March 27, 2014 RSS feed / News

Police chief takes questions about new strategy

Police Chief Edward Mello spoke Tuesday to a crowd at the Narragansett Café, outlining his new community policing plan that he unveiled to the Town Council last month. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. More...

Literacy night

Kindergarten teacher Jane Mitchell reads to students last week during literacy night held at Melrose School. More...

Librarian’s Corner

The trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library cordially invite all residents to the unveiling of the redesigned library on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. More...

Roger Williams, Canonicus meet; the story of the East Ferry monument

Jamestown isn’t much given to public statuary. The bronze statue of children at play by Kay Worden in front of the recreation center pays homage to childhood. More...

Up and away

Eighth-grade science teacher James Kaczynski uses a wood stove to launch hot-air balloons made by students. Below, students at Lawn School measure the angle of the ascent. More...

Islanders honored at college-prep schools

• Caroline Dunn-Packer, a member of the Pomfret School class of 2016, was recently named to the honor roll for the winter term. To be recognized, students must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade below a B-. More...

Art association is calling for entries

The Conanicut Island Art Association is calling for entries for its upcoming show, “Works on Paper,” an open, all-media juried exhibit at Town Hall. More...

Island Chatter

Spring is here, which means it is baseball season. Registration opens on March 29 for softball, April 4 for baseball. Forms can be found at the rec center or Jamestown Baseball Association’s Facebook page. More...

Conservationists support Scout project to clean Hammond Pond

The conservation commissioners will support an Eagle Scout project to clean up Hammond Pond, they decided at their March 12 meeting. Islander James Lawless, who is working on his Eagle Scout badge, described his project to the commission. More...

Senior center in midst of changes to its weekday lunches

At the senior center on Tuesday, Irene Pimental Newsham enjoyed lunch and a little conversation with her friends, Walter Boll, Margaret Soukup and Mattie Southern. More...

Clarke, Bromley engaged

Bethany Clarke, of Jamestown, was recently engaged to Christopher Bromley, of Mystic, Conn. More...

Winter hangs on

The calendar may declare that spring is here, but winter refuses to vacate without a struggle. More...

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Legislature green lights extension of 10-cent toll

The House and the Senate chambers passed legislation on March 20 extending the date that the state bridge authority must continue using a 10-cent cap on the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. More...

Sign-ups near for young ballplayers ready for America’s pastime

Sure, islanders shoveled a little snow this week, but the calendar does not lie. It’s almost time to play ball, says Jamestown resident Ray Conover. More...

Local chef nominated for prestigious award

Jamestown’s own Matthew MacCartney, partner and executive chef at Jamestown Fish, has been nominated by Food & Wine magazine to participate in The People’s Best New Chef 2014 award contest. More...

Penny pinchers

The seventh-grade class at Lawn School won the Pennies for Patients contest, collecting $979.18 for the Rhode Island chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More...

Community chorus donates CDs to library

The Jamestown Community Chorus recently donated several recordings to the library as part of it mission to encourage the enjoyment of choral music. More...

Honored

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, of Jamestown, is given the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by Nuno Filipe Alve Salvador e Brito, the ambassador of Portugal to the United States. More...