April 28, 2016 RSS feed / News

DIGGING FOR TREASURE

Seventh-grader Cameron Chardonet uses a metal detector and shovel as he hunts for buried goodies at the Jamestown library’s playground April 22. |align=left|width=171|height=250|link=node] More...

School committee approves trust account for its retirees

Money set aside to support retired schoolteachers will be deposited into an irrevocable trust, the Jamestown School Committee decided. More...

LENDING A HELPING HAND

Dan, Jess and Ben Wurzbacher collect trash at Mackerel Cove during the conservation board’s Earth Day cleanup last Saturday. |align=left|width=197|height=250|link=node] More...

WHAT A HOOT

ABOVE: Catherine Cryan of the Rhode Island Audubon Society displays a live owl for children Friday at the library. The owl’s right eye is damaged. Veterinarians believe it was hit by a car. More...

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Callum Heffernan boasts two of the odder things found during Saturday’s Earth Day cleanup. Along with the skeletal remains, his collection included a football, a doll’s head and a rubber snake. More...

On the bay

Oregon Highway Flag: Panama Build: 2007 Type: Vehicles carrier Gross tonnage: 57,147 Length: 656 feet Beam: 106 feet More...

Law compensates terrorism victims

Legislation sponsored by Jamestown’s state senator will compensate Rhode Islanders who have been victims of terrorism across state lines. The Senate passed Teresa Paiva Weed’s bill April 12. More...

Fire, town officials differ on status of department at private meeting

Nothing needs to change, the attorney representing the fire department has told the Jamestown Town Council. Until now, closed-door conversations between the two sides have yielded minimal information from sources. More...

Town amends lease with Verizon, will get $11K more

Pending approval from the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review, the water division will receive an additional $11,000 from Verizon in the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Jamestown businessman doesn’t take comfort issue sitting down

His invention provides a position combining standing and sitting

When the alarm clock goes off, thousands of workers across the country practice a similar routine. They sit up in their beds before sitting down on their toilets. They then sit to eat breakfast, sit to watch the news and sit to drive to the office. More...

Lone star tick has been seen in area

The lone star tick is marching north. Typically confined to southern states, the aggressive pest is making its way to New England, with sightings in Massachusetts, Connecticut and — Jamestown. More...

Town sailors beat Volvo veterans

The race wasn’t around the world, but two Jamestown sailors can say they defeated a class of Volvo Ocean Race veterans. More...

North Kingstown baseball in middle of pack early on

Last season, expectations weren’t high for the North Kingstown Skippers. The manager was in his first year and there weren’t many returning starters. Aside from the players, optimism around the high school was cautious. More...

Avoid ID theft by shredding documents in N. Kingstown

With the arrival of May, Rhode Island again will host a weeklong series of shredding sprees across the state, including one from 1-3 p.m. May 3 at North Kingstown Town Beach and another from 1-3 p.m. May 5 at Middletown Police Department. More...

Time to remember, honor the work done by teachers

The Lighthouse Keeper Keeping an eye on Jamestown

Cathy Kaiser, who chairs our school committee, reminded me that Tuesday is National Teacher Appreciation Day. More...

Ideas needed to inspire young minds

Community members interested in implementing a curriculum into the Jamestown schools have until May 6 to submit their ideas. More...