November 10, 2016 RSS feed / News

Ceremony tomorrow to honor vets

From chopping shrubs to crafting press releases, Legionnaire Dennis Webster has served his town enthusiastically since arriving 22 years ago. It was his service in Vietnam, however, that brings him to the podium tomorrow. More...

Volunteers needed Saturday at Conanicut Battery

The Revolutionary War earthworks known as the Conanicut Battery, built by the Colony of Rhode Island in 1776 to repel British warships, relied on the unobstructed southern view of the West Passage and Rhode Island Sound.  More...

Duva named superintendent

Only six weeks after the resignation of Carol Blanchette as superintendent, Jamestown has chosen her replacement. Ken Duva’s appointment unanimously was approved by the Jamestown School Committee at its Nov. 3 meeting. More...

Ganny concert Saturday to aid suicide fight, raise awareness

It was a failed romance that started Josh Barber on his downward spiral. Following the breakup, he was hospitalized for depression, but his family thought he was getting better.   On Sept. More...

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Voters faced long lines, above and left, at the recreation center polling site. Waits of more than an hour were common at both the center and Lawn School as Jamestowners bided their time to have their voices heard.   More...

BEST OF THE ARTS CENTER

Christian Potter Drury won best in show Friday at the Jamestown Arts Center’s membership show. There were 84 submissions. More...

Spot seals during off-season boat tours in the bay

Boat tours that cruise past resting harbor seals in the East Passage commence for the season tomorrow from Bowen’s Ferry Landing in Newport.  Save The Bay administers the excursions, which offer panoramic views of seals resting on Citing R More...

Bridge authority, town unclear of jurisdiction

Despite lopping two-thirds of the project’s footprint since its launch in spring 2015, the state bridge authority still is under fire for the location of its solar array. More...

VICTORY LAP

First-grader Tabitha Boehm, from left, second-grader Finn Glackin and kindergartner James Silveria won a ride-along aboard a fire truck after winning a PTO contest.   More...

PROTECT AND SERVE

Jeffrey Petrarca was sworn-in Monday night as Jamestown’s newest police officer. The 43-year-old former detective sergeant has 20 years experience with the West Warwick Police Department. More...

Dickinson leads way in town council race

Although it wasn’t a suspenseful Tuesday night for the five candidates running for five seats, there was an anomaly — a Republican finished atop the voting. More...

School committee looks to find new leadership

When the Jamestown School Committee meets next Thursday, it will be the first time in 15 years Cathy Kaiser isn’t at the helm. More...

Cicilline handily defeats newcomer Taub

Incumbent Democrat David Cicilline far outpaced his Republican challenger H. Russell Taub to win the 1st Congressional District. More...

Islanders, state fail to get on Trump train

Jamestown residents eagerly supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, helping her win the Ocean State.  But those four Electoral College votes were far from enough as Republican Donald Trump won the majority of the key battleg More...

SSV Perry docked following first season

Ship leaves for Florida in January

Following its inaugural season afloat, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was given an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 200-foot tall ship will now spend the winter dry-docked in North Kingstown. More...

Police detail horrors of drunken diving

A state trooper from Jamestown will participate in a sobering social media campaign that examines the toll wrought by drunken driving.  “Behind each fatal statistic is a real person with family,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Barry. More...