September 15, 2005 RSS feed / News

Presentation by north end residents critical of town consultants

After three blocked efforts, members of the North End Concerned Citizens Monday were allowed to speak about their concerns at the Town Council meeting. More...

Final chance to be a Navy chorister

The deadline to join the Newport Navy Choristers for the upcoming season is Tuesday, Sept. 20. Rehearsals start at 6:15 p.m. at Quinn Lecture Room at the Naval War College. All voice ranges are welcome. More...

Local author wins youth literature prize

Island author Kelly Easton’s novel “Walking on Air” was recently awarded the Julia Ward Howe finalist prize by the Boston Authors’ Club. More...

Fun run in the capital city

Jamestown members of the North Kingstown High School cross-country team helped staff the annual CVS Downtown Road Race in Providence before participating in a 2-mile fun run. More...

Golf tourney benefits

Peter C. Clarke Memorial is this Saturday The fifth annual Peter C. Clarke Memorial Golf Tournament will held this Saturday, Sept. 17. A 7 a.m. shotgun start is planned at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

Births

King A son, Finn Emerson King, was born Aug. 9, 2005 at Newport Hospital to Kerry Tyson and Zackary King of Bristol. More...

Interact holds kick-off meeting Sept. 28

The Interact Club at North Kingstown High School will have an informal Community Service Kick-off Night on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. More...

Rare WW II bombers visit Quonset airport

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” and Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” both 1944 vintage World War II heavy bomber aircraft will fly into Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, fo More...

Under sail The 12-meter Freedom cruises past Clingstone on a sunny afternoon. Photo by Don Miller More...

51 applications received for town administrator post

The town received 51 applications for the position of town administrator by the deadline of Aug. 31. It also received a few after the deadline and those will not be considered, according to Fred Pease, search committee chairman. More...

Public work session tonight on island’s deer population

The Town Council will conduct a public workshop on the island’s deer population tonight at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

St. Mark Knights of Columbus plan fall events

The Knights of Columbus Council #9197 has announced that plans are falling into place to complete their long anticipated statue renovation and beautification project at St. Mark Church on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Farming key to returning oysters to the bay

Oysters were once so common that residents of East Greenwhich had to be enjoined by legislative act and fines in 1734 from burning them to produce lime from their shells

The King Charles Charter of 1663 confirmed the public’s right to the free and common fisheries of Narragansett Bay, and when the Rhode Island Charter was adopted many years later, the older language was picked up and reinforced. More...

BankNewport holds fund drive for Katrina victims

BankNewport and OceanPoint Financial Partners President and CEO Thomas W. Kelly has announced the bank’s immediate contribution of $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. More...

Harsch names fellow Jamestowner as his campaign co-ordinator

Bill Harsch, Republican candidate for attorney general and Jamestown resident and town solicitor, recently announced his campaign co-ordinator, the first hiring for his campaign team since his Aug. More...

JYC race results

Race number two of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held on Sept. 11. The following are the results: More...

Jamestown Soccer Scores

Following are the Jamestown Soccer results for Sept. 10: More...

9/11 remembered On Sunday, the Jamestown Fire Department paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks four years ago. Photo by Barbara Dickinson More...

New playground workshop weekend set for Oct. 21-22

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with Learning Structures Inc. is planning a two day Volunteer Playground Workshop at the Community Playground on North Main Road. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 15 Noon, Town Offices: agenda deadline for Sept. 19 meeting of the Board of Water and Sewer Commisioners. More...

Open house at high school Sept. 29

North Kingstown High School will hold an open house for parents and students, on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Deadline is today for the humane society’s calendar photo contest

Does your pet have a unique personality? More...

Councilman Kelly announces he is being treated for prostate cancer

Town Councilor William Kelly Monday told his council colleagues that he might not be able to attend some meetings in the coming months because he has been diagnosed with, and is being treated for, prostate cancer. More...

School workshop looks at priorities

The School Committee met Sept. 7 for the first of a series of monthly workshops. The fall workshops will focus on restructuring, reorganization, and shared services within the school district. More...