December 27, 2012 RSS feed / News

Bill would give U.S. military raise in 2013

A bipartisan conference committee of U.S. Senate and House members has approved a final defense bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending for 2013, including a 1.7 percent pay raise for U.S. military personnel. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY

An unknown culprit clear-cut brush and trees from a once 6-foot-wide path to Hull Cove from Beavertail Road. The town may have to pay to restore the wetlands. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: OCTOBER

A wood sandpiper is spotted by Carlos Pedro in Marsh Meadows 200 yards from North Road. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: JANUARY

Scott Sherman of Jamestown Hardware clears the sidewalk in front of his store during a storm that dropped 6 inches of snow on the island. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: JUNE

Team Korea and Team New Zealand practice for the America’s Cup World Series regatta. The four-day event attracted some 60,000 people to Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. More...

Island Chatter

North Kingstown High School held its fall sports awards earlier this month and a bunch of islanders walked away with honors. More...

Wetlands, high groundwater complicate proposal for home

Panel delays decision until building official weighs in

A recommendation to the Zoning Board of the Review was the only business conducted by the Planning Commission in its final meeting of 2012. John Somyk, of Seaside Drive, told the panel at its Dec. More...

Superintendent briefs school board on security precautions

Crisis response team meets in wake of Newtown events

The School Committee met Dec. 20 for the final time in 2012, and discussion on the security of Jamestown’s two public schools dominated the meeting. More...

Preparing young actors for the stage

Children’s acting classes begin in January at JAC

Veteran theater directors Mary Wright and Annie McIntyre hope that the Jamestown Community Theatre can remain a healthy organization for years to come. More...

Senate bill will focus on low-survival cancers

The U.S. Senate last week passed the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, sending the bill to President Barack Obama to sign into law. U.S. Sen. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: JUNE

The U.S. Coast Guard tries to rescue two men aboard Dream Catcher, a 32-foot fishing boat in distress off Beavertail. The crew got caught in 35 mph winds with 12-foot-high waves. More...

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Visa now accepted at Rhode Island DMVs

Customers may now use a Visa credit card when transacting business at the state Division of Motor Vehicles. Gov. Lincoln Chafee calls the move another step designed to streamline the DMV experience. More...

Jamestowners among athletes who set records in 2012

Jamestown athletes continued their winning ways this year, competing for championships, setting records and even grabbing a share of Olympic gold. More...

Singers needed for Newport Navy chorus

The Newport Navy Choristers is seeking new members in all voice ranges to sing with the group for the 2013 season. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: SEPTEMBER

The 122-foot-high tall ship Lynx sails into the East Passage of Narragansett Bay with canons firing. More...