May 21, 2015 RSS feed / News

Conservationists mull South Pond as park

Why is South Pond used as a reservoir and not as a park? That’s what the Conservation Commission wondered at its meeting last week in the wake of reports that the watershed was being polluted. More...

Ocean advocates send warning, make plea

Representatives from just about every economic sector – academia, government, nonprofit, corporate – gathered last week at Fort Adams to discuss one large topic: the ocean. More...

What they said about Newport

“We’re just blown away by the final visitor number. We had 14,000 people each day on the first weekend and a high of 20,000 on Saturday this weekend. More...

Free boatbuilding program launches

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has sailed away, leaving in its wake thousands of local children with fresh exposure to the excitement of boating. More...

Oyster bar, PAC Club off market

Two former restaurants in the village may be sold and off the market. The property at 22 Narragansett Ave., most recently the Jamestown Oyster Bar, was recently purchased by Jaclyn Mignone. More...

Annual Memorial Day parade steps off Monday

The annual Memorial Day parade will take place this Monday. The event gets underway at 10 a.m. Jamestown’s parade is a much-loved tradition. Rain or shine, the event is well attended and is a great way to kick off the season on the island. More...

Birders spot 85 species on Sunday

Although participation in Sunday’s annual bird count was low, the final tally of birds was surprisingly high, says lead organizer Candy Powell. More...

Local leader

Resident Jill Goldstein on Saturday was the first woman to cross the finish line at Payton’s Pace. She ran the 5-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 19 seconds, behind just nine men. More...

Beach Street home eyed for affordable housing

The Church Community Housing Corporation is about to close on a real estate purchase to bring another affordable home to the island, the Town Council learned on Monday. More...

Beluga whales still exploring waters

Following a confirmed sighting of three beluga whales off Jamestown’s east coast on May 9, Mystic Aquarium research scientists have been able to make visual identification of the belugas on several occasions. More...

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Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad speaks about marine debris in the Volvo pavilion at Fort Adams on Friday. More...