April 10, 2014 RSS feed / News

Deadline Tuesday to protect bobolinks

Tuesday is the deadline for residents of Jamestown to help save hayfield habitats for grasslandnesting birds, specifically the bobolink. More...

Learn about osprey migration next week

The Conanicut Island Raptor Project will sponsor a lecture on osprey migration by Dr. Rob Bierregaard (above) at the library on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. More...

Met School looking for artists to open studios

Former Jamestown resident Casey Weibust, who is now leading the arts team at the East Bay Met School in Newport, is looking for local artists to showcase their trades to interested students. More...

Lifelong friends take over farmers market

It looks like there is going to be a Jamestown farmers market this year after all. More...

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Kids can hold chicks during April vacation

A representative from Saunderstown’s Casey Farm will present Project Chick on Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library. The program is suitable for children ages 3 to 13. More...

Volleyball tournament Saturday at North Kingstown

North Kingstown High will host the 2014 Rhody Invitational, a mid-season varsity volleyball tournament that begins on Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m. More...

Youth baseball leagues need more players

Despite a strong turnout on registration day last week, organizers of the town’s youth baseball leagues are still looking for a few more ballplayers to fill the rosters. More...

Water lessons

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 865 on its recent visit to East Ferry. The girls are learning how to conserve and protect water as part of the Brownie’s WOW! Wonders of Water Journey. More...

School board slashes $302K from budget

Following a plea from the Town Council to cut costs, the School Committee last week voted on a revised spending plan that totaled $302,000 less than the original budget it proposed last month. More...

Councilors amend harbor documents

The Town Council on Monday continued two public hearings about changes to harbor regulations. More...

Girl’s best friend

Lily Harvey, 5, and her dog Sweetie were at the fire station last week for a rabies clinic. Sweetie is a 15-year-old border collie. More...

State will award $200K for pump-out facilities

The state is now accepting applications from marinas, yacht clubs and municipalities to construct, replace, retrofit and maintain marine pump-out boats and land-based facilities. More...

Tunnel funds

Representing the Jamestown Community Farm, Deb Foppert, left, accepts a $1,000 legislative grant from state Rep. Deb Ruggiero. More...

Island Chatter

Good luck to islander Eric Cirella as he begins his first year as head coach of the Salve Regina baseball team. He takes over this season from his father, Steve Cirella, who will assist Eric this year. More...

From the State House

Too much of our energy comes from dirty sources that harm our environment and drain energy dollars from our local economy. More...

10th Anniversary

Blazer, a Swan 42 that won the IRC class at last year’s Ida Lewis Distance Race, sails by Castle Hill in Newport. More...

NK softball league looking for women

A slow-pitch softball league in North Kingstown starts next month, and organizers are looking for Jamestown women interested in playing or starting a team. Games are played on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. More...

Local women lead healthcare exchange

The first open enrollment period for the federal Affordable Care Act ended on March 31, and by most standards, the state’s healthcare exchange is a success. More...

Lecturer believes human extinction will begin in 2030

A lecture titled “Climate Change: The End?” will take place at the East Hall auditorium at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. More...