March 20, 2014 RSS feed / News

Medicare consulting offered free to seniors

Jamestown seniors who need help signing up for Medicare or a prescription drug plan can contact Dale Dupuis from the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties. Appointments can be made by calling 682-2100, ext. 1452. More...

Report released on Fort Getty pier

For safety reasons, the harbor commissioners said on March 12 they may restrict the Fort Getty pier that was damaged in Hurricane Sandy. More...

Registration open for police academy

The police department will sponsor a citizens police academy for all residents at least 16 years old. Applications are available at the police station and must be returned by Monday, March 31. More...

Marching in March

Jamestowner Nicholas Insana (looking at camera) was among the local firefighters to march Saturday in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Newport. More...

Lawmakers try to combat thefts at farms

With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. More...

car fire

Jamestown firemen fight a car fire earlier this month on the Helm Street exit ramp off of Route 138 eastbound. It took workers about nine minutes to extinguish the blaze. More...

Career fair for teens in North Kingstown

Guidance counselors at North Kingstown High will host a forum for high-school students and their parents on Wednesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is an opportunity for teens to begin their planning process for life after high school. More...

Jamestown students honored academically

• Kaitlin Marquis was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.4 or greater to be recognized. More...

Nomination period open for civic award

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is calling for applications for the third annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. Applications are available by contacting Susan Wells at 378- 7595. More...

U.S. senators work to restore unemployment

Seeking to boost the economy and provide relief for more than 2 million job-seeking Americans who have lost federal unemployment benefits since December 2013, a group of 10 U.S. More...

Officials delay deer cull on Block Island

Block Island officials have postponed plans to thin the community’s deer herd using sharpshooters amid concerns about the success of the project. More...

New food company will bring 400 jobs to Quonset

The Quonset Development Corporation’s commitment to eliminating red tape has brought a 50- year lease and nearly 400 jobs to North Kingstown, according to islander Jim Rugh. More...

Planners want to ease rules for accessory apartments

The Town Council heard plans Monday to relax the requirements for in-law apartments. More...

Local merchants fend off snowy weather, prepare for warmer days

It may seem at times as though this winter might never end, but Jamestown merchants are looking forward to warmer weather and the increased business that it brings. More...

Where in the world?

Ella and Amelie Gregoire took the Press to Sandy Spit near Little Jost Van Dyke while visiting the British Virgin Islands during February vacation. More...

Where in the world?

Connie Slick, of Narragansett Avenue, and Frank Palaia took the Jamestown Press to Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. More...

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Where in the world?

Kathy Rollins and island EMT Mary Ann Joyce and took the Press to the “end of the world” in Patagonia, where they visited Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Torres del Paine, and hiked the Perito Moreno More...

Islander’s Welsh corgi prepares for agility championship

Jamestown’s Marjorie Cottle said this week she and her Pembroke Welsh corgi, Becky, are heading off to Harrisburg, Penn., to compete in the American Kennel Club’s 18th agility championship. More...

Coming up short

The season came to an end for Jamestown’s Grant Gillis and the North Kingstown High School boys’ basketball team on March 16 when they lost to Central, 48-46, in the state championship qu More...

Donate wheelchairs to Consistent Care

The equipment closet at Consistent Care on North Road is nearly empty, and volunteers are asking for donations, especially wheelchairs. Also, anyone who has borrowed medical equipment and is no longer utilizing it is asked to return the items. More...

Discussion planned with local delegates

For the first time since the state legislature began its 2014 session, Newport County’s State House delegation will meet as a group with its constituents. More...

Island Chatter

Pianist Carlos Fagundo will perform a free onehour concert especially for Jamestown students at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Monday, March 31, at 3 p.m. More...

Council tackles packed agenda; Fort Getty campsite not sold out

Interim Town Administrator Tina Collins at Monday’s council meeting said the deadline for reserving a seasonal campsite at Fort Getty has passed, and 13 vacancies remain to be filled. More...