December 22, 2011 RSS feed / News

Cleanup crew targets Hull Cove, more than 30 people lend hand

Clean Ocean Access was formed in the summer of 2006 by a group of approximately 45 people who surf. They were concerned with issues regarding parking and public access points in Newport as well as the water quality at Easton’s Beach. More...

Ponds in S.K., N.K. stocked with rainbow trout

The Department of Environmental Management is stocking Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter ice-fishing season. More...

Navy choristers seeking members for new year

The Newport Navy Choristers are currently seeking new members in all voice ranges to sing with them for the 2012 spring season. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Dec. 22 Split pea soup, chicken cordon bleu with gravy, rice Florentine, three-bean salad, applesauce, cheeseburger Friday, Dec. 23 More...

Islander makes dean’s list for fall semester

Freshman Katie Marquis of Starboard Avenue was named to Rochester Institute of Technology’s dean’s list for the fall semester. Marquis is studying molecular bioscience and biotechnology. More...

Panel looks to improve Mackerel Cove

Parking, narrow beach are problems discussed by Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission wants to step up improvements on the beach at Mackerel Cove, and its next step will be to take a January field trip to the spot and look at the options for widening the beach, the commissioners agreed at their Dec. More...

STATESIDE

Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Froberg Jr. recently returned home aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, which was deployed to the Arabian Gulf and the North Arabian Sea. More...

TOP FIREMAN

Capt. Peter Roderick was named Jamestown’s Firefighter of the Year at the department’s Christmas party on Nov. 17 at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

SEASON OF GIVING

Lawn Avenue School students (from left) Jay Patel, Emily Mikolay, Nick Antonucci, Grace Gaynor, Josie Ruggieri, Gavin Wagner, Leigh Ann Rodgers and Aren Cobb show off gifts that they donated to needy More...

POLICE LOG

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FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Dec. 14, 11:42 a.m., Car 1, Car 3, Engine 1, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 were dispatched to Garboard Street for a fire alarm. Dec. 15, 6:00 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for drill. Dec. More...

Island artist unveils 3,000-pound, 14-foot-high sculpture

After many long months of anticipation and speculation, Jamestown artist Peter Diepenbrock has finally unveiled his new sculpture, 16 feet of textured bronze and stainless steel, on the northwest lawn of Lakewood Public Library in Lakewood, Ohio. More...

newportFILM to show ‘The Island President’

In January, newportFILM will hold a Mini-Fest, which the group does every couple of months to create the spirit of a film festival. The mission is to bring educational and entertaining independent film programming to the community. More...

Fifth grade awarded money for math, science

For the past year, sixth-graders at the Lawn Avenue School have been learning science and math in an experimental learning setting through the Science and Math Scholars Project (SAMS). More...

Ecumenical Corner

A t a time when so much of the news we receive is filled with stories of what divides us – from political standoffs to religious tensions to ethnic battles – it is tempting to put down the newspaper or turn off the television or radio. More...

Islander says surveying customers can help companies flourish

Michael Casey started doing electronic customer surveys for American Power Conversion in 1993, long before the practice was commonplace. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Island student awarded legislative fellowship More...

Island Outlook

I t’s been a long time – more than 40 years, in fact – since I attended a high school dance, and, until the other day, the idea of trying to scare up a date to revisit such an event hadn’t crossed my mind. More...

Jamestowner named governor’s chief of staff

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently announced that effective Jan. 13, his new chief of staff will be Jamestown resident George A. Zainyeh. Patrick A. Rogers, the current chief of staff, will return to practice law. More...

Island churches announce Christmas services

The trio of island churches, along with the Jamestown Chapel, all have special services planned for the holiday this weekend. On Christmas Eve, Central Baptist Church will begin its service at 7:30 p.m. More...

DEM releases guidelines for shotgun season

The Department of Environmental Management reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear fluorescent orange when in state management areas during the shotgun deer hunting season. More...

Release date announced for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

“Moonrise Kingdom,” a film directed by Wes Anderson that includes scenes shot in Fort Wetherill, is scheduled to be released on May 25. More...

Lawn Avenue School awarded $68,750 grant

The Jamestown Education Foundation – a private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to providing educational and cultural enrichment for students in Jamestown – has been awarded a $68,750 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundat More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Dec. 27 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Dec. 28 6:30 p.m., the Juvenile Hearing Board will meet at the police station More...

David Swain arrested on DUI charges

David Swain, the former Jamestown councilman who was recently freed from a Tortola prison after a murder conviction was overturned by an appeals court, was arrested early Sunday morning in Portsmouth and charged with drunken driving and refusal to su More...