March 17, 2016 RSS feed / News

State revokes money for Hull Cove trail

Money for the Hull Cove boardwalk is no longer in the hands of town officials.  The Jamestown Conservation Commission reported the bad news at its March 8 meeting. More...

Traffic board mulls expanded parking bans

Before the traffic board recommends more parking restrictions in the Jamestown Shores, homeowners will have one last chance to voice their concerns.  “Notify your organization that we will be taking a vote,” Chairman Tom Tighe advise More...

Fowl mood

A flock of guinea fowl stops traffic on North Road last week on their short trip from Windmist Farm to Hodgkiss Farm.   More...

Paiva Weed higher education bill passes Senate

An education bill sponsored by Jamestown’s state senator that would incentivize college aid based on academic performance passed the Rhode Island Senate.  The chamber voted 35-1 March 9 to approve Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed’s More...

Scammers attempt to collect back taxes

State tax officials are warning Rhode Islanders about scammers claiming to be collection agents requesting immediate payment for overdue taxes.  According to Division of Taxation spokesman Paul Grimaldi, the state does not collect back taxes by More...

Cancer survivor launches foundation for brain tumors

Lyme disease is no stranger to Jamestown residents, so when Amy Gallagher began suffering extreme fatigue in the spring of 2014, she thought a tick may have been responsible. More...

On the bay

Name: Sophie Oldendorff Flag: Madeira, Portugal Built: 2000 Type: Bulk carrier Gross tonnage: 41,428 Length: 738 feet Beam: 105 feet   More...

Fort Getty may host movies, concerts

While Andy Wade was being considered for recreation director, he scouted the island and discovered how “gorgeous” Fort Getty was.  “Since then, I’ve come to learn how important of a place it is,” he told the Jamesto More...

Money for new roof secured

More than $100,000 in federal aid was awarded this month to renovate buildings occupied by Jamestown’s senior citizens. More...

Bounty of seals found in bay

As the state legislature considers a proposal to name the harbor seal Rhode Island’s state marine mammal, it’s only fitting Save The Bay counted 603 seals during its annual baywide tally last week.  More...