May 8, 2014 RSS feed / News

Community theater looking for teen rep

The Jamestown Community Theatre is looking for a teen representative to attend its monthly board meetings. For the past two years, Dana Larkin has held the position, but her term expires in June. More...

Pianist, cellist will perform on Mother’s Day

Pianist Manabu Takasawa will be joined by cellist Daniel Harp on Sunday, May 11, for a Mother’s Day recital that begins at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Futbol fans

Local postal clerk Paul Brunelle (with musket), a member of Gillette Stadium’s End Zone Militia, was in uniform for Super Liga Night at the April 26 Revolution game. More...

State troopers armed with opioid antagonist Narcan

In response to the epidemic of drug overdoses in Rhode Island this year, state officials last week announced the full deployment of Narcan to members of the Rhode Island State Police. Narcan counteracts the effects of opioid overdoses. More...

Rainbow bright

A double rainbow appeared behind the Jamestown Windmill last week. More...

Looking for alumni of Carr, Clarke schools

A reunion for alumni of the Carr and Clarke schools is scheduled for July 12 at Fort Getty, and organizers have extended the sign-up date to June 1. More...

Bi king to school

Student bicyclists from the Jamestown schools were chaperoned to class on Wednesday morning by Police Officer Pierre Pages. The kids met Pages at the corner of Frigate Street and North Road. More...

Island Chatter

Check out the Jamestown Community Band “swing the classics” at the Jamestown Bar & Grill (formerly the PAC) on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. In the band tradition, admission and refreshments are free. Donations are always welcome. More...

Council slows down clubhouse talks

The new golf clubhouse is off the fast track, the Town Council decided Monday night. More...

42 pounds of prescription meds collected

The Jamestown Police Department on April 26 collected 42 pounds of prescription medications as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s national campaign to collect unwanted and expired drugs. More...

Sheep shearing Saturday at Watson Farm

Sheep shearing will take place at Watson Farm on Saturday, May 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Professional shearers will demonstrate trimming the winter coats from the farm’s flock of sheep. More...

Senate committee OKs blocking Sakonnet tolls

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted to block tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and establish a statewide infrastructure fund to pay for transportation projects. More...

Deputy chiefs re-elected at 123rd annual meeting

The Jamestown Fire Department held its 123rd annual meeting on May 1, and all four chiefs will remain in their posts. Chief Jim Bryer, who serves two-year terms and wasn’t up for election, will begin his 10th year as department head. More...

Beach stickers on sale at recreation center

Resident stickers are now on sale at the recreation center. The sticker costs $15 and provides seasonal parking at Mackerel Cove, Head’s Beach and Fort Getty. More...

Ruggiero bill would limit collection practices of casinos

In response to news that Connecticut casinos have placed liens on Rhode Island homes to recover small gambling debts, state Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Jamestown) introduced legislation on May 1 to prevent the practice. More...

Play ball

Youth baseball teams marched in Saturday’s parade from East Ferry to the Lawn Avenue ball fields. Some lucky sluggers were able to get a seat on one of the town’s fire engines. More...

House votes against master level on ballots

With a unanimous vote, the state House of Representatives on May 1 approved legislation that will eliminate the master lever on all future ballots. The legislation calls for the elimination of straightparty voting by a single mark. More...

New town administrator meets with community members

Andrew Nota wants to bring stability to the town administrator’s office, he told community members last week during a public forum at the Narragansett Café. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. More...