September 15, 2011 RSS feed / News

A FAMILY AFFAIR

A reunion of the Falchini and D’Alessio families was held at Fort Getty on Aug. 21. Nearly 80 family members attended, from states such as California, Arizona, Florida, Utah and New Jersey. More...

NKHS to hold forum for college-bound kids

The North Kingstown High School Guidance Department will host a Senior Parent College Night on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Jesse Smith of Beavertail, along with Aili, Colin, David and Christine Moffet of Mt. Hope Avenue, took a trip to Helsinki, Finland, in August. More...

Harbormaster discusses Irene, Fort Getty boat ramp, moorings

When Hurricane Irene approached Narragansett Bay a couple of weeks ago, Jamestown Harbormaster Sam Paterson was a busy man. More...

Beal, Kallfelz among winners in Around the Island race

The Conanicut Yacht Club hosted the annual Around the Island race on Sept. 4, and nearly 100 boats competed in the regatta. More...

Jamestowner to leave for England tomorrow

From Sept. 16 to Sept. 20, Newport Mayor Stephen C. Waluk and Newport Visitors Bureau President Evan Smith will visit Plymouth, England, to observe the second stop in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series. More...

Picante wins A Class in second week of racing

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its second race of the fall season on Sept. 11. The results were: A Class: 1. Picante, J/109, R. Salk and J. Sahagian; 2. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 3. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 4. More...

SUNNY DAY

Members of the Tuesday night ladies’ tennis class purchased a bench in honor of Sunny Hocutt, a longtime member of the group who celebrated her birthday on Aug. 23. More...

Lynx will sail into Jamestown for first time

The 122-foot square-top sail schooner Lynx will be sailing into Jamestown for the first time on Thursday, Oct. 6, at noon. More...

URI offers four fishing trips aboard Cap’n Bert

The University of Rhode Island Fisheries Center and the Rhode Island Sea Grant will sponsor four trips aboard Cap’n Bert, a 49-foot URI research vessel. The boat will leave from Wickford Shipyard at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sept. More...

Island businesses ‘grateful’ for another successful season

Labor Day has come and gone, and with it marks the traditional end of the summer season here on Conanicut Island. More...

Draining issues complicate pair of Spindrift proposals

Plans to construct a two-bedroom dwelling on a vacant lot on Spindrift Street is one step closer to being realized after the Planning Commission recommended approval to the Zoning Board of Review last week. More...

GONE FISHING

A fisherman braved the waves brought by Hurricane Katia last week at Beavertail. The hurricane remained offshore and waves attracted surfers to Hull Cove. More...

SURF’S UP

One surfer catches the rough waves at Hull Cove caused by an offshore storm on Friday. Many islanders were on hand with fishing poles, cameras and surfboards during the bigger-than-normal surf More...

State to receive funding for 2010 floods

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse recently announced that Rhode Island will receive $15,063,164 in federal funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help the state recover from the historic floods of 2010. More...

Governor signs three bills to booster fishing trade

Three bills approved by the General Assembly this year to assist the fishing trade were signed into law recently in a ceremony held at Salty Brine State Beach in Galilee, the center of the Ocean State’s fishing industry. More...

Auger named superintendent of North Kingstown schools

On Aug. 23, the North Kingstown School Committee voted to name Phil Auger, Ph.D., to the post of superintendent. More...

State rep calls for changes in RITBA

Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. More...

Registration begins for Jamestown bicycle race

The Jamestown Rotary Club’s 36th annual Jamestown Classic bicycle race will be Columbus Day, Oct. 10. To register, visit bikereg.com/14185. More...

Pair of holes-in-one at Jamestown Golf Course

Islander Dave Evangilista aced the fifth hole at Jamestown Golf CourseonAug.24usinga9iron. The fifth hole is the shortest hole on the course – 130 from back, 114 from the white tees – but four large bunkers guard the green. More...

Five-week afterschool golf program planned

The Jamestown Education Foundation will sponsor an afterschool five-week golf program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Golf Course. The program will be held each Tuesday through Oct. 18. More...

In case of storm, town administrator says town has its bases covered

Emergency preparedness is a critical issue for every town, and Jamestown is no exception. More...

Design committee preps for meeting with DOT director

The Bike Path Design Committee met Tuesday to make sure the panel was on the same page for the upcoming meeting Wednesday with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. The Sept. More...

Military vehicle show to take place at Quonset

The 11th annual Historic Military Vehicle Show will take on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quonset Air Museum in North Kingstown. More...

Celebrating Jamestown Day 2011 held at Fort Getty

FUN AT FORT GETTY

The 2011 version of Jamestown Day was held at Fort Getty on Sept. 9, and the Parks and Recreation Department was pleased with the turnout that the festival attracted. More...