August 3, 2017 RSS feed / News

Aquaculture farming upsets West Ferry neighbors

During their July meeting, the town councilors received the 2016 aquaculture report from state coastal officials, which outlined the economic value of the Ocean State’s burgeoning shellfish industry.  More...

Closing reception Wednesday for textual exhibit

Wednesday night is the final chance to see “Word: Text in Contemporary Art,” the Jamestown Arts Center’s summer exhibit that features 19 artists who incorporate words into their creations.  The closing reception is from 6-8 p. More...

A LITTLE LIGHTHOUSE SUPPORTER

Benjamin Insana donates to the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum’s capital campaign Saturday after celebrating his fourth birthday by climbing the tower. The Schooner Avenue youngster is a lighthouse fanatic. More...

Sunday protest aimed at ending nuke threat

Sunday marks the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (followed three days later by the bombing of Nagasaki), which left more than 120,000 Japanese dead.  More...

Waves keep swimmers ashore for Save The Bay’s annual race

A nor’easter with 30-knot gusts, patches of fog and 3-foot waves forced nearly 500 swimmers and 200 kayakers to remain ashore Saturday during Save The Bay’s 41st annual swim across the East passage, which was canceled because of the weath More...

ARTISTS DISPLAY, DEMONSTRATE WORK

Jim and Pam Steager at the Hamilton Avenue home of artist Peter Diepenbrock during Saturday’s studio tour hosted by the Jamestown Alliance for Artist Sustainability. More...

Grants to benefit seniors, musicians

Two Jamestown charities are among 22 Newport County organizations that will share $270,000 in grant money from the Rhode Island Foundation.  More...

Chess champ to teach game at library

Amateur chess players looking to polish their games will have the luck of the Irish on their side.  Eoin O’Dwyer, who is summering in Rhode Island, will teach the strategic board game to beginners and intermediate players at the North Road More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Children’s Summer Reading Program – The Great Baldini. Tuesday, Aug. 8 6-7 p.m. Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny on a magical journey. More...

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Rum Runner joins village business district

Embroiderer opens shop at former hair salon location

While the sign hanging from 38 Narragansett Ave. is a fresh sight for the village, the name engraved across the logo is familiar to anyone who’s bought a T-shirt in town. More...

ST. MARK’S SUMMER FAIR

Flannery Freeman, 6, and Emily Clow, 7, play in the sand at the festival. More...

State OKs automatic voter registration

Rhode Islanders renewing their driver’s licenses automatically will become registered voters following Gov. More...

North Kingstown receives $1.5M grant to hire firefighter

The fire department in North Kingstown will receive $1.54 million in federal aid to hire nine full-time firefighters to staff its ladder truck 24/7. The department routinely assists its neighboring volunteer agency in Jamestown.  More...

Debate on plastic bags Tuesday at Fort Getty

With the town councilors expected to consider a ban on plastic grocery bags at their August meeting, proponents of the prohibition have scheduled a public workshop to discuss the measure.  More...

SUMMER SKIING

Despite the blustery conditions Saturday afternoon, South African world champion kayaker Sean Rice taught students how to surf ski in the East Ferry harbor. A surf ski is a long, narrow, lightweight kayak with a open cockpit. More...

FIRST IN FLIGHT

“Jolting” Jonathan Breindel, an instructor with Mad Science, shows 4-year-old Dylan Kennewick the energy behind flight during a workshop Tuesday night at the library. By spinning the handle, the propeller soars through the air.   More...

92-footer Bequia earns overall victory

Sailors savored a sweet experience during the 2017 Candy Store Cup, which featured a fleet of superyachts sailing on Narragansett Bay in a motley mix of conditions.  More...

IT’S GONNA BE A HOOTENANNY

Phil Reilly supplied the music while his mother, Anne, sold raffle tickets Saturday at McQuade’s for the annual talent show. Sponsored by the Jamestown Community Chorus, auditions are from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 14-15 at the recreation center. More...

State lawmakers expected to end budget impasse

Senate Democrats will reconvene in Providence today to pass the House budget and vote on legislation to study whether the car tax can be effectively phased out, ending a month-long gridlock that’s left the 2017-18 spending plan in limbo.  More...