**Town hall closed for public access without an appointment** Dog Park: The Dog Park at the Animal Shelter Will remain open but we ask that visitors practice social distancing of 6 ft.Grocery Stores: Grocery Stores remain open but some have modified hours and have set hours for Seniors only. Officers will be making increased checks of Grocery Stores and all … [Read more...] about Westerly closures for businesses and town
Rhode Island Governor Raimondo was able to get Rhode Island declared a disaster area and thus federal funds are now available through the Small Business Association via low-interest loans. Go to https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela to apply for your loan of up to $2 million dollars per business.Rhode Island had 10 new confirmed case of COVID-19 Coronavirus, bringing the total … [Read more...] about Rhode Island declared a disaster area; proposed stimulus package; IRS; local press conference
As we navigate the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, more information is coming out every day. We have a responsibility at the individual level to honor and respect the guidelines that are being enacted at the federal level.Governor Raimondo ordered ALL restaurants in Rhode Island to suspend dine-in service starting today - March 17, 2020 - with many offering take-out and … [Read more...] about Westerly Restaurants suspend dine-in service; many offering take-out & curbside pickup
Today, Governor Raimondo announced that all restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in the state of Rhode Island will close for dine-in service starting tomorrow March 17, 2020 and will last until March 30, 2020. At that time, they will assess the situation and go from there. Take-out service will still be available and many restaurants in Westerly are now offering curbside … [Read more...] about Restaurants closed for dine-in service starting March 17, 2020
Fresh seafood, produce, cheese, wine, breakfast sandwiches, coffee -- sounds like a gourmet grocery store, huh? If you guessed yes, then you would be wrong! This is the scene for the Stonington Village Farmer's market @ The Velvet Mill in Stonington. The mill hosts the farmers' market every Saturday from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. during the winter.As I walked around, I saw people … [Read more...] about The Stonington Village Farmer’s Market at the Velvet Mill
About five months ago, I set out to see if I could leave my car parked in my driveway and just get around town using Uber. Uber you say? Are they even in Westerly? I heard they weren't safe. It's expensive.Those were just some of the questions and comments I heard when I told people what I was doing.Firstly, for those who don't know, Uber is a ride sharing app that … [Read more...] about Uber in Westerly; Is it For Me?
Jett, Amethyst, Quartz, Obsidian, Amber and Sapphire. No, these aren't the dancers from your local "gentleman's club". They are the six abandoned seal pups rescued around the coast of Maine, shortly after their birth.According to The Mystic Aquarium's website, finding abandoned seal pups is not uncommon. Below are some possible reasons for abandoned seal pups as … [Read more...] about Abandoned Seal Pups Returned to Ocean
The modern economy is a modern marvel. It has grown into a monster that can not be contained no matter how hard we try. Money has been transformed from a store of value pegged to a commodity -- ie: gold -- to a commodity that is traded. Now, money is a currency that is backed by the faith that we have in our government.Let's explore this concept a little further. In a … [Read more...] about Understanding How Currency Works — Before Understanding Bitcoin
Bitcoin. What is it? Who uses it? Who accepts it? Why should I even care about it?Those are all great questions. What started out as an experiment has matured into a highly sophisticated form of commerce. It is safe to use, and contrary to popular belief, it isn't just used by drug dealers and other "black market" entities.Although Bitcoin hasn't become mainstream … [Read more...] about Bitcoin — What is it and how can I use it?
I pull off 95 at exit 1 looking for a place to park myself for breakfast - I've been traveling all morning and need to recharge my batteries. Not just me but the laptop, the phone, the spare batteries, the camera, etc.I'm in the mood for a place where the wait staff treats you like family, the food is just plain good, and the feel is going to be nostalgic. Right off the … [Read more...] about The Brick Oven Restaurant of Ashaway
One thing that always struck me as odd, is the lack of chain pizzerias in the Westerly area. Over the years there have been a few that have come and gone, but none have stood the test of time. Maybe it goes back to the town's Italian ancestry, or the fact that a local pizza house does a much better job. Whatever the case, if you want a good Italian meal, Voc's Dunns Corners … [Read more...] about Voc’s Dunns Corners Pizza — Westerly, RI