December 14, 2017 RSS feed / News

Marijuana public hearing postponed

Because of a problem with the agenda posted on the secretary of state’s website, the effort to prohibit commercial marijuana in Jamestown was postponed until January.  More...

State: Toll gantry data will be used on limited basis

In a rebuff to Big Brother on the highways, the R.I. Department of Transportation has adopted new regulations designed to protect the privacy of motorists when the state’s new truck tolling takes effect.  More...

Lila Delman deals add to list of million-dollar-home sales

Just weeks before the new year, two million-dollar homes were sold in Jamestown, upping the total to 22 real estate transactions that reached seven figures in 2017.  More...

Playground closed as workers begin razing 1990 equipment

Backhoe arrives following Maple Street project

The North Road playground will be closed so town workers can prepare the site for the updated equipment expected to arrive in February.  More...

ONE GOOD MAN

Jonathan Sheehan Lindquist, a master gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marines, with his mother, Bow Street resident Elizabeth Di Censo, during his October graduation in Camp Pendleton, Calif. More...

FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON

Matthew Theriot, 7, from left, shovels snow Saturday during the first winter storm of 2017-18 while Lucy Theriot, 8, and Carter Fiacco, 7, build a brick fort. More...

This year, give the gift that keeps on living

With festive holiday spirits comes alcoholic holiday spirits, which is the reason December has been proclaimed National Impaired Driving Prevention Month by every U.S. president since 1981.  More...

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Ocean State goes to bat for menhaden

Save The Bay says fish is crucial to health of Narragansett Bay

Menhaden aren’t the most popular fish in the Atlantic Ocean, but an increase in their catch limit could make the Narragansett Bay population more attractive to commercial fishermen. More...

School board mulls facility rental fees

The Jamestown Rotary Club sponsored its May breakfast annually for 49 years to raise money for its charitable portfolio, from teaching technology in Ghana to feeding hungry townspeople during Thanksgiving.  More...

Experts expect snowy owls this winter

There are few animals in the Ocean State that complement a winter wonderland more than the snowy owl. Fortunately for birders in Rhode Island, this could be a prolific season for the Arctic visitors.  More...

Town OKs new harbormaster truck

The harbormaster is getting a new truck.  The town councilors Monday night voted unanimously to purchase a new Ford F250 for $31,237. The old truck, according to Police Chief Ed Mello, is a 2005 F150 with nearly 200,000 miles on the odometer. More...

Foundation looking to aid entrepreneurs

The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $600,000 in seed grant money to inspire entrepreneurships who can move the Ocean State forward. More...

Tax amnesty available until mid-February

Jamestowners in tax trouble have 10 weeks to square their bills with the state in exchange for reduced late fees.  The Division of Taxation’s amnesty program began this month for all Rhode Islanders who owe back taxes to the state. More...

NOW THAT’S BAZAAR

Ronan Hames, 4, browses Christmas ornaments Saturday during the holiday bazaar at the Jamestown Arts Center. Dozens of vendors, from painters to aromatherapists, offered their items for shoppers seeking that perfect present.   More...