2016-03-24

State awards money for storm protection



Nearly $1 million in federal money is coming to the Northeast so five coastal states, including Rhode Island, can prepare for climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $890,000 to the regional coastal observatory headquartered on the Piscataqua River in New Hampshire. Among the 14 partners that will benefit from the money, the Coastal Resources Management Council and […]

Indoor exercises slated for seniors



During the next few weeks, senior citizens will have a handful of indoor aerobics to keep them busy while spring takes its time to arrive in full bloom. Line dancing will be conducted from 6-7 p.m. Mondays from March 28 through May 23 at the recreation center. The instructor will be Nan Beaulieu. According to senior director Ellen Vietri, line […]

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Walk in Narragansett to raise money for MS



Nearly 450 people are expected to raise more than $68,000 to support cutting-edge research for people living with multiple sclerosis. The April 27 walk that begins at Narragansett Pier School brings afflicted patients together to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The walk attracts friends, families and teams who want to help fine a cure for MS. Participants […]

Cupcake Wars fundraiser needs bakers



North Kingstown High School will host its fourth annual Cupcake Wars from noon to 3 p.m. April 10 in the cafeteria. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the class of 2017 to offset the price of prom tickets. Interested bakers should organize their teams into one of four categories — elementary school, middle school, high school or community. There […]

Register for April race across Jamestown Bridge



Runners will have the opportunity April 3 to traverse the Jamestown Bridge in their cross-trainers. Both the 5K and 10K course include a scenic trip across the 1.4-mile span. The races across the Verrazzano are certified by USA Track & Field. They start simultaneously at 9 a.m., although the 10K course starts at the park-and-ride on Boston Neck Road, while […]

Alcina Blair



Alcina Blair (Lopes), 85, of Jamestown, died peacefully March 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George C. Blair for 58 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alfred S. Sr. and Rosalina M. (Costa) Lopes. Blair graduated from Rogers High School in 1948. She worked for the Newport […]

Money awarded for Taylor Point restoration



The civil association committed to restoring the town park along Bay View Drive has received some financial help from the state. The Taylor Point Restoration Association was awarded $10,000 to vegetate the 20-acre park with native plants. The money also will help improve degrading footpaths, create base maps, and collect biological data. The Coastal Resources Management Council approved the money […]

Dolores Hannan



Dolores (Bates) Hannan, 73, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, died March 15, 2016, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Bowen) Bates. She was the cherished niece of Barbara Szpotowski of Jamestown and William Bowen of Cranston. She leaves many cousins and friends. She will be greatly missed. At her request, the burial will […]

Learn how to co-exist with Canada geese



State and federal environmental officials will discuss the pesky Canada goose population at a free seminar Wednesday in the library. Resident geese can inflict significant damage in Jamestown, including deteriorating water quality, crop loss and erosion, says Sarah Churgin, manager for the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District. Dense populations also produce heavy concentrations of fecal droppings, which cause excess nutrients […]