October 19, 2006 RSS feed / News

Harsch and Lynch set to debate

J. William W. Harsch of Jamestown, Republican candidate for state attorney general, and Patrick C. Lynch, Democratic incumbent, are scheduled to take part in three debates in coming weeks. More...

A sign of fall

Dockwise, full of yachts, prepared to take them south for the winter last week. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Book discussion turns to Becker's 'Covenant with Death'

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will continue on Nov. 14, the second Tuesday of the month, from 1 to 2 p.m. with the book "A Covenant with Death" by Stephen Becker. More...

Learn about island businesses at Expo tonight

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business Expo tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. More...

Sen. Reed awarded for commitment to state's community health centers

In recognition of his commitment to providing high quality health care services to all Rhode Islanders in need, the Rhode Island Health Center Association this week presented U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) with the John H. More...

High school PTSO to discuss I-Parent

North Kingstown High School PTSO will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the school's Media Center. More...

Soccer scores

Soccer scores for week of Oct. 14 U-6 League. Outstanding Players, Jamestown Women's Club: Gabriella Gamble, Jake Whitehead. More...

Learn about wind power

Aquidneck Island Planning Commission will host a seminar on the pros and cons of wind power on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Atlantic Beach Club. More...

Peace topic of art symposium

Hera Gallery in Wakefield will present a "Symposium for Waging Peace," on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Meditation group meets in North Kingstown

The Jamestown Shambhala Meditation Group meets each Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the old factory building on Shady Lea Road in North Kingstown, suite 206. More...

Governor wants to end Internet child predation

Governor Donald L. Carcieri announced on Tuesday a comprehensive plan to protect children from online predators. More...

Many resources available to help those with alcohol addiction problems

Alcoholism has touched nearly every family. There are some 14 million Americans currently battling alcohol addiction, which can lead to breakdown of the family, More...

Learn about adopting a child

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office at 650 Ten Rod Rd. in North Kingstown. More...

Town Hall moved, Town Offices remain the same

The Jamestown Town Hall staff along with the town planner and planning clerk have settled into the building located at the Jamestown Golf Course, 245 Conanicus Ave., across the street from the Jamestown Police Station. More...

Program your cell phone for emergencies

The American College of Emergency Physicians is advising people to program their cell phones with an emergency contact name and number under the acronym ICE. More...

Frighten your neighbors

Islanders are getting ready for Halloween with elaborate lawn decorations designed to scare visitors, young and old. photos by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Winter storage for campers discussed by council

The town administration is continuing to study environmental and liability factors of providing winter storage for camper vehicles at Fort Getty because the private Clarke storage operation on Southwest Avenue has been discontinued and the property i More...

Town to auction off old equipment

The motto for the town's equipment auction to be held Nov. 18, might very well be "Out with the old and in with the new." More...

Lecture on Internet safety offered

The Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties is sponsoring a lecture on Internet safety Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Newport Public Library. More...

New Web site helps teens and parents through adolescence

It's not often that you find a Web site that is geared at keeping teenagers plugged in to all the local activities and events as well as providing resources to parents on helping their kids make healthy decisions. More...

Afternoon Book Discussion touches universal themes

Last Tuesday, the Afternoon Book Discussion group at the library met and dissected John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." Library Director Judith Bell led the discussion, as she does for one hour every third Tuesday of the month. More...

Volunteers needed for town committees

Two vacancies exist on the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission. Each carries a threeyear term. A member of the nonriparian recreational boating community representative and member of the riparian property resident (coastal waters) are needed. More...

Illustration exhibit at Audubon center

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will jointly present "From Observation to Illustration," beginning Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Audubon Society Environmental Education Center in Bristol. More...

Potter League annual meeting Oct. 23

The Potter League for Animals will hold its annual meeting, "Building a Legacy of Trust," on Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Atlantic Beach Club on Purgatory Road in Middletown. More...

Ladies doubles tournament concludes Summer Tennis Clinic

The Jamestown Ladies Doubles Summer Tennis Clinic held its end of season tournament with the following results: More...

Tall ships committee nears attendance goals

Organizers announced this week that more exciting ships have committed to Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007, which is shaping up to be the largest contingent of tall ships in Newport since 1976. More...

Harbor facilities shut down for winter

Harbormaster Sam Paterson announced at last week's Harbor Management Commission meeting that marine facilities will be shutting down for the winter. More...

Empty bowls coming Nov. 3

Empty Bowls 2006 will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Melrose Avenue School. The second annual event will raise funds to help feed those in need. More...

Beavertail residents concerned over vegetation clearing of protected coastal land without permits

Don and Katherine Wineberg of Beavertail Road spoke to the Conservation Commission at its Oct. 10 meeting concerning unauthorized clearing of vegetation on Lot 41 to the west of Beavertail Road. More...