November 18, 2010 RSS feed / News

Veterans Day poem

Bruce Livingston, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, reads the poem “Flanders Field” during the Veterans Day observance at the East Ferry Veterans Square. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Marine biologist finishes her first triathlon

“The car pulled out suddenly,” Rachel said. More...

Gilbert Stuart Museum prepares for gala

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum in Saunderstown will be celebrating the 255th anniversary of Gilbert Stuart’s birth on Friday, Dec. 3. Stuart, who is most famously known by his portrait of George Washington which graces the U.S. More...

Planting for spring

The Conanicut Island Land Trust project involved volunteers planting over 8,000 donated bulbs in front of Godena Farm on North Main Road. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Nick and Linda Biddle took a train trip across Canada – from Toronto to Vancouver – and took a copy of the Jamestown Press to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff Springs in Alberta. More...

Lighthouse nominated for Save-A-Landmark

Since 1749, the Beavertail Lighthouse has been proudly looking over Narragansett Bay from the southernmost tip of Conanicut Island. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Mineau hired as associate attorney Attorney Kristine S. Trocki announced the hiring of Michael L. Mineau, who has joined the law firm as an associate attorney. More...

Zoning Board denies two-car garage, approves closet

There were two items on the Zoning Board of Review agenda on Nov. 16, including the regulatory variance sought by Christopher Bulger and Sylvia Maxfield for a two-car detached garage at 34 Whale Rock Rd., a property that they do not yet own. More...

Facilitator needed to run workshop on Fort Getty

The Town Council has launched the process of selecting a facilitator to run a public workshop on the future of Fort Getty. The Council approved the draft solicitation, along with one amendment, during its Nov. 15 meeting. More...

The best compliment I ever got

Flotsam and Jetsam

I did something very brave last week: I cooked Italian food for native Italians in Italy. More...

Fort Getty: A walk to remember right in our backyard

Only the die-hard fishermen are braving the cold, plying the sea for last-minute stripers or trolling the rivers and ponds for cold-water trout. Other outdoorsmen prepare for the hunt, dusting off stored waterfowl or deer gear. More...

NKHS sailors qualify for Great Oaks Regatta

Coming off a successful campaign this spring, which included a win at Wild Card Weekend, a fifth-place finish at the New England Schools Sailing Association Championships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fourth-place finish in the More...

Growing flowers in the heart of winter

The Island Garden

Growing flowers over the winter poses more problems than most gardeners will admit. Flowers need to be tricked into blooming so that you can enjoy their blossoms in the dead months rather than in spring. More...

O’Connor twins

Mary and Brian Dutra of Jamestown are proud to announce the arrival of their twin granddaughters, Lily Faye and Addison McKenna O’Connor, born Oct. 15, 2010. More...

Reed discusses elections, the wind turbine and LNG during visit to island

It was a brisk day, but Sen. Jack Reed was happy to be on the island. It was Veterans Day and Reed, who rose to the rank of captain after spending eight years of active duty with the U.S. More...