August 27, 2015 RSS feed / News

West Nile detected in North Kingstown

Mosquitoes collected in North Kingstown on Aug. 12 tested positive for West Nile virus, according to state environmental officials. The sample of seven mosquitoes is a species that can bite both birds and humans. More...

Historical society receives $10K to repair windmill

The Jamestown Historical Society has received a $5,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation to help pay for repairs at the Jamestown Windmill. The repairs, according to the society’s president, Rosemary Enright, are much needed. More...

Rabid skunk found in South Kingstown

A skunk found near Roy Carpenter’s Beach in South Kingstown has tested positive for rabies, according to state environmental officials. The animal, which attacked a person on Aug. 15, was captured, euthanized and tested. More...

Final meeting before school starts

Increased meals forces service provider in red

The school district’s food service provider has reported a yearend loss, the School Committee learned at its Aug. 19 meeting. Aramark reported a loss of $3,571, which was largely attributed to increased labor from extended breakfast hours. More...

Phishing scam aimed at E-ZPass customers

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is warning E-ZPass customers of an email phishing scam looking to solicit payments for overdue accounts. More...

Would suicide barriers remove hopelessness for bridge jumpers?

This article first appeared on RIFuture.org on Aug. 22

I work on the water just south of the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge in the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. On most days, I enjoy the best views of Rhode Island. Recently though, it became the most tragic scene I can imagine. More...

V.I.P. Visit

Rosemary Enright of the Jamestown Historical Society shows U.S. Sen. Jack Reed a model of Fort Greble at the Jamestown Museum last week. More...

2015-16 school bus schedule

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