January 10, 2013 RSS feed / News

Vote on gay marriage could soon hit House floor

Legislation to allow same-gender couples to marry in Rhode Island was introduced Jan. 3 in both chambers, with a pledge from House Speaker Gordon Fox for a floor vote early in the session. More...

Drop off work today at Town Hall for ‘Through the Lens’

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 is titled “Through the Lens,” and will be juried by Alma Davenport. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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Senator fights against losing park and ride

Facing the prospect of losing the free park-and-ride lot at the intersection of Route 102 and Route 2 in North Kingstown, Sen. More...

Men indicted for murder of Jamestown musician

A statewide grand jury decided Jan. 7 to indict two men allegedly involved in an incident that killed Jamestown native Michael Parrish. More...

HOMECOMING

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Sophomore from Jamestown establishes polo club at George Washington

Romil Patel is a sophomore at George Washington Univ.

Jamestown’s Romil Patel learned to ride a horse two years ago, and when he started out, he didn’t expect to discover a new passion. More...

Stakeholders meet to discuss new shellfish management plan

First phase is to identify and assess current issues

A near-capacity crowd filled Corless Auditorium on URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus Monday night as the process for creating a state shellfish management plan was introduced to a wide range of stakeholders. More...

Island Chatter

They still got game. The Greater Shamrock Nation is a family of soccer players with a rich history hailing from Jamestown, North Kingstown and the South County area. More...

Variance needed for lot surrounded by paper streets

Board delays vote for second straight time

With only four members present, the Planning Commission met Jan. 2 to discuss a short agenda following the holidays. More...

Farrell resigns from Harbor Commission

Harbor Commissioner Jake Farrell announced his resignation Tuesday morning citing a new job as the reason for his notice. More...

Library friends will kick off new concert series Sunday

Stars will all be islanders; Andrew Potter is first act

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will unveil a new concert series at the library Sunday afternoon. There are several other ongoing musical series in town, but the new library series is unique in that all of the performers are Jamestown residents. More...

CHEERS

Stools created at Studio Dunn will be on display at the Jamestown Arts Center design expo. The opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

FALLING FLAT

Ben Wellons takes a spill after going off a sledding jump last Friday afternoon on Shoreby Hill. More...

Met School taking next step in technology with 3-D printers

Islander Steve Heath is helping create Fab Lab

Newport County is about to gain a new tool to bring the next big idea to reality, according to Jamestown’s Steve Heath. More...

Deadline to apply for improper foreclosure

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is reminding Rhode Island residents who lost their primary residence due to an improper foreclosure process between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. More...

WELCOME, JAZMINE

Jazmine Spence Hoffman was born to Eva de la Ronde and Brit Hoffman on Dec. 22 at Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts. She was brought home on Christmas morning. More...

Skippers basketball remains one of two unbeatens in Division I

NKHS improves to 10-0 after beating Hendricken

The North Kingstown boys’ basketball teams puts a perfect season on the line again this week. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

• The North Kingstown girls’ basketball team improved to 6-3 after winning two of its three games this week. Following a 30-point blowout over Cranston West on Jan. More...

Tickets on sale for Potter League party

The Potter League will host its 40th annual cocktail party and auction on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Hotel Viking in Newport. The preview party from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will include a live auction and a wine and beer tasting. More...

Record tallied in bird count

77 total species recorded, national bird among them

A bald eagle was among the record-breaking 77 species tallied Saturday at the 30th annual winter bird count. More...