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Council requesting $100K to install East Shore bike lanes

The town will ask the state to reallocate $100,000 from a feasibility study to install bike lanes on East Shore Road. The town council at its meeting Monday authorized Ed Mello, interim town administrator, to make the request to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. According to Mello’s memo, the agency budgeted $100,000 to study a potential bike path on […]

Duva named N. Kingstown superintendent

Cited as being a ‘dedicated educator,’ he says it was good opportunity

Ken Duva has been appointed superintendent of the North Kingstown School Department. Duva, 44, has led the school district in Jamestown since November 2016. The North Kingstown School Committee announced the appointment May 5 at its meeting. The hire will become effective July 1 following the 2022-23 academic year. “I am honored to be appointed as the next superintendent of […]

Lawn, Melrose composting programs continue to expand

Public can buy waste this Friday

The mission of The Ocean Race is more than promoting the sport by showcasing the best sailors in the world. The event, with sustainability as a core value, is the only team sport on Earth that requires its participants to conduct a science program that directly contributes to improving the ocean’s health. Charlie Enright, skipper of the American crew, 11th […]


Ocean Race fleet arrives in Narragansett Bay

The temporary village at Fort Adams in Newport, which will host The Ocean Race during its lone North American stopover, opens May 13. The fleet of the global circumnavigation will be happy just to get there in one piece. The winner of the leg was expected to cross the finish line between 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, according to Sail Newport. As […]

Duva finalist for top NKSD post

Superintendent presented pitch for neighboring job

Ken Duva, superintendent of schools in Jamestown, made a half-hour presentation Tuesday before the North Kingstown School Committee in his bid to become chief of the neighboring district. Duva, who was hired as director of student services in 2011 and promoted to superintendent in 2016, is a finalist for the North Kingstown job with Brian Ackerman, assistant superintendent for the […]


Married illustrators to unveil show

A brazen college student last Thursday visited the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, where he removed a banana from a $120,000 installation, ate the fruit and reattached the peel. He blamed it on missing breakfast. “The student told the museum he ate it because he was hungry,” a spokesperson told CNN. Fortunately for curators at the Out […]

Lawn School will perform Disney classic this weekend

For the first time since 2019, students at Lawn School will take the stage when they perform a beloved Disney classic that portrays the musical romance of a cursed prince and his prisoner. The 60-minute musical, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” is based on Disney’s 1991 animated film and the subsequent 1994 Broadway production. The cast includes more than 50 […]

School district recognized for sustainability

U.S. Department of Education tabs department with Green Ribbon designation

The school department has been designated a Green Ribbon district by the U.S. Department of Education for its “innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.” “Jamestown has made green education a priority in our district,” said Ken Duva, superintendent of schools. “We are honored that it has paid off. […]

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