April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Overwhelming opposition to mooring bill at House hearing

More than a dozen members of the boating community, as well as four lawmakers, testified last Thursday against a proposed measure that would charge mooring owners a statemandated fee.  More...

Editorial

Marine scientist considers merits of offshore wind farm Hoppy easter

Jamestown resident Jeremy Collie, who teaches oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate Bay Campus, spoke last week about the pros and cons of the proposed wind farm that is about to be constructed off the coast of Block Island.  More...

Results from Saturday’s Easter egg hunt

Pre-K: Maren Hatch and Rylie Palumbo  Grades K-1: Emma Roberts, Lily Kincaid, Ellie Bryars and Mackenzie Martin  Grades 2-4: Brooke Montoya, Ella Coulter, Elaine Washburn and Kate Maloney  In the egg toss, the teams of Kelsey Gouveia-I More...

Island Chatter

A lmost time to play ball. Baseball tryouts will be held this Saturday, April 11, at the Lawn Avenue fields. Players in majors and minors ages 9 to 12 will try out from 9 to 11 a.m., and 7- and 8-year-olds will take the field noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Upcoming Events

Former resident to read poetry Sunday

A local poet whose work was recently published in The New Yorker is set to return to the area to read his award-winning work.  Kevin Holden, who is currently a Ph.D. More...

Welcome back

The male osprey returned to his nest at Marsh Meadows on April 1, and it’s not yet known if the female will be joining him. The streaming video should be online any day. More...

Bulgarian pianist to perform on Sunday

Bulgarian-born pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will perform on the community piano at St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. She will perform romantic music from four different centuries.  More...

Obituaries

Lillian Germaine Taillon

Lillian Germaine Taillon, from Grasonville, Md., died on March 19, 2015. She was born in Natick, R.I., on Nov. 17, 1925. More...

Leonor Holmes Brown

Leonor  Holmes Brown died peacefully at her home in Jamestown on April 6, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was 95.  More...

Proposed tax hike continues downward

Taxpayers could see a smaller tax increase than the 17 cents per $1,000 valuation originally reported, the Town Council learned last Thursday.  The news came as the councilors held another workshop on April 2 to wrap up the initial review of the More...

Longtime scouting leader retires

Scouting is a family tradition at the Archibald household, so when Jim Archibald recently retired, local Eagle Scouts and other scouting leaders threw him a big bash.  Archibald, who is the yard foreman at the Jamestown Boat Yard, has been invol More...

News

Voters to decide fire station expansion

The fate of the expansion project for the fire station will be in the hands of the voters at the financial town meeting, the Town Council decided on Monday.  The council voted unanimously to send a “not-to-exceed number” of $2.5 mill More...

BankNewport debit cards compromised

Two men arrested in Warwick on Saturday for suspicion of ATM skimming are also suspected to be responsible for the security breach at Jamestown’s BankNewport.  The bank confirmed the unauthorized use of its cards Tuesday.  Police Chie More...

NOAA awards $1.6M for ocean management

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation last Thursday announced that more than $1.6 million in federal funding has been allocated to the Rhode Island Sea Grant, a research program designed to better manage the state’s coastal and marine e More...

Letters to the Editor

Statewide referendum needed for borrowing

While Rep. Ruggiero appears to be in favor of the “financial engineering” that is part of Gov. Raimondo’s budget, her presentation of that transaction is incomplete (“From the State House,” April 2).  More...

About Town

Garden club to host hydrangeas lecture

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Monday, April 13, in the parish hall at St. Matthew’s Church. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a lecture at 2 p.m. More...

Guest preacher will discuss nonviolence

The Rev. Sharon Key will lead a nonviolence forum on Sunday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to noon at Central Baptist Church. More...

Free lunch for senior citizens born in April

Reservations are being accepted for a complimentary lunch at the West Street Cafe for senior citizens whose birthday is in April. The meal is on Thursday, April 16, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

  100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, April 9, 1915  The ferry company is having the old coal shed at the West Ferry torn down.  75 years ago  From the Newport Daily News, April 4, 1940  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 30 to April 6 responded to 328 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 165 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...