May 9, 2013 RSS feed / News

Darlington re-elected chairman of RITBA

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority at its May 2 board meeting re-elected David Darlington as chairman. Darling­ton was first appointed to the board by Gov. Lincoln Almond. More...

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ASPIRING ARTISTS

Melrose Avenue School third- and fourth-graders will have a student art exhibit displayed at the library from May 13 through May 31. More...

Jamestown Fish expands its sponsorship of Atlantic Cup

Course takes Class 40s from South Carolina to New York to Newport

Planning continues for the third running of the Atlantic Cup, the nation’s first carbon-neutral sail­ing competition. This year one Jamestown business has expanded its role in the offshore race for Class 40 sailboats. More...

Jamestown resident named to honor society

Jamestown resident Jackson Hawkins was recently named to the National Junior Honor Society. An eighth-grader at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, Jackson was one of 13 students named to the Rocky Hill chapter of the NJHS. More...

Fuzz Foundation now accepting applications

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes is now accepting appli­cations for its 2013 awards. More...

Third-grade teacher at Melrose named island’s teacher of year

Jay Juhnowski has taught in Jamestown since 2010

Jay Juhnowski, in just his fourth year teaching at Melrose Avenue School, has been chosen as James­town’s 2013-14 teacher of the year. More...

Improvement seen at schools with chain of command

Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser at the School Committee’s May 2 meeting read aloud an updated response to the teachers associa­tion’s concerns over the leadership of Superintendent of Schools Mar­cia Lukon. More...

Approval for new cottage

Neighbors worried about ground water running off

At the request the Board of Review, Planning Commission on May 1 reconsid­ered a previously approved build­ing application because abutters brought forward flooding con­cerns. More...

Councilors learn Fort Getty campground almost at full capacity

Remaining six spots may open to transient campers

The campground at Fort Getty is almost fully reserved for the sum­mer, Recreation Director Bill Piva told the Town Council Monday night. More...

PLAY BALL!

Ballplayers were aboard fire trucks and others marched during Saturday’s opening day parade up Narragansett Avenue. More...

From the State House

Greetings friends and neigh­bors. As I speak with many of you around town, you echo my belief that Rhode Island needs an improved approach to economic development and be­come more “business friendly.” More...

Bill introduced to end breast cancer

Bipartisan legislation to help end breast cancer by 2020 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. More...

Lacrosse standout scores 100th career goal

Jamestowner Kalyeigh Rooney was recently named athlete of the week at Providence Country Day School for her performances on the lacrosse field. The senior scored seven goals in a game against St. More...

Winners of the Duck Derby announced

Bill Bazy was the grand-prize winner at the 2013 eighth-grade Duck Derby held late last month at East Ferry. He took home an Elizabeth Congdon painting valued at $3,000. More...

Island Chatter

The 2nd annual Payton’s Pace 5k is next weekend! More...

Jamestown woman opens new farm on North Road

Linda Del Buono developed green thumb during college

Linda Del Buono didn’t start out wanting to be a farmer. She grew up in Jamestown and attended the University of Rhode Island, where she majored in textiles. More...