March 7, 2013 RSS feed / News

Pianist, cellist to play at St. Matthew’s Sunday

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will sponsor a concert with Russian-born pianist Constantine Finehouse (above left) on Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

LIVING DOLLS

Jamestown residents Natalie Toland and Charlie Keen are among the ensemble of Hot Box Girls who will be on stage this weekend performing “Guys and Dolls.” More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

A new compact storage system has been installed in the society’s vault in the lower level of Town Hall. More...

Got squid? Bill would make calamari state’s official appetizer

Co-sponsor Deb Ruggiero says it could boost tourism

A number of contentious bills have been introduced by the General Assembly this session, and the State House has been divided on momentous topics such as legalizing marijuana and allowing same-sex marriage. More...

Skippers basketball advances to Final Four

The North Kingstown High School boys’ basketball team advanced to the Final Four of the Rhode Island Open State Tournament after rolling over Barrington Sunday, 62-41. More...

Boys’ hockey will play in semifinals Friday at URI

The North Kingstown High School boys’ varsity hockey team advanced to the state’s Division II semifinals after defeating North Smithfield 2-1 in the best-of-three series. More...

Bloodhound, good Samaritans help locate missing cat

Volunteers use Facebook to learn about lost pets

When Scooby Doo escaped from the house this week, Jane Conlon was frantic. After all, she had only adopted the 9-year-old cat just a week before. And since he was a house cat, he wasn’t at all familiar with the mean streets of Jamestown. More...

Jamestown officer will ride to raise money

Jamestown Police Officer Ronald Jacobson will once again ride his bike in the Police Unity Tour, a 320-mile trip from East Hanover, N.J., to Washington, D.C. More...

Councilors meet with department heads to discuss goals

Council wants to know if objectives are achievable

After two special workshops and more than four hours of faceto face meetings with staff, the Town Council is near consensus about its goals, the councilors said last week. But they also stressed that their work is not yet over. More...

Bill would allow three-week window to cast ballots

Saying it would eliminate long lines like those many voters stood in for hours in November, state Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has proposed a bill that would allow Rhode Islanders to cast their votes over the course of about three weeks before Election Day. More...

North Kingstown teams in state action tomorrow

Last Thursday, with less than a second remaining on the game clock – 0.7 seconds to be precise – the third-seeded North Kingstown Skippers had one foot in the grave. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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Rep. Ruggiero wants to strengthen state’s ports

Rhode Island’s ports are well positioned to become greater economic engines for the state. More...

Theatre will commemorate nightclub fire

The Ocean State Theatre Company has announced the staged reading of “They Walk Among Us.” The event will be presented at its new theatre in Warwick on Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m. More...

WELCOMING LYLA

Mark and Julie Swistak welcomed a daughter, Lyla Raye Swistak, Feb. 13 at South County Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. More...

New league president urges children to sign up for baseball

From T-ball to majors, kids ages 4 to 12 can participate

It’s almost time to play ball. Sign-up day for the Jamestown Cal Ripken League is Saturday, March 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the recreation center. More...

Nominations needed for local civic award

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is calling for applications for the second annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. The award honors a person or organization who helps improve the quality of life in Newport County. More...

Island Chatter

The North Kingstown High School boys’ basketball team easily beat Barrington in the quarterfinal game, with help from islander Owen Heath who had four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. More...

Council mulls who gets first crack at campsites

Do property owners and renters have equal billing?

The Town Council at its Feb. 27 meeting settled confusion over the waiting list for Fort Getty campsites. More...