August 22, 2013 RSS feed / News

Bass master

On her last cast of the day, Zola Brown Wills reeled in a 2.58-pound bass, the biggest of the day in her age group. More...

Businessman interested in vacant PAC Club

According to Holy Ghost Society President Joan Dupee, a Newport business owner has put a deposit on the restaurant and banquet hall formerly occupied by the Jamestown Tavern. More...

What a catch

At Saturday’s fishing derby, Brayden Dickinson, 7, reeled in the largest fish in his age group, a 2.5-pound largemouth bass. More...

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State receives money to upgrade vets cemetery

The state Division of Veterans Affairs has recently been awarded a grant of almost $658,000 for the construction of a new columbarium at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. A columbarium is a cemetery building with vaults that house cremation urns. More...

Registration open for road race over Newport Bridge

Registration is now open for the second annual Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Pell Bridge Run that will take place on Nov. 10. More...

Former MLB players visit Jamestown

Al Severinsen, who played Major League Baseball for three seasons, became one of the lucky few who fulfilled a childhood sports fantasy when he signed a pro contract. That’s what he told children at the Lawn Avenue ball fields last week. More...

Aurora, Barfly, Lynx win respective classes

The eighth race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer racing series was held on Aug. 13. The results were: More...

Island Chatter

Check out this week’s Cox Sport’s fishing report, courtesy of Captain Robb Roach of Kettlebottom Outdoors Pursuits. It’s going to be a beautiful week, so go fishing. More...

Residents continue paddleboard debate

The debate over the paddleboards at Mackerel Cove Town Beach is not over, the Town Council heard at its meeting Monday night. More...

Harbor panel worries kayakers taking over

Police Chief Mello proposes limiting number of permits

Maple Avenue has become Jamestown’s most popular spot for launching kayaks, but now it’s becoming overcrowded, the Harbor Commission learned at its Aug. 14 meeting. More...

Vandal sets fire to Sakonnet Bridge tolling equipment

Utility lines that were supposed to power equipment to collect tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge were set on fire early Saturday morning. More...

Jamestown Hardware lauded by RI Monthly

Jamestown Hardware was named the best hardware store in the state this month in the annual Best of Rhode Island issue published by Rhode Island Monthly. More...

Housing board to address fire hazard at Pemberton apartments

Authority awarded nearly $30,000 in federal dollars

The Housing Authority has inked an $80,000 contract to upgrade the fire-detection system at the Pemberton apartments. Part of the project will be financed by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More...

No bills will be sent to drivers without E-ZPass

Motorists crossing the Sakonnet River Bridge without an E-ZPass won’t be billed, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority decided at its board meeting last week. More...

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Classic Yacht Regatta at IYRS Labor Day weekend

The International Yacht Restoration School in Newport will host the 34th annual Classic Yacht Regatta from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. More...

Rabies-feared calf causes no public threat

The results of an animal autopsy performed on the brown calf that was housed in the pen adjacent to Gray’s Ice Cream in Tiverton that was euthanized on July 26, showed no evidence that the calf posed any public health threat. More...

16 of 29 boats fail to finish Ida Lewis Distance Race

Of the 29 boats that started last weekend’s Ida Lewis Distance Race, only 13 managed to finish within the 30-hour time limit due to light winds and strong currents. Nevertheless, the popular overnighter, which started Aug. More...

Fagan, Goss wed

Roberta Fagan and Lawrence Goss were married on July 20 in a private ceremony at their home in Jamestown. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jean Fagan of Jamestown and Marietta, Ga. More...

Opponents of proposed Shore’s oyster farm speak out

Battle lines are being drawn in the Jamestown Shores neighborhood over a proposed oyster farm off of town-owned Head’s Beach. More...