September 16, 2010 RSS feed / News

Islanders cast votes in primary election

Tuesday was Primary Election Day in Rhode Island, and 860 island residents turned out at the recreation center to cast their votes. More...

Islander finds joy in teaching babies to sign

Most parents are all too familiar with one of the noisiest ways that babies communicate. But islander Lori Halloran is fascinated by a more quiet form of baby communication – sign language. More...

Clarke Golf Tournament this Sunday

The Peter C. Clarke Memorial Golf Tournament will be held this Sunday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Jamestown Golf Course. Cost is $50 per player, and includes nine holes of golf, a barbecue lunch and a raffle. More...

Time to save your summer plants

The Island Garden

Summer ends this Wednesday – according to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the autumnal equinox occurs Sept. 22 at 11:09 p.m. EDT. That means it’s the perfect time to look to your less-thanhardy plants. More...

Goodbye ‘Earl,’ hello fall run

With the big, bad “Hurricane that Never Was” now just a distant memory, residents of the Ocean State could use some fish to go with all that bread and milk. Despite the stormy seas, fish are thick and the bite is red-hot. More...

McAleer, Transue to wed

Kaylan McAleer of Jamestown and Bain Transue of Block Island and Narragansett have announced their engagement. She is the daughter of Thomas and Joan McAleer of Jamestown, and the sister of Ryan McAleer. More...

Wedding ring returns to owner – thanks to island neighbors

Pat Venable, a Jamestown summer resident who lives in Lawrenceville, N.J., enjoys clamming in Dutch Harbor at low tide with her family and neighbors. But one day earlier this summer, she pulled up a clam with her left hand. More...

Jamestown soccer kicks off season at new field

Jamestown’s recreational soccer league held its opening weekend last Saturday at Eldred Field. Approximately 200 children played in the field’s inaugural games. More...

Unmounted transponders to incur extra fee

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, motorists will have to pay a $2 per-axle fee in lieu of the E-ZPass discounted rate if they need a RITBA employee to raise a gate due to an unmounted transponder. For most passenger cars, the fee totals $4. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

Recently, 500 million hens’ eggs were recalled from supermarkets around the country because of a salmonella contamination problem that sickened thousands of people. More...

Open recreation for kids to begin Sept. 27

Open recreation, a free afterschool program for students in grades 4 through 6, will begin Monday, Sept. 27. Kids can play games, do their homework or just hang out at the recreation center. More...

Islander joins Newport Chamber staff

Jamestown native Tony Faria has joined the staff of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. He was previously a corporate account executive with Verizon Wireless and a business-to-business account manager with AT&T’s Custom Business Group. More...

Kelly to command N.J. Coast Guard base

Captain William G. Kelly of the U.S. Coast Guard was recently appointed commanding officer of one of the U.S.C.G.’s largest bases – its 40-sq.-mile training facility at Cape May, N.J. He is the son of Bill and Mary Kelly of Jamestown. More...

JYC announces fall series race results

The Jamestown Yacht Club has announced the results of the second race in its fall series: A Class: 1. Greenthumb, Viper 640, Zach Freeborn; 2. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 3. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 4. More...

Island percussionist brings marimba to Jamestown

Aaron Cote left Jamestown to gain experience in the music world. Now, he said, he wants to bring everything he’s learned about percussion music – and then some – back to the island. More...