February 16, 2012 RSS feed / News

Eyes on the prize: Girls’ JV basketball prepares for state championship

The Skippers will travel to Riverside to take on Bay View Sunday in title game

The North Kingstown girls’ junior varsity basketball team battles St. Mary Academy-Bay View for the state championship on Sunday. More...

Sign up now for girls’ softball program

Registration is now open for the Recreation Department’s girls’ softball program. The town will offer an instructional league (grades 1-3) and a youth league (grades 4-7). More...

Historic Godena’s Garage items displayed at library

The Jamestown Historical Society is currently exhibiting memorabilia from John Godena’s Garage (1952-1972) in the hallway case at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

What kind of wind turbine would work for Jamestown?

One of most important elements of a wind turbine project on Jamestown will be choosing the best turbine. More...

Island businessman named to MLK Center’s board of trustees

David Howe was selected because of his background, expertise in food safety

Jamestown businessman David Howe has been appointed to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center’s board of trustees. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI Georgiana Smith, 54, of Second Street, Newport, was charged Feb. 12 with first-offense DUI. According to police, the vehicle was stopped while driving on Route 138 eastbound. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 16 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Feb. 21 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Feb. 8, 8:20 a.m., Car 1 and Car 3 responded to Narragansett Avenue for a box alarm. Feb. 8, 3:04 p.m., Engine 3, Ladder 1, Car 1, Car 2 and Car 4 were dispatched to Narragansett Avenue for a reported chimney fire. Feb. More...

School receives grant for D.C. trip

Rep. Deb Ruggiero has obtained a $2,000 legislative grant to help eighth graders at Lawn Avenue School in Jamestown participate in an educational trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Children, teens needed for no-teasing program

Children and teens are needed to help the Friends of Jamestown Youth in its development of Go-Fourth, a respect for diversity and noteasing program. More...

Officer looks to raise money for families of fallen policemen

Ronald Jacobson will bike more than 300 miles to the nation’s capital for charity

Interstate 95 in Rhode Island begins in Pawtucket when it crosses over from South Attleboro, Mass., and stretches to its southernmost point in Hopkinton, just before disappearing into Connecticut. It’s slightly over 42 miles long. More...

Registration open for Babe Ruth League

Anyone wishing to play baseball in the Newport Babe Ruth League should contact Steve Cirella as soon as possible. Cirella can be reached at 423-1425. Players must be at least 13 years old but not older than 16 on April 30. More...

Volunteers needed for Cal Ripken Baseball

The Jamestown Cal Ripken Baseball league is looking for coaches and other volunteers to help out this spring with the upcoming baseball season. More...

BIRTHS

• Abigail Amelia Demello was born Jan. 14 at Newport Hospital. Her parents are Antone Demello IV and Alicia Christine Farrell. • Leannan Mairtin Plaster was born Feb. 6 at Newport Hospital. More...

Cicilline delivers over 4,000 valentines to Newport County veterans

Melrose Avenue School students contributed to the cause by making 103 cards

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline visited the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol on Tuesday as a part of his Valentines For Vets program. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.

Thursday, Feb. 16 Split pea soup, meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas, cookies, turkey and cheese on wheat bread Friday, Feb. More...

Workshop planned to control goose population

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VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

Kindergartners and first-graders at Melrose Avenue School made 103 valentines for Newport County veterans, which were delivered by U.S. Rep. David Cicilline. More...

Panel hears about potential projects

Lew Kitts, the building and grounds superintendent for the Jamestown School Department, briefed the School Committee last week on how he planned to spend the $195,175 capital projects budget. More...

DAVIDSON, DICKEY ENGAGED

Jamestown native Andrew Davidson recently announced his engagement to Kirstien Dickey of Lamoine, Maine. Davidson is a 2006 graduate of North Kingstown High School. More...

Clash between scientists, fishermen continues to boil over

The battle over United States fisheries management is one of the most contentious issues ever seen on these shores. More...