October 25, 2012 RSS feed / News

Town Council candidate forum Monday at the Jamestown library

The Jamestown Press and the League of Women Voters of Newport County will host a political forum with the Town Council candidates on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Islander receives alarming phone call

A Bayview Drive woman received a disturbing phone call last week from someone claiming to be her grandson. The crying voice, using the grandchild’s full name, told the woman that he immediately needed $150,000 wired to Las Vegas. More...

Rhode Island seeking new state poet

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee joined U.S. Sen. More...

CARVING ON CORONADO

Jamestown Press cartoonist Will Wilson of Coronado Street continues his Halloween tradition of carving meticulous pumpkins that he showcases at the Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular held each year at More...

Professor explains the dig of 1967

58 graves, seven cremation burials uncovered on island

William Simmons, chairman of anthropology at Brown University, recently spoke at the Jamestown Philomenian Library about the archaeological dig that took place on Conanicut Island in 1967. More...

NK grad leads crew team

Ashley Avila looks forward to Saturday’s championship

2011 North Kingstown graduate Ashley Avila has high hopes for the Mount Holyoke College novice crew team in this weekend’s Seven Sisters Championships on the Charles River in Boston. More...

Patent lawsuit forces end to Jamestown-based company

Because of the “overwhelming financial burden” stemming from a 2006 patent lawsuit filed by Midtronics Corporation, Jamestown based company Argus Analyzers decided Oct. 12 to cease operations. More...

State, federal officials will be on lookout Election Day

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JHS 100 years: The retiring Navy

In her 1944 book “This was my Newport,” Maud Howe Elliot wrote, “It is said that if, on Conanicut Island, you closed your eyes and threw a stone, you would probably hit a retired rear admiral.” There is lots of evidence to sup More...

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...

FRIDAY FIRE

Firefighters responded to an alarm at a downtown apartment on Friday. The fire was blamed on food left unattended while cooking on the stove. Mostly smoke damage was reported. More...

SIGNS OF THE TIME

The Jamestown Arts Center’s new sign was recently donated by the Ali Dunn-Packer Memorial Fund. The sign was designed by Kate Petrie and handcrafted by Jay Christman. More...

Halloween will be last to see monster display

The Monster Party exhibit at the Jamestown Arts Center will be on display until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

FAREWELL TO THE QUEEN

Queen Mary 2, one of the largest cruise ships in the world, departed Monday from Narragansett Bay for the last time in 2012. The $900-million boat left Newport bound for Boston. More...

Four NK sailors will travel to the Big Easy for second year in a row

Three islanders are on team that will compete in regatta

Four North Kingstown seniors will represent the Skippers at a championship regatta in New Orleans next month. More...

Jamestown musician produces album to benefit homelessness

Aaron Cote solicited local bands to collaborate on CD

Seaside Consulting, an 11-yearold firm owned by Lynne Donahue of Jamestown, has announced the release of a new compilation album. Proceeds from the album will benefit Housing First Rhode Island, a division of Riverwood Mental Health Services. More...

Calling all knitters: Hats, mittens, scarves needed for Thanksgiving

St. Mark distributes holiday baskets to the town’s needy

A group of local organizations and individuals are once again working together to make the holidays a little brighter for needy people in Jamestown. Baskets filled with food purchased by the Rotary Club are distributed by St. More...

State stocks ponds with 6,000 trout

The state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has stocked approximately 6,000 rainbow trout in several locations throughout the state this month for the freshwater fishing season. More...

Board approves variances for proposal similar to Osprey House

Planned home still needs OK from state coastal panel

The Osprey House on East Shore Road may soon gain a neighbor with a similar architectural pedigree, the Zoning Board of Review decided Tuesday night. More...