September 29, 2011 RSS feed / News

Incumbent to seek his second term on School Committee

An incumbent on the School Committee will seek a second term in the Nov. 8 town election. B.J. Whitehouse, 56, said he is running again to “make sure kids on this island have access to a high quality education.” More...

DEM: Be on lookout for Asian longhorned beetle

The Department of Environmental Management is coordinating a public outreach program for the Asian longhorned beetle. The beetle is an invasive insect that came to the United States in wooden shipping crates from China and Korea about 15 years ago. More...

Slice of Heaven, Lila Delman win U10 games

Three games were played on Sept. 17 in the Jamestown recreational soccer league, and all three games came down to the wire in the U10 and U12 division. More...

Rotary Club to hold its 36th annual bike race

The Jamestown Rotary Club’s 36th annual Jamestown Classic bicycle race will take place on Columbus Day, Oct. 10. The classic is the largest road race in Rhode Island and the Rotary Club’s main fundraiser of the year. More...

Desmarteaux, Visinski advance to nationals

Tennis players from throughout New England and New York gathered at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Sept. 24 and Sept. More...

122-foot Lynx to enter Jamestown waters next week

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Lynx will slip quietly into the harbor at East Ferry. That is, as quietly as a 122- foot, 114-ton square-rigged topsail schooner can arrive while offering a salute from her main battery of sixpounder carronades upon her arrival. More...

Fishing season for scup extended

The Department of Environmental Management announced that the recreational season for scup, which was scheduled to close on Sept. 26, will be extended to Dec. 31, with a daily possession limit of 10 fish per licensed person. More...

Wind turbine tour to be held at N.E. Tech

The Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership, a state effort being facilitated by the University of Rhode Island, will hold a wind turbine tour on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. More...

Potters Cove among Narragansett Bay’s contaminated waters

A researcher at the University of Rhode Island has found low levels of hazardous compounds in the waters of Narragansett Bay. More...

Hyundai of Newport raises $10,000 for Newport Hospital

On Sept. 21, Hyundai of Newport helped raise $10,000 for the expansion of Newport Hospital’s interventional radiology program, a $2 million undertaking. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation: $3 Monday, Oct. 3 Pineapple juice, chicken chow mein, dry noodles, white rice, peas and carrots, fruit cocktail, egg salad on whole wheat Tuesday, Oct. 4 More...

Q-and-A: Cicilline talks about pension, health care and creating jobs

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, the U.S. representative of Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, was in Jamestown on Sept. 17 for a fundraising event to benefit his reelection campaign. More...

DEM warns about EEE, West Nile virus in R.I.

The Department of Environmental Management announced that test results from 113 mosquito pools, or samples, from 38 traps set statewide during the week of Sept. 12 are confirmed negative for both West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). More...

Land trust to hold Hey Day on Saturday at Godena Farm

BY KEN SHANE This Saturday, Oct. 1, the Conanicut Island Land Trust will host Hey Day at the Godena Farm on North Main Road. More...

JAC offers yoga classes, daycare for children

Gentle yoga for adults will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. The program will be held each Tuesday until Nov. 22. A second option for the program will begin on Friday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. More...

South County U7 travel team tryouts scheduled

Tryouts for the South County U7 travel soccer team will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Brousseau Field in North Kingstown. Tryouts will be open for all boys born between Aug. 1, 2004 and July 31, 2005. More...

Fiorenzano finishes 56th at Adams Cup tourney

The University of Rhode Island’s men’s golf team finished 12th out of 19 teams at the Adams Cup held at Newport National Golf Club on Sept. 19 and Carnegie Abbey Club on Sept. 20. More...

RACE FOR RICHES

The map of the racecourse has been released for the America’s Cup World Series event that is scheduled to take place in Newport from June 23 to July 1 of next year. More...

Banned Books Week celebrated at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library and the American Library Association will sponsor Banned Books Week ending Sunday, Oct. 2, an annual celebration for a reader’s right to access books without censorship. More...

Public hearings scheduled to discuss Mouth Hope tolling

Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will hold public hearings in October to share the updated details of its Mount Hope Bridge toll feasibility report, which was made public in January 2010. More...

URI offers trawling trip aboard 49-foot vessel

The University of Rhode Island Fisheries Center and the Rhode Island Sea Grant will sponsor two trips aboard Cap’n Bert, a 49-foot URI research vessel. The boat will leave from Wickford Shipyard at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. More...

Does your kid play high school sports?

The Jamestown Press would like to follow the athletic careers of all island children, no matter where they attend high school. More...

Annual pumpkin championship next weekend

The public is invited to the 18th annual Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Championship on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Frerichs Farm in Warren. More...

Historical society presents Jamestown that could have been

Much of Conanicut Island would look different – and life here would have been permanently altered – if some long-ago ideas had been turned into bricks and mortar. More...