May 24, 2007 RSS feed / News

Roger Chase tennis tourney set for June 10

Tennis players are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament, presented by Jamestown Fitness, on Sunday, June 10. More...

Jamestown girls anchor Skippers freshman team

Every sports team has their rival, the team their practices are focused around and they get fired up to play, and the North Kingstown High School freshman girls' basketball team is no exception. More...

Jack's Electric denied presentation to zoning; pending planning appeal

The problems surrounding 14 Clinton Ave., the future home of Jack's Electric, are getting more complex by the day. More...

Committee considers replacing golf course trees

The Tree Preservation and Protection Committee discussed damage to pine trees on the golf course at their May 15 meeting. More...

Pirate program coming to Newport library

The Newport Public Library, located at 300 Spring St., will offer a pirate storytelling performance at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 26, in the lower level program room. More...

Learn new cooking skills this summer

As a fun alternative to going to the beach and traditional summer camps, Johnson & Wales University is offering individual cooking classes for adults and weeklong camps for kids and teens this summer. More...

Beavertail lighthouse stakeholders prepare for ownership

The U.S. Coast Guard, owners of the Beavertail lighthouse, will soon transfer ownership of the facility to the General Service Administration; then the state Department of Environmental Management will petition for ownership. More...

Jamestown Community Farm opens this weekend

The Jamestown Community Farm at East Shore Road and the old Eldridge Avenue opens this weekend on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Info session on adoption planned

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

State advises harbor panel on moorings

Government officials attended the May 16 meeting of the Harbor Management Commission to discuss the Harbor Management Plan and Harbor Ordinance. More...

JYC Spring racing results

Race number 2 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series was held on May 15. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Downhill Express, Swan 42, T. and C. Hirsch; 2. Slipstream, Beneteau 36.7, J. Collins; 3. More...

Island artist designs postcards of Tall Ships

Artist Jason Hamel makes pictures as pretty as postcards. In fact, his designs are postcards, and his new line, the Tall Ships Challenge, is currently available around town. More...

Planning panel denies proposed Clinton Ave. parking plan

Planning Commission members showed wear as they continued a hearing on a contentious request to amend a development plan for a newly built house on Clinton Avenue. More...

Newport art fair coming to Elks club

The Newport Artisans Fair will be held on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, at the Elks Club Lodge on the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Pelham Street in Newport. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Rocky Hill seniors gain work experience

Each spring since 1970, seniors at Rocky Hill School have spent four weeks immersed in an internship that is meant to broaden their high school experience and, for many, provide a glimpse at the field they plan to study in college. More...

Peace event set for Monday

Island Progressives is sponsoring a "peace picnic" at Brenton Point State Park, on Ocean Drive, Newport, this Memorial Day, May 28, from 1 to 6 p.m. All are invited to join the group for this family-friendly community building event. More...

A new Seabee coming Saturday

The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park at Davisville, an organization for retired Seabees, will dedicate a new replica "Fighting Seabee" at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, on the grounds of the museum. More...

Blood pressure checks scheduled

The Visiting Nurse Services will hold free blood pressure clinics the first Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jamestown library. The first clinic will be on Thursday, June 5, in the Sydney L. Wright Museum room. More...

2007 college graduates named

URI The following students received graduate degrees from the University of Rhode Island at the May 19 commencement ceremony. Tanya Roberts, MBA; Laurel A. Wing, MLIS; Kathleen D. Brown, MA, Communication Studies; Mildred E. More...