March 23, 2017 RSS feed / News

Town backs gun-free schools

Resolution supports legislation banning concealed weapons

The town councilors vowed their support Monday night for a resolution to ban all firearms on school grounds, including gun owners with concealed-carry permits, excluding law enforcement.  More...

Contamination ebbs, but clam ban persists

The shellfish closure that went into effect at the beginning of March continues to hamper fishermen in Narragansett Bay.  More...

Moths ready to defoliate trees

A scientist from the University of Rhode Island will discuss the spring epidemic of winter months that has led to defoliated trees across the region.  More...

North Pond reservoir nearing its capacity

The reservoir on North Main Road continues to reach its capacity, Town Engineer Mike Gray reported during Monday night’s council meeting.  According to Gray, the North Pond currently contains roughly 55 million gallons of water, which is j More...

Grants aim to better county for children

From biking to ballet to boatbuilding, Newport Hospital is looking for members of the community who want to build a healthier environment for the children of Newport County.  More...

Fire station on schedule, budget

With warmer weather arriving, workers are putting the finishing touches on the $2.2 million expansion of the fire station on Narragansett Avenue, including wooden shingles on the garage and paint on the upstairs walls.  More...

Arts center closes gallery for month to do renovations

The “Bridging Patterns” exhibit at the Jamestown Arts Center, which showcased artists with developmental disabilities, had its closing reception two weeks ago.  That typically means curators are busy installing the next show on the w More...

TROUBLE WHILE TEXTING

A man in a Chevy Silverado drove off the road into a ditch last Thursday night while southbound on East Shore Road. According to the report, the man was texting when he lost control. He was not injured, police said.   More...

Water commissioners give resident a break

Sitting as the board of water and sewer commissioners Monday night, the town councilors granted relief to a Melrose Avenue property owner who received a water bill for more than $6,000.  More...

Bill would allow two mothers on birth ID

Jamestown Rep. Deb Ruggiero is co-sponsoring a bill that would allow two women on a child’s birth certificate.  More...

Beavertail, tree panels get new members

The town councilors appointed members to the tree committee and Beavertail advisory board at their meeting Monday night.  Andrew Hunter, of Sloop Street, unanimously was appointed to the tree preservation committee. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

A group of childhood friends from Jamestown reunited with the Press at the winter home of Ron and Jayne Lindgren in Florida. More...

Candy and toys are needed for Easter baskets

When Jack Ryan strolled the Easter aisle in 2009, he asked his mother, Pamela D’Orsi Ryan, if they could buy all the candy and toys to fill baskets.  While the Easter bunny is responsible for visiting homes, she told him, children in shelt More...

A FAIR BIT OF IRISH FARE

Dozens of festive senior citizens visited the Conanicut Grange last week to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They enjoyed corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and Irish soda bread.   More...