July 6, 2017 RSS feed / News

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

More than 300 guests, above, visited the Jamestown Arts Center Friday for its seventh annual summer soiree. More...

TASTE OF THE OLD COUNTRY

Joseph Gallo, Marilyn Powers and Gina Malloy, from right, watch visiting chef Erika Zanobini during an open house at the Live & Learn incubator in the Bomes Theater. Zanobini, a native of Italy, specializes in Tuscan cuisine.   More...

Local Dems get behind Eeur for District 13 Senate seat

The town’s Democrats have endorsed Newport lawyer Dawn Euer to fill the vacant District 13 seat in the Rhode Island Senate. More...

MEET THE CANDIDATES

John Florez Age: 46 Political affiliation: Democrat Family: Wife Karen, son Nefi, 9, daughter, Martha, 12 Education: B.A Psychology, Binghamton Profession: CEO Drupal Connect Previous political office: Councilor-at-Large City of Newport More...

Need for marinas launched by ferry service

Until 1940, when the Jamestown bridge opened, reaching the shores of Conanicut Island meant boarding a boat. Little is known about the maintenance of these sailing vessels before the late 19th century. More...

Harbormaster: Stay with swamped vessel

Harbormaster Mark Campbell is reminding watercraft paddlers to wear their lifejackets after firefighters were dispatched to the West Passage for an overboard kayaker.  More...

Area students honored for academic achievements

Twenty-one Jamestown residents were among 5,290 undergraduates named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. Students must post a minimum 3.3 grade point average to qualify.  More...

Land trust teaches children about bees

Things were buzzing this spring at Melrose School and Godena Farm for students interested in examining the life of bees. The warmer weather was ushered in with an after-school club taught by scientist Jim Turenne at the elementary school. More...

Fiscal year brings $25 hike at transfer station

The price to use the transfer station on North Main Road went up $25 for fiscal year 2017-18, the councilors agreed at their June meeting. More...

Nail salon joins downtown district

Women in town with a penchant for manicures now have the service at their fingertips.  Miss Lacquer Nails opened its doors two weeks after Freddy’s House of Pizza was sold in the adjacent commercial unit. More...

Moses Brown grad directs film about South African apartheid

Lydia Beal, a 2017 graduate of Moses Brown High School, knew exactly what to pursue for her senior project.  More...

DEM: Don’t handle fawns that appear abandoned

Animals typically waiting for their mother to return

As the culmination of fawning season stretches into tourist season, state environmental officials are reminding the public not to bother wildlife.  More...

CAL RIPKEN ALL-STARS IN TOWN

The Jamestown Baseball Association hosted the nine-game tournament during a span of seven days ending Saturday. Other Rhode Island teams that participated were West Warwick, Washington Park and Cranston.   More...

Ruggiero’s legislation takes aim at federal law

Lawmakers seeking change in enforcing food safety methods

State environmental officials now will be tasked with overseeing federal food safety laws as opposed to the Rhode Island Department of Health.  More...

Nota, municipal leaders oppose bill extending union contracts

Municipal leaders from across Rhode Island are bashing a bill on the governor’s desk that automatically would extend collective bargaining agreements for town employees and teachers.  “I’m completely against the legislature get More...

Jamestown native Abigail Anthony named R.I. utilities commissioner

A Jamestown native is leaving her decade-long post as director of Providence’s Acadia Center to helm the state Public Utilities Commission.  Abigail Anthony, of Reservoir Circle, was appointed commissioner of the quasi-judicial tribunal by More...

EAST FERRY TIDE CHART

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