April 21, 2011 RSS feed / News

Harbor panel discusses edits to management plan

Discussion at the April 13 meeting of the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission was heavily weighted with further development of the Comprehensive Harbor Management Plan, in accordance with Coastal Resources Management Commission requirements and re More...

Ruggiero sponsors bill to decrease energy costs

A bill sponsored by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero and Sen. Joshua Miller to decrease Rhode Islanders’ energy costs and carbon emissions by encouraging effi- ciency would also help the local economy by creating green jobs. More...

Great Duck Derby helps send island children to D.C.

Something missing in Jamestown will be missing no more when the Great Duck Derby comes to Mackerel Cove. More...

Plum Beach lighthouse license plate named second best in country

The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association recently voted Rhode Island’s Plum Island Lighthouse license plate as 2010’s second best plate in the United States behind only New Mexico’s centennial plate, which honored the sta More...

Sail Newport prepares for 10-year anniversary race

When Sail Newport originally organized Sail For Pride three weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it was a direct response to the tragic events of that day. More...

Trio of churches announce Easter schedules

The three Jamestown churches have set their schedules for their Holy Week and Easter services, which begins tonight and will run through Sunday. More...

Island sailor prepares for world-class Laser competition

Rachel Bryer is an accomplished Laser class sailor who has qualified to compete on the world stage in San Francisco this July. More...

Block party

A crane waded into the water in Dutch Harbor on Saturday to lay cement blocks for the foundation of a new boat ramp at Fort Getty. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Elizabeth Stone Fund offers four scholarships

Applications are available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund Scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with the freshman year of a student at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. More...

The best tools for pruning

The Island Garden

I often get questions about pruning. What are the best tools? How is it done? What if I prune too much? First off, make sure that your snippers, pruners, shears, secateurs, clippers or whatever you want to call them are sharp. More...

Island musician helps son raise money to fight cancer

One of the most terrifying parts of being a parent can be when your own child receives a diagnosis of cancer. More...

Island photographer describes his journey to Jamestown

After two tours of duty with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, Don Miller found himself in Washington, D.C. working for Adm. Hyman Rickover at Naval Reactors. More...