June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Live streaming coming soon to Marsh Meadows osprey nest

Three new chicks won’t be the only changes in Marsh Meadows in 2013. After seven years, members of the Conanicut Island Raptor Proj­ect have decided to update all of its hardware and software. More...

HomeServe helps to protect property owners

In an article published Feb. 7, the Jamestown Press reported that HomeServe USA, a home emergency repair company, was soliciting customers via mail on Conanicut and Aquidneck islands. More...

Animal shelter may change ownership

Nonprofit group mulls taking reigns from town

The Friends of the North Kings­town Animal Shelter will make a bid to take over operations at the shelter from the North Kingstown municipal government, according to Jamestown’s Barbara Szepa­towski. 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, June 6 More...

Obituaries

Steven A. Sherman

Steven A. Sherman, 71, of Wakefield, passed away June 3, 2013, at South County Hospital. He was the husband of Vivian L. (Houle) Sherman. They had been married for 41 years. Mr. More...

Voters pass $21 million combined spending plan

Financial Town Meeting lasts less than half hour

Blame it on the Bruins, Town Moderator John Murphy suggest­ed Monday night. Jamestown’s Financial Town Meeting took just 21 minutes to pass a $21 million combined spending package for the upcom­ing fiscal year that starts July 1. More...

Four island boats will be on starting line Saturday for Leukemia Cup

Proceeds from regatta benefit blood cancers

The 19th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta will be contested on Nar­ragansett Bay this weekend, and four Jamestown boats will be part of the fleet whose goals is to raise money for blood cancers. More...

Editorial

Town budget meets with voter approval

The Financial Town Meeting on Monday was one of the shortest in recent memory. More...

About Town

Central Baptist Church schedules June Festival

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual June Festival on Satur­day, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A silent auction will feature tickets to the Pawtucket Red Sox, Blithewold Mansion, Old Stur­bridge Village and Trinity Reper­tory Company. More...

Handbell concert at St. Matthew’s Sunday

The Shoreline Ringers will per­form at St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. The Con­necticut handbell choir combines varying techniques and rhythm. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. More...

Hike Watson Farm in search of herbal plants

Kristin Minto will lead a hike around Watson Farm Sunday, June 9, in search of medicinal plants. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. She will show participants how to identify, har­vest and prepare herbal plants. Cost is $20. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of june 6

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 From the Newport Journal, May 30, 1913 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article titled “Pending legislation could help island artists flourish even more,” the reported number of Rhode Islanders who work in arts-related fields was incorrect. The actual number is 7,000. More...

POLICE LOG

From May 28 to June 3, the Jamestown Police Department re­sponded to 559 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 177 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, June 6 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Wednesday, June 12 6 p.m., the Housing Authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments 7 p.m., the Harbor Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, June 13 More...