August 18, 2005 RSS feed / News

Farm kids

North Meadow Farm welcomed students from Newport schools last Friday to learn about the animals at the farm. Each student also enjoyed grooming, tacking, and riding horses. They are shown here with Tex, a Shetland pony. More...

The Island Garden

Apart from the rain we got in the brief thunderstorm More...

Local children medal at judo tournament

Two Jamestown youths, Marco Greco-Byrne, 6, and Sofia Greco-Byrne, 9, recently traveled to Atlanta to compete in the U.S. Junior Olympics judo competition. More...

Rebates for retrofitting toilets back in effect

More than half of the 680 customers of the town water department have not completed required water-saving retrofits of their toilets. They will be served with notices in coming weeks that give them 60 days to do it or face water shut off. More...

Many visit U.S. Coast Guard cutter

Activities abounded at East Ferry on Saturday, a day that included a visit by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Tiger Shark. More...

Classic yachts kept alive by marine artist John Mecray

When he started painting some of the world’s most famous vessels more than 30 years ago, marine artist John Mecray didn’t imagine that his love of the classic boats he memorializes in his work would someday develop into a second career to help save t More...

Authors’ event at Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble Booksellers will hold a first novel author’s reception at their Middletown location. More...

Biddle work on exhibit at library

An exhibit of the paintings of Ann Heath Biddle is being shown at the Jamestown library. More...

Al-Anon meetings at PAC Club

Al-Anon will hold meetings downstairs at the Portuguese American Citizens’ Club on Mondays at 5 p.m. More...

Rotary bike race ready to ride

Plans for the 30th annual Jamestown Classic, an all-day multi-bike race event to be held on Monday, Columbus Day, Oct. 10, are taking shape. More...

Car-seat checkpoint this Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., certified technicians will be available at the Jamestown Early Learning Center, 87 North Main Rd., to demonstrate the correct use and installation of child-safety car seats. More...

Flexible routine

Julia Hansen demonstrates her gymnastic routine during auditions for the talent show. The Jamestown Community Chorus’ annual Talent Show is tonight at the Community Center. More...

Outside garden watering limited to odd, even days

The basic water conservation rules for people on the municipal water system will continue through October, Public Works Director Steven Goslee told the Town Council Monday. More...

Beavertail Lighthouse beckons visitors worldwide

You can tour the lighthouse tower this Saturday

The volunteers at the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum often ask visitors how they found out about the lighthouse. More...

Town Council approves mobile ice cream cart for Spinnakers

With no shrill hawking or other sounds, a single, mobile ice cream vehicle will be used to serve customers at three seasonal sites, but it will not bring any bells, music, whistles or horns to neighborhoods throughout the island, as feared by some of More...

Harbor panel mulls dinghy permitting on town properties

Town may restrict number of permits issued in some areas

At the Aug. 10 Harbor Management Commission meeting, the issue of dinghy storage space on town property was raised by Town Council Liaison, Julio DiGiando. More...

JYC Race Results

Race number 9 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on Aug. 16. More...

Soccer registration deadline near

As a final reminder for all players, registration for the Fall 2005 Recreational Soccer League ends on Monday, Aug. 22. More...

Kids have fun aboard floating summer camp

“You are the sonar operator for an oceanographic research ship. Your ship is searching for shipwrecks that have been reported to be located in 1,000 to 1,200 meters of water. More...

Farrell, Santos receive Vieira scholarships

The Anthony J. Vieira Scholarships were awarded at the Feast of the Holy Ghost on Aug. 6. This years recipients were Hannah Farrell, daughter of Bill and Becky Farrell, and Eric Santos, son of Rick and Kathy Santos. More...

From the Librarian’s Desk

The new book truck has some fast and fun reads to offer. If you don’t find them on the shelves, be sure to place a hold on anything that tickles your fancy. More...

Donate your used musical instruments

BankNewport’s Musical Instrument Collection Drive is in its final weeks. More...

Chorus seeks new members

The Jamestown Community Chorus has planned an exciting fall program. More...

Former governor Sundlun reverses position on LNG

Former Governor Bruce Sundlun, who identified himself in early July as a candidate for the position of Jamestown town administrator, has done a flipflop on his position on a liquefied natural gas facility using Narragansett Bay as a transportation ro More...

Town Council hears opposition to LNG tankers in the bay

Three anti-LNG speakers gave the Town Council Monday an update on the status of liquefied natural gas facility proposals and to stress the importance of Jamestown’s joining at least legally and preferable financially in the upcoming battles to keep L More...

Births

Washburn A daughter, Elaine Madyson, was born June 28, 2005 at Newport Hospital to Natalie Washburn and Richard Pinto of Newport. More...

Car show cruises Labor Day weekend

Sunday, Sept. 4, will be the day for the annual Seaside Family Cruise — the popular antique and classic car show that fills Ft. Getty with polished fenders and gleaming chrome. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 18 Noon, Town Hall: agenda deadline for the Aug. 22 Town Council meeting. More...

A war remembered Jamestown’s veterans observed Victory Day Sunday morning at East Ferry. The event commemorates the end of World War II. Photo by Don Miller More...

Summer reading finale Aug. 25

The Jamestown library’s Summer Reading Program, “Read Up a Storm,” will present a free performance called “Dynamic Earth!” by Pow!Science! for children ages 4 and up and their families Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Just for Teens

End-of summer teen trips filling fast Jamestown teens have several opportunities to get some end-of-summer fun in before school starts. More...

Farm visit

The American Agricultural Economics Association recently held its annual meeting in Rhode Island. The group of scholars and agricultural educators visited the Dutra Farm. Pictured here is one family from Tennessee. More...