July 20, 2017 RSS feed / News

Mello hires per-diem patrolman

While the short-staffed police force awaits three recruits, the town is tapping retired officers to patrol the island. More...

WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Kenneth Baertlein, left, accepts a scholarship from Elizbeth Di Censo, center, and Cynthia Smith, of the Jamestown Women’s Club. The Prout School graduate will attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the fall to study engineering.   More...

REMEMBERING THE ROOSTER

Family and friends of Mike Smith Sr. at East Ferry Saturday to celebrate his Rooster design. Smith first built the sailboat in 1957 and about 750 vessels remain on the water. More...

GROOVIN’ DOWN AT EAST FERRY

Cee Cee & the Riders jam to old time rock ‘n’ roll Sunday at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square. The band played as part of the recreation department’s summer concert series. More...

Bill OK’d to disarm domestic abusers

A gun-control bill to disarm domestic abusers received approval from the legislature and is awaiting Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature to become state law. More...

Bomes business looks to help entrepreneurs

Island woman turns space into a multi-purpose incubator unit

A business to drum up business for other businesses is open for business.  More...

LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW AT FORT GETTY

Jim Kennedy and his 8-year-old son Peter check out a 1965 Shelby Cobra at Saturday’s car show at Fort Getty. More...

Mosquitoes in R.I. test positive for encephalitis

State health officials are saying mosquitoes trapped in Tiverton, Pawtucket and Westerly have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, a virus that is characterized in humans by flu-like symptoms. More...

CHILLIN’ AT THE COVE

Jack Jennings, 6, enjoys the sunshine with some reading at Mackerel Cove.   More...

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Coast Guard: Man diving off Beavertail dies

A man died Sunday afternoon after he was pulled from the water while diving off Beavertail State Park.  Authorities identifying the man as Jesse M. Andrade, 35, of Attleboro, Mass.   More...

Longtime painter goes from art to oil

Vin Oliva selling specialty olive oils at East Ferry locale

For most of his life, Ernie Savastano has worked with a paintbrush in his hand. His new product, however, is better suited for a basting brush. Savastano opened the doors of Vin Oliva at 47 Conanicus Ave. in May alongside The Purple Door. More...

Council eyes plastic bag ban

The town’s legal team has been tasked with drafting an ordinance that would ban stores from using plastic checkout bags.  The town councilors Monday night unanimously approved the measure, which was suggested by Beavertail Road resident Ka More...

St. Matthew’s Summer Fair scheduled for this Saturday

St. Matthew’s Church will host its 86th Summer Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

QUEEN’S CUP WINNER

Defender, a 12 Metre built for the 1983 America’s Cup, sails to victory  Sunday on Narragansett  Bay to capture Queen’s  Cup. Skipper Dennis  More...

Town sailor captures Swan 42 national title

If everything had gone to plan, Paul Zabetakis and his Impetuous team would be celebrating their breakthrough Swan 42 national championship by prepping for the opportunity to represent the New York Yacht Club at the Invitational Cup. More...

Report: Eelgrass in danger along Narragansett Bay

A report by the University of Rhode Island shows eelgrass is declining throughout the Ocean State, including a 19 percent dip in Jamestown waters since 2012.  More...

Ospreys soaring through Ocean State

While local birders are aware of the thriving osprey population from Beavertail to the Great Creek, a study released last week indicates the species is flourishing not just in town, but also across the state.  More...

Town transportation aid wish list topped by Narragansett Avenue

Help also sought for Great Creek bridge, sidewalks to Dutch Harbor

The town is prioritizing its projects — and crossing its fingers — in the order it would like to receive money to repair transportation infrastructure, notably the West Ferry section of Narragansett Avenue and the Round Swamp Bridge over More...

DMV extends July licenses, registrations

State police are reminding Rhode Islanders that all driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations due to expire in July have been automatically extended through Sept. More...