September 19, 2013 RSS feed / News

Streets, shoreline scheduled for cleanup this weekend

If all goes according to plan, by the time Sunday morning rolls around, Conanicut Island will be a much cleaner place. More...

Islanders clean up Jamestown this weekend

Jamestowners will roll up their sleeves and help clean the island on Saturday. Several island organizations will be picking up the litter along the roads as part of the state’s Adopt-AHighway program. More...

From the State House

A s the leaves begin to turn their brilliant autumn colors, many Rhode Islanders thoughts will turn to the annual arts festivals that complement the visual splendor of the season. More...

Biking with benefits

A number of Jamestowners gathered at the Cluny School in Newport to take part in the second annual StarRide that benefits the Star Kids Scholarship Program. More...

Horsing around

Numi Mitchell on her horse BlackJack and Amy Dunnington on Pepper wade in the water at Mackerel Cove last week. More...

Mast-er climber

A sailor climbs the mast of one of the yachts during last year’s 12 Metre North American Championship held at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport. More...

Gillis scores 31, Warriors improve to 5-0

The Celtics, Raptors and Warriors came away with victories in the fifth week of the fall highschool basketball league being played at the recreation center. More...

The 1938 hurricane in pictures

The weather forecast 75 years ago, for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1938, called for a typical autumn “line storm.” Gale-force warnings for winds up to 75 mph were issued. More...

Engine show at steam museum on Saturday

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum will hold the Yankee Steam-Up, the region’s first engine show, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Two island businesses honored at boat show

Jamestown businesses Conanicut Marine and Latitude Yacht Sales were recognized for best booth display over the weekend at the 43rd annual Newport International Boat Show. More...

HealthSource RI call center up and running

HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health-benefits exchange, held a soft launch of its contact center this week, inviting consumers and small employers to call 855-840- HSRI to speak with a trained specialist about insurance options. More...

Art association calling for entries

The Conanicut Island Art Association is calling for entries for its upcoming Town Hall show that will open Oct. 17. Marian O’Connell, an award-winning printmaker, will be the juror. Cash prizes will be awarded. The drop-off date is Oct. More...

Harbor panel considers capping permits at Maple Avenue

Commission will first consult with planners

The Harbor Commission at its Sept. 11 meeting decided to consult with town officials before it decides about capping the number of beach permits for kayaks and small boats. More...

Island riding

Islander Jim Estes on Sunday rode in the second annual StarRide in Newport. More...

Turn for the worse

Eight children, all of whom lived on Beavertail, were in the school bus behind a stalled car on the road across Mackerel Cove when the storm surge hit. More...

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Where in the world?

Barbara Bird and Dennis Nixon were in San Francisco with the Press to watch the America’s Cup trials against Team New Zealand and Italy’s Luna Rossa. More...

Administrator post still open

Council meets in executive session; no announcement

Following its regular meeting Monday night, the Town Council met behind closed doors to discuss the candidates for the town administrator’s position. Bruce Keiser retired on Sept. 1. More...

Queen of the bay

Queen Mary 2 arrived in Narragansett Bay earlier this month marking the unofficial start of the cruise-ship season in Newport. More...

Island teen takes second at worlds

A young sailor with local connections made a big splash in an international sailing regatta held on Narragansett Bay in last month. More...

Soccer results for U-10 recreation league

A full slate of games in the Jamestown Soccer Association’s recreational U-10 league was played Saturday. More...

Community Farm featured in magazine

The Jamestown Community Farm is featured in the September/October issue of Design New England magazine. The article details construction of the farm’s new barn, which was designed by island architect Jim Estes. More...

Island Chatter

Don’t miss Skatefest 2013 Friday night. Be at the Jamestown skate park on Lawn Avenue from 4 to 9 p.m. and bring $5 to compete in skate, rap and dance contests. There will be tons of prizes, giveaways, music and fun. *** More...

Learn Scottish country dancing on Sept. 27

Scottish country dancing will take place the Conanicut Grange on Friday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The public is welcome and experience isn’t necessary. More...

Accrediting team will grade North Kingstown

North Kingstown High is undergoing an important test next week when a team arrives from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to decide if the school is up to standards. More...

Chamber schedules village block party

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold a mini-block party in the village on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...