March 30, 2017 RSS feed / News

Library trustees hire estimator

Board hopes to have renovation cost soon, start its fundraising campaign

The Jamestown library board of trustees hopes to know next month just how much its planned expansion will cost.  The board has decided to postpone the project to focus on fundraising, but still is unsure what its target number will be. More...

Eating locally is focus of senior’s project

Sophia Primiano will host tasting Saturday

Restaurant week is not the only opportunity this Saturday for hungry Jamestowners to enjoy a prix fixe menu. More...

SPRINGING THROUGH

A sheep at Windmist Farm peeks her head through the fence during a spring day last week. The sheep off North Road are a welcome sign for warmer weather.   More...

3 town eateries will take part in restaurant week

Newport Restaurant Week commenced Monday with 50 restaurants showcasing their specials, including three menus from Jamestown’s most popular chefs.  Diners have until April 7 to taste food from the best restaurants across Newport and Bristo More...

NK High, colleges honor students for grades

North Kingstown High School released its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  The following is a list of Jamestown students who were named to the principal’s list, which requires an academic average of 90 or bette More...

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

Rob Bennett, the recreation department’s new part-time driver, begins his voyage next week. More...

Scholarships available for graduating seniors

With graduation looming, Jamestown organizations are beginning to offer scholarships to students preparing to take the next step.  More...

Groundwater conservation presentation set for Sunday

As part of the library’s ongoing lecture series related to the conservation of the island’s water supply, a Jamestown scientist will discuss different soils and their affect on rain, snow and groundwater. More...

MELROSE’S MINI-MONET

Melrose School student Courtney Cadwalader with her fish collage at the opening reception of the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Vaccinate pets for rabies Saturday

The town will vaccinate pets for rabies from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave. Dogs, cats and ferrets at least 6 months old must be vaccinated. The fee is $10 per animal and is payable by cash only. More...

Target shooting timeline — how we got here

September 2014: A handful of residents attend a town council meeting and ask for an ordinance that would provide some regulations on the town’s seven private target ranges — 21 Wildflower Lane, 109 Carr Lane, the community farm on Eldred More...

BRIEFS

Toxin in bay subsides; shellfish are OK to eat   Shellfish harvested south of the Jamestown and Newport bridges are OK for eating following a 22- day closure because of bacteria.  More...

A BUNCH OF HOT AIR

ABOVE: A balloon catches fire Friday during Jim Kaczynski’s annual balloon expo in the Lawn School parking lot. It was the only balloon that burned before taking flight. More...

Car enthusiast helps museum get on track

Portsmouth gallery has ties to Jamestown

A new museum opening in June on Aquidneck Island will highlight the automotive expertise of a Jamestown car enthusiast, who is soliciting other gear heads to spread the gospel of Chevy Corvettes and Ford Mustangs. More...

Former Brown sailors tabbed for Volvo race

Bristol native Charlie Enright, the sailor who helmed Team Alvimedica during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race that included a stopover in Newport, has been tabbed as the skipper for Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing.  More...

RAISING GREEN FOR EILEEN

ABOVE: Although she couldn’t join the party Saturday at the Newport Elks Lodge because she’s battling leukemia, Eileen Tiexiera and her daughter, Rebekah, visited the fundraiser to thank More...

Marsh madness: Gardeners save the salt meadow

The Great Creek and its bordering salt marshes separate the north end of Conanicut Island from the village. More...