June 26, 2008 RSS feed / News

See historic documents at state archives

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis invites the public to honor July 4 by learning about Rhode Island's independence at the State Archives in downtown Providence in July. More...

First in class to Bermuda

Two sailing yachts with Jamestown connections finished first in their respective classes in the Newport to Bermuda race. Above, the crew of Aurora paused in their race preparations last Friday morning. More...

Transfer station sticker price raised to $100

The Town Council voted unanimously to approve an annual transfer station fee increase that would boost the cost of permits from $65 to $100 per year. More...

An afternoon storm

Tuesday's weather included three major thunderstorms that whipped through the area over the course of the day. Here, clouds threaten the West Passage, looking toward Dutch Island. Photo by Carl Barchi More...

Tennis event raises funds for local charities

The 3rd Annual Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament was held June 8 under pristine skies at both the Conanicut Yacht Club and the Jamestown town courts. More...

Facing a plastic surgery-free future

Flotsam and Jetsam

Am I the only one who likes my own face? As faces go, it's not a great one, but it's certainly a good, perfectly adequate face. Everything functions well. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Quirk-Hawkins to wed next year Sam and Cindy Leveillee of Hope and John and Lisa Quirk of Oklahoma announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Ann Quirk to Mark Hawkins, son of Rosalind Hawkins and the late Frank Hawkins of North Kingstow More...

Garden club treats residents to Town Hall landscaping effort

Something new has been added to Town Hall on Narragansett Avenue. Over the weekend the property was landscaped due to a gift of $4,000 from the Quononoquott Garden Club. More...

Planning Commission reviews recommended SmartCode

Town Planner Lisa Bryer intended for the June 18 Planning Commission meeting to be a roundtable discussion focusing on how recently approved projects related to the proposed SmartCode zoning ordinances. More...

CCRI names four to dean's list

The Community College of Rhode Island announces that 981 students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester. Four students from Jamestown made the list. More...

Jamestown community fund awards grants to several island groups

Jamestown youth are in camp this summer thanks to two of the six awards made recently by the Jamestown Community Fund. More...

Recycling audit offered to island businesses

The town hosted a recycling workshop June 12 for the purpose of educating and improving the recycling efforts of three major components of the community. More...

Concert series begins at Wickford harbor

Tuesday Summer Concerts at the Town Dock continue on Tuesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. The Driftwoods will take the stage at Wickford Harbor. More...

Maritime museum offers historic craft classes

This summer, visitors of all ages can enjoy daily workshops at Mystic Seaport and then take home the fruits of their labor with Hands-On History, the museum's newest interactive program. More...

Commissioners make wood pile pier recommendations to Council

The harbor commissioners ironed out recommendations to the Town Council at the June 11 Harbor Management Commission meeting for the use of the town-owned wood pile pier at East Ferry. More...

Discount book available for South County attractions

Passport To South County Savings Coupon Books are still available at the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce office. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club's Summer Series Race

Race number 1 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on June 17. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Rumours, Thompson 35, Tim Woodhouse; 2. Interlodge, Swan 42, Austin Fragomen; 3. More...

SUMMER CAMPS

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer a wide array of youth and adult programs, which will run throughout the summer. More...

Harry Scott-Bennett finishes busy career at Prout

Most student-athletes are busy, but take a look at islander Harry Scott-Bennett's high school resume and between academics, athletics, volunteering and other extra-curricular activities, it is a wonder he had time to sleep. More...

WEDDING

Morton-Ranney and Aiken wed

Jenna Morton-Ranney and Anthony Aiken were married Jan. 5, 2008 at the American Church in London. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sonya Morton-Ranney of Jamestown and the groom is the son of Andrew and Anne Aiken of London, England. More...

Fresh Newport eatery has Jamestown connection

There's a vibrant new restaurant making a name for itself in Newport. Everyday Gourmet is owned and managed by Peter Liberati and Jared Furtado. The two young men grew up in Jamestown and were high school buddies. More...

Resignation of NK superintendent may affect long term goals

North Kingstown School Superintendent Priscilla Feir announced her resignation June 19, a mere eight months after securing the position. More...

Evans earns Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Allison Evans, formerly of Jamestown, recently graduated from Life University in Marietta, Ga. with a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree. Evans will soon start a new practice in Denver, Colo. More...

Pruell graduates from Nichols College

Jonathan G. Pruell graduated May 10 from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. Pruell received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is the son of Carroll and Richard Pruell of Jamestown. More...