June 21, 2007 RSS feed / News

Morton-Ranney and Bentley wed

Kaitlin Morton-Ranney and Daniel Bentley were married June 2 at Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. Kaitlin is the daughter of Robert and Sonya Morton-Ranney of Jamestown and Daniel is the son of Bob and Dale Bentley of West Sand Lake, N.Y. More...

School recognized for high test scores

The island schools have been named Commended Schools for the 2005-06 school year by the state Board of Regents for elementary and secondary education. In a letter to the school, Regents chairman James A. More...

Country group in Wickford concert

The group Luv 'n Country will play June 26 as part of the Tuesday night concert series at the Wickford town docks in North Kingstown. The show begins at 7 p.m. More...

Call to be part of 350th parade

Anyone interested in participating in the 350th Celebration Parade in August, should contact Ed Morinho at 423-1784 or Jim McLoughlin at 423-0814. More...

Performing arts camp scheduled

The Jamestown Recreation Department is sponsoring some exciting new creative programs this season. More...

Athletes have opportunities to practice this summer

School may be out for the summer, but for fall athletes, summer is an ideal time to work on their skills and stay in shape. Several sports teams at North Kingstown High School have posted their captain's practice schedules for the summer. More...

Jamestown seniors take NK athletic honors

Jamestown graduated 43 seniors from North Kingstown High School last Saturday, and over half of those students were athletes who made notable contributions to the Skippers sports teams. More...

Crows and people have a lot in common

You may see them sitting on telephone lines, watching, waiting- calling out to their companions to communicate some sort of secret message. You may see them clustered in trees, so many in fact, that trees appear to have black leaves. More...

Peace mural unveiled

Jamestown artist Andrea Good spent four months leading a team of six teens to create a peace mural at the Newport Martin Luther King Community Center. More...

Conservation remains an important island issue

The Conservation Commission, at their June 12 meeting, discussed the Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) designation. More...

Scholarships announced

Two outstanding Jamestown students graduating from North Kingstown High School have been selected to receive the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association's (BLMA) W. Craig Armington Scholarship. More...

Tanker shuts down bay for Tuesday night yacht races

The Jamestown Yacht Club Tuesday night yacht races, a summertime tradition, were shut down because of the required security zone surrounding a propane tanker as it passed through Narragansett Bay. More...

State may set water rules

While local officials last month talked about a full public reservoir supply and wondered if usual summer restrictions could be eased, state water officials talked about the need for everyone in the state to stop wasting water, especially on lawns More...

Exploring the costs and benefits of wind energy

Technical, environmental and financial considerations were focuses of presentations by consultants at the June 12 meeting of the Wind Energy Committee. More...

NK seniors receive scholarships

Several Jamestown members of the North Kingstown High School graduating class of 2007 were recipients of scholarships and awards, presented at the annual awards night ceremony. More...

Lawn Avenue School graduates 60 tonight

At 7 p.m. this evening at the Lawn Avenue School, 60 island students will say good-bye to the Jamestown schools at the eighth grade commencement ceremony. More...

On the beach

The Mackerel Cove lifeguards keeping swimmers safe this summer are, from left, Mariah Vietri, Kyle Halavick and Brian Klochkoff. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Scholar will travel to Ireland

Michaela Cohoon of Jamestown was the recent recipient of a Duffy Family Ambassador Scholarship and was named an Andrew B. Saxon Fellow in music. Here, she is being presented with her award by college President Richard P. Miller Jr. More...

Café fund-raiser this Sunday

The Narragansett Café is sponsoring a "Taste of Jamestown," event to benefit longtime doorman Phil Hunt, who has been diagnosed with cancer. More...

School property planning talk set

The community is invited to a meeting Monday, June 25, to share thoughts on the Jamestown Schools Best Land Use Plan. The session will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. More...

J/22 racing season to start

In a break from tradition, Fleet 12 will begin its Sunday race series next Saturday, June 30. More...

Yacht Club's summer series race

Race number 1 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on 6/12. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/ Stookey; 2. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 3. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 4. More...

The Island Garden

Weed, weed, weed, that's the biggest garden job this week. I find that I weed carefully throughout the garden, turn around, and more weeds are growing. More...

SmartCycle steps up the evolution of recycled products

Michael Brown knows plastics and manufacturing. His new brainchild is SmartCycle™, and the world stands to benefit from it. More...

No-discharge compliance program in effect

After several revisions and legislative changes, the initially beleaguered and still controversial state Department of Environmental Management's No-Discharge Compliance Program, went into effect on June 1, 2006. More...

Moses Brown graduates six

At the June 7 commencement ceremonies at Moses Brown School, six Jamestown residents received diplomas. More...

Learn about adoption options

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, June 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office at 650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown. More...

Bridge authority votes to sell land to town

Yesterday, June 20, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority unanimously approved a proposal to sell for $97,500 the approximately 6,000 square foot parcel the town wants for a highway barn. More...

Make fireworks donations now

The Fourth of July means many things to many people. It is the anniversary of an insanely courageous act of defiance. It was treason to the British. It represents the establishment of a great nation and a great democracy. More...

Island's own 'Iron Man' graduates tonight

While he doesn't post the numbers of Cal Ripken Jr.- Major League Baseball's "Iron Man," who is famous for playing in 2,632 straight games, over 16 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Carl DeVellis has quite a streak going in his own right. More...