September 2, 2010 RSS feed / News

Hurricane safety for swimmers

The Coast Guard offered some tips for staying safe as Hurricane Earl approaches.   Hurricanes can create dangers in the water, such as rip currents and large waves. More...

Boat yard crews scramble to prepare for hurricane

Jamestown’s four boat yards were bustling with activity on Wednesday morning as weather forecasters were calling for Hurricane Earl to pass east of Conanicut Island sometime Friday night. More...

What to have in an emergency

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency recommends that each household stock the following supplies to prepare for a potential disaster or weather emergency:   • A three-day supply of water. More...

Getting ready for Earl

Workers at Conanicut Marine Services use the boat ramp at East Ferry on Tuesday to haul out a catboat. More...

EEE virus found in Rhode Island

The R.I. Dept. of Health and the R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management advise all Rhode Islanders that a pool of mosquitoes from a mosquito-trapping site in Westerly has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. More...

Grrrr!

Sophomore Matt Rafanelli takes on the “opponent” during a recent football practice at North Kingstown High School. More...

Holes-in-one reported at Jamestown golf course

Seven holes-in-one were recorded this year at the Jamestown Golf Course. They included:   • On April 17, Chip Young hit a fifth hole, hybrid four, during the monkey tournament. Witnesses were Mike Montoya, Kevin Carty and Rick DeReese. More...

Winning blooms

From left, Steve Cirella was on hand to represent his son, Stevie Cirella, whose 14-inch sunflower won the Secret Garden’s sunflower contest in the largest bloom, child, category and tallest pla More...

Batter up!

Nick Fay of Jamestown, a pitcher in the Newport U15 Babe Ruth league, had the honor of throwing out the first pitch during Jamestown Press Night at the PawSox on Tuesday. More...

‘Drop dead gorgeous’ summer a boon to island economy

Good weather is good for business – at least, that’s what several Jamestown business owners had to say recently. More...

Island students to create ‘code’ for living

If someone asked you to identify your own personal code for how you want to live your life, could you do it?   That’s exactly what students in grades five through eight will be doing this year at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

JAC fundraiser to reflect spirit of island art community

It’s been said that communities that embrace the arts always flourish. That’s how it is here in Jamestown.   More...

N.K.H.S. gears up for busy fall sports season

Talent, enthusiasm and a whole lot of energy are typical of many North Kingstown High School athletes, according to Athletic Director James Marcello, who oversees the robust athletic program that includes 43 teams.   More...

As summer ends, Bay catch rises

With Labor Day approaching, fishing in Rhode Island is definitely shifting from summer to fall patterns. More...