August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Two Republicans join Town Council race

Blake Dickinson and Paul Sprague represent the GOP

Two Republicans – Blake Dickinson and Paul Sprague – are vying for seats on the Town Council. They join 13 other candidates also in the hunt for one of the five seats. More...

103 YEARS YOUNG

Jamestown resident Todd Marzano and his 3-year-old daughter Taya celebrate the 103rd birthday of Ida Albert at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport. Taya is the great-granddaughter of Albert. More...

Safer routes expected by next year

School Committee approves designs plans unanimously

Jamestown will have safer designated walking routes for students going to and from the schools by the end of the 2013 summer, after the School Committee unanimously approved the design plans at its Aug. 23 meeting. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Aug. 30 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 30 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago More...

Obituaries

Stanley Ryng

Stanley Ryng, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Jamestown, passed away Aug. 12, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Emilia (Gronowski) Ryng for 63 years. Born in Montbard, France, he was the son of the late Edmund and Victoria (Maciaszek) Ryng. More...

Strike delays start of NK school year

Auger: Union rhetoric has been untrue, disrespectful

School began Wednesday after a labor strike halted the first day of classes Tuesday for North Kingstown public schools after school officials and union representatives failed to reach an agreement Monday night. More...

Harbormaster rescues jumper from water below Jamestown Bridge

Sam Paterson found man clinging to bridge abutment

On Saturday night at approximately 9 p.m. motorists coming from North Kingstown noticed some unusual activity on the Jamestown Bridge. A car in front of them had stopped on the eastbound side of the bridge. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vigilance necessary on waterfront access

The Jamestown Press recently reported that the town’s public right-of-way at Hull Cove had been damaged by unknown individuals. More...

Elderly Brothers put on good show at JAC

The Jamestown Community Theatre would like to thank the Jamestown Arts Center for hosting our presentation of the Elderly Brothers on Sunday afternoon. It was gratifying to see two art organizations getting together to present an event. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

About Town

CISF fundraiser will be held on Saturday

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home of the Salk family at 20 Seaview Ave. Sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards will be available for attendees to enjoy. More...

Annual seaside cruise at Fort Getty Sunday

The annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise will take place at Fort Getty on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration ends at noon. All classic, custom and antique vehicles are invited to join. More...

Register now for the PTO golf tournament

The Jamestown PTO will hold a golf tournament and fundraiser at the Jamestown Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and lunch and raffles will follow at 11:30 a.m. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Aug. 25, 2:18 p.m., Car 1, Engine 1, Engine 3 and Car 4 were directed to Southwest Avenue for a possible pole fire. Aug. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 4 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 5 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Sept. 6 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...

POLICE LOG

DUI • Ann W. Anderson, 50, of Highland Drive, Jamestown, was charged Aug. 24 with driving under the influence while transporting a child. • Jay Bilow, 60, of Bellevue Boulevard, East Providence, was charged Aug. More...