October 20, 2005 RSS feed / News

Local banks complete merger

Newport Federal Savings Bank this week completed its merger with Westerly Savings Bank. More...

Town pulls through worst summer drought on record

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Monday, the Town Council reviewed several aspects of the town water system, finding it in good condition after a summer drought followed by recent heavy rains. More...

Volunteers want to polish your silverware

Sponsored by Central Baptist Church, seven Jamestowners will travel to La Romana, Dominican Republic, in February to help with the construction of the Good Samaritan Hospital and to provide needed medical assistance. More...

Reef building gone wrong? Artist, photographer and part-time Jamestown resident Andrew Potter imagines a worst-case scenario for the old Jamestown Bridge demolition project. His digital spoof was done using Photoshop. More...

Don’t miss the Jamestown Fire Department’s annual golf tournament this Saturday

The Jamestown Fire Department will host its annual golf tournament this Saturday, Oct. 22. More...

Rainy weekend keeps fire department pumping out flooded basements

The fire department reported that its volunteers responded to some 34 flooded-basement calls over the weekend. More...

Former Councilman Swain fined by Ethics Commission

After almost five years, the state Ethics Commission accepted a negotiated settlement with former Town Council Vice President David Swain involving a $750 fine on charges that he voted improperly in 1999 and 2000. More...

Redwood library get preservation grant

The Redwood Library and Athenæum, located in Newport, has been awarded a bricks and mortar challenge grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Kresge Foundation to preserve and protect the Redwood Library’s National Historic Landmark facility. More...

Rocky Hill planning open house

Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich will host its annual fall Admission Open House for prospective families interested in learning more about the preschool through grade 12 programs on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Newport library holds book festival

The Newport Public Library 2005 Book Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 20 7 p.m., Melrose school: the School Committee meets. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press? Godfrey and Evelyn Parker read the Press aboard the Norwegian Spirit along the coast of Alaska. More...

Shores association to meet Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at the corner of Beacon and Frigate streets. More...

Volunteers still needed for weekend playground project

This is the weekend the 15year-old Jamestown Community Playground will undergo a complete renovation to meet new national playground safety regulations. More...