August 30, 2012 RSS feed / News

Jamestown Day planned for Sept. 15 at pavilion

Jamestown Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Fort Getty pavilion. Music and games from 5 to 8 p.m. will be followed by a bonfire. The rain date is Saturday, Sept. 22. More...

Median safety divider needed on bridge

The question of traffic safety on the Pell Newport Bridge was raised recently at a monthly meeting of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. The concern was prompted following a traffic accident that resulted in two deaths. More...

The Island Garden

Celebrating the harvest?

August is here and the harvest is in full swing. The kitchen counters have bowls and bowls of fresh vegetables picked from the garden. Now the question becomes, what to do with everything? More...

Boy missing in Newport Harbor

The Coast Guard is continuing to search for a 17-year-old boy who was last seen Monday night in Newport Harbor. At press time – Wednesday at noon – the boy was still missing. More...

Lynx will arrive in Jamestown Sept. 12

The 122-foot square-top sail schooner Lynx will sail into Jamestown on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. The public is invited to join the flotilla as it fires a salute from the main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon its entrance. More...

New head coach hopes to turn around NK’s football program

Islander Alex Burke named co-captain for 2012 season

Friday night lights will return to North Kingstown High School on Sept.7witha7p.m.homegame against Coventry. More...

Jamestown children go back to school

Most significant change is a new standard for students

The school year has begun for Jamestown students, and to get ready, professional development has been going on all week for teachers and staff. More...

Islander will teach students what she learned at sea

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island helped six Rhode Island educators become students again this summer during a five-day voyage from Philadelphia to Newport aboard Gazela, a 177-foot tall ship. More...

TO THE VICTORS

From right, Jamestown residents John Murphy and Emily Boenning defeated Bostonians Arthur Drane and Paul Bolster in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) at the National Tennis Club in Newport to win the Pell Cup More...

103 YEARS YOUNG

Jamestown resident Todd Marzano and his 3-year-old daughter Taya celebrate the 103rd birthday of Ida Albert at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport. Taya is the great-granddaughter of Albert. More...

Safer routes expected by next year

School Committee approves designs plans unanimously

Jamestown will have safer designated walking routes for students going to and from the schools by the end of the 2013 summer, after the School Committee unanimously approved the design plans at its Aug. 23 meeting. More...

GREEN GIRLS

A girls’ art camp where only recyclable materials were used was held recently at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

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Officials need help from townspeople

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser and Police Chief Ed Mello are looking for help from residents who may have seen who is responsible for destroying public property and clearing brush and trees from a public right-of-way in the Hull Cove area. More...

GOLDEN TIME

William and Barbara Manchester recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party at their son’s home in Williamstown, Vt. The couple was married on Aug. 11, 1962, at St. More...

Samba, Gromit among winners in season finale

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its 10th and final race of the summer series on Aug. 20. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper’s name): More...

Registration open for Jamestown Classic

Registration is open for the 37th annual Jamestown Classic, which will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 8. Atwood Racing Services will once again organize the event. The event is sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Retired Cmdr. More...

Beware coastal erosion

State geologist discusses the danger at URI lecture

For many Rhode Islanders, that famous picture of the summerhouse teetering on the rocks over Matunuck Beach sums up the threat from coastal erosion. More...

NIGHT AT THE PAVILION

Partygoers wait for the Slippery Sneakers to take the stage at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser at the Fort Getty pavilion Saturday. More...