December 5, 2013 RSS feed / News

All I want for Christmas ...

Santa Claus listens to Harper Carl give her wish list Saturday at Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store. More than 200 children visited and took pictures with St. Nick and Mrs. Claus. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

William Weeden was one of the men who purchased Conanicut Island from the Narragansett in 1657, and members of the family lived on the home farm on Weeden Lane – now Windmist Farm – well into the 20th century. More...

Free kits available at police station to test for drugs

The Jamestown Police Department has recently initiated a new program that offers free kits for drug testing to residents. The kits are being offered as a tool that parents can use to educate their children about the dangers of drugs. More...

Jewelry sale at Potter League Friday night

The Potter League for Animals will kick off its annual holiday jewelry sale with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will feature Sequin’s costume jewelry selling at 30 to 70 percent off retail prices. More...

No more taxes on wine, original art

Just in time for the holiday season, shoppers will save at the register when buying wine, spirits and original works of art. The change in the state sales tax took effect on Dec. 1. More...

Deadline upcoming to have health coverage effective in new year

Rhode Island residents have until Monday, Dec. 23, to enroll in an insurance plan with HealthSource RI if they want health coverage to begin in the new year. The deadline reflects the federal government’s one-week extension. More...

Attorneys educate board members

At a special Town Council workshop Monday, attorney David Petrarca discussed the state sunshine laws and explained best practices that councilors and other board members should follow to avoid running afoul of the Rhode Island attorney general’ More...

Council hears final report on parks and recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department and the senior center should be consolidated, and both might someday be absorbed as part of a community services division, the Town Council learned on Monday. More...

Cleanup at Hull Cove

Clean Ocean Access has been picking up trash at Hull Cove in December since 2006, but this is the first time islander Michael Brown will aid in the holiday cleanup when his company sponsors its second transect of the season. More...

Turkey trot

A group of 13 Jamestowners went for a morning run on Thanksgiving. More...

East Bay rep will talk about tolling

State Rep. John G. Edwards will host an open house at the Common Fence Point Community Hall to discuss updates from the special legislative committee that was created to discuss tolling options for the Sakonnet River Bridge. More...

Where in the world?

Emily Benfer and John McHugh took the Jamestown Press to St. Lucia, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea. More...

Open studios at Shady Lea Mill this weekend

The Mill at Shady Lea is getting ready for its biggest event yet when award-winning artists and craftspeople open their doors to celebrate the mill’s 16th anniversary. More...

Island Chatter

Since 2006, Clean Ocean Access has conducted 89 cleanups and removed more than 76,000 pound of trash from the shoreline. The last cleanup of 2013 will be Saturday at Hull Cove from noon to 2 p.m. Try to carpool and wear warm clothes. *** More...

What a hoot

A snowy owl was spotted along the eastern rocky shore at Beavertail Friday afternoon. More...