February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Lawn Avenue students go stir-fry crazy over special menus

Lunch options getting healthier in cafeterias

For lunch last Wednesday, Brian Laiho-Bouchard, 10, skipped his usual selection – the pizza – and ordered the stir-fry, which chef Monique Herard made to order in the front of the school cafeteria. More...

Sakonnet toll detractors want to amend budget

When Sen. Walter Felag Jr. and Rep. More...

Hayfields will keep species in town

Once one of the most common birds in Rhode Island, bobolink populations across the Northeast have plummeted by 40 percent. 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, Feb. 21 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 21 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 (Saraiva) Sallum

Helen (Saraiva) Sallum, 86, departed this life on Feb. 12, 2013. Helen was the loving wife of 60 years of the late Rev. Wilson G. Sallum. She was a woman of integrity, strong faith, elegance and style. She dedicated her life to helping others. More...

Frank J. O’Connor

Frank J. O’Connor, 83, died peacefully on Feb. 16, 2013, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown with his sister by his side. Frank was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 1929, the eldest child of Frank R. More...

Ector Jay Brothers

Ector Jay Brothers, 86, of Jamestown, died peacefully on Feb. 13, 2013, at Home & Hospice Care in Providence. He was born in East Brookfield, Mass., on Jan. 28, 1927, the son of Hector and Marie Brothers. More...

Waterfront not harmed in blizzard

Repairs still needed due to damage done by Sandy

The waterfront came through the blizzard and nor’easter with “insignificant damage,” Police Chief Ed Mello told the Harbor Commission at its Feb. 13 meeting. More...

Union responds to inquiries regarding superintendent

Panel asked for specifics before drafting response

After almost a month of waiting, the School Committee has received the information it requested from the teachers union detailing the rank and file’s issues with Superintendent Marcia Lukon, said Cathy Kaiser. More...

Did you take the ferryboat to school in Newport?

New project will focus on days before Pell Bridge Needing change for a 50-cent piece, Johnny Cash wandered onto the second floor of the ferryboat that had just left East Ferry for Aquidneck Island. More...

Editorial

Did you ride the ferry to high school?

Life was much different in Jamestown in the mid- 1900s. One example is taking a trip across Narragansett Bay to Newport. Today one simply gets in a car and drives across the bridge. More...

Letters to the Editor

Seniors, disabled need help during blizzards

This month’s blizzard certainly brought out the heroes here in Jamestown. More...

Thanks to volunteers who helped at shelter

As shelter manager, I would like to say how much I appreciate those people who helped us set up and run the Red Cross shelter at the Melrose Avenue School during the blizzard earlier this month. More...

About Town

Reptiles, small animals will visit library Friday

Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti will be at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Friday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is a hands-on educational program with reptiles, amphibians and small animals. More...

Sell gold, platinum at Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church will host a cash-for-gold fundraiser on Sunday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cindy Schmidt Moran of Party of Gold will purchase gold and platinum jewelry, as well as large sterling silver pieces. More...

Sen. Reed will speak at ’Ganny Friday morning

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Jamestown resident, will be the first speaker in the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s winter breakfast series. Reed will address residents at the Narragansett Café on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 a.m. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Feb. 12 to Feb. 18, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 384 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 179 security checks of vacant homes and buildings. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Rocky Hill School announces honor roll More...