July 24, 2014 RSS feed / News

Welcome Vivienne

A daughter, Vivienne Juliette, was born to Mark and Julie Swistak on July 1 at South County Hospital. She joins siblings Mark, Cameron and Lyla. More...

Community theater announces ‘Peter Pan’ auditions in August

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s fall show, “Peter Pan,” will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17. More...

Jumping in Jamestown

A teenage boy jumps off the rocks at Fort Wetherill on Saturday. Jumping from the rocks is prohibited. More...

Police headquarters: From boat livery to repair shop to Conanicus

Less than 60 years ago, Jamestown didn’t have an authorized police force. A town police department has to be sanctioned by the Rhode Island General Assembly. More...

Wright stuff

Jamestown resident Mary Wright gave the commencement address to Pennfield School’s graduating class of 24 eighth-grade students. More...

Ready to rumble

Dylan Delessio is ready for combat after buying a protective suit at St. Matthew’s Church fair on Saturday. The event included food, shopping, auctions and classic cars on display. More...

Gold Digger edged in final day of racing

Jamestown resident Jim Bishop put his J/44 Gold Digger in good position to win its class in the ninth biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week, but saw his lead disappear on July 18 during the final day of racing. More...

Fringe islanders will perform on Saturday

Jamestown resident Jim Stahl and Providence native Diane Postoian have a lot in common. Stahl had a recurring dream when he owned an educational magazine based in East Greenwich. More...

Windmill Day

Families posed for pictures in front of the historic Jamestown Windmill during Windmill Day on Saturday. The Jamestown Historical Society sponsors and organizes the biennial event. More...

Free parking at state beaches Sunday

State environmental officials announced on Tuesday that all state beaches will have free parking on Sunday, July 27. Free parking, however, will not be available at Fort Adams State Park in Newport because it is hosting the annual folk festival. More...

Schooner Street fire caused by stove

Three fire trucks were dispatched to 22 Schooner St. for a kitchen fire that was caused by a stove. It took Jamestown firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. More...

Sixth week of races complete

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series held its six race on Tuesday. The top five finishers in each race were: A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. White Witch, King 40, Terence Glackin; 3. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 4. More...

500 feet of miniature railroad track on display Saturday

People may not realize it, but Jamestown has its very own railroad. While it may not be as prominent as the nearby Amtrak or MBTA tracks, it is nearly their equal in terms of authenticity, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale. More...

Woody Allen wants to film at Beavertail

The State Properties Committee went into executive session on Wednesday to discuss filmmaker Woody Allen’s request to film at Beavertail State Park. More...

Raimondo, Mollis win primary ballot lottery

Before a crowd of candidates, supporters and voters at the State House on Friday, the office of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis used a machine from the R.I. More...

Windmill jams

The South County Rounders, featuring Jamestown residents Matt and Judy Bolles, played for crowds on Windmill Day. The biennial event celebrates the 30-foot mill on North Road that was built in 1787. More...

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CRMC releases guide for coastal property owners

A new guide from the state’s coastal agency offers steps homeowners and businesses can take to protect coastal properties from the weather. More...

Crafty composers

Shawna, Fran Gorman and Glen Moorehead play tunes for patrons at Saturday’s craft show at the recreation center. The Conanicut Island Art Association organizes the annual event. More...

Seniors choose new exec

For the first time in more than two decades, a new leader has been hired to oversee the operations at the senior center. Annie McIntyre has been named executive director of the Friends of Jamestown Seniors. More...

Tiverton lawyer appointed to bridge authority

Richard Humphrey, a noted trial attorney who practices law in Tiverton, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Continental championship

Jamestown resident Tim Healy skippered his boat to a first-place finish over the weekend at the J/70 North American Championship hosted by New York’s Rochester Yacht Club. More...

Race officials discuss Newport stopover

Before Team Alvimedica left Narragansett Bay after a monthlong stay in Newport, state officials highlighted the importance of having a local team competing in the regatta that will take boats around the world. More...

Sandy relief funds will aid original Beavertail foundation

Beavertail Lighthouse was one of 23 Rhode Island historic properties to receive federal grant money to pay for repairs stemming from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. More...

Local screenwriter will begin filming in fall

Owen Long lives on island with wife and three sons

Is Rhode Island on the verge of becoming the Hollywood of the East Coast? More...

Island Chatter

Start polishing up your acts. The community chorus will present its 25th annual talent show at the rec center next month. Auditions will be held Monday, Aug. 18, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the rec center. More...

Phishing emails sent to E-ZPass customers

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is warning customers about a phishing scam that involves fraudulent emails soliciting money for unpaid toll charges. More...