April 11, 2013 RSS feed / News

Reading with police

Patrolman Ronald Jacobson kicked off Rhode Island Reading Week on Monday by sharing a book with Melrose Avenue School first-graders. Jacobson serves as liaison to the Jamestown schools. More...

Final concert of 2013 will feature local duo, Dead Blues Society

Free event takes place at library at 3 p.m. Sunday

The Sunday afternoon concert series presented by the Friends of the Jamestown Library wraps up this week and will feature two local acts: the Dead Blues Society and the duo of Ed McGuirl and Mike Fischman.  More...

Freshwater fishing season opens at dawn Saturday

The 2013 freshwater fishing season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on opening day. More...

For animal emergencies

Prim Bullock and Nancy Beye of the EMS Division introduces new oxygen masks available for domestic animal emergencies. The Humane Society of Jamestown purchased three sets of masks. More...

Seniors benefit from closing of doughnut hole

Rhode Island seniors saved more than $8 million through discounts on prescription drugs in 2012, according to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. More...

Jamestown junior running the offense

Kerry Kardosz plays PG for unified hoops team

Jamestown’s Kerry Kardosz, 17, started playing basketball when she was 10, and she’s pretty good at it now. More...

Master gardener makes case for rain barrels

System is cost-effective, better for environment

About 30 islanders attended a presentation last week by Beverly O’Keefe, the Rhode Island Water Lady, who told the crowd that using rain barrels as a tool for stormwater management can help save money, water and the environment.  More...

Listening lads

Author Ann Hood was a guest reader Tuesday at Melrose Avenue School as part of Rhode Island Reading Week. Hood, a novelist who has authored 13 books, read to the fourth-grade class. More...

Chorus donates nine opera DVDs to library

The Jamestown Community Chorus recently donated nine DVDs to the Jamestown Philomenian Library, an annual tradition that has brought music-related gifts to the library since 1990.  More...

Restoration of Mackerel Cove may not have to be postponed

Dune grass alternatives may move project ahead

Jamestown has received a grant to build an elevated boardwalk at a right-of-way leading to Hull Cove, Commissioner Michael Brown confirmed at Tuesday’s Conservation Commission meeting.  “And a very vague notification it was,” C More...

Planners continue to mull Shoreby Hill as historic zone

New ordinance, governing body would be established

The Planning Commission last week continued to review the necessary steps needed to establish Lower Shoreby Hill as the town’s first historic district.  More...

for the record

The title of the book featured in last week’s Page 17 article is “The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Person.” Island resident Bill Sprague is the author. It is available on Amazon.com.   More...

Clinic for cooper

Fiona Eves and Cooper went to the fire station Saturday for the rabies clinic. Town officials also licensed dogs at the clinic, and the No. 1 tag went to Jake, who belongs to Linda Maclean. More...

Earth Day cleanup scheduled for April 20

The Conservation Commission will once again organize its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 20. Anyone interested in helping clean Jamestown’s shorelines should meet at the recreation center at 8:30 a.m.  More...

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IYRS offers scholarships for upcoming fall semester

Newport’s International Yacht Restoration School has expanded its scholarship opportunities for students applying to the three fulltime programs. More...

Jamestowner sinks first hole-in-one of 2013

The first hole-in-one of the year at the Jamestown Golf Course was made April 4 by Dan Regan on the 130-yard fifth hole. Regan, a Jamestown resident, used a pitching wedge. The par-3 fifth is the shortest hole on the course. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Police Department enlisted the help of the fifth-grade class at Lawn to design the graphics on its brand new police cruiser. More...

Sen. Reed pushes for state representation on squid management

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed was joined last week by U.S. Rep. More...

CIAA offers scholarship to graduating senior

The Conanicut Island Art Association is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. To be eligible, students must be a resident of Newport County and graduating from a Rhode Island high school.  More...