September 26, 2013 RSS feed / News

JAC teams up with Heifetz International Music Institute

The Jamestown Arts Center has joined forces with the internationally acclaimed Heifetz International Music Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps develop some of the most talented young musicians in the world. More...

Title for 12s

The North American Championships for 12 Metres will take place on Narragansett Bay this weekend. More...

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Mosquitoes in N.K. test positive

Mosquitoes from traps set in North Kingstown on Sept. 9 have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the state Health Department. The infected mosquitoes were of the Culex species that feed on birds and mammals. More...

Register for Jamestown Classic

On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14, the Rotary Club will celebrate the 38th edition of the Jamestown Classic bike race. The race is the main fundraising event for the club. Registration is now open for the event by visiting Bik eReg.com. More...

Rep. Ruggiero will chair state panel on gun safety

As the nation reels from another mass shooting, the first appointments have been made to a legislative task force created earlier this year to address ways for Rhode Island to balance firearms safety and behavioral health. More...

Bright girls

Members of the North Kingstown track team were among 1,400 Rhode Island high-school runners to participate in Sunday’s downtown Providence road race. More...

Results from Saturday’s soccer games

In the only U12 game Saturday, Lila Delman played to a draw against Sterns Farms, 2-2. Goals were scored by Finn Gaudreau and Kyle Takata for Lila Delman, and Rock Deresky for Sterns Farms. More...

Family shines at Bullseye regatta

A Jamestown family took a boat that had been rescued from the scrap heap and sailed it to a second place finish in the Bullseye nationals held earlier this month at the Saunderstown Yacht Club. More...

Island Chatter

Come celebrate Jamestown Day 2013 this Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. at Fort Getty. Admission is $5 and children under 6 are free. There will be games, prizes, miniature golf, bingo, s’mores, pizza and hot dogs. More...

Islander completes Ivy League program

Jamestown resident Timothy Archer recently graduated from Cornell University’s summer program. More...

One resident’s fight again the Castle Hill Light horn

The United States Coast Guard station at Castle Hill stands directly across the West Passage of Narragansett Bay from the homes of Jamestown residents who live along Beavertail Road. More...

Scientist will begin tracking migratory birds at Beavertail

The Conservation Commission will help support a bird-banding project that will track migratory birds that visit Beavertail. More...

Flat find

Tom Munroe of Jamestown reeled in a 9-pound fluke recently off the coast of Block Island. Munroe was aboard a Kettlebottom charter boat. More...

Panel will mull alternatives to Sakonnet toll

The special legislative commission that has been tasked with deciding how to fund the state’s four main bridges is scheduled to meet for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the State House. More...

Keep on truckin’

Families took rides Saturday along Narragansett Avenue aboard the town’s antique fire truck. The Fire Department’s annual open house was well attended. More...

Cleaning Conanicut

Dozens of community members took to the roads and coastlines Saturday to clean up Jamestown. Above, Conservation Commissioner George Souza picks up debris on North Road. More...

Lecture at URI about endangered species

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3, followed by the first presentation in its annual lecture series. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. More...

Riding the rail

A teen at Saturday’s Skatefest keeps two wheels in the air as he glides across one of the obstacles at the Lawn Avenue skate park. More...

Cow-abunga

First-graders from Troop 612 hiked Watson Farm Saturday. More...

Samba, Barfly take line honors in race

The third race of the Jamestown Yacht Club fall series was held on Sept. 22. The results were: More...

North Kingstown off to best start in years

Through first five games, Skippers are outscoring opponents by 14 goals

The North Kingstown girls’ varsity soccer team is off to its best start in the last three years, according to coach Randy Jones. So far, the team has outscored its opponents 16-2 through five matches. More...

Game, set, match

Tournament host Rich Heath (center, both photos) with the top men and women’s teams at the Conanicut Yacht Club doubles tournament. More...

Last-second layup sends Rockets, Bulls into OT

The Rockets, Warriors and Lakers came away with victories in Saturday’s sixth week of the fall high-school basketball league being played at the recreation center. More...

Learn more about healthcare system

The East Bay Community Action Program, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, is hosting a free movie screening of the award-winning healthcare documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.” The More...

Bay monster

Paradise Ace cruises under the Newport Bridge last week. The 656-foot-long ship has a width of 105 feet and is used to transport vehicles. The ship is now on its way to Emden, Germany. More...