September 27, 2012 RSS feed / News

Tai chi planned for people with arthritis

Jamestown seniors, under the direction of volunteer Gary Girard, perform tai chi at Fort Wetherill. Free tai chi courses for people with arthritis will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

A SCENIC VIEW

The Three Sisters houses look over the Conanicut Marina yacht basin where the Jamestown & Newport Ferry waits its next cruise across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. More...

The Island Garden

Your garden can help feed wildlife

I have been talking to a lot of gardeners lately and I must say, Jametowners really enjoy feeding wildlife. A friend tells of a trip to the local garden center. He spent a pile of cash buying one of every vegetable they had. More...

Ocean State Theatre to open new box office

Ocean State Theatre Company, the nonprofit that brought new life to the historic Theatre By The Sea for the past five years, recently announced that the box office at its new state-of-the-art theatre located on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick will ope More...

Bristol County woman infected by West Nile

The Rhode Island Department of Health recently reported that a woman in her 60s from Bristol County has been diagnosed with meningitis resulting from West Nile virus. The woman is now recovering. More...

CENTURY CHAMPS

From left, Tim Heath of Jamestown and Jim Fallon of New York City relax after winning the Conanicut Yacht Club’s second annual century doubles tournament. More...

ROCK ON

After 10 years of fundraising and grant writing, the kidsROCK project was finally completed at Lawn Avenue School on Sept. 21. More...

‘The Rock’– although not as historic as once thought – is safe

Town officials say boulder was moved there in 1979

For the last few month there has been a lot of discussion about a certain rock that is lying near the town beach at East Ferry. As it turns out, the rock may not be quite as historic as previously thought. More...

DEM announces scallop harvest season

The Department of Environmental Management recently announced that the bay scallop harvest season opens at sunrise on Nov. 3 and continues until Dec. 31 at sunset. More...

TITMAS, DESVAUX WED

Jamestowners John Titmas and Beth Desvaux were married on Aug. 31 at Fort Getty State Park. More...

QUEEN’S QUEST

The Queen Mary 2 traversed Narragansett Bay Saturday on its way to Newport, which was its first stop after leaving New York. More...

Nick Alfred named district’s 2012-13 Teacher of the Year

Alfred teaches seventhand eighth-grade math

Nicholas Alfred, Jamestown’s 2012-13 Teacher of the Year, started off on a bumpy road before finding his true calling. More...

Liaison bows out, test scores down

Eighth-grade science scores decline from 2011 results

With the Town Council canceling all but one of its meetings leading up to the Nov. 6 election, Councilor Mike White followed suit and told the School Committee at its Sept. More...

Tea Party candidate will run against state Senate president

Geoffrey Cook will try to unseat Teresa Paiva Weed

Two candidates will face off for the District 13 state Senate seat, representing Jamestown and Newport. Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, the Democratic incumbent, will face Geoffrey Cook, who has been endorsed by the Tea Party. More...

LARGE AND SMALL

The fall work this week at the island boat yards includes fixing the centerboard on a 61-foot Swan (above) and hauling a Doughdish (below) that is modeled after the Herreshoff 12 1/2. More...

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Newport architect wins business award

A4 Architecture was recently named a 2012 Business Excellence Award winner by Residential Design + Build magazine. The annual program recognizes residential design and construction firms for excellence in various aspects of business management. More...

Newport harbor walk scheduled for Oct. 4

A guided Newport harbor walk will take place Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. at Mary Ferrazzoli Park at the corner of Long Wharf and Washington Street. More...

Family affair: North Kingstown, Rogers get ready for battle

Captains of opposing teams are more than just rivals

Jamestown’s Alex Burke and his cousin Dylan Burke of Newport grew up playing baseball and football together. More...

Bearly Muven, Chairman Arafat among winners

The fourth race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s fall series was held Sept. 23. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

Newport Renewables defeats NK team, 4-3

In the Jamestown Soccer Association’s third week of play, island teams went 2-1 against North Kingstown competition in the U12 division. Newport Renewables won 4-3, thanks to goals from Ksyenia Farrell and Ben Hutchinson. More...

Newport County Fund celebrates 10 years of giving to area nonprofits

Islander James Wright chairs the advisory board

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Newport County Fund, a subsidy created by the Rhode Island Foundation to provide money to deserving nonprofit organizations in the county’s six municipalities. More...

Jamestowner and Discover Newport head says tourism is up

Tourism board encompasses both business, leisure travel

The Newport and Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau got a bit of a facelift earlier this year in the form of a more succinct name: Discover Newport. More...

Family day at Gilbert Stuart Museum Oct. 7

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will hold a family day on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum in Saunderstown. Doc Wood and Friends will play live music. More...

JHS 100 years: The waterfront in 1900

As the 20th century began, anyone returning to Jamestown after a 30-year absence could have been forgiven for wondering in what town he found himself. More...

Tunnel finished, but negotiations to finance it breaks down

RITBA expected more drivers to dodges tolls

The tunnel under the Newport Pell Bridge toll plaza has been completed, but negotiations surrounding the financing of the project have turned sour. More...