August 30, 2018 RSS feed / News

Council OKs $49K to fix rescue boat

The town council has agreed to equip the fire department’s rescue boat with two new motors.  The councilors unanimously approved the $49,000 offer from Conanicut Marine Services during their Aug. 20 meeting. More...

SOMETHING’S FISHY

Maxton Huger, 2, explores the fish tanks Saturday at the Beavertail Aquarium. The free museum features marine life native to Narragansett Bay, including seahorses, dogfish sharks, clownfish and a red-eared slider turtle named Archie. More...

SALUTE TO SUMMER

Spectators at Taylor Point had an unobstructed view of the fireworks launched Saturday from Dewey Station on Naval Station Newport. More...

Newport Grand shuts down; Tiverton to open

Newport Grand closed its doors for good Tuesday in anticipation of Saturday’s grand opening of the Tiverton Casino Hotel about 17 miles away.  More...

Bay cruise, tech workshops set for seniors

As the summer winds down, the Friends of Jamestown Seniors have organized an outdoor cruise on the bay to balance their indoor workshops at the library.  More...

Island freshmen prepare for classes elsewhere

BACK TO SCHOOL: NARRAGANSETT, NK

Nearly four dozen Jamestown teenagers are preparing for their first day of high school, which means their first bus ride across the Verrazzano Bridge to one of two Washington County campuses. More...

A PICNIC AT THE PAVILION

ABOVE: Nick Sacchetti, from right, Andy Wade and Andy Nota serve food during the intergenerational picnic July 22 at Fort Getty. More...

Sewage overflow closes shellfish areas

Waters in Narragansett Bay from Conimicut Point south to Prudence Island have been closed to shellfish harvesting after sewage was discovered overflowing into Warwick’s Buckeye Brook.  More...

A LUNAR LANDING

Paddleboarders wait for nightfall Friday to catch a crisp glimpse of the full moon from the calm East Ferry harbor. When the sky grew dark, LED lights on their paddleboards illuminated the water underneath them. More...

Sailors preparing for race around Conanicut Island

Labor Day is a milestone in New England, when lingering dreams of an endless summer begin to fade. For Jamestown sailors, it marks the oldest continuing yacht race on Narragansett Bay. More...

Fort Getty car cruise returns this weekend

New trophy this year for top local car

Last year’s weather during Labor Day weekend was wet, windy and wretched, forcing organizers to cancel the Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise for the just second time since Y2K.  The forecast for Sunday, fortunately, is mostly sunny in the mi More...

District welcomes about 500 students

BACK TO SCHOOL: LAWN, MELROSE

New teachers, new classes and new silverware await Jamestown students as they return to school from their summer vacation. More...