November 24, 2011 RSS feed / News

Isner announces plans to defend title in 2012

No. 3 American John Isner, the winner of two ATP World Tour titles this season – including Newport – will return to defend his title at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2012. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Nov. 24 Closed Friday, Nov. 25 Closed Monday, Nov. 28 More...

SHOWSTOPPERS

The Conanicut Island Art Association recently announced the winners for its most recent art show. More...

Residents speak up against affordable housing project

Bridges Inc. hopes to construct a five-unit affordable housing facility for people with development disabilities in 2012, a proposal that has gotten many of its Clinton Avenue and Hammett Court neighbors riled up. More...

VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE

The traditional Village Christmas Tree – a 55-foot Norway spruce – was erected at East Ferry on Saturday by a crew of volunteers and a crane from Conanicut Marine Services. More...

Glitch in report card system sends grades to wrong contacts

On Nov. 14, it was that time of year again when students would take their grades home to their parents. Yet, for a few Jamestown children, more eyes would see their first quarter grades besides the people they expected. More...

Island videographer recognized for work on ‘Tuesday’s Child’

Almost every Rhode Islander knows the “Tuesday’s Child” series which showcases children in need of an adoptive family. Jamestown’s Albert Gamble, an NBC 10 WJAR videographer, is the cameraman who films it. More...

OceanPoint announces move to Middletown

OceanPoint Insurance Agency recently announced that it is moving its Jamestown office at 5 Ferry Wharf to its new headquarters at 723 Valley Road in Middletown. The move will take effect on Thursday, Nov. 23. More...

Basketball camps for island youth planned

The Jamestown Recreation Department has announced starting dates for its youth basketball program. The instructional league will begin on Monday, Nov. 28. More...

Fundraiser planned to support NK basketball

The North Kingstown High School basketball program will hold a fundraiser and pasta dinner on Friday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the NKHS cafeteria and gym. More...

Jamestown duo make a push for the NKHS varsity squad

Jamestown’s Kristjana McCarthy and Roma Patel, both 15 and sophomores at North Kingstown High, are putting their best efforts into making the Skippers girls’ basketball team. Tryouts start Monday at North Kingstown High. More...

Chief Mello holds a Q-and-A with Jamestown residents

Police Chief Edward Mello, who has been on the job in Jamestown since September, met with local residents at the Jamestown Philomeniann Library on Nov. 15 to introduce himself and take questions from the audience. More...

Scientist clarifies rumors about amount of pollution in Narragansett Bay

Last month an advocacy group called Environment Rhode Island released a fact sheet titled “Ten Scariest Facts about Narragansett Bay.” In the report it said a “frightening mix of pollutants including nitrogen, phosphorous and heavy More...

Former island teacher stars on Sesame Street

Sara Sweetman knows how to get teachers excited about science and how to inspire young students to seek answers through the scientifi c method, even those in kindergarten. More...

Motorists warned to be alert for deer

The Department of Environmental Management, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island State Police are advising motorists to be alert for deer, particularly at dawn and dusk. More...

Christmas concert next month in Middletown

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present its “Christmas in Song” concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church on 909 West Main Road in Middletown. More...

WALK TO WASHINGTON

The Lawn Avenue School organized a Walk to Washington 5K on Nov. 19 to help raise funds for the eighth-grade field trip to Washington, D.C. in May. More...

Phone solicitors have no connection to JPD

The Jamestown Police Department has received several calls from residents reporting that they have received calls from individuals claiming to be from the Jamestown Officer’s Association or the Jamestown Juvenile Officer’s Association. More...