May 26, 2011 RSS feed / News

Annual Memorial Day Parade this Monday

This year’s annual island Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies will take place on Monday, May 30, beginning at 7 a.m. at Veterans Square for families to honor fallen soldiers. The parade itself will commence down Watson Avenue at 10 a.m. More...

Bryer re-elected chief of fire department

The 120th annual meeting of the Jamestown Fire Department was held on May 5, and James Bryer Jr. was re-elected to another two-year term as chief. Bryer has served as chief since 2005.  More...

Island kids showcase their films at recreation center

There was a little bit of Hollywood in town last week when a group of student filmmakers brought their latest work to the Jamestown Arts Center for a showcase. More...

Island volleyball player prepares for trip to Italy

Another ho-hum summer sports camp? Not for volleyball standout Garrett Bucklin, who will travel to Italy this summer on a tour of four cities while playing volleyball matches against Italian club teams. More...

Sixth graders discuss best places to release their salmon

Sixth graders at the Lawn Avenue School tacked a tough geography problem Friday. Which stream or brook in Rhode Island will give their salmon fry the best chance of survival?  More...

Chopmist Charlie’s ready for summer customers

Chopmist Charlie’s is something of an institution in Jamestown. It is a classic New England seafood restaurant that is beloved by the local population as well as visitors to the island.  More...

Island family adds five born in eight months

Erica Smith and Teddy Comerford of Jamestown welcomed Rogue William Comerford to the family April 7. Rogue is the grandson of William and Kathleen Smith, and Jeanne Comerford of Jamestown. Rogue joins his brother, Talan.  More...

Taxpayers’ association proposes cut in school budget

School Committee Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser directly addressed the budget warrant at last week’s meeting, which was filed by the Taxpayers’ Association of Jamestown and proposes a $601,330 cut to the 2011-12 town budget.  More...

2011 board members elected

• The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce recently elected its offi cers for 2011.  Jill Hubbard will serve as president, Cathryn Jamieson as vice president, Vicki de Angeli as secretary and Debbie Goyette as treasurer.  Board members inclu More...

Around the horn

• The North Kingstown High School girls’ sailing team defending its state title on Monday, May 16, at the Wickford Yacht Club. NKHS tallied 33 points, finishing ahead St. More...

Annual tennis tournament in honor of island teacher

Teaching and coaching are threads of the same cloth, and by all accounts Roger Chase was exceptionally gifted at both.  The sixth annual Roger Chase Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 5, at the Conanicut Yacht Club te More...

Career day a hit with students at Lawn Avenue School

A commercial fishing trawler, packed with children in bright orange life vests, pushed off from Dutch Harbor on Friday. More...