July 16, 2015 RSS feed / News

Floating terror spotted

A beachgoer last Thursday spotted a Portuguese man-of-war washed up on Mackerel Cove Town Beach. Retired biologist and resident Chris Powell is warning onlookers to steer clear of the creature, regardless of its state.  More...

It’s a boy

Pierre and Michelle Pages of Frigate Street welcomed their third child on June 8 at 8:03 a.m. At birth, Austin M. Pages was 20.5 inches long and weighted 9 pounds, 1 ounce. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from July 6 to July 13 responded to 474 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 186 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Ocean researcher honored by university

The University of Rhode Island has inducted 10 retirees with at least 40 years of service into its Lifetime Service Society. Among the honorees was resident Richard Kingsley of Clinton Avenue.  More...

Thank You Central Garage

We want to thank Brian and the gang at Central Garage for taking such good care of our 1995 Toyota T100 truck for 20 plus years of service and getting us to 304,790 miles!! More...

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Aidan Bailey catches air during his run at Capeway Rover in Massachusetts over the weekend. He finished in third place and clinched the bronze medal for the spring series. More...

Quonset company inks agreement

In the spring of 2016, workers will begin constructing five turbines off the coast of Block Island, becoming the first offshore wind farm in the country. More...

Beavertail resident organizes sailboat race across Atlantic

A fleet of 38 boats began leaving Newport late last month, heading for England as part of the New York Yacht Club’s 2015 Transatlantic Race. More...

Senior menu

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance.  More...

Injured veteran finds solace in guide dog

A retired Army veteran from Jamestown has been elected to the board of directors for two national charities that provide guide dogs free of charge.  More...

Fish owner named harbormaster

The town’s new assistant harbormaster grew up on Long Island Sound and honed his decisionmaking skills on Wall Street. But the locals know him best as the proprietor of two popular eateries: the Narragansett Cafe and Jamestown Fish.  More...

URI releases dean’s list for spring term

• Twenty-five Jamestown residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Rhode Island. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 to be eligible.  More...

Five girls help name state’s official insect

Legislation designating the American burying beetle as Rhode Island’s official state insect, a bill initiated by third-graders at St. More...

Harbor board mulls capacity at boat racks

Discussion on the Maple Avenue boat rack re-emerged at July’s meeting of the Harbor Management Commission. More...