November 21, 2007 RSS feed / News

Town needs to fill committee slots with volunteers

One (1) vacancy exists on the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee for a three-year term appointment. This Committee is charged with overseeing the use and operation of the park. Meetings are conducted semiannually. More...

Audio books can be family fun

In today's fast-paced world of hundreds of television channels, millions of Web sites and iPods in every kid's backpack, sometimes it seems that entertainment is becoming a solitary experience that each family member enjoys alone. More...

Band to perform holiday program

The Jamestown Community Band, under the direction of Sarah Geremia, will hold it's annual Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club on Narragansett Avenue. The concert will start at 7 p.m. More...

Vietri wins conference honors

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) named Jamestown resident Mariah Vietri to its 2007 All-ODAC Honorable Mention field hockey team. A sophomore on the Roanoke College team, Vietri was one of two Roanoke Maroons earning this honor. More...

Boat yard lease goes to bid

After several executive workshops, the town administrator has recommended that councilors place the town's lease for Dutch Harbor Boat Yard out for bid. More...

Wide load

The town's Christmas tree dwarfs this flatbed truck as it approaches East Ferry last weekend. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Chamber Chatter

The Chamber hosted the annual Business Expo and Taste of Jamestown on Nov. 1 at the community center. More...

CAN WE HAVE THANKSGIVING DINNER AT YOUR HOUSE?

All of these homeless pets are looking for a new family for the holidays. Will you consider helping? Each pet has been vet checked; and if applicable, is spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on their shots. More...

Service offered in East Greenwich for all who have lost loved ones

For those who have lost a loved one, the holiday season can be especially difficult. In acknowledgement of that, Christ Church in East Greenwich will be having a Service of Remembrance on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. for loved ones who have died. More...

Flint car and boat mobile opens

Flint car and Flint Audio & Video of Middletown has expanded with a new store specializing in the latest technology for your car and boat. Called Flint Mobile Marine, the new store is located at 132 East Main Rd. in Middletown. More...

Sign up for kids' knitting class

Children's knitting instruction will take place at the Jamestown library on two consecutive Wednesday afternoons, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. The classes are for children ages 8 and over. More...

Jamestown could become three islands if sea-level rise predictions are accurate

According to experts in the field of climate change, the future of the East Coast of the United States is rather grim. More...

Seal watching this weekend

Come and board the M/V Alletta Morris for an up-close look at the winter seals of Narragansett Bay. Each cruise includes a lecture by an expert guide and binoculars are provided. More...

Kennedy secures funds for EZPass

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2008. Included in the bill are many critical projects secured by Congressman Patrick J. More...

Pianist Hollister advances to division music competition

Jamestown resident Samuel Hollister, 11, has been selected as Rhode Island's state representative to the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Student Competitions in the Junior Piano category (ages 11-14). More...

Msgr. Clarke school looking for graduates

Msgr. Matthew F. Clarke School in Wakefield is seeking all alumni dating back to its first eighth-grade graduating class of 1968. More...

Dauphinee finds her ultimate thrill

On most college campuses, the familiar games of football, basketball, and soccer can be found, but there is another sport that is continually gaining momentum - ultimate Frisbee. More...

Skippers volleyball season was a great run

It was a disappointing end to a great season for the North Kingstown High School girls' volleyball team, as East Providence defeated North and moved into the finals for the Division I state crown. More...

Decking the halls

Members of the fire department hung white lights on the village trees last weekend. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleithen More...

String quartet features islander

The URI Music Department will host a concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., featuring the URI Undergraduate Honors String Quartet. More...

Women's shelter benefit Dec. 1

Lucy's Hearth, Newport County's shelter for homeless women and children, is making plans for their seventh annual Designer Christmas Wreath Sale fund-raiser. More...

Tradition of giving lights up the holidays for many

The holiday season not only marks a time of giving, but also the beginning of a long winter season that poses challenges for many. More...

Birth

Foxon

A daughter, Emma Helena Foxon, was born Oct. 13, 2007, at Women and Infants' Hospital to Susan (Boucher) and Chay Foxon of Cumberland. Grandparents are Nelson and Carol Boucher of Jamestown, Trevor and Heather Foxon of Hooe, Plymouth, England. More...

Art movement studied at museum

A forum exploring aspects of American Barbizon painting will be held at the Newport Art Museum on Nov. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Barbizon was a controversial 19th century shift in artistic philosophy and style. More...

Bridge site sale terms finalized

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reported last Monday that the town had finalized its agreement with the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority over the sale of a piece of property on Taylor Point critical to the town's plans to build its new hi More...

Enter the village holiday contest

Jamestown village businesses are invited to participate in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Quononoquott Garden Club. Awards will be given for originality, creativity and holiday-inspired decorating. More...

Dutch Island lighthouse shines for mariners

A dozen cars and twice as many people lined the shore at Fort Getty on the Jamestown side of Dutch Island last Saturday night. All eyes were focused on the freshly painted Dutch Island Lighthouse tower that was bathed in white light. More...