May 4, 2017 RSS feed / News

Potential for litigation between councilors, library board exists

Whatever is plaguing the relationship between the town and the library board of trustees will, for now, remain behind closed doors.  More...

Singers will showcase stars and stripes

Audiences will have two opportunities this weekend to sing the songs Americans sing.  More...

Coast Guard: Stop shooting at navigational aids in water

A buoy off the coast of New Shoreham was found riddled with bullets during a routine inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The cutter Ida Lewis was patrolling Block Island Sound April 24 when the crew spotted the Clay Head buoy submerged. More...

State, AAA reach deal on vehicle transactions

The state Division of Motor Vehicles and AAA Northeast have reached an agreement that will allow all drivers to complete DMV transactions at the auto club’s offices.  More...

Graduating cadet accepted to Annapolis

Following a congressional nomination from U.S. Rep. James Langevin and a degree from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa., John Patrick O’Neill is eight weeks away from his toughest test yet — plebe summer.  More...

Americans sail into Narragansett Bay

US Volvo boat skippered by Bristol man

Although the team announced its bid into the Volvo Ocean Race only six weeks ago, Vestas 11th Hour Racing wasted no time sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to visit the skipper’s home.  More...

Ospreys return in record numbers

The birds are back in town.  Following a winter of warmth in South America, the ospreys have returned to town, carefully coordinating their migration with the arrival of the appetizing river herring.  More...

The Island Garden

Some plants ready to play outside

The most common question I get right now is, “When can I put in my plants outside.” The answer depends on what you are planting. We can still get a frost until the first full moon in May, so be careful what you plant.  More...

Language lessons turn to crash course in leprosy

Erica Lush returns home from humanitarian mission

Erica Lush always intended to do humanitarian work abroad, but it wasn’t until last fall that the perfect opportunity presented itself.  More...

Red, white and tunes at the library

With the group’s patriotic performances scheduled this weekend, B.J. Whitehouse contributed an American anthology of music to the library on behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus.  More...

SENIOR MENU

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. Friday, May 5 More...

Tickets on sale for May 11 Gallagher fundraiser

The Amy Gallagher Foundation, a charity founded after the namesake was diagnosed with brain cancer, will host a fundraiser this month in Providence to improve survival rates for patients suffering from similar diseases.  More...

CAL RIPKEN SEASON BEGINS

ABOVE: Scores of Cal Ripken ball players march across the intersection of Narragansett and Clinton avenues Saturday morning en route to the fire station during the opening day ceremonies. More...

Brown sailors qualify for nationals

Jamestown sailor Nathan Housberg has qualified for the U.S. More...

TREE-MENDOUS CELEBRATION

Council President Kristine Trocki, flanked by Councilors Mary Meagher and Mike White, reads the Arbor Day proclamation Friday morning in front of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

2017 summer beach stickers now available

For Jamestowners who want to enjoy the island’s popular seaside sites without paying higher fees, beach stickers are now available for the 2017 season.  More...

Hey boaters: Let’s be careful out there

With the weather warming, sailors around town are getting their boats ready for the season. As a seaman myself, I know the importance of boating safety.  More...