August 15, 2013 RSS feed / News

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Joseph Clarke and descendants make lasting contribution

Three-hundred-and-fifty years ago, King Charles II of England signed the Rhode Island Royal Charter of 1663. More...

Rescue effort

Above, a motorboat washed ashore Friday at Mackerel Cove Town Beach. More...

Picnic pic

The board of directors for the Jamestown Shores Association organized its annual picnic at Head’s Beach earlier this month. More...

The Island Garden

Already harvested? Grow again

If you are a gardener and have harvested, peas, beans, potatoes, garlic and other crops, you will have parts of the garden sitting bare. With our last frost date somewhere around early October, you have eight to 10 weeks to grow some more crops. More...

Convocation ceremony Monday at war college

The U.S. Naval War College will pay tribute to its newest class of 545 resident students from the U.S. armed forces, civilian federal agencies and international militaries in a convocation ceremony scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. More...

Fundraiser Sunday for Jimmy Fund Walk

A fundraiser for Just Wings, a team of locals who will walk in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund event to raise money for cancer research, will take place at Junction Trattoria & Bistro in North Kingstown on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Where in the world?

Leanne and Ben Turenne took the Jamestown Press with them to the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The two rode the Cog Railway to the summit. More...

Laser show

Recent North Kingstown High graduate and Jamestown resident Rachel Bryer finished fifth in the 42-boat Laser Radial fleet at the U.S. More...

Higher water, sewer bills expected

Jamestown residents can expect to pay higher water bills over the coming several years to meet new state regulations, according to David Bebyn of B & E Consulting. More...

Island Chatter

Save your appetite on Sunday, Aug. 18, and head to Junction Trattoria at 1051 Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown. The pizza fundraiser is to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. More...

West Nile, EEE cases lower than last year

The state Department of Environmental Management reports that all but one of the 165 mosquito samples collected from 33 traps set on July 29 have been confirmed negative for West Nile virus and for eastern equine encephalitis. More...

Local photographer expands horizons into world of video

Jamestown’s Onne van der Wal is well known as one of the finest nautical photographers in the world. His photography books and annual sailing calendars can be found in many homes in Jamestown and well beyond. More...

Residents show support to teen center at recreation forum

Last week’s forum to discuss youth programs at the recreation center drew about a dozen people, most of them residents saying they came specifically to support the teen center. More...

Man dies Friday in motorcycle wreck

An off-duty police officer who grew up in Jamestown was killed Friday when he crashed his motorcycle into a car on North Road. The victim, John Reposa Jr., 43, of Narragansett, was pronounced dead at the scene. More...

Where in the world?

St. Matthew’s Pastor Kevin Lloyd and family took the Jamestown Press to Lambeth Palace, the residence of the archbishop of Canterbury. More...

RITBA head mulls returning bridges

The state bridge authority said if it is unable to increase and collect tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, it will return both the Sakonnet and Jamestown spans to the state Department of Transportation. More...

Welcoming Lucas

Lucas Jackson Pickett was born June 22, 2013, at Newport Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. More...

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Drug drop-off

A box for prescription drugs is now available at the police station for residents who want to anonymously and without cost dispose of any unused prescriptions. More...

Sail away

At top, the doublehanded race begins at Saturday’s Fools’ Rules Regatta at East Ferry. Above left, “Slippery Slope” competes. More...

’Ganny named best neighborhood bar

The Narragansett Café was once again coveted by Rhode Island Monthly readers after winning two awards in the magazine’s August issue. More...

Longtime educator has first novel published, ‘Shadow Campus’

Dr. Kathleen Reardon has had a distinguished career as an educator. The Jamestown resident has been a professor at two major universities and has written extensively on the social sciences. More...

Samba wins class in seventh race of summer

The seventh race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held on Aug. 6. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

Kettlebottom to film inaugural Jeep festival

Kettlebottom Productions will film the inaugural Ocean State Jeepsters festival that will be held at Paul Bailey’s Jeep dealership in North Kingstown on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Jamestown artists will discuss craftsmanship

Three Jamestown artists will be among seven panelists who will discuss craftsmanship on Friday, Aug. 16, at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. More...

Where in the world?

John and Beth Titmas of Felucca Avenue took the Press along with them to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. John surprised Beth with the trip for her 50th birthday. More...