July 26, 2018 RSS feed / News

Council OKs acoustic music at Village Hearth

Live music will be allowed at the Village Hearth Bakery on a trial basis, the town councilors decided at their July 16 meeting.  “It won’t be much different than having the radio on,” Councilman Gene Mihaly said.  More...

Promoting yacht race is in artistic hands

Since 2011, the Conanicut Yacht Club has marketed its flagship regatta by showcasing town landmarks through the eyes of a local graphic designer.  This year’s winner is Conanicut Island Light.  More...

SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN AT ST. MATTHEW’S

Vivienne Swistak, right, blows bubbles alongside Grant Mansfield, both 4, during St. Matthew’s summer festival last Saturday. The annual celebration will be the final festival for the Rev. More...

Repairs to drainage system will close single lane on North Main

Workers have broken ground on the final half-mile stretch of drainage work on North Main Road from Crusher Pond to North Pond.  More...

Filmmaker Biddle earns spot in National Sailing Hall of Fame

Renowned yachting cinematographer John Biddle will be inducted posthumously into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in November.  He is one of six inductees, including a second Ocean State resident, who will be honored.   More...

A SLITHERY SHOWDOWN

Logal Kennefick, 7, gets up close and personal last week with a ball python during a presentation hosted by Ray Ward at the library. More...

IF A TREE FALLS ON NARRAGANSETT AVENUE . . .

ABOVE: A tree in the front yard of 41 Narragansett Ave., directly across from Chopmist Charlie’s, came crashing down Monday morning, knocking utility lines to the sidewalk. No one was injured. More...

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$9.8M in bonds officially on ballot

The language for three bond referendums totaling nearly $10 million officially has been authorized.  The town councilors at their July 16 meeting unanimously voted to place the questions on the Nov. 6 ballot. More...

Raimondo signs order to fight plastic pollution

A month after East Ferry Deli became a pioneer in commercial conservation by voluntarily swapping plastic straws for paper ones, the governor has signed an executive order to reduce reliance on single-use plastics.  More...

Vouchers for seniors will be accepted at farmers market

The town is offering food vouchers, which can be used at the farmers market downtown, to senior citizens who qualify for the program.  More...

Special education records set for shredder

Former Jamestown students who were enrolled in special education will have their records destroyed next month unless the district is notified by Monday.  According to secretary Isabela Jepson, this measure affects former Melrose and Lawn school More...

Colleges tip cap to local students

Ten Jamestown students graduated from the University of Rhode Island with the class of 2018, including Nicole Estelle Beauddette, doctorate in pharmacy, and Martha Vigneault, master’s degree in education.  More...

BEST IN SHOW

During the opening reception of the Conanicut Island Art Association’s membership show Tuesday, Narragansett Avenue ceramist Jillian Barber won best in show for her mask titled “Bird Watc More...

ALOHA, PROSPECTOR

Prospector sails toward Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge during the start of the 20th Pacific Cup, a 2,070-nautical-mile race from San Francisco to Hawaii. More...

CHAMBER HOSTS SUNSET BARBECUE

East Bay & Breakfast co-owners Mike and Rebecca Drzal, from left, mingle with Andy Wade, Ray Ianetta and Kristine Trocki during the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s sunset barbecue last Thur More...

Jellyfish spotted in nearby waters

In the past two weeks, three visitors to Point Judith Pond have reported stinging sensations and painful welts after shellfishing in the Narragansett body of water.  More...