June 8, 2006 RSS feed / News

Newport arts alliance plans evening event

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County has announced the next in its monthly networking events, Arts After Hours. More...

One-day childbirth classes offered in North Kingstown

South County Hospital's popular one-day Childbirth Education class is now being offered at the North Kingstown Community Center on various Saturdays throughout the year. More...

Team spirit

These soccer players recently participated in the SRI soccer tournament held in Pawtucket. More...

Bridges honored at Statehouse

Rep. Bruce J. Long, left, presents a House Citation to Ed Kelly, a direct support professional at Bridges, Inc. of Jamestown, and Lisa Rafferty, executive director at Bridges. More...

The Island Garden

If you buy your plants from a garden center or retail outlet, there are More...

Preventing skin cancer with a 'slip, slop, slap'

The majority of skin cancer cases are caused by overexposure to sunlight, making it easy for people to prevent them. More...

Tips offered for teenage Internet safety

Last month, Jamestown residents had a chance to listen to Larry Filippelli, the principal of Scituate Middle School and presenter for the "Practicing Internet Safety and Protecting your Children from Online Predators," which was held at the Melrose A More...

Leadership summer camp for teens offered

Teens entering grades 10 to 12 who want to make a difference in their community are invited to apply to the Project RESPECT leadership development institute summer camp. More...

Jamestowners hear reports from officials at the financial town meeting

About half of the hour-long financial town meeting Monday was used for talks by town officials. More...

Town receives $160,000 for recreation, open space

Jamestown received two grants last week totaling $160,000 for recreation projects on the island. More...

Operation Share Bear ends collection

The Operation Share Bear project to send stuffed animals to children in war-torn Iraq is coming to a close. Stuffed animal donations will not be accepted after this Saturday, June 10. More...

Students rewarded for being good citizens at Lawn Ave.

Some 27 children at the Lawn Avenue School were honored for being good citizens in their community this morning with a beforeschool breakfast. More...

Rocky Hill grads receive awards

Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich held its 39th commencement on Friday, June 2. At the ceremony, academic awards were presented to many of the graduating students. More...

Jamestown Historical Society donates display case for exhibits to library

The Jamestown Historical Society has donated a new display case to the Jamestown library. More...

Help Jim Filkins: register as a bone marrow donor

Jim Filkins, a Jamestown School Committee member who is active in many other civic organizations, was recently diagnosed with a form of leukemia called myelodyplastic syndrome, which will require him to undergo a bone marrow transplant. More...

Golf tourney benefits NKHS Booster Club

The annual Robert E. Downey Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 14, at the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course. More...

Art museum takes up golf this summer

The Newport Art Museum explores golf as a popular phenomenon this summer with a new exhibition opening on Saturday, June 10. "The Art of Golf: Gilded Age to Newport Days" will coincide with the U.S. More...

Greg Murphy trains athletes for top level competition

The alarm sounds at 5 a.m. for Greg Murphy. An hour later, he's on his bicycle for a morning workout. He rides 60 to 90 miles every day. In addition, he runs another five miles while he trains his students. More...

Green thumbs

Kindergarten students and their grade-6 buddies planted potatoes in the garden at the Melrose school Monday. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Politics prepped islander Eric Cote for private-sector communications challenges

Eric Cote used to speak for politicians. Now he helps clients nationwide get their message out as co-owner of Cote & D'Ambrosio, a Wickford-based communications firm. More...

Outdoor dance festival scheduled for September

Newport's Island Moving Co. will present a reprise of Open for Dancing, a biennial celebration of Newport's historic landscapes through dance on Sept. 20 through 24. More...

Van derWal Gallery in Newport adds new work

Photographs detail Jamestowner's winter travels to warmer climates

The Onne van der Wal Gallery has a number of new limited editions on display for the summer season focusing on van der Wal's winter travels to the warmer climates. More...

Bush captains team to conference win

Alex Bush, senior captain of the Salve Regina University Baseball Team, helped the Seahawks to a Commonwealth Coast Conference regular season first-place finish. He was a two-year starter in the outfield his junior and senior year. More...

URI holds major yard sale this Saturday

The third annual Rhody the Ram Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University of Rhode Island's Keaney Gym parking lot. The rain date is Sunday, June 11. More...

Affordable housing an oxymoron in Jamestown?

Town officials strive to meet goal of 10% in 34 years

Affordable housing at times is a volatile issue that refuses to be ignored. Why? Because a state mandate says it cannot be ignored. More...

Party to benefit Women's Resource Center in July

"Samba by the Sea," a fundraising event to benefit the Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties, will be held July 8 at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Free Bay Line now available

The state Department of Environmental Management announced that its 24-hour toll-free Bay Line is open for the season. More...

Town will not appeal sewer arbitration decision

Town officials late Tuesday aborted an option to file an appeal of the arbitration award of $47,105 to Laszlo Siegmund, consultant of ongoing sewer-system upgrade during 2001-2004, and $30,000 to his insurance company. More...

Entries for Roger Chase tennis tourney due tomorrow

Entries for the Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament 2006, to be held Sunday, June 11, close Friday, June 9, at noon. More...

Rewards offered for tagged fish caught

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has several ongoing fish-tagging programs to examine the biology and movement of fish. More...

RISD graduates two Jamestowners

Two island residents graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design at their June 3 commencement ceremony. Nina V. Maxwell received a bachelor of fine arts in printmaking, and Carolyn J. More...

Town can't fill committee posts

Town Clerk Arlene Petit is concerned that despite running several notices in the newspaper, no one has responded to the call to fill several volunteer slots on town boards and committees. More...

Hurley named president of Newport Music Festival

Jamestown resident Diane Hurley, CEO of Newport Grand, has been appointed president of the board of directors for the Newport Music Festival, continuing a 38-year tradition of presenting More...