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July 24, 2017


Report: Jamestown Area Experiences 19% Decrease in Eelgrass Acreage Since 2012, 18% Decrease Statewide

Eelgrass is on the decline in Rhode Island waters according to a University of Rhode Island (URI researcher) and new report issued by URI’s Environmental Data Center. Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal waters and salt ponds provides

Republican Candidate Encourages Former Democratic Candidates to Rally Around His Candidacy

  Just after Dawn Euer won the Democratic Primary for Senate District 13 on Tuesday night, Republican Michael “Mike” Smith issued a statement calling his Democratic opponent the “most progressive candidate in the race” and encouraging the rest of the Democratic field to rally around his candidacy. “After a hard-fought primary on Tuesday, the most progressive candidate

General Assembly passes legislation expanding Rhode Island’s Renewable Energy Growth Program

The General Assembly today passed legislation introduced by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) that would expand the successful Renewable Energy Growth Program with an additional 400 MW of renewable energy over 10 years. The measure now moves to the governor’s office. “The

Students from Jamestown, Portsmouth and Wakefield Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

At its 216th commencement celebration, spanning multiple ceremonies the weekend of May 20 and 21, the University of Vermont conferred degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates, including 2,620 bachelor’s, 386 master’s,106 doctoral and 116 medical degree recipients. Among degree recipients are students from 40 states and 97 international students from 21 foreign countries. Approximately 1,116

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Charitable Bike Ride Will Cause Temporarily Lane Closures on Pell Bridge and Jamestown Bridge on Saturday Morning

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has provided the following advisory for the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges. Due to the Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2017, held by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there will be a partial closure of the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges on Saturday, June 10.

RITBA Provides Traffic Advisory Alert, Update on Newport Pell Bridge Repair Project

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has provided the following advisory on construction activity for the Newport Pell Bridge in regards to the recently announced deck repair project. There will not be any construction activity or lane closures during the three day Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. RITBA

Obituary for Kenneth R. Silvia

Kenneth R. Silvia, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Jamestown, RI on Friday April 21, 2017. Born in Fall River, MA on April 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Manuel and the late Beatrice (Martin) Silvia. He is the beloved husband of 47 years of Peggy (Aguiar) Silvia and

Firstlight Cottage in Jamestown Sells for $4.5 Million

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of “Firstlight Cottage”, the Jamestown waterfront property sold recently for $4.5 million. The Announcement The demand for luxury waterfront property continues in Rhode Island as a stunning waterfront residence located at 320 East Shore Road in Jamestown sells for $4,500,000, marking the second highest price for

Mike Smith to Announce His Candidacy for Senate District 13 on April 18th

Mike Smith, a Newport resident, business owner, and former political candidate will make an official announcement regarding his candidacy for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) on Tuesday, April 18th. In 2016, Smith ran unsuccessfully as an Independent against Lauren Carson for House District 75 (Newport). Smith ran unsuccessfully as a Republican against Senate President M.

“Northpoint” Residence in Jamestown Sells for $5.75M

Lila Delman Real Estate International has announced the sale of “Northpoint”, located at 1088 East Shore Road in Jamestown, for $5.75 million. Lila Delman Real Estate International was both the listing and the selling company. Melanie Delman, President, and Alyce Wright, Sales Associate, represented the seller and Pila Pexton, Lila Delman Real Estate International was

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