April 6, 2017 RSS feed / News

Town gives Del’s Lemonade seasonal permission to sell at Mackerel Cove

The town will collect an astronomical 12,900-percent fee increase from Del’s Lemonade to allow its truck to park at Mackerel Cove for the summer and hawk refreshments. More...

Bill would finance coastal infrastructure

For a state that depends on Narragansett Bay to boom its tourism, real estate and seafood industries, the coast is vital to the economy of Rhode Island.  More...

House wants to know impact of budget cuts

The R.I. House of Representatives approved a resolution last week that directs the state Department of Environmental Management to issue a report on the impact the Trump administration’s budget cuts would have on the Ocean State.  More...

Town proclaims Arbor Day; state offers free trees

Just a day after the town councilors proclaimed April 28 as Arbor Day in Jamestown, the state Department of Environmental Management announced it would give away 1,000 trees to homeowners looking to conserve energy while beautifying their neighborhoo More...

Race to replace Paiva Weed begins

Special election set for Aug. 22 to fill state Senate seat

Now that Teresa Paiva Weed has resigned from her seat in the Rhode Island Senate, the race to replace her officially has begun.  Paiva Weed’s departure creates a vacancy for the District 13 seat, which represents Newport and Jamestown. More...

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Lawn students showcase science skills

While most Lawn School students prefer to leave science in school when the Friday afternoon bell rings, a group of their classmates were immersed in the subject Saturday.  More...

NK schools will defend rights of transgenders

Phil Auger, North Kingstown’s superintendent of schools, said during a March 28 meeting his district will protect the rights of transgender students.  Auger said the nine schools he oversees will comply with state and federal laws concern More...

Fishing season opens statewide Saturday

Nearly 80,000 trout were stocked into more than 100 ponds and streams across the state last Thursday to prepare for the opening of freshwater fishing season, which is Saturday.  More...

Jamestowner: Trump cuts to Sea Grant dire

An unprecedented cut proposed by the Trump administration to the federal Sea Grant budget by $30 million likely would kill the program altogether, including the state’s curriculum at the University of Rhode Island.  According to Jamestowne More...

Watchdog group questions why town budget plan tops inflation

The Taxpayers Association of Jamestown scrutinized Town Administrator Andy Nota’s proposed budget for 2017-18 because the 2.3 percent increase is not consistent with the 1.5 percent inflation rate.  The communication was included in the to More...