2017-09-07

PITCHIN’ IN



Firefighter Roland Vigneault, left, collects a donation from Andy Mullins and his daughter, Michelle, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fire departments across the nation participate in the “Fill the Boot” campaign, which raises money to find a cure for the crippling disorder that affects tens of thousands of Americans each year.

WHERE IN THE WORLD?



University of Rhode Island student Tyler Woodward took The Jamestown Press to the Indonesian province of Bali during a break from working abroad in the Western Australian city of Perth. The lifelong Jamestowner also visited the Phi Phil Islands in Thailand during his vacation.

State offers $3M in recreational grants



The next round of matching grants from the Green Economy Bond, which already has benefited Jamestowners through the North Road playground and a feasibility study for a bicycle path across the Verrazzano Bridge, is offering $3 million to communities that want to invest in recreation. The $35 million bond was passed overwhelmingly by Rhode Islanders in 2016. The application period […]

James Britton



James Britton, also fondly known as Dad, Pops, Poppie, and Gramps, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 from health complications at the age of 86. He was born in Dundee, Scotland and came to the United States when he was 18, making the journey on a ship to Ellis Island with his father. He came to Rhode Island and, shortly […]

Jeanne M. Conant



Jeanne M. Conant, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Warwick, R.I. at the age of 91. Born and raised in Jamestown, she was the loving daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth ( Thompson) Conant. Jeanne lived the majority of her life in Jamestown before moving to Warwick. She attended the old Carr School and Thomas H. Clark […]

SENIOR MENUS



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, Sept. 8 BLT or teriyaki beef tips with vegetable lo mein and egg roll. Both served with French onion soup and Lorna Doone cookies.Monday, Sept. […]

MEETINGS



Thursday, Sept. 7 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School (note the location change) Tuesday, Sept. 12 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library Wednesday, Sept. 13 7 p.m., the harbor commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Sept. 14 7 p.m., the conservation commission will meet at Town Hall

BRIEFS



WWII vets needed for future documentaries The World War II Foundation is looking for veterans to share their stories on camera from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Rhode Island PBS studios, 50 Park Lane, Providence. The Kingston-based nonprofit is looking for WWII vets to interview. Using these stories, the foundation will produce documentaries about the courage, […]

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Sept. 13 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver.Grades 3-4 Book Club: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White Wednesday, Sept. 13 3-4 p.m. We will discuss the book for 45 min. and […]

Police ID body found in water off Beavertail

33-year-old Warwick man reported missing on Aug. 30

State troopers have identified the body found in the waters off Beavertail Monday as Patrick P. Carey, 33, of Warwick. According to Col. Ann Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Carey’s family reported him missing to Warwick authorities on Aug. 30Shortly after noon on Labor Day, police responded to a call from a park visitor who witnessed Carey’s […]