July 7, 2006 RSS feed / News

Babe Ruth ball team a success in first year

Ali's Run, Jamestown's team in the Newport Babe Ruth league, which includes 13to 15-year-olds, ended its season on Tuesday, June 27, by playing valiantly against R & R Construction before succumbing 9-7. More...

Freedom parade marches on at North End

The 17th annual North End Fourth of July parade kicked off Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with blue skies and robust energy. More...

More about fauna: The New England Cottontail is threatened by eastern cousin

Our island deer population is only exceeded by our rabbit population, but what is hopping across the road at dusk or eating our lettuce? More...

The grass is growing - little bluestem, that is!

"The grass is growing at the Parker Farm but don't expect to see URI #2 or Kentucky blue grass. We have just finished seeding three acres with little bluestem and Indian grass," said John Collins, a director of Conanicut Island Land Trust. More...

History of island's first responders on exhibit at Jamestown Museum

The Jamestown Museum opened for the summer season on Wednesday, June 28, with a new exhibit featuring the Jamestown Fire Department and Jamestown Emergency Medical Services. More...

Zoning board: home boat building is an island tradition

At the June 27 meeting, the Zoning Board of Review voted 41, to allow Philip Steggal permission to erect a temporary structure to shelter a 39-foot trimaran racing boat he plans to construct on his property at 43 Plymouth Rd. More...

Harsch files ethic complaint against Lynch

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Neale named to Maine school's dean's list

Tucker Neale was named to the dean's list at the Maine Maritime Academy for the spring semester. A member of the class of 2008, Neale is majoring in small-vessel operations. More...

Woodside a top-10 student at NKHS

Senior Julie Woodside of Jamestown graduated seventh in her class at North Kingstown High School. More...

Tuesday night sailboat races are a Jamestown tradition

Racing sailboats on Narragansett Bay, the sailing Mecca of North America, is a passion enjoyed by many, and Jamestown is right at the heart of the action - especially on Tuesday nights. More...

Dance troupe to hold cruise

Off the Curb dance troupe will host a fund-raising cruise aboard the Viking Queen on Sunday, July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Garden tours to benefit plant society

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society will hold a Town & Country Garden Tour on July 15 and 16. More...

J/22 Fleet 12 racing results from June 25

Persistent showers and the threat of thunderstorms failed to dampen the spirit of Fleet 12s opening day as Race Committee co-chair and America's Cup veteran Joan Touchette set a starting line several hundred yards south of the club and announced a Ra More...

Hurricanes: Mother Nature's most powerful storms

Most people would agree that hot and humid weather leaves us feeling zapped of energy, lethargic, and lazy. Ironically, heat and humidity are the energy sources that fuel hurricanes. More...

Long Family to Landscape Parker Property Parking Area

The Ronald E. Long Family has volunteered to create a new look for the public parking area at the Parker property. More...

More about flora: Warm season grasses

What are native warmseason grasses and what are their importance? More...

Jamestown has a good year legislatively

State Senator Teresa Pavia Weed (D-Jamestown, Newport) and State Rep. Bruce Long (RJamestown, Middletown) last week gave the Town Council a review of legislative actions taken in the just completed General Assembly session that will effect the town. More...

Garage will now become animal shelter

Renovating a garage for a teen center instead of an animal shelter is no longer being considered, the Town Council was advised at its June meeting. More...

Teen activities calendars available around town

The Jamestown Teen Center's summer calendar is now available for all teens to check out what is going on this summer. More...

BOC trophy on display at yacht museum

The Museum of Yachting in Newport has been selected as the new home for the BOC Trophy for Single-Handed Sailors, which will be on permanent display in the Single-Handed Sailors' Hall of Fame. More...

Summer fun

Jamestown teenagers gathered at Fort Getty last week for a cookout and a bonfire on the beach. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Biddick receives research fellowship

Neal Biddick of Jamestown, was one of four students from the College of the Holy Cross selected to participate in an undergraduate research fellowship program, according to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and Pfizer Global Research an More...

Tree plantings considered for Ft. Getty master plan

Ft. Getty Master Plan Committee member Betty Hubbard met with the town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee last week to present an overview of the Ft. Getty Park Land Use Master Plan. More...