August 17, 2006 RSS feed / News

Underhill heading to Bates

Brynne E. Underhill of Jamestown will begin her fall semester studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, this September. More...

Red Cross needs volunteers to help soldiers and their families

The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter is currently looking for volunteers to help provide coverage for its Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES) program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More...

Historical society elects new officers

At its annual meeting held Aug. 10 at the Jamestown library, the Jamestown Historical Society re-elected Rosemary Enright and Harry Wright as president and vice president, respectively for the 2006-2007 term. More...

Tour South County homes

A tour of elegant homes in South County will be on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sgt. Marsh retires from NK police force

The North Kingstown Police Department has announced the retirement of three officers, including Patrol Sergeant Timothy Marsh, of Jamestown, who retired effective Aug. 1. More...

Newport Hopital offers free prostate screenings

The best defense against advanced prostate cancer is early detection. It is recommended that at-risk populations be screened yearly. Throughout the month of September, Newport Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings. More...

Conservation Commission calls for options in wetlands mitigation plan

The Conservation Commission opened its monthly meeting on Aug. 8 with a visit to a proposed mitigation site at South Pond reservoir. More...

Reading certificates ready at library

Certificates of achievement are ready for the children who have been participating in Jamestown Philomenian Library's summer reading program, "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales." More...

Join the choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, are currently seeking new members in all voice ranges for the 2006-2007 musical season. More...

Youth leaders challenge local officials at candidates forum

Three Jamestown teenagers participated in the first annual Youth Leadership Summit last week from Aug. 8 to 10 held at Salve Regina University. More...

The JYC's Summer Series Race

Race number eight of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held Aug. 15. The following are the results: More...

Eli does it again!

Eli and Robin Lis had a great week slaying the stripers, trolling tube-and-worm rigs in Dutch Harbor. In all, Eli tallied seven stripers, with the largest, pictured here, weighing in at 22.5 pounds. More...

Pre-school programs begin Sept. 13 at library

A sing-along for preschoolers of all ages and their caregivers will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting hall. More...

The festa!

The annual Feast of the Holy Ghost, held Saturday, Aug. 12, was a success with hundreds of people turning out to hear traditional Portuguese music, eat Portuguese foods and enjoy the camaraderie of people who like to have a good time. More...

Life below the surface

Beginning this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Dr. More...

Harbor commissioners give go-ahead to curbs-and-rails project

Plans were changed and schedules were adjusted, but the harbor commissioners gave the go-ahead to begin the bidding process on the four-year-old curbs-and-rails project for the cement pier at East Ferry Marina. More...

Sen. Chafee needs interns in Providence

U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee announced last week that his Providence office is seeking interns for the 2006 fall semester. More...

'Rolling quorum' issue clarified at council meeting

In a letter to Town Administrator Bruce R. Keiser, Town Solicitor J. William W. More...

Coast Guard promotes Kelly to CO of Seneca

Commander William G. Kelly, U.S. Coast Guard, son of Bill and Mary Kelly of Reservoir Circle, took over as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca at an Aug. 8 ceremony held in Boston. More...

A date idea: dinner and an open house

It's not the historical society or garden club that's sponsoring tonight's candlelight house tours, but rather local Realtors who are using this innovative method to help move some of the large inventory of houses on the island. More...