February 2, 2012 RSS feed / News

Bryan twins commit to play at ITHF tourney

Bob and Mike Bryan, the world’s No. 1 doubles team, have committed to compete in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, which will be hosted July 9-15 on the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.

Thursday, Feb. 2 Garden salad, shaved steak with onions on torpedo roll, pickled beets, cookie, chicken salad on wheat bread Friday, Feb. More...

Paiva Weed asks to restore tax exemption on tours

Legislation has been submitted in the Senate to restore the sales tax exemption on scenic tour and transportation services. Sponsored by President of the Senate Teresa Paiva Weed and Sens. Louis P. Di- Palma, Christopher Scott Ottiano, David E. More...

Newport Grand will host bartending competition

The Newport Winter Festival will include a Smackdown Cocktail Competition on Feb. 22 at 8:30 p.m. at the Newport Grand Slots Event Center. Admission is free. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The “Jamestown in the Resort Era” exhibit in the back stairwell of Town Hall will open officially with a public reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Nancy and Joe Logan of Seaside Drive stand in front of the Banteay Samre, a Hindu temple in Angkor, Cambodia, that was built in the early 12th century. More...

Boat captain pleads guilty to federal assault charges

Richard Wetherell pleaded guilty on Jan. 27 in federal court to assaulting two women on board his commercial fishing boat in waters off the coast of New Bedford in July 2010. More...

Financial analysis for 2-megawatt wind turbine released

Although Jamestown voters approved a bond issue for a wind turbine, it’s not an automatic that a project is economically attractive. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Doris and Dominic Ferrante received a permit Jan. 20 to re-roof, reside and finish the basement at 628 East Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $50,000. Ron Lataille received a permit Jan. More...

Jamestown drummer jams on the open seas for 5 months

Aaron Cote was part of a jazz trio that entertained passengers aboard Noordam

When Aaron Cote started taking drum lessons at the age of 10, he probably didn’t dream that his rhythmic pursuits would one day lead him to adventures on the high seas. More...

Meeting next week for Babe Ruth League team

The Jamestown Babe Ruth League baseball team will hold a mandatory meeting at the Jamestown Fire Station on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. All players who are interested in playing for the team in the spring should attend. More...

Tickets now available for athletics fundraiser

Tickets are now available for the North Kingstown High School Booster Club’s annual Evening of Champions Dinner. This is the biggest fundraiser on the club’s calendar and features dinner, dancing, auctions and a $2,500 raffle. More...

Boys’, girls’ swimming teams both optimistic about chances at state

8 Jametowners fill the two rosters, including girls’ team captain Jess Rudman

The North Kingstown High School varsity swimming teams – both the boys and girls – have a shot at a state championship, said Jess Rudman, the girls’ team captain. The championships start Feb. 25. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dolce honored by dean at UMass Dartmouth Victoria Dolce, of Jamestown, was named to the dean’s list at UMass Dartmouth for the fall semester. Dolce is majoring in nursing. More...

ALL SMILES

Yelena Randall (from left, back row), Milo DiGaspar, Hali Chesher and Islay Petrie show off the creations they crafted during a Jamestown Arts Center print-making course that was taught by Casey Weib More...

Seminar on estate planning scheduled

A seminar on estate planning and planned giving opportunities will be offered later this month at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

URI ship is first research vessel to use refined biodiesel

Jamestowner Dennis Nixon says it will quiet the ship, reduce harmful emissions

When the University of Rhode Island’s research ship Endeavor topped off its 53,000-gallon fuel tanks last month, it filled up with refined biodiesel, making it the first ship in the U.S. research fleet to use the alternative fuel. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Jan. 26, 7 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for EVOC and Jaws training. Jan. 27, 12:58 p.m., Rescue 1, Car 5 and Car 4 were sent to the Jamestown Bridge for a person who jumped. Jan. More...

Local tall ship will join international festival

Ocean State Tall Ships recently announced that the Mystic Whaler – a reproduction of the late 19thcentury coastal cargo schooner – will join the tall ships festival in Newport from July 6-9. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 2 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Monday, Feb. 6 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article titled “Coalition, police work to keep drugs off the minds of children,” it was incorrectly stated that the convenience store/gas station located on Narragansett Avenue was an Xtra Mart. More...