September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Transformer blamed in cottage fire

East Shore Road lodge was vacant during Monday’s fire

A malfunctioning electrical transformer is suspected as the cause of Monday morning’s fire that heavily damaged a waterfront cottage on East Shore Road. Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Bryer said the department received the call at 6:53 a.m. on Sept. More...

News

Aquaculture farms concern harbormaster

He says town has not been involved in permit process

Harbormaster Sam Paterson says the growing number of aquaculture farms being planted in Jamestown waters has him concerned. At the Harbor Commission’s Sept. More...

Two Jamestowners will vie for District 74 seat in House

Mastrostefano will try to unseat incumbent Ruggiero

Two candidates are running for the District 74 seat in the state House of Representatives, representing Jamestown and Middletown. Republican Anthony Mastrostefano is challenging incumbent Democrat Deb Ruggiero. Both candidates live in Jamestown. More...

ROGERS REUNION

Clockwise from top left, Paul Dicenso, Peter Armbrust, Judy Garlick and Diane Deterra Drummond of Jamestown attend their 55th Rogers High School reunion at the Atlantic Beach Club. More...

About Town

Tour of Watson Farm scheduled for Sunday

A two-mile walking tour of Watson Farm will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. Farm managers Don and Heather Minto will lead the hike. More...

Association to discuss protecting Shores’ lots

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The meeting will focus on protecting the town-owned lots in Jamestown Shores. More...

Skatefest tomorrow, cash prizes on the line

Jamestown Skatefest 2012 will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the skate park near Lawn Avenue School. Cash prizes will be awarded for skateboarding, rapping and dancing. There will also be raffles. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Domestic assault John Michael Reise, 46, of Pierce Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Sept. 14 with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and vandalism. Reise was held at the police station where he was arraigned by a justice of the peace. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Sept. 13, 1:36 p.m., Car 1 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Pemberton Apartments for a fire alarm. Sept. 15, 6:08 p.m., Engine 3 went to Stanchion Street for a fire alarm. Sept. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 20 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Sept. 25 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...

State holds town liable for damage to footpath

Restoring Hull Cove trail estimated to cost $17,000

Taxpayers are going to foot the bill for an environmental scofflaw who cut down trees and shrubs on a right-of-way leading from Beavertail Road to Hull Cove. More...

Rabies threat prompts town to trap feral cats

With guidance from the state Department of Environmental Management, the Jamestown Police Department set three traps Wednesday at Fort Wetherill in an attempt to catch stray cats that may be infected with rabies. More...

Editorial

New warning signs about our environment

This week we learned that the federal government has issued a disaster declaration for the New England groundfish fishery. More...

SOUTH BOUND

A group of egrets congregate at Marsh Meadows Tuesday. The bigger birds are great egrets, while the smaller ones are snowy egrets. More...

Letters to the Editor

Boy Scouts Troop 1 have an eventful year

The Jamestown Boy Scouts have an organized, active and fun program. In January, Troop 1 participated in the annual ski trip to Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire. More...

Busy summer ends at Jamestown library

This summer has also been a great season for the Jamestown Philomenian Library. It has been very busy with activities and renovating our appearance. More...

Historical society’s house tour a success

This year’s house tour weekend began with a fantastic preview party held at the beautifully renovated and decorated home of Betsy and Clarke Moody. 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, Sept. 20 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 20 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

Helen E. Swistak

Helen E. Swistak, 91, a retired registered nurse from Newport, passed away on Sept. 12, 2012. She was the wife of Walter Swistak for 69 years. She was born in Natick, Mass., the daughter of Charles H. More...

Laurie E. Swistak

Laurie E. Swistak of Hunter Avenue, Newport, died at home in the presence of her loving family on Sept. 18, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. Born in Holyoke, Mass., on March 24, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Everett A. More...

Louis D’Abro s ca

Louis D’Abrosca of Jamestown passed away on Sept. 8, 2012, at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Robin E. (Spinney) D’Abrosca. Born in Warwick on Feb. More...