June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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RI House, Senate back elimination of Electoral College

The House of Representatives and Senate last week approved companion bills that would add Rhode Island to a compact of states agreeing to commit their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in presidential balloting across t More...

Residents needed for search committee

Bruce Keiser says he will retire by October

The Town Council is seeking residents to serve on the search committee for a new town administrator to replace Bruce Keiser. Keiser on May 20 announced his plans to leave the post by October. More...

Strawberry season

Abby Tuthill, who turned 10 during the event, and Julia Cote, also 10, enjoy strawberry shortcake at Saturday’s June Festival at Central Baptist Church. 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 20 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of june 20

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, June 20, 1913 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In the June 6 article “Animal shelter may change ownership,” it was reported the Friends of the North Kingstown Animal Shelter passed a vote to take over management of the shelter. More...

Police Log

From June 11 to June 17, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 431 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 198 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Achievements

Jamestowners make dean’s lists for semester • Kevin Flanagan was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Bryant University. He is a junior majoring in finance. More...

Smile for the camera

Security systems in town keep an eye on bridges, schools and waterfront

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently finished installing dozens of new surveillance cameras on and around the Newport Pell Bridge, according to David Darlington, chairman of the authority’s board of directors. More...

Paddleboards could be coming to Mackerel Cove this summer

Councilors mull whether rental business should be allowed at town beach

The Town Council may allow a paddleboard rental outfit to set up an umbrella at the western end of Mackerel Cove Town Beach on Saturday afternoons. More...

Letters to the Editor

Boy Scouts appreciate community support

Jamestown Boy Scouts Troop 1 would like to acknowledge the generosity of our community sponsors who supported our recent pasta supper. They include Arthur S. More...

Thanks to community for support, memories

The Sherman family and the Jamestown Hardware crew want to express our thanks to the Jamestown community for your outpouring of support following the passing of Steve Sr. More...

Gina Raimondo would make good governor

I was very impressed with the interview of Ms. Gina Raimondo, state treasurer, in the June 13 issue of the Jamestown Press (“Qand A: Treasurer discusses new plans”). More...

About Town

Open house Thursday at Jamestown Designs

The Chamber of Commerce will host an open house at Jamestown Designs on Thursday, June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. The event is free for chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. More...

Read ‘Mrs. Jack’ for July book discussion

The library’s Tuesday afternoon book group will meet on July 16 at 1 p.m. to discuss “Mrs. Jack: A Biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner” by Louise Hall Tharp. More...

Farm stand opens at East Ferry Saturday

Stearns Farms Organic Produce will open its farm stand at East Ferry on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On sale will be a variety of island-grown, USDAcertified organic vegetables, flowers and eggs. More...