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3 charged in thefts from WHS auditorium during Westerly-Chariho football game

WESTERLY - Westerly police on Tuesday arrested a 16-year-old high school student and two younger boys on theft charges. They are accused of stealing a small amount of cash and personal belongings that had been left behind in the Westerly High School auditorium during the Westerly-Chariho football ga

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-20 17:47:00

Westerly Armory to be open Saturday for Smithsonian Museum Day

Westerly - The Westerly Armory will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for Smithsonian Museum Day. There is no charge for tours, and people can expect to see several museum rooms packed with community memorabilia and local militaria, an area where local women are represented with a display of

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-19 23:08:00

Review of Westerly Finance Department salary plan fails on 3-3 vote by council

WESTERLY - A proposal to reevaluate part of the ongoing Finance Department reorganization failed Monday when the Town Council deadlocked in a 3-3 vote. Councilor William Aiello, who had requested that the reorganization be put on the council's agenda, asked that a proposal to increase the salary of

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-19 06:07:00

Westerly Hospital to limit public to one entrance

Westerly - As Westerly Hospital will close two entrances to the public Wednesday, as a way to improve safety. Two other entrances, one at the rear of the hospital building and another front entrance marked by a blue awning, will only be accessible to hospital staff, physicians and volunteers beginni

THEDAY - 2017-09-18 23:35:00

Here's a whopper: Westerly Burger King restaurant damaged after being struck by pick-up truck

WESTERLY - No injuries were reported after a pick-up truck crashed head-on into the side of the Burger King restaurant on Saturday evening, but officials temporarily closed the Franklin Street restaurant in order to evaluate damage to the building. The driver of a pick-up truck, a 16-year-old who wa

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-18 20:48:00

Monthly home sales decline slightly in South County

Single-family home sales in South County declined 4 percent in August, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. There were 181 Realtor-assisted closings last month in the nine towns, compared with 189 a year earlier

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-20 17:27:00

Hurricane history: Storms no stranger to Rhode Island

While much of the news this season focuses on storms in the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico, Rhode Islanders should stay vigilant. As we know, hurricanes have hit us with devastating impacts. Here are some of the most notable ones. See a gallery of images from major hurricanes that have affected Rho

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 01:26:03

3 things to do today: An emotional talk about a 9/11 survivor's experience, an inspirational talk by Rev. Nora Tubbs Tisdale, and plain talk about how to get organized.

September 20, 2017 02:16AM Three events to consider for this evening: The Westerly College Club will host author Dan Holdridge, who will discuss his experience as a survivor of the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. For more details, click here. Kristin MacRae, of Organizing in RI, will of

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-20 09:16:00

Region unscathed as Jose fizzles out; high surf advisory remains in effect

The threat of tropical storm conditions overnight has fizzled out. Despite forecasts calling for potentially heavy rain and winds of up to 40 mph, most of the region was spared from the lingering effects of tropical storm Jose. As of 6:30 a.m., there were no electrical outages to report anywhere in

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-20 15:41:00

Army Corps may not fix Enders Island sea wall after all

I heard from a lot of people after a recent column in which I complained about residents of Masons Island who have selfishly objected to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to reinforce the sea wall at the Enders Island retreat run by the Catholic Society of St. Edmund. It seems shameful to me to

THEDAY - 2017-09-19 23:34:00

Wheeler Library to present special events at NoSto Fest 2017

Wheeler Library will host special events for kids and their caregivers from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at NoSto Fest 2017, which will be held along Main Street in North Stonington. Wheeler Library will host special events for kids and their caregivers from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at NoSto Fest 2017, wh

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

Bradford man facing charge after firing gun in house

WESTERLY - A Bradford man is facing charges after police said he improperly fired a handgun in his home following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Robert J. Colprit III, 34, of 49 North Main St., was taken into custody Monday afternoon on charges of firing in a compact area, domestic simple

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-19 21:23:58

Stonington police investigating reported home invasion on Hewitt Road in Mystic

STONINGTON - Police are investigating a reported home invasion at a Hewitt Road residence after the homeowner called dispatchers, telling officers she was knocked unconscious by an unknown male. Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson said the department is investigating the reported invasion, which was

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-19 21:57:00

LIVE: Hilary Jones from Girls Rock RI; Empowering Girls Through Music

In their well-rounded approach to music education, they hope to "uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women." Executive Director, Hilary Jones, talks to LIVE about the variety of program

GOLOCALPROV - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Health district warns of bat that tested positive for rabies

MYSTIC - Ledge Light Health District issued a public health alert today regarding a bat found on the grounds of Mystic Aquarium on Sept. 10 that tested positive for rabies. The alert warns the public to refrain from feeding or approaching any wild or stray animals. Ledge Light Health District said

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-19 22:57:00

Senior Resources Agency on Aging to host educational program

Senior Resources Agency on Aging will host the Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for family and friends of older adults with cognitive and chronic impairment, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Masonicare at Mystic, 45 Clara Drive. Senior Resources Agency on Aging will host the Powe

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 18:29:09

Man gets 20 years in prison for fatally beating father of 5

NEW LONDON (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to fatally beating a father of five from the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation more than 11 years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Local media reports that 33-year-old Christopher Vincenti was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree m


Beating death victim's family tells killer: You stole him from us

NEW LONDON - For a second day, family members of Anthony Hamlin faced one of his killers in court and unleashed the pain and raw sense of loss they've felt for more than 10 years, ever since Hamlin was found beaten to death in a Ledyard field. "You stole him from us," Hamlin's cousin, Danielle Haml

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 23:25:50

Antique Vehicle Show rides through Mystic Seaport Sunday

Seeing an antique car show is all good and fine, but going to one where the cars will actually be driving is another story. And that's exactly what will be happening at the Mystic Seaport's annual antique vehicle show Sunday. Besides being able to view over 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and m

THEDAY - 2017-09-20 20:34:00

Mystic Seaport to unveil five new exhibits next year

Mystic - In an effort to appeal to an even wider audience, Mystic Seaport announced Tuesday the opening of five new major exhibits next year including the first known museum use of Microsoft's new holographic technology, an exhibition of Viking artifacts and the first U.S. display in 50 years of the

THEDAY - 2017-09-20 20:21:00