July 30, 2015 RSS feed / News

Portsmouth teacher honored by president

Science teacher Erin Escher, a Jamestown resident who has taught at Portsmouth Middle School for the past 14 years, was recently recognized by President Barack Obama. More...

Reserve seat for trip to Washington, D.C

Because interest in the bus trip to the nation’s capital has been so high, organizers have decided to add another bus. The four-day trip for senior citizens is planned for Sept. 18. Because of the interest, the deadline has also been extended. More...

Grants offered to aspiring writers

Rhode Island writers who dream of spending a year working on their craft have until Aug. 7 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Big moves

Two tugboats escorting a barge with a 400-ton steel frame could be seen traveling south from Fort Wetherill Saturday. The structure will be used for the Block Island offshore wind farm. More...

New ordinance committee discusses target shooting

Jamestown’s newly formed Ordinance Review Committee met for the first time last week to discuss possible regulations on target shooting. More...

Geochemist determines likely cause of beach blast

Solving the mystery at Salty Brine Beach took the efforts of a team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. At the forefront was a Jamestown resident. More...

Former HealthSource director enters Alford plea

The former director of the Rhode Island healthcare exchange entered an Alford plea in Newport District Court Friday to a charge of procuring alcohol for minors. More...

Lyme center opens at Newport Hospital

More than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman suffered a tick bite that infected him with a type of Lyme disease, Dr. Rebecca Reece said during a lecture at Newport Hospital last week. More...