Westerly, founded in 1669 by John Babcock, is a beachfront community on the south shore of Washington County, Rhode Island. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 22,966.
For geographic and demographic information on particular parts of the town of Westerly, see the articles on Bradford and Westerly (CDP).
Westerly's primary industries today are textiles and tourism, but historically Westerly was also famous for its granite, mined from quarries in Bradford and Potter Hill.
Web Sites and Links
The Westerly SunDaily newspaper offers local news for southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.
The Westerly Yacht ClubNews, list of upcoming events, pictures of their facilities, history of the club, and tide charts.
The Westerly-Pawcatuck Joint Development Task Force, IncNonprofit organization promoting the preservation and enhancement of the downtown and riverfront of this pair of communities.
The Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of CommerceVisitor's guide and event listings for the towns of Westerly RI and Pawcatuck CT, support network for local businesses.
Westerly AirportIncludes information for pilots and directory of businesses serving the airport.
Westerly Day-Tripper's GuideDescriptions, locations, and access information for the towns beaches, natural areas, conservation areas, and related destinations.
Westerly Innovations NetworkA team of gifted students from Westerly, Rhode Island and their FPSP (Future Problem Solving Program) and CmPS (Community Problem Solving)Projects
Westerly Public Schools: The Advantages of TeamworkSuccess story from the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice. Describes what the school system has done to create a safe environment for all of its students, particularly tnose with emotional or behavioral problems.
Westerly Senior Citizens CenterThe Westerly Senior Citizens Center provides opportunity for the young at heart, including entertainment, interaction with the community, and tavel opportunities.