November 10, 2011 RSS feed / News

Connecticut College, Salk finish in 6th place

The Connecticut College coed sailing team made the short drive to Newport to compete in the Rhode Island State Championship regatta over the weekend. The Camels, ranked No. More...

Island veteran remembers his World War II days

Francis “Tiny” Clark has lived in Jamestown for nearly 80 years. “I like to be called Tiny,” Clark laughed. “My mother hung that on me when I was pretty young.” More...

Search for housing authority chief underway

Ernest Anthony, chairman of the Jamestown Housing Authority’s board, said this week a new executive director could be on the job by the beginning of the year. More...

Fisherman drowns in East Passage

One man died after a 17-foot runabout boat holding three fishermen sank Nov. 5 in the East Passage about 500 feet from land. More...

BIRTHS

• Samantha Leeanna Campo was born on Oct. 30 to Patrick and Cynthia Campo of Tuscan, Ariz. More...

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FAQs added to state’s pension reform website

Gen. Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo recently announced the addition of frequently asked questions regarding the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act to the treasury website. More...

WALK THIS WAY

Karen Rafanelli, a special education assistant teacher at Melrose Avenue School, embraces (from left) Sammy Rafferty, Analeise Poisson and Isabella Varrecchione of Troop 1397. More...

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Volunteers are needed to raise and lower more than 100 U.S. flags in preparation for the town’s Veterans Day festivities to be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at East Ferry. More...

Raising barge more difficult than expected

The construction barge that sank under the Newport Pell Bridge following the Oct. 29 storm is still on the bottom of Narragansett Bay after divers said that raising the barge will be more difficult than first expected. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Eddie Coughlan and Jay Saywer pose with the Press aboard the fishing vessel Seafarer after catching a 100-pound swordfish in Willington Canyon, about 250 miles south of Jamestown. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Nov. 10 Garden salad, chicken marsala with mushroom gravy, au gratin potatoes, green beans, cake with frosting, ham and cheese on wheat bread Friday, Nov. More...

5K planned to help raise funds for annual D.C. trip

This year’s eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. promises to be better than ever due to a new connection with instructors based in the nation’s capital, according to Lawn Avenue School Principal Kathy Almanzor. More...

Island garden club announces next meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Quononoquott Garden Club will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, at St. Matthew’s parish hall. There will be a business meeting at 1 p.m. and a special program at 2 p.m. Suzanne Tait, the Rhode Island More...

Concussion sidelines island athlete for season

Drew MacIntyre, 16, has a decision to make when the football season starts next fall, and he hopes the one he makes will sit right with both his heart and his head. More...

Council ponders ways to increase recycling

The Town Council this week took its first step towards a formal review of wide-ranging options to spark an increase in Jamestown’s recycling rate. More...

NOCTURNAL JOGGERS

The Galoob family – parents Mike and Becky, along with Lily, 2, in stroller, and Ellen, 7 – dressed up like a pack of bats for the Parks and Recreation’s 23rd annual Jack O’ L More...

BUSINESS EXPO

The Jamestown Recreation Center was packed on Nov. 3 for the business expo hosted by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce. More...

BOWL OF FUN

Marisa Rogers, 5, shows off a ceramic bowl that she picked out at the Empty Bowls event held at Melrose Avenue School on Nov. 4. More...

Air Force pilot will speak at Veterans Day ceremony

Bruce Livingston is the commander of the Jamestown post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. His 30-year military career included service in Word War II, Korea and Vietnam. Livingston has chosen Lt. Col. More...

Pell Bridge opens for runners for first time

The inaugural Citizens Bank Newport Pell Bridge Run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 a.m. The race marks the first time that runners will be allowed to cross the bridge since its opening in 1969. More...

Conservation panel mulls over location of proposed turbine

At Tuesday’s Conservation Commission meeting, the word of the day was “creep,” as the board considered a number of recent developments, which, if unopposed, might someday lead to encroachment on conservation land or values. More...

CAT’S CREATION

Allyson Bownds, 4, was dressed up as a cat as she puts the finishing touches on her graham cracker haunted house at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Oct. 26. More...