December 6, 2012 RSS feed / News

ALL SMILES

Gaelyn Dwyer checks out scarves at the Christmas fair Saturday at St. Mark. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Great news for the JHS collections committee this past month – the Champlin Foundations have awarded the society $27,205 for the installation of compact shelving in the vault. More...

HAVING HOPE

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Hope Bus visits Jamestown’s Girl Scout Troup 1307 last month. More...

From the State House

Dear friends and neighbors, happy holidays to you and your family. Thank you for allowing me to continue as your state representative. It is an honor to serve. More...

Reed, Whitehouse defend unemployment benefits

In an effort to boost the economy and prevent 2 million Americans from abruptly losing unemployment benefits at the end of the year, U.S. Sens. More...

Sex offenders lose legal battle with attorney general

Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter last week upheld the constitutionality of a 2008 amendment that said sexual offenders who are required to register must reside more than 300 feet away from a school. More...

CLEAN COASTS

Anthony Russo carries a bag of trash Saturday down the Hull Cove right-of-way off Beavertail Road. Anthony was one of 45 volunteers who participated in the Clean Ocean Access shoreline cleanup. More...

Centuries-old documents restored, put on display at library

Records date as far back as American Revolution

In April, the Jamestown Historical Society received a grant in the amount of $600 from the Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund. The purpose of the grant was to preserve and protect a number of the 18th and 19th century documents that are in the JHS vault. More...

1,400 pounds of trash removed from Hull Cove

Clean Ocean Access collected more than 1,400 pounds of trash at its seventh annual Hull Cove cleanup Saturday, including two large bags of recyclable bottles. More...

Navy choristers will hold concert Friday

The Newport Navy Choristers will hold its holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church on West Main Road in Middletown. More...

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Father O’Neill wishes Anaya DeLarosa a happy holiday at St. Mark’s Christmas fair Saturday. Barbara Ingari looks on. More...

Island Chatter

Congratulations to the North Kingstown High School music program that had 52 singers and musicians receive All-State recognition. More...

Soup kitchens emphasize importance of farm’s donations

Record-breaking year for harvested produce

The Jamestown Community Farm recently completed its 12th season of operation and set a new record for the amount of produce that was harvested. More...

Council moves open forum to beginning of future meetings

Rules of public comment to be spelled out on agendas

A month ago, Jamestowners voted to replace their entire Town Council – five new faces for the five available seats. On Monday night, the council continued the makeover, voting to adopt a new way to conduct business at its regular meetings. More...

Volunteers needed to raise U.S. flags Friday

Volunteers are needed to help raise and lower flags at East Ferry Memorial Square on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Friday, Dec. 13. Organizers ask that volunteers arrive at 8 a.m. to raise more than 150 U.S. More...

MONEY FOR D.C.

Sophie Primiano and Maddie Maguire sell tickets to a pasta dinner that will take place at Melrose Avenue School on Jan. 5. Proceeds will help fund the eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. More...

WHAT A HOOT

A barred owl perches itself on a concrete post off North Road last week. The owl is becoming more common in these areas, but close-up sightings are rare. More...

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CLASS OF ’13

This photo taken from the top of JFD’s Ladder 1 truck shows the class of 2013, who are currently eighth-graders at Lawn Avenue School. More...

U.S. Senate approves bill to aid disabled veterans

The U.S. Senate recently gave unanimous approval to a bipartisan amendment authored by U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Mike Johanns to help upgrade housing for veterans. More...

WE GOT TALENT

The group Treble Makers won first place in the North Kingstown High School talent show recently. More...

Widespread cases of influenza reported

The state Department of Health is urging all residents to get a flu shot, as the number of influenza cases has begun to increase at both the local and national levels. More...

A VISIT FROM ST. NICK

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at East Ferry by boat Saturday to the wonderment of dozens of youngsters. More...

North Kingstown boys’ varsity basketball tips off Friday

Top-seeded Skippers were upset in regionals last year

The North Kingstown boys’ varsity basketball team has a chance to finish the job they started last season and bring home a state title when action gets underway Friday, Dec. 7. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. More...

TRASH TROOPS

Volunteers collect more than 1,400 pounds of trash – as well as 2,000 pounds of pressure-treated wood – from Hull Cove Saturday. More...

Shop for gifts, visit Santa at Wakefield Mall

A new store recently opened in the Wakefield Mall, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Denali is a specialty retail store that offers clothing and footwear for the outdoorsman. More...

State looks to create economic development plan

In an effort to build a sustainable future for Rhode Island, over the next two years the state will develop detailed strategies to mobilize assets in a coordinated way. More...

FEMA centers equipped for hearing impaired

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and R.I. Department of Labor and Training have added new services to the disaster recovery centers to help Rhode Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Islander releases coffee cookbook

Portia Little’s seventh book titled ‘Cooking with Coffee’

Portia Little grew up in Chicopee, Mass., and attended Syracuse University. Although she got her degree in journalism, she never dreamed that she would one day make her mark as a food writer. More...