2021-04-08 E-Edition


Senator helps library nab $350K

After accepting a $350,000 federal grant procured with the help of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, the library board of trustees has met its $4.2 million goal to expand the North Road landmark. “We’re fully funded,” said Gene Mihaly, chairman of the trustees. Reed, a Jamestown resident, delivered the news personally during a press conference Friday at his hometown library. The […]

Leash law gets a closer look

New dog rules to be proposed

Councilman Randy White has been given the green light to draft an ordinance that will allow dogs to be unleashed at outdoor recreational facilities, including Fort Getty. “Should dogs be allowed off their leash in the offseason in our recreational areas?” White asked. “I think the answer is a resounding yes. To me, the problems have not evidenced themselves to […]

Curfman retires from post as head of transfer station

Harry Curfman, who has retired as manager of the transfer station following nearly two decades years of service, remembers when a coffin carrier was dumped at the North Main site. He still has it. “It makes a great roll-around table in my garage,” he said. Curfman, who officially retired Saturday, worked his last day on the job March 26. In […]


50-year-olds now vaccine eligible

All Jamestown residents at least 50 years old are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. “I am glad to be starting off the new week by expanding vaccine eligibility,” Gov. Dan McKee said Monday. “We’re moving quickly to build out our capacity and make vaccines accessible to all Rhode Island adults when our supply increases.” Appointments for the clinics administered […]

Biologists expect more coyotes to rear heads on island

With the onset of spring, state environmental officials are reminding Rhode Island residents they are likely to see an increase in coyotes as the canines begin to search for food for their litters. This especially is true in Jamestown as photos of coyotes in residential areas continue to be posted on Facebook on a weekly basis. To combat these interactions, […]


Watson Farm manager Max Sherman, top left, and Valerie Fischer-McLaughlin, bottom right, visited with baby animals Tuesday on the 265-acre property overlooking the West Passage. Twenty-four ewes gave birth to lambs this year to join the Red Devon calves. The flock of sheep and the herd of cattle will be on display for visitors May 1 during the farm’s annual […]

‘2040’ doc on tap all weekend

There will be online screenings of “2040,” a documentary by Damon Gameau that addresses practical solutions to environmental concerns, from 5 p.m. April 9 until 5 p.m. April 12. The screenings are being sponsored by the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation, and virtual movie tickets can be reserved at bit.ly/CISF2040. Registered viewers will have a 48-hour window to watch the film. […]

Newport Restaurant Week kicks off 15th year

Sixty establishments along Narragansett Bay, including Simpatico Jamestown, are participating in Newport Restaurant Week from April 9-18. Now in its 15th year, the annual event is partnering with Newport Dine Out, a delivery company that services Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. Committed to supporting local restaurants throughout Newport County, the company provides delivery service free for restaurants with transparent fees for […]