March 28, 2013 RSS feed / News

Operation jack rabbit

School children from the area participated in Operation Jack Rabbit. More than 150 Easter baskets were filled and delivered from St. Mark Church to Crossroads in Providence and North Kingstown. More...

Newport Restaurant Week kicks off April 5

Newport Restaurant Week will be held from April 5 to April 14. More than 50 restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties will offer three-course lunches for $16 and three-course dinners for $30. More...

Goat greeting

William Pascalide, 1, pets Chick Pea at the Secret Garden’s open house Sunday. His brother Oliver, 3, looks on. More...

Ecumenical Corner

TLove expands. Fear contracts. hose two simple sentences stood out in an article I read several years ago. With only four words, they express a powerful message that’s stayed with me. Love expands. Fear contracts. More...

sign down

The “Welcome to Jamestown” sign at the Helm Street exit on Route 138 was uprooted. According to Police Chief Ed Mello, the damage was done by nature, not vandals. More...

Island Chatter

Don Wineberg has a new ride. His Tesla Model S is a 100 percent electric car built in Fremont, Calif. Don’s is the 4,795th Model S made and was the third one in Rhode Island when he bought it a month ago. More...

New book titled “Best Chefs America” honors island resident

Kevin Gaudreau is one of 4,600 cooks named to list

Kevin Gaudreau has been named one of the top chefs in the nation in a new book called “Best Chefs America.” Gaudreau is the executive chef at Trio in Narragansett. More...

Work underway to upgrade school security

Renovations expected to be complete after April break

New security doors are in place at both Jamestown schools. The new doors are the first stage of a security overhaul being conducted in the district, the School Committee said at its March 21 meeting. More...

Chamber choice

Phyllis Bedard thanks the crowd last week at Jamestown Fish after being named the recipient of the third annual Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. More...

Report ranks health of each county in U.S.

A report released last week helps paint a picture of health in nearly every county in all 50 states, including Rhode Island. More...

Governor, legislature sponsor veterans bills

Gov. Lincoln Chafee joined members of the Senate and House of Representatives last week to announce their sponsorship and support for legislation designed to improve benefits and services for Rhode Island veterans and their families. More...

Tryouts for spring sports take place at NKHS

Warm-weather teams hope to repeat winter success

North Kingstown High’s baseball program held tryouts last week, and Jamestown’s Stephen Cirella has made the junior varsity team, according to coach Kevin Gormley. More...

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The World Store in Wickford reopens

Jim Grogan, a manager at Chopmist Charlie’s, says the Wickford store he owns with his wife Dale is open and ready for business. More...

State Senate holds hearing on same-sex marriage

The state Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing March 21 related to two same-sex marriage bills. The first bill, sponsored by Sen. More...

Ecumenical Good Friday service at St. Matthew’s

The ecumenical Good Friday service will be held March 29 at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church at noon. Clergy and members of all three island churches will participate in the special service. More...

Kettlebottom partners with Coast Guard for behind-the-scenes action

60-second segments will air during ‘Outdoor Pursuits’

Kettlebottom, a Jamestownbased production company, has starting filming United States Coast Guard facilities and personnel for their weekly adventure series, “Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits.” The 30-minute program appears on Cox Channel 5 More...