September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

No feral cats at Fort Wetherill

After three days of trapping at Fort Wetherill, only one lone skunk found itself captured by the Jamestown Police Department in its ploy to cage feral cats. More...

News

Liaison bows out, test scores down

Eighth-grade science scores decline from 2011 results

With the Town Council canceling all but one of its meetings leading up to the Nov. 6 election, Councilor Mike White followed suit and told the School Committee at its Sept. More...

Tea Party candidate will run against state Senate president

Geoffrey Cook will try to unseat Teresa Paiva Weed

Two candidates will face off for the District 13 state Senate seat, representing Jamestown and Newport. Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, the Democratic incumbent, will face Geoffrey Cook, who has been endorsed by the Tea Party. More...

Family-friendly Monster Party at arts center Oct. 6

The Studio Miners and Jamestown Arts Center will present Monster Party, a friendly celebration of monsters for the whole family, with an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. 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. 27 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 27 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

Ian Edward Krebs

Ian Edward Krebs, 18, of Saunderstown, passed away on Sept. 16, 2012, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by friends and family. More...

Table games at Newport Grand?

Voters will decide the fate by referendum in November

On Nov. 6, Rhode Island voters will have a number of important decisions to make. More...

Scientist expects outbreak of deer ticks in Jamestown

Surveillance shows 108 percent increase this year

According to a prominent scientist at the University of Rhode Island, Jamestown can expect a veritable explosion of deer ticks this fall. Dr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Crowd of people on hand for CIAA exhibit

Something special happened in Jamestown on Sept. 20 when a crowd of people turned out to celebrate the opening of the Conanicut Island Art Association’s exhibit by Bridges artists at Town Hall. More...

Thanks to firefighters and neighbors for help

Many thanks to Fire Chief Jim Bryer and all the volunteer firefighters that responded to the fire at our cottage on Sept 17. The volunteers worked very hard to contain the blaze. More...

Jamestown children lose ‘fine advocate’

Congratulations to all those who ran in the recent Democratic primary. After serving on the Jamestown School Committee for the past five years, I have a great deal of respect for anyone who wishes to serve their community in an elected position. More...

About Town

Get your dogs, cats vaccinated for rabies

A rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to noon at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. All nonvaccinated dogs and cats on the island should be brought to be immunized. The clinic is being provided by Dr. More...

Flu shot vaccinations Saturday at library

A flu shot clinic will be held at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge, but insured participants should bring their insurance cards. More...

Free senior bowling trips begin in October

The Parks and Recreation Department will provide free transportation for seniors to the Wickford Lanes on Fridays starting Oct. 5. Anyone who is interested should meet at the Jamestown Senior Center. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. More...

News of Record

MEMORIAL SERVICE

A tribute to Jeanne Bunkley, a longtime Jamestown resident who passed away on Sept. 5, will be held at Conanicut Yacht Club on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friends and family are invited. Some of Bunkley’s artwork will be on display. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Oct. 1The Town Council meeting is canceledWednesday, Oct. 37:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Oct. 47 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Town Hall More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runsSept. 21, 5:35 p.m., Engine 1,Engine 3, Tanker 2 and Ladder1 were dispatched to PembertonApartments for a fire alarm.Sept. More...