2012-09-27

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Voters will decide the fate by referendum in November

On Nov. 6, Rhode Island voters will have a number of important decisions to make. In additional to the presidential race, congressional contests and local council elections, two ballot questions will determine the future of legalized gambling in the state. Last year, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts signed into law legislation that authorized the creation of three full-service gambling casinos […]

Scientist expects outbreak of deer ticks in Jamestown

Surveillance shows 108 percent increase this year

According to a prominent scientist at the University of Rhode Island, Jamestown can expect a veritable explosion of deer ticks this fall. Dr. Tom Mather is the director of the Tick Encounter Resource Center, and a professor of public health and entomology at URI. Mather based his opinion on the large number of nymphal ticks that he found this summer, […]

No feral cats at Fort Wetherill



After three days of trapping at Fort Wetherill, only one lone skunk found itself captured by the Jamestown Police Department in its ploy to cage feral cats. Last week Police Chief Ed Mello was advised by the state Department of Environmental Management to set three traps at the park in an attempt to catch any wild cats that may be […]

Liaison bows out, test scores down

Eighth-grade science scores decline from 2011 results

With the Town Council canceling all but one of its meetings leading up to the Nov. 6 election, Councilor Mike White followed suit and told the School Committee at its Sept. 20 meeting that he would no longer attend meetings as the council’s liaison. “I emailed [School Committee Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser] and told her I would attend all the meetings […]

Tea Party candidate will run against state Senate president

Geoffrey Cook will try to unseat Teresa Paiva Weed

Two candidates will face off for the District 13 state Senate seat, representing Jamestown and Newport. Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, the Democratic incumbent, will face Geoffrey Cook, who has been endorsed by the Tea Party. Paiva Weed and Cook ran against each other in 2010. Paiva Weed received 66 percent of the vote, 62.5 percent in Jamestown. Cook moved to […]

Family-friendly Monster Party at arts center Oct. 6



The Studio Miners and Jamestown Arts Center will present Monster Party, a friendly celebration of monsters for the whole family, with an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will feature artwork from prominent New England artists in the main gallery, with the inclusion of monster-centric doodles and drawings made by children in the […]

Get your dogs, cats vaccinated for rabies



A rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to noon at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. All nonvaccinated dogs and cats on the island should be brought to be immunized. The clinic is being provided by Dr. Jack Civic, the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, and the Humane Society of Jamestown. The town will […]

Flu shot vaccinations Saturday at library



A flu shot clinic will be held at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge, but insured participants should bring their insurance cards. There will be a vaccine available for uninsured participants. Register at the clinic or in advance at TheWellComp.com.

Free senior bowling trips begin in October



The Parks and Recreation Department will provide free transportation for seniors to the Wickford Lanes on Fridays starting Oct. 5. Anyone who is interested should meet at the Jamestown Senior Center. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. and will return at noon. Transportation is free, but seniors are responsible for their own bowling fees. For more information, call 423-7260.