December 29, 2011 RSS feed / News

Brayton named to RITBA board of directors

Deborah M. Brayton has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

CHINA TOWN

Mackerel Cove received a pair of surprise visitors in early December, as two Chinese geese were seen walking the surf. More...

Educational tall ship sets sail

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a tall ship that will be used for educational programs at sea, tested the waters of Providence Harbor and upper Narragansett Bay on Dec. More...

Conservation panel focused this year on Fort Getty, Mackerel Cove

YEAR IN REVIEW

Backlash against a popular event, the New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge at Mackerel Cove, embroiled the commissioners in controversy as 2011 began. More...

Planning board spends year trying to keep town quaint, yet help it grow

With a history dating back to the 1700s, the preservation of Jamestown as a quaint community village with ocean waves rolling up the coast is something the islanders hold steadfast to living their Island lives. More...

Harbor Commission spends 2011 revising important documents

The waterfront continued to be a hub of activity and controversy in 2011. More...

Islander leads Rocky Hill soccer team to championship

TJ Thran, a senior at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, was an instrumental part of the school’s recent New England championship in boys’ soccer. More...

Locals donate trees for downtown area

As part of the state Narragansett Avenue sidewalk reconstruction project, several large trees had to be removed. The state replaced the trees. More...

Town Council spends year setting table for major decisions in 2012

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Town Council spent most of 2011 – the second year of its threeyear term – “setting the table” for projects that will, or may, break ground during the new year. More...

Students please school panel in 2011 with terrific test scores

YEAR IN REVIEW

The School Committee in 2011 once again had plenty of good news to listen to, as updates poured in throughout the year of overachieving students at the Jamestown schools. More...