July 18, 2013 RSS feed / News

Good stories needed for ferryboat project

A few more good stories, some pictures of students, and a little bit of film is what organizers of the ferry project need to complete the task they began earlier this year. More...

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R.I. minimum wage to increase to $8

The Rhode Island General Assembly has approved and Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation to increase Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $8 per hour, beginning January 1, 2014. More...

Islander finishes second nationally

From June 28 to July 7, almost 4,000 of the nation’s best fencers converged on Columbus, Ohio, for the USA Fencing National Championships. More...

Save the Bay Swim Saturday at Potters Cove

Save The Bay will host its 37th annual bay swim on Saturday, July 20. More...

Jamestown resident Dennis Nixon named director of R.I. Sea Grant

Dennis Nixon spends much of his life near the ocean. As a longtime Jamestown resident, Nixon is never more than minutes away from Narragansett Bay when he’s home. More...

Islander honored by bar association

A Jamestown resident who got her law degree by going to school at night while working as a teacher during the day has been honored by the Rhode Island Bar Association. More...

Cool down at library Thursday and Friday

The R.I. Emergency Management Agency has named the Jamestown Philomenian Library as a cooling center. More...

Gallery offers jewelry, contemporary art

A new retail business at East Ferry Wharf has opened its doors, and the store bears the name of its creative owner, Didi Suydam. More...

Newport dance festival includes 8 performances

Island Moving Co. will present its fourth annual Great Friends Dance Festival starting this weekend at the Great Friends Meeting House in Newport. More...

Jamestowner looks to become Miss RI

Jamestown’s 20-year-old Rachael Perry, a theater performance and media communications major at Rhode Island College, will be among the young women vying for the title of Miss Rhode Island USA. More...

Boat owners concerned about expansion

Marina’s informal proposal would relocate moorings

Jamestown mooring holders who may be displaced by Conancicut Marine’s expansion plans put the Harbor Commission on notice last week that they want to be kept informed about the developments. More...

Setting sail

Eleven Jamestown Boy Scouts departed last week for a seven-day sailing adventure to the southern New England coast. They are sailing aboard two 42-board Beneteaus. More...

Market mayhem

Above, Jillian Barber displays her work at the Fort Getty farmers market. Below, Don Minto and his granddaughter Stella Fountain, 1, and Heather Minto and her nephew Joshua Fountain, 3. More...

Town mulls mutual water agreement

Reservoir dams considered ‘significant hazard’ by state

Jamestown will contact North Kingstown officials to discuss resuming a mutual agreement to provide water in the event of a crisis with the town’s supply, said Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

Congress works to secure funds for commercial fisherman

In an effort to help Rhode Island fishermen, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed helped lead a bipartisan effort to include $150 million in federal funding for fisheries disasters that were declared in 2012. The subcommittee approved the bill Tuesday. More...

Conservation panel discusses making its trail guide electronic

Visitors to the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum are snapping up the Conservation Commission’s trail guides, according to Commissioner Ted Smayda. More...

Lotz of speed

The Viper 640s raced all three days at last weekend’s Bacardi Newport Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank, with Jamestown’s Phil and Wendy Lotz (above) taking home the hardware for the win More...

Summer picnic next week at Sunset Beach

The Jamestown Shores Association’s annual summer picnic and ice cream social will be held at Sunset Beach on Saturday, July 27, from noon to 3 p.m. All residents are invited. The association will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and water. More...

‘Annie’ takes center stage in Matunuck

The Theatre by the Sea will present “Annie,” now through Aug. 10. More...

More than 100 E-ZPass accounts overcharged

Last week, 128 of the 12,000 newly opened E-ZPass accounts have been accidentally charged incorrect fees, according to David Darlington, chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. He said the authority issued credits and apologized. More...

Welcoming, Ben

Dan and Jess Wurzbacher of Jamestown welcomed their son, Benjamin Layton, on July 8, 2013, at 4:23 p.m. Ben weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. More...

Dedication day

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was dedicated dockside at Fort Adams July 6 as Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel. An audience of more than 600 supporters were in attendance. More...

Island Chatter

Don’t miss St. Matthew’s annual summer sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. What’s there? Food, baked goods, sports equipment, toys, raffles, furniture, books and a silent auction. More...

Councilors examine need for policy on electronic surveillance

Dickinson: ‘Very serious reservations’ about use of security cameras

Jamestown will write a policy to regulate how surveillance cameras are used on municipal property, the Town Council decided Monday. More...