January 3, 2013 RSS feed / News

PLUNGE 2013

Above, an ice sculpture created for the Jamestown 1st Day Plunge by local cartoonist Will Wilson, whose comic strip is featured weekly on this page. Below, plungers of all ages celebrate New Year’s Day shirtless at East Ferry. More...

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Photographs needed for Town Hall exhibit

The drop-off date for the latest Conanicut Island Art Association exhibit will be Thursday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Town Hall. The show – titled “Through the Looking Glass” – will be juried by Alma Davenport. More...

Entries being accepted for N.K. talent show

North Kingstown High School is looking for people interested in competing in its talent show as part of the 13th annual N.K. Spirit Day that will be held on March 23. Along with the talent show, the day will include pony rides and a puppet show. More...

State requires owners to register in new year

The beginning of the new year means tens of thousands of companies doing business in Rhode Island must file annual reports with Secretary of State Ralph Mollis. State law requires corporations to submit annual reports beginning this month. More...

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Evan Tuttle (back, arms up) was named vice principal for a day at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Paiva Weed re-elected president

It will be her third term leading the state Senate

In its first order of business Tuesday, the newly inaugurated Rhode Island Senate elected Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed to a third term as president of the Senate. More...

Whitehouse sworn in to second Senate term

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was sworn in to his second term as Rhode Island’s junior senator Wednesday by Vice President Joe Biden. Whitehouse was accompanied by Rhode Island’s senior senator, Jack Reed. More...

Upcoming expo will highlight all facets of design

Presenters statewide will showcase work

Picture an office chair that looks like a unicycle. Or a package made from another recycled package. Or jewelry fashioned from a lasercutting process. More...

HIGH-PERTHERMIA FIVE

While some plungers immediately headed back to shore following their quick dip, others congratulating each other while wading in the frigid waters on New Year’s Day. More...

PADDLE RACE

New to this year’s Jamestown 1st Day Plunge was the stand-up paddleboard race, which was won by islander Brian Welsh. More...

Former slalom racer turns to backcountry skiing

Eric Archibald hopes to spend life on the slopes

Eric Archibald, who became known in Jamestown for his skill in slalom, has shifted his focus from competitive racing to the adventure of skiing backcountry. “I wanted to do something different,” he said. More...

Local athletes prioritize fitness when it comes to resolutions

9-year-old Ian Hall hopes to break world record in 2013

Some of Jamestown’s sportsminded residents said they are making New Year’s resolutions, and most agree that fitness will remain a top personal goal for them in 2013. More...

Island Chatter

Let the island fitness experts help you keep your health and wellness goals on track for the new year. More...

Deadline nearing for hurricane assistance

Time is running out for anyone hit with losses from Hurricane Sandy to seek federal disaster recovery assistance. The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, Jan. 14. More...