June 23, 2011 RSS feed / News

New ice cream shop opens on North Main Road

Jamestown’s Paul Sprague has a head for business and comes up with a lot of ideas, he says. For example, he founded the Jamestown- Newport Ferry Company when he was 20. For the last seven years, he’s run the Island Energy Company. More...

Affordable housing becomes reality on Swinburne Street

The Church Community Housing Corporation of Newport County provides home ownership opportunities for qualified families with low to moderate incomes. More...

Century-old portrait unveiled to family member thanks to islander

Wendy and Bob Crooks of Jamestown have discovered a lot about Don Manuel Garcia Jr., a once-famous singing teacher, who counted Jenny Lind and King George V among his pupils.  The couple made themselves experts on all things Garcia in advance of More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Uttley, Nadeau named to spring’s dean’s list   Islanders Benjamin Nadeau and Brett Uttley were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Quinnipiac University.  Quinnipiac is a private institution located 90 minutes nort More...

Drop-off date for CIAA exhibit tomorrow

The Conanicut Island Art Association has announced its upcoming juried exhibit titled, “Icons of Jamestown.” Drop-off date is tomorrow – Friday, June 23 – from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Senator visits library and speaks about threats to U.S.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited the Jamestown Philomenian Library last week to discuss international affairs with island residents. More...

School panel looks at options for food service, high school

Caia Diepenbrock, Eric Holtzman, Jena Cabrera and Christian Teixeira were recipients of the Elizabeth Stone Scholarships for 2011.  More...

Water works

Members of the Jamestown Fire Department got out the Jeffers 1859 hand pumper last week. More...

Performances begin tonight of ‘La Mancha’

The Theatre by the Sea will hold a series of performances of the Tony Award-winning musical “Man of La Mancha” beginning tonight – Thursday, June 22 – and ending on July 16.  More...

Painting workshops to be held at farm

A series of watercolor workshops will be held at Watson Farm on July 26, Aug. 6 and Sept. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Natalie Pfanstiehl, who has taught at the Newport Art Museum for more than 20 years, will lead the workshops.  More...

Islander on board at Newport’s J Class Regatta

For many people, sailboat racing is not much of a spectator sport. Even die-hard racers will acknowledge that there is more in participation than watching. More...

Disease attacks island’s beeches

Jamestown Tree Warden Steve Saracino and Steve Kidd, a tree professional with North Eastern Tree Service, recently treated more than a dozen large European Beeches in Jamestown to prevent a new and deadly fungus disease.  More...

Lighthouse to stay open daily in summer

The Beavertail Lighthouse recently announced its summer schedule. The museum will be open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With the restoration of the light tower last year, tower will be open to the public periodically. More...