October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

11 arrested in connection to drug ring

Jamestown police arrested 11 people on felony charges early Wednesday morning all stemming from a drug ring that has been under investigation for five months. More...

News

Island Rubbish will keep collecting

Island Rubbish Service has won the bid for collecting recyclables. The Town Council at its Oct. 21 meeting voted 4-0 to award the five-year contract at a total price of $902,560. More...

Local family continues to heal by turning tragedy into hope

Concert at ’Ganny Saturday to benefit Josh Barber fund

“Use the key!” More...

Get costumes ready for Jack-O’-Lantern Jog

The Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Jack-O’-Lantern Jog will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, beginning at the fire station at 1 p.m. Registration for the 5K starts at 11:30 a.m. More...

About Town

Bake sale on Sunday at recreation center

Members of the teen center will hold a bake sale during the Jack- O’-Lantern Jog on Sunday, Oct. 27, starting at 11:30 a.m. The sale will take place outside the recreation center. Proceeds will benefit the teen center. More...

Reserve booth space for holiday craft fair

Applications are now being accepted for artisans to reserve booth space for December’s holiday craft fair that will be held at Melrose School. The Conanicut Island Art Association is sponsoring the event. More...

Costume party next week for youngsters

A Halloween party for children ages 3 to 12 will be held at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. There will be food, games and prizes. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Call the library at 423-7280 to register. More...

Families of crash victims file lawsuit

Plaintiffs want median barrier on Pell Bridge

The family of a Jamestown man who was killed in a head-on collision on the Pell Bridge two years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state of Rhode Island. More...

Findings from rec survey unveiled

Town needs to improve promoting its programs

On average, Jamestown residents say they use the parks and beaches at least a dozen times and attend at least five cultural events each year, according to a survey by University of Massachusetts consultants Rob Haley and Monica Lamboy. More...

Commissioners against spending arrangement

Board says it shouldn’t pay for assets unrelated to waterfront access

For the time being, the Harbor Commission will continue contributing $45,000 annually for five years to pay for seawall repairs at East Ferry. However, the commissioners have asked the Town Council to reconsider the arrangement. More...

Editorial

Conanicut Marine and the color green

Last October, Press reporter Ken Shane spoke to Bill Munger about operating the entire Taylor Point boatyard using alternative energy. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making bike race a success

On behalf of the Rotary Club, I would like to thank the many participants, volunteers, donors and cooperative citizens of Jamestown that made this a very successful fundraiser for us. More...

Funds raised will go toward Scout camps

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 would like to thank the Jamestown Soccer Association, McQuade’s Market and the East Ferry Deli for supporting our fall popcorn fundraiser. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. 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, Oct. 24 Salad, American chop suey, wax beans, fruit, corned beef and cheese on rye More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 24

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, Oct. 24, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 429 calls for service, resulting in 230 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...