November 8, 2012 RSS feed / News

Coast Guard investigates possible hoax call

The Coast Guard is investigating a possible hoax mayday call after distress calls were made Nov. 1 near Narragansett Bay with no position or nature of distress. More...

ELECTION DAY SCENES

Jamestowners vote at the Lawn Avenue School Tuesday afternoon. There were two polling places on the island and both remained busy throughout the day. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The windmill and Quaker meetinghouse are closed for the winter, although the society will be happy to give tours at any time by appointment. To arrange a tour, call 423-2674. Just be aware that there is no heat in either building. More...

CLEAR VISION

School nurse Renie Sullivan has been testing students’ vision at the Jamestown schools with assistance from the Jamestown Lions Club. More...

SEASON FAREWELL

Above, Jamestown Hardware, coached by Steve Froberg, finish the season undefeated after beating Conanicut Marine in the U10 championship, 5-1. Left, J.B. More...

KNICKS WIN

From left, Greg Enos, Nick Hanson, Grant Gillis, Chris Gaudreau, Jake Gillis and Jared Ford accept the trophy after winning the summer basketball league. More...

Tennis Hall of Fame announces 2013 nominees

Martina Hingis, a former world No. More...

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES

Chris Pedorella marched in the Halloween Parade on Oct. 27 with Vinnia and Gia. The second annual parade was sponsored by Jamestown Fitness. More...

Third meningitis case recorded

The Rhode Island Department of Health has identified the state’s third case of illness linked to the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. More...

Jamestown Historical Society 100 years: The Great Depression

In November 1925 at a special town meeting – in an uncharacteristic splurge of public spending – the voters authorized $25,000 worth of bonds to finance improvements at the beach at Mackerel Cove, including the building of a pavilion with More...

Membership drive keeps Jamestown Women’s Club alive

Ads, letters to the editor nearly triples participants

At the Jamestown Women’s Club, the rule is simple: the more the merrier. And it’s been pretty merry lately. According to Cindy Smith, the club’s secretary, a recent membership drive has almost tripled the club’s population. More...

School board examines open-meetings law

Committee concerned if it’s complying with new rules

The School Committee at its Nov. 1 meeting discussed changes to Rhode Island’s open-meeting laws, and noted that the revisions were minor in nature. Several members expressed concern whether Jamestown was in compliance with the changes. More...

Expect traffic delays, detours Sunday morning

On Sunday, Nov. 11, earlymorning motorists in the Jamestown and Newport area should be prepared for slight delays and traffi c detours. More...

Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at East Ferry

Retired Col. David Fuquea will be the guest speaker at Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. Before the festivities begin, volunteers are needed at 8 a.m. More...

Ordinary Bill

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Defendants from NK raid sentenced

Adilson A. Reyes, 31, of Utah, one of three men arrested in January 2011 during the seizure of 65 kilos of cocaine and more than $1.2 million in cash in North Kingstown, was sentenced recently to 135 months in federal prison. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Hillary Schumacher and Tori Hellewell recently took the Press to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Hellewell is the owner of Island Animal. More...

Inaugural year comes to an end for race around Jamestown

Challengers were scarce, but organizers still happy

According to organizer Hugh Piggin of Manuka Sports Event Management, the Around Jamestown Record challenge is off to a good start, even if the first season of the event didn’t draw many challengers. More...

North Kingstown fall roundup

• The North Kingstown varsity football team fell to 1-6 in the division after getting blown out by Shea on Saturday, 34-0. The Raiders (5-4) got off to a fast start, scoring 20 unanswered points in the first quarter. More...

‘Brand X’ season will premiere in Newport

Kettlebottom Productions of Jamestown will premiere the third season of “Brand X” on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport. More...

FOAM PARTY

Jamestown kids came out in droves Halloween night to play in the foam that the Jamestown Fire Department splashed down from its ladder truck in the fire station parking lot. More...

Shellfishing areas open up following Sandy

The state Department of Environmental Management announced that the following shellfi shing areas were reopened to harvesting at sunrise Wednesday: all approved waters of Potters Pond in South Kingstown and approved waters within the portion of Ninig More...

Voters OK table games at Lincoln

City residents vote against Newport Grand expansion

Rhode Islanders made their voices heard Tuesday night at the polls, voting for both Question 1 and 2 to allow for table games at Twin River and Newport Grand. Of the seven state referendums, the gambling questions were easily the most controversial. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Jamestown Press photographer Andrea von Hohenleiten took the Press to Ford Island in Oahu. von hohenleiten, who is a volunteer firefighter, met members of the Federal Fire Department. More...