January 30, 2014 RSS feed / News

Auditions in February for three one-act plays

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for three one-act plays that will be held on the first weekend in April. The non-musicals are a mixture of drama and comedy. More...

Reunion for Carr, Clarke alumni in July

Jim Pemantell organized a reunion in 2009 for former students of the Carr and Clarke schools, and it was such a hit, he plans on holding another get-together with fellow alumni in July. More...

Newport chamber gets boardroom upgrades

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce recently finished efforts to offer new innovations to its members. More...

Keeping warm

Molly Conlon and youngsters from the teen center recently held a coat drive and collected dozens of jackets for needy residents this winter. More...

Tae kwon do master will begin training islanders at rec center

Tae kwon do is a Korean martial art that emphasizes kicks to overcome an opponent, according to Jamestown’s Jo-Ann Pizzi. More...

Island Chatter

Help an eighth-grader out. The Lawn School graduating class is hosting a pasta supper and silent auction to help pay for its class trip to Washington, D.C., in June. The event will be held at the Melrose School on Friday, Feb. More...

Task force recommends limiting gun ownership

The 20-member task force that is studying the link between gun rights and mental health recommended that Rhode Island begin submitting behavioral information projected gun buyers to the national database. More...

Communities balk at bridge safety

Municipal leaders in a few Rhode Island communities have opted to table the Town Council’s call for safety measures on the Newport Pell Bridge, Town Administrator Kevin Paicos said at Monday’s council meeting. More...

Skull skills

Jennifer Talancy, a local organic farmer, shares her collection of local mammal and bird skulls to Melrose School first-graders. More...

Heifetz musicians will return to arts center

Instrumentalists from the Heifetz International Music Institute will perform at a concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Dog days

Canines across the island enjoyed the couple of inches of snow that fell on the island Tuesday night and Monday morning. More...

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Local sailor wins J/70 class in Key West

There was plenty of final day drama at Quantum Key West 2014 as the winners of several classes were determined during the last race. More...

Friends are meeting at Middletown sanctuary

The Conanicut Friends are holding worship services at the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s studio on 583 Third Beach Road in Middletown on every other Sunday at 10:30 a.m. starting Feb. 9. More...

Jamestown students recognized by deans

• Katharine Denault was named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University for the fall semester. Denault is majoring in elementary education. To be recognized by the dean, students must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher. More...