September 13, 2012 RSS feed / News

BAY DESTROYER

The USS Michael Murphy, the Navy’s newest destroyer, recently arrived in Newport from a shipyard in Maine. The ship is named after Lt. Michael P. More...

Jamestowner’s photography on display in Newport

“Didi Suydam: Presence,” an exhibition of photographic imagery created by Jamestown artist Didi Suydam, opened last week at the Newport Art Museum. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 4. More...

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Driver’s education to begin Monday night

Driver’s education begins on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Jamestown Fire Station. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 24. Eligible students must be 15 years, 10 months old by the first class. More...

Local businesses reflect on season

No hurricanes helped town thrive through Labor Day

While most of Jamestown’s restaurants had a successful summer compared to last year, it wasn’t just the food service industry that thrived. There were many other businesses that got an added boost in sales thanks to sunny skies. More...

Six islanders make JV soccer team

The North Kingstown boys’ junior varsity soccer team kicked off the 2012 season on a winning note. The squad shut out La Salle 5-0 in the home opener at Wilson Park. More...

Chairman Arafat wins its class’ first two races

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s held the first race of its fall series on Aug. 28. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper’s name): More...

Open house Saturday at NK Animal Shelter

An open house will be held at the North Kingstown Animal Shelter on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shelter, which this year became the official shelter of Jamestown, is located at 395 Hamilton Allenton Road. More...

Classes will focus on home-buying process

Homeowner-education courses will be offered by Church Community Housing Corporation beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harbor House, 111 Washington St., Newport. More...

Bridges residents will be featured in upcoming Town Hall show

Artwork will be part of CIAA’s first invitational

For more than five years the Conanicut Island Art Association has presented regular art exhibitions at the Town Hall gallery. More...

Splendid weather soars summer sales

Restaurateurs say Newport events also helped business

Special events like the America’s Cup World Series and the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival are nice, but when it comes to Jamestown’s restaurants, the success of the season all comes down to one word – weather. More...

East Passage becomes home for 300,000 emergent oysters

Mark Goerner wants to help restore seafood production

The vanishing lobster fishery in Narragansett Bay has led one local resident to turn his attention to a new method of providing seafood to hungry New Englanders. More...

Chamber event aboard the Lynx tomorrow

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold an educational event dockside on the 122-foot tall ship Lynx with appetizers, refreshments and tours on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. More...

SEPT. 11 REMEMBERED

The Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department had an empty-boots tribute on Wednesday to the fallen heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More...

The Island Garden

Flower bulbs break backs

You just got one of those discount bulb catalogs in the mail. It offers hundreds of daffodil bulbs for astoundingly low prices. Terrifi c, you think, as images of a yard full of daffodils flashes before your eyes. More...

Newport County man catches West Nile

The Rhode Island Department of Health reports that a man in his 50s from Newport County was diagnosed with West Nile fever, a mild form of West Nile virus. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed the diagnosis. More...

Services planned for Yom Kippur, Sukkoth

The Newport Havurah, an association of reform Jews, will hold religious services for three upcoming holidays. There will be an evening service for Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, Sept. 16, and a morning service the following day. More...

Golf tournament will benefit students

The Jamestown PTO will sponsor a golf tournament at the Jamestown Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch and raffles will follow at 11:30 a.m. with live music from the Dead Blues Society. More...

Local author will talk about autobiography

The Newport Artillery Company of Newport will sponsor a talk by author and former Jamestown resident Walter Schroder on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at its headquarters on 23 Clarke St. in Newport. More...

Jamestown Day at Fort Getty Saturday

Alcohol-free event is a way to support local teenagers

The unofficial end of summer that came with the Labor Day weekend does not mean the end of outdoor celebrations in Jamestown. This year’s edition of Jamestown Day will take place at the Fort Getty pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5 p.m. More...

Island kitten tests positive for rabies

The state Department of Health and Department of Environmental Management recently reported that a kitten collected from Jamestown in the vicinity of Highland Drive and Fort Wetherill State Park that has died has tested positive for rabies. More...

Tour will take visitors through halls of Lippitt, Lovering cottages

Historical society will hold annual event on Saturday

Jamestowners are invited to tour two houses that were built as summer cottages during the heyday of Jamestown’s period as a resort destination on Saturday, Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...