2017-03-30

3 town eateries will take part in restaurant week



Newport Restaurant Week commenced Monday with 50 restaurants showcasing their specials, including three menus from Jamestown’s most popular chefs. Diners have until April 7 to taste food from the best restaurants across Newport and Bristol counties, including Jamestown Fish, Simpatico Jamestown and the Bay Voyage Inn. The prix fixe menus cost $35 for three courses. At Jamestown Fish, executive chef […]

Former Brown sailors tabbed for Volvo race



Bristol native Charlie Enright, the sailor who helmed Team Alvimedica during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race that included a stopover in Newport, has been tabbed as the skipper for Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Enright will be joined by fellow American Mark Towill for the 2017-18 edition of the global circumnavigation, which again will visit Narragansett Bay. Both are alumni […]

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE



Rob Bennett, the recreation department’s new part-time driver, begins his voyage next week. Along with an eight-week program that will take senior citizens to downtown restaurants for lunch, Bennett is scheduled to drive the shuttle off-island to Absolute Fitness in East Greenwich for aqua therapeutics and duckpin bowling at Wickford Lanes. Seniors can call Ellen Vietri at 423-2761 to learn […]

Car enthusiast helps museum get on track

Portsmouth gallery has ties to Jamestown

A new museum opening in June on Aquidneck Island will highlight the automotive expertise of a Jamestown car enthusiast, who is soliciting other gear heads to spread the gospel of Chevy Corvettes and Ford Mustangs. Beacon Avenue resident Vin Moretti has been busy in 2017 creating placards for the Newport Car Museum in Portsmouth. A lifelong car guy, Moretti wrote […]

NK High, colleges honor students for grades



North Kingstown High School released its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. The following is a list of Jamestown students who were named to the principal’s list, which requires an academic average of 90 or better: Seniors Matthew Bonner, Lucas Deslauriers, Robert DiMuccio, Chyna Dougherty, Hanna Geib, Allison Hartley, Emily Kaplin, James Lawless, Emma Lennon, […]

BRIEFS



Toxin in bay subsides; shellfish are OK to eat Shellfish harvested south of the Jamestown and Newport bridges are OK for eating following a 22- day closure because of bacteria. According to state environmental officials, the ban was lifted at sunset Friday for lower Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound and the mouth of the Sakonnet River. The closure was due […]

MEETINGS



Thursday, March 306 p.m., the town council will hold a budget hearing with theschool committee at Town HallMonday, April 37 p.m., the town council will meet at Town HallWednesday, April 57 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town HallThursday, April 66 p.m., the town council will have a budget review sessionat Town Hall, if needed7 p.m., the school committee […]

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.Friday, March 31Turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich or seafood gumbo with cornmuffin. Both served with spinach salad and brownie.Monday, April 3Spinach salad or dynamite sandwich with potato salad and […]

Scholarships available for graduating seniors



With graduation looming, Jamestown organizations are beginning to offer scholarships to students preparing to take the next step. Applications are available for the Elizabeth Stone Scholarship, a one-time award for incoming college freshmen. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this season. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Jamestown who have been accepted to an accredited four-year institution of […]

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