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

    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…

    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…

      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 — 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…

        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…

        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.

        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.