November 29, 2012 RSS feed / News

HIGH LIGHTS

Rachel Bryer and Gary Largess string Christmas lights to the roof of the Jamestown Fire Station. Each year the Fire Department decorates Narragansett Avenue for the holidays. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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Benefits for hurricane-related unemployment

The state of Rhode Island recently announced that federal assistance is now available to Rhode Islanders in Newport County who have lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Potter League offers half-price cat adoption

The Potter League for Animals in Middletown is having a special in the month of December for anyone interested in adopting a cat. More...

Lawn students to hold fundraiser next week

Lawn Avenue School students will hold a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble in Middletown from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. A portion of the sales will benefit the eighth-grade field trip to Washington, D.C. Gift wrapping will be available. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Barbara Bird and Dennis Nixon recently visited the Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight in England. The two went for a bike ride along the farm under sunny skies. More...

Lawn Avenue School chorus sings on the State House stairs

Jazz band will perform on Capitol Hill in December

The Lawn Avenue School seventh and eighth-grade chorus traveled to the State House Tuesday to help kick off the holiday season. “We’re really psyched,” said Gilda Bullard, the chorus director. More...

North Kingstown football finishes season with 20-16 win

The North Kingstown varsity football team defeated rival South Kingstown on Thanksgiving Day, 20-16. The Skippers finished the season 3-7 overall, 1-6 in Division II. More...

Shotgun season begins Saturday, wear orange

The state Department of Environmental Management is reminding all Rhode Islanders that they must wear fluorescent orange when in state management areas during the shotgun deer-hunting season, which opens on Saturday, Dec. 1. More...

Workshops planned for Sakonnet Bridge tolling

The state Department of Transportation has organized two workshops next week to allow the public to learn more and ask questions about the financial challenges the state faces in properly maintaining four of Rhode Island’s largest bridges. More...

CRMC extends deadline for emergency permitting

In response to the volume and type of emergency permits issued following Hurricane Sandy, the Coastal Resources Management Council will extend its deadline for emergency permitting. The original deadline was May 13, 2013. More...

Films released focus on problems, solutions of ocean planning

In Rhode Island and around the country, coastal communities are working to generate new industries, support job creation, and provide food and services to an ever-increasing population. More...

Board approves plan for new Fairview garage

Owners restricted from building toilet in structure

A plan to tear down an old garage at 14 Fairview St. and replace it with a new building on roughly the same footprint can go forward, the Zoning Board of Review decided Tuesday. More...

Arts center’s holiday sale begins tonight

The opening reception for the Jamestown Arts Center’s annual holiday exhibit of small works will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show and sale will offer original works of art for $250 and less. More...

RETURN TO ISLAND

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during their visit to the island in 2011. They are expected to return to Jamestown this Saturday at 1 p.m. The North Pole couple will arrive by boat at East Ferry. More...

Island Chatter

A little about me: I was born and raised in Jamestown and love everything about this island. Before moving back home to raise our family, I was a commercial lender in the Boston area. More...

Restoration complete on original lighthouse foundation

Restoration work of the westfacing octagonal face on the original foundation of the Beavertail Lighthouse was completed Nov. 16. More...

Volunteers needed for Hull Cove cleanup

Clean Ocean Access will hold a coastal cleanup at Hull Cove on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. This will be the 53rd cleanup by the group since its inception in 2006. Volunteers are asked to wear gloves and boots or sturdy shoes. More...

Alzheimer’s workshops planned across state

The first listening session for the state plan for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders took place Tuesday in Portsmouth. More...

Learn to manage Kindle tomorrow

A how-to course on using Kindles will take place at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Friday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

Hockey opens season Saturday

Fundraising by parents, players keep sport alive

The North Kingstown varsity ice hockey team – which battled back from the brink of extinction after the North Kingstown School Committee cut funding last spring – will take to the ice Saturday for the season opener against Narragansett. More...

BIG EASY

From left, Jamestowners Fiona Christie, Rachel Bryer, Amina Brown and North Kingstown resident Lee Dumaliang. More...

State’s shotgun season is here, watch out for deer ... hunters

Beavertail is only public place to hunt in Jamestown

Fall is here, and that means the opening of deer-hunting season, which will last through January. While muzzleloader season is over, bow hunting is permitted throughout the entire season, and a window for shotguns opens next week. More...

Artists galore will be on display at North Kingstown open house

Many Jamestowners call Mill at Shady Lea home

At the beginning of December, artists at the Mill at Shady Lea in North Kingstown will display their work at the mill’s 15th annual open studios. More...

Jamestowners take the stage at Rosecliff in ‘The Nutcracker’

Island Moving Co. presents show for 11th straight year

When 8-year-old islander Audrey Magarian landed a role as one of the mice in the Island Moving Company’s production of “The Nutcracker,” she made the most of her moment in one of the ballet’s biggest scenes. More...