Lacey's age discrimination lawsuit could depend on whether he is selected to become the next chief of the Westerly Police Department.
WILLIMANTIC — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. and SI Financial Group Inc. announced Tuesday that they have signed a merger agreement in which Berkshire will acquire SIFI and its subsidiary, Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, in an all-stock transaction valued at $180 million. The Willima…
WAKEFIELD — The former Westerly Finance Department employee charged with misappropriating more than $9,000 from the school district has made restitution.
Warning signs about thin ice are posted on the pond in Wilcox Park on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Skating will be allowed when the ice is determined to be safe. Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun
WESTERLY — A $400,000 renovation of Atlantic Avenue, the bumpy and flood prone Misquamicut roadway, is on hold for at least one year.
WESTERLY — With five days left before the Chorus of Westerly’s annual Christmas Pops Concert — an immensely popular holiday event that attracts hundreds of music lovers from all around Southern New England — chorus Executive Director Ryan Saunders sat in his office last week and let out a lo…
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.
Given the devastation caused by the floods of 2010 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, residents and business owners in Washington County know well the costs associated with recovering from extreme weather such as hurricanes, flooding, and blizzards.
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.