January 4, 2018 RSS feed / News

Skipper Enright sits out leg to Hong Kong

With Bristol native Charlie Enright stateside dealing with a family medical emergency, his former Brown University teammate has been named skipper of the American boat for the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.  More...

NEW GARDEN CLUB OFFICERS

The Quononoquott Garden Club elected its 2018-19 officers during a mid-December holiday luncheon at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Cardins check out from bed-and-breakfast life

Diane and Paul Cardin started the new year by ending a chapter in their lives. The owners of East Bay Bed & Breakfast bid an emotional farewell Wednesday when they sold the Victorian home on Union Street to Mike and Rebecca Drzal. More...

Cyber lessons slated for senior citizens

Influenced by a documentary titled “Cyber-Seniors,” a heart-warming film about the growing generation gap during the computer age, college students from the University of Rhode Island will visit town to teach technology to their elders. More...

Birders spot record 82 species

Although the number on the thermometer was low, birders spotted a record 82 species Sunday during the annual bird count, the most found during the winter since the event started 35 years ago. More...

Commercial pot banned in town

Without debate or discussion, the town councilors Monday night voted unanimously to prohibit commercial marijuana throughout the island.  “It’s all about balance,” Town Planner Lisa Bryer said. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Jan. 10 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Fair Trade Winds set to close Jan. 15

A downtown Jamestown retailer has become a victim of the Internet shopping age. More...

Architects earn awards for residential projects in town

The Newport firm of Jamestown builders Jim Estes and Peter Twombly recently was honored for three residential designs at the annual American Institute of Architects awards ceremony. More...

New owners spurred by need for change

Mike and Rebecca Drzal are exchanging their briefs for breakfast. The pair of corporate lawyers purchased the East Bay Bed & Breakfast this week and will greet their first guests at the venerable inn in about 10 days. More...

PARTYING WITHOUT THE PLUNGE

Nasty Habits was jamming during a New Year’s Day concert at the Narragansett Cafe. More...

Less red tape in ’18 for solar projects

Homeowners, municipalities and businesses wanting to install solar power will have less hoops to navigate in the new year.  The uniformed statewide application, which is administered through the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resource, is expecte More...

Ruggiero, Euer ready to tackle budget

‘Everything on table’ to curb $60.2M deficit

Among the concerns facing Rhode Islanders in 2018, the projected $60.2 million deficit looms the largest for Smith Hill lawmakers.  Jamestown’s state delegation of Rep. Deb Ruggiero and Sen. More...

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