November 19, 2009 RSS feed / News

Tremblay, Shea to wed

Robert and Diane Tremblay of Coventry announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Tremblay, to Joshua Shea, son of Stephen and Doreen Furtado of Jamestown and Joseph Shea of Wellington, Fla. More...

New director sought to carry on island holiday tradition

With every gain in life, there is a loss. Susan Lutes, director of the Shoreby Hill Christmas Pageant, can attest to that fact. She’s living it. More...

Farewell gift

Jamestown Chamber of Commerce President Annie McIntyre presents a painting as a thank you gift to Donna Olney Kohler, who is leaving her post as executive director of the chamber. More...

Frostbiters kick off sailing season with mild conditions

It is hard to miss the little oneman dinghies sailing in the bay waters off of East Ferry from November through April. The boats are usually the only ones in the chilly water long after the other watercraft have been stored in their winter homes. More...

Good as new

Joe Tiexiera, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero and Joseph Baker of the Department of Transportation talk in front of a stone wall running along Helm Street. More...

Supporting science and math

Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Lawn Avenue School in Jamestown recently to announce a $200,000 appropriation to fund a new Science and Math Scholars Initiative at the school. More...

Ft. Getty site endorsed for wind turbine

The Jamestown Wind Energy Committee this week voted to recommend Ft. Getty as the island’s most suitable location for a wind turbine. All six committee members who attended the Nov. 17 meeting supported Ft. More...

ACI intake center to be named for late islander

The Department of Corrections’ Intake Service Center will soon be renamed for the late Anthony P. More...

Election flyer still under investigation

Jamestown Police Chief Thomas Tighe said Wednesday morning that island officials are still investigating the anonymous campaign letter that was mailed to island homes the weekend before the Nov. 3 town election. More...

Holiday happenings around the area

Editor’s Note: Here’s a brief list of upcoming holiday events we think our readers may find of interest. Concerts and performances More...

Islanders question experts at health care reform forum

An island church last week provided a platform for health care experts to examine the American health care crisis – and review the legislative “solutions” proposed on Capitol Hill. More...

BIRTHS

Hackman A daughter, Keira Elaine, was born Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Newport Hospital to Susan (Koscinski) and Theodore Hackman of Jamestown. Larkin A daughter, Norah Beatrice Larkin, was born Sept. More...

Brennan looks back at years on school committee

William “Bucky” Brennan may have served the Jamestown School Committee for eight years – but even he acknowledges that those years of service got off to a rather rocky start. More...

A little respect

Jamestown’s Daisy Girl Scout troop recently decorated a bulletin board about respect at the Melrose School. More...

A successful season

Jamestown Soccer’s U12 girls competitive team, coached by Jay Primiano and Julie Kallfelz, played to a 3-4-1 record in the classic division of the R.I. Super Liga’s fall tournament. More...

Island cutie

A baby Highland cow takes time out for a good back scratch during a recent sunny day at Beaverhead Farm. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

A perfect season

The Jamestown Youth Soccer Association’s competitive U12 boys team, coached by Jay Sisson and Jim Simmons, closed out its fall season undefeated in the classic gold division of Super Liga tourna More...

Monday morning surprise

A homeowner on Spirketing Street will be making some unanticipated home improvements after a car crashed through the home’s living room last Monday. Photo of Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Website documents islander’s love of ships

“We all have our passions,” said islander Rod Smith as he described his first love. “My camera: That’s my sailboat, my motorcycle, my fast car.” Coming in a close second is Smith’s love of ships. More...