March 6, 2014 RSS feed / News

Orsi, Mascali engaged

Leo Orsi Jr., of Davit Avenue, proposed to Patricia Mascali on Valentine’s Day. Patti is a local realtor with Mansions & Manors. More...

Change your clocks

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour. More...

Ashes to go

Pastor Kevin Lloyd marks Jackie Kirby with ashes early Wednesday for the first day of Lent. The morning effort was an “Ashes to Go” program for parishioners at St. More...

New life

A grant from Lifespan provided Jamestown police with a new automated external defibrillator, as well as training for the dispatchers. More...

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Happy as a clam

Fourth-grader Holly de Gray Birch was awarded second place for her state flag design. The theme was indigenous Rhode Island. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The new exhibit in the society’s display case in the Jamestown Philomenian Library showcases the some of the many adaptations of an old chart called the “Ye Olde Map of James Towne on Quononoqutt Island.” More...

Riding high

From left, Ginger Osgood, of Saunderstown, and John Bailey, of Jamestown, rode at the Jimmy Weinert Training Facility in Marysville, N.C., during school vacation. More...

Local rower to defend title on Charles River

Islander Tim Dwyer will defend his 2013 title at the Run of the Charles, a canoe and kayak race on the Charles River in eastern Massachusetts. Dwyer will compete in the 6-mile race in the masters category (ages 40 to 59). More...

Lawn School names exemplary students

Lawn School last week named its Excellence in Effort for the second quarter. More...

Island Chatter

North Kingstown High’s fine arts team will present “The Music Man” this weekend only. Tickets are available at Baker’s Pharmacy and are $12 in advance. More...

Tickets on sale for spring production

Tickets are now are on sale for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s spring production, “An Evening of Three Acts Plus.” For the second time in the theater’s history, it will roll back tickets prices to its 1990 rates. More...

Abutters appeal decision to allow alcohol

Jamestown Vineyards successfully applied for a state winery license last year, but the Beavertail Road neighbors say the decision relied on a letter from Building Official Fred Brown. More...

Grants available for small and beginning farmers

The state is now accepting applications for grants available through the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act to assist farmers and seafood businesses promote products grown and caught in Rhode Island. More...

Spaced out

Stella Melucci completed her third-grade space project last week. From left, grandmother Judy Smith and parents Dave and Lauren Melucci. More...

Sewer board OKs latest hurdle in Spinnaker’s bid to sell beer

Seeking an alcohol license to serve beer and wine, Spinnaker’s passed through another preliminary checkpoint Monday night when the town councilors gave the restaurant conditional approval for a utility service expansion. More...

Choristers to perform Sunday at St. Barnabas

The Newport Navy Choristers will perform at St. Barnabas Church on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. The church is located on 1697 East Main Road in Portsmouth. The beneficiary will be the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. More...

U.S. House OKs lower flood insurance rates

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by a vote of 306-91. U.S. Rep. More...

East Bay rep wants to extend 10-cent toll

As a matter of necessity, Rep. John G. Edwards has introduced legislation that would ultimately accommodate a full vetting process for an equitable alternative to Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. More...

When Narragansett Bay freezes

Saltwater freezes at a much lower temperature than fresh water – minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit, if salt fully saturates the water. More...

Local policeman will ride 320 miles for charity

Jamestown Police Officer Ronald Jacobson for the third year in a row will ride 320 miles from New Jersey to the nation’s capital to support the families who tragically lost their loved ones in the line of duty. More...

North Kingstown boys finish regular season

After winning its last three games of the regular season, the North Kingstown boys’ basketball team enters the Division I playoffs at the second-seeded team. The Skippers faced off against Central Wednesday night in East Greenwich. More...

Junior fencer takes seventh at tourney

Jamestown resident Josef Cohen scored a seventh-place win at a Regional Open Circuit fencing tournament last month in Jersey City, N.J. Joe, who represents the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club, competed in the Division IA men’s saber. More...

Local students named to honor roll at NKHS

North Kingstown High last week released its honor roll for the second quarter. More...

Shooting hoops

The fourth- and fifth-grade St. Mark CYO basketball team. The girls are coached by Bart Totten and Chris Varrecchione. More...

Students of all ages will bring ‘The Music Man’ to life this weekend

North Kingstown High will be harmoniously alive this weekend as the theater department presents four performances of Meredith Wilson’s classic production, “The Music Man.” More...