May 25, 2017 RSS feed / News

Council opposes state bill aimed at zoning

The town councilors unanimously signed a resolution Monday night opposing the proposed Right to Farm Act, which would give farms carte blanche to host weddings, concerts and festivals on their properties.  The resolution has been sent to the sta More...

HELPING HANDS

Ben Brown, Toby Brown and Lily Boesch, left to right, were among the volunteers Sunday who planted buckwheat and clover for the pollinator habitat at Godena Farm. More...

BRIEFS

BankNewport: Phishing scam e-mail circulating BankNewport said there is an e-mail phishing scam targeting its customers. More...

Exhibit honors those who have served home and abroad

The exhibition “Over There, Over Here – Rhode Islanders in the Great War” is on display through June 28 at the Rhode Island State Archives in Providence.  More...

PLANTING THE PAVILION

Although the Quonset air show was showcased simultaneously with the plant sale, organizers said the turnout Sunday at Fort Getty rivaled last year’s crowd. More...

Senior activities include mystery trip out of town

The senior center is taking a trip next month to … Who knows? Ellen Vietri at the senior center has organized a mystery trip for June 11. Back by popular demand, the shuttle will depart Jamestown at 10 a.m. More...

House bill requires climate training for planners

The Rhode Island House passed legislation that will require municipal planning commissioners to attend biennial workshops on the intensifying effects of rising sea levels.  More...

EAST FERRY TIDE CHART

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Local artist’s work is taking off

Craig Crawford’s undersea pieces are being displayed at T.F. Green Airport

As they arrive from overseas or depart the nation’s smallest state, thousands of travelers who scamper through T.F. Green Airport this summer will discover the undersea depictions of a Jamestown ceramicist. More...

Graduate student needs help with Guatemala trip

A native Jamestowner with dreams of becoming an occupational therapist is petitioning her neighbors to help reach that goal. More...

HAVING GRUB WITH GRAMS

Karen Rafanelli and her grandson Damien, 3, eat salad, pasta and meatballs at Saturday’s fundraiser for Boy Scouts at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Bob Cassidy, chairman of the troop committee, wants to extend his heartfelt thanks. More...

Town awarded $65K to repair East Ferry lot

While the town councilors continue to mull the design of the East Ferry parking lot, the state has agreed to subsidize the landscaping, crosswalks, stone benches and paving.  More...

NK sailing team off to nationals

The North Kingstown High School sailing team this past weekend led a clean sweep of the fleet during the two-day New England team racing regatta held in Portland, Maine.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

World War II veteran Donald Richardson took The Jamestown Press to the Eagle’s Nest in Germany, a Third Reich building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein. It was presented to Adolf Hitler on this 50th birthday. More...