May 3, 2018 RSS feed / News

Phase one finishing up at East Ferry

Reconstruction of the East Ferry parking lot will be halted for a summer-long hiatus just in time for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to arrive in Narragansett Bay.  Workers are putting the finishing touches on phase one of the $420,000 project, whic More...

Nota named captain of URI sailing team

It’s been smooth sailing so far for Kate Nota, a junior at the University of Rhode Island.  More...

AN END TO PLASTIC

Third-grader Finnan Shafts found a skate Friday while cleaning Sheffield Cove to commemorate Earth Day, a nationwide initiative to end plastic pollution along the shoreline. More...

Volvo fleet on its way to Newport

The race village at Fort Adams opens Tuesday for the only North American stopover of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race while sailors in the fleet continue battling the open seas as they race up the Atlantic coast from Brazil.  The seven boats, includ More...

Quakers resume worship services at meetinghouse

It’s May, which means Quakers at the Conanicut Friends Meeting will begin to silently worship at the corner of North Road and Weeden Lane.  More...

Foursome to cruise cross-country to raise cash for cancer research

When Eric Clapton released his “Money and Cigarettes” album, which reached the top 20 on the Billboard charts, the chorus from his record’s first single brags that he “gets off on ’57 Chevies.” More...

LENDING A HELPING HAND

Organizers of the Jamestown First Day Plunge, which was rescheduled to St. More...

Public hearing Monday to vet block grant

A public hearing before the town councilors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday to discuss their application for the Community Development Block Grant.   More...

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Godena carrying on family tradition

Teen working on Eagle Scout project at Conanicut Island Sanctuary

A Boy Scout whose family has left a mark on Jamestown’s agricultural history is continuing that legacy by restoring the habitat at the Conanicut Island Sanctuary.  More...

EAST SHORE HOME TOP SALE SO FAR

Seaside, a waterfront retreat at 5 Court St., sold for $4.2 million last week, making it the second-highest sale in Rhode Island for 2018. Lila Delman Real Estate represented the seller and facilitated for the buyer. More...

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Will Tuttle, left, owner of Conanicut Brewing, chats with a customer last week during a Jamestown Chamber of Commerce ‘Business After Hours’ and ribbon-cutting ceremony. More...

CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY

Fifth-grade students from Christine Bernardo’s Lawn School classes celebrated Arbor Day with the tree committee Friday at 59 Clarke St. More...

Retired Navy officer honored by Canadian divers

Several other Jamestowners are recognized

Although Bruce Banks spent 26 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy, it was his nation’s neighbor to the north that honored the Howland Avenue resident with a lifetime achievement award.  More...

Boys arrested for vandalism with pellet gun

Three Jamestown boys have been arrested for shooting at buildings in town and causing $3,500 worth of damage.  More...

Town cop will peddle 320 miles in honor of fallen police officers

Cycling 320 miles in four days is never a leisurely assignment, but Ron Jacobson is hoping this year’s ride is easier – both emotionally and physically – than the 2017 edition. More...

Flath is state’s first youth poetry ambassador

A senior at North Kingstown High School was named Rhode Island’s inaugural youth poetry ambassador during an induction ceremony Monday night at the State House in Providence.  More...