October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Nothing is finalized, but sale of Trattoria is in closing stages

While nothing is official, sources say that the wheels are in motion for the sale of Trattoria Simpatico from longtime owner Phyllis Bedard to Newport resident Ben Brayton. If everything goes as expected, the papers should be signed Nov. 1. More...

News

Test scores decrease dramatically

Science marks drop 15 percent from last year

The School Committee at its Oct. 18 meeting learned that science scores were down in both the fourth and eighth grades, compelling curriculum director Kathy Almanzor to highlight steps that the school district can make to improve in that area. More...

Council hopefuls speak out

10 candidates participate in forum sponsored by JSA

At a forum on Oct. 18 for the Town Council candidates, the future of Fort Getty and issues about community policing sparked discussion among the 10 people running for five seats. More...

OLD GLORY

Veteran Don Richardson (back to camera with stick in hand) and other members of the American Legion burn worn and tattered American flags at Fort Wetherill recently. More...

About Town

Jack-O’-Lantern Jog slated for Sunday

The 24th annual Jack-O’-Lantern Jog will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the fire station. Awards will be given for best costume, best group costume, best duo costume, best youth costume and hardest costume to run in. More...

Open house Thursday at island liquor store

The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house at Jamestown Wine & Spirits on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include appetizers and refreshments. There will also be a business-card drawing. More...

Baptist church to hold veteran-related forum

Steve Frye, the founder of USA Battle Buddies, will speak on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. USA Battle Buddies is a program that provides service dogs to disabled American veterans. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Suspended license Matthew Ruggeri, 38, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, was charged Oct. 16 with driving with a suspended license. An arraignment was scheduled for Oct. 26 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport. Multiple charges More...

EMS RUNS

EMS runs Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m., Rescue 3, Fort Wetherill, transported. Oct. 15, 12:09 a.m., Rescue 3, Reservoir Circle, transported. Oct. 15, 7:51 a.m., Rescue 3, Beavertail Road, refused. Oct. 16, 12:54 a.m., Rescue 3, Columbia Avenue, transported. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 1 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2012 9:04 AM

Candidate forum

Jamestown Press candidate forum has been cancelled

The Town Council candidate forum hosted by the Jamestown Press and planned for Monday, Oct. 29, has been cancelled due to the weather. More...

Breaking News - 10/28/2012 4:21 PM

Jamestown prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Storm is expected to hit Monday

With Hurricane Sandy expected to hit Rhode Island tomorrow, officials are warning Jamestown residents to evacuate low-lying areas and prepare for the possibility of bridge closures. More...

School board candidates go head-to-head at forum

Four hopefuls agree that funding is biggest hurdle

Money is the biggest challenge facing the Jamestown schools, the four people running for School Committee said during a public forum Oct. 17. The Jamestown Shores Association sponsored the event. More...

Editorial

Island happenings for a fun Halloween

Everyone gets in the Halloween spirit and this year there are plenty of island happenings to celebrate the season. Here’s a roundup of local events. Jamestown Fitness will host its Halloween parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. More...

Scattering Seeds

Think about it: If the zealous and effective representation of clients accused of crime were a disqualifier for public offi ce, then America would have been deprived of its greatest president. More...

Ordinary Bill

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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, Oct. 25 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 25 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

William Samuel Sheehan

William Samuel Sheehan, husband of Marion Tasker Sheehan, passed away on Oct. 21, 2012. He was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Nov. 30, 1926, son of the late George H. and Angie Keene Sheehan. More...

Scott Eric Brown

Scott Eric Brown, born Jan. 19, 1969, passed away on Oct. 20, 2012. Brown lived in Jamestown 11 years before moving to Westerly. He is the former partner of Tammy (Siebel) Barnes of Florida. More...