2014-06-12

This Week In Island History

Week of June 12

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, June 12, 1914 In spite of the effort made by the town to keep the vegetation along the streets free from the tent caterpillars, thou- […]

NK volleyball comes back from two games down to win finals



After losing its first two games on June 4 in the best-of-five series against Coventry in the state finals, the top-seeded North Kingstown boys’ volleyball team came back in impressive fashion by winning the next three sets and its first state title since 1997. The Skippers defeated the Oakers 15-13 in the winner-take-all fifth game at the Providence Career and […]

Skippers win state title; Jamestowner sets record



Jamestown resident and North Kingstown High School senior Ben Stewart set a new state record in the outdoor track and field championships Saturday when he ran the 300-meter hurdles in 38.13 seconds. Stewart, who was defending his title, broke the 14-year-old record set by East Providence’s Colin Aina in 2000. Despite his recordbreaking performance in the 300 meters, Stewart didn’t […]

American Volvo boat will race around island



It will be an anniversary to remember when the 160th New York Yacht Club annual regatta presented by Rolex hosts sailing’s biggest players on Narragansett Bay this weekend. The three-day event is distinguished as America’s oldest continually run regatta. Team Alvimedica, the Rhode Island-led boat preparing for the Volvo Ocean Race, just crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in Newport […]

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Police use GPS to locate man lost in woods



Using GPS coordinates from a cellphone, two Jamestown police officers on May 18 were able to locate a senior citizen who was lost in the woods at Beavertail State Park. Officers Mark Esposito and Ted Hebert were dispatched to the park in the late afternoon after a worried 77-year-old man called 911. Dispatcher David Bento remained on the phone with […]

Town meetings



Monday, June 166 p.m., the Town Council will hold a joint workshop at Town Hallwith the Planning Commission to discuss historic preservation7:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, June 176 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation Committee will meet at the libraryWednesday, June 187 p.m., a public hearing on the […]

Register to race across Newport Bridge



Registration is now open for the fourth annual Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Pell Bridge Run that is scheduled for Oct. 26 at sunrise. Runners and walkers will cross the Newport Pell Bridge en masse just as the sun rises at 7:15 a.m. The 4.2-mile run will begin near the RITBA headquarters in Jamestown, loop onto the bridge on-ramp, […]

Fuzz Foundation scholarships available for graduating athletes



The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships that will be awarded to high-senior seniors in recognition of their team leadership and dedication to their sports. The foundation was created in memory of Donald “Fuzzy” Andreozzi by his daughters Megan Fox and Rachel Van Lith. Their mission is to continue supporting Jamestown athletes whose […]