February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Co-op talks about R.I.’s local food production

Martha Neale of Windmist Farm among 6 panelists who discussed agriculture

According to Ken Ayers, the state’s chief of agriculture, these are good times for Rhode Island farmers. That was the message he relayed at the annual meeting of the Alternative Food Co-op on Sunday at The Towers in Narragansett. More...

News

Pats won’t have homefield advantage with Patriot Paul

Paul Brunelle won’t be on the sidelines cheering on the New England Patriots this Sunday as they face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Brunelle has been a member of the End Zone Militia for seven years. More...

Meeting next week for Babe Ruth League team

The Jamestown Babe Ruth League baseball team will hold a mandatory meeting at the Jamestown Fire Station on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. All players who are interested in playing for the team in the spring should attend. More...

Tickets now available for athletics fundraiser

Tickets are now available for the North Kingstown High School Booster Club’s annual Evening of Champions Dinner. This is the biggest fundraiser on the club’s calendar and features dinner, dancing, auctions and a $2,500 raffle. More...

About Town

JAC will sponsor outdoor-photography course

The Jamestown Arts Center will sponsor a course on photographing Beavertail in the winter with photographer Ross Harris. More...

Tibetan monk to speak at library Saturday

Lama Pema Wangdak, a Tibetan teacher who won the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his worldwide humanitarian work, will speak at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. More...

Mural will be unveiled tonight at rec center

The Jamestown Teen Center will unveil its mural on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the recreation center. More...

Surveying for bike path begins next week

Engineers need to examine reservoir, submit wetlands application to state agency

A contract has been agreed upon between the town and Pare Corporation, the civil engineering firm that was recently hired to complete the design phase of the crossisland bike path. More...

Should Jamestown take action against rising sea level?

Councilman says town will have to make adaptations to combat climate change

“Rhode Island’s coastal communities are experiencing changes brought about by chronic events, primarily sea level rise, and changes brought about by the increasing severity of catastrophic events, extreme weather ranging from hurricanes t More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Force plants for early fruits and flowers

It’s been an interesting winter with 50-degree days occurring regularly in January, ocean water temperatures staying in the mid to high 40s when normally they’d be right around freezing at this time of year, daffodils coming into bloom an More...

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CHARCOAL CHAMPS

The winners were recently announced for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s latest Town Hall show, “Pastel, Charcoal and Watercolor.” From left are Priscilla Foley, first place; More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

I t could have been us! John A. Murphy forwarded an item on Captain Francesco Schettino from Der Spiegel (German magazine) in its Jan. More...

Island History

Ruth V. (Garlick) Baker

Ruth V. (Garlick) Baker, 97, of North Kingstown, died peacefully at Heatherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Jan. 23, 2012. Born in North Kingstown, she was a daughter of the late Reuben A. Garlick and Martha L. (Gardiner) Garlick. More...

Joseph Anthony Santos

Joseph Anthony Santos, 59, died Jan. 24, 2012, in Brevard County, Fla. Born in Newport on Dec. 26, 1952, he was the son of the late Nibel Joseph Santos and Vivian Elizabeth Santos. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of February 2 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago More...