July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Festivities planned for holiday weekend

In typical Jamestown fashion, the East Ferry waterfront on Sunday night will be illuminated all the colors of the spectrum in celebration of the country’s independence. More...

Editorial

Busy weekend marks the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is generally a festive time just about everywhere in the United States, as our nation celebrates its independence. That fact is especially true here in Jamestown. More...

Summer songs

Students at Melrose School celebrate their kindergarten graduation on Thursday by singing to their family members. Sign language accompanied some songs. More...

Island Chatter

Only three more days. The Rocket ’hogs are still raising funds for the Independence Day fireworks on Sunday, July 5. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks at 9 p.m. More...

Upcoming Events

town meetings

Monday, July 6 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, July 8 The Planning Commission will not hold its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, July 9 The School Committee will not hold its regularly scheduled meeting More...

Man behind postcards from Fort Greble

During the week of July 25, 1913, the Newport Journal reported that more than 300 postcards were mailed to friends by Rhode Island National Guard soldiers training at Fort Greble on Dutch Island. More...

Golfing girl

Jamestown resident Hannah Contino volunteered at the CVS Charity Classic at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington on Monday and Tuesday. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from June 22 to June 29 responded to 345 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 160 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JULY 28, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT More...

Summer fundraiser Friday night

Dorothy Gale said it best: There’s no place like home. More...

Town reaches pact with police

The town has come to an agreement with its police officers, Town Administrator Andy Nota reported last week. The tentative three-year deal will be pro-rated to take effect on July 1, 2014, he said. More...

News

Police chief: New parking restrictions in effect Zoning board OK’s three-bedroom home

Recently adopted parking restrictions in the Jamestown Shores neighborhood south of the Verrazzano Bridge are effective immediately, Police Chief Ed Mello reported on Tuesday. The main reason for the amended ordinance was public safety, he said. More...

Wright-houses

Jamestown printmaker Josy Wright is showing 10 of her original lighthouse etchings at the library during the month of July. The show is free and open to the public. More...

Holiday deadlines

We will observe the Fourth of July on Saturday. Deadlines: Display advertising 5 p.m. on Monday, July 6 Classifieds 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7 News More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to firefighters

First and foremost, we would like to thank the Jamestown Fire Department for its swift arrival at our garage fire on June 23. More...

About Town

Green thumbs

Students in Jane Mitchell’s kindergarten class at Melrose School grew tomato and cucumber plants to donate to the community farm. Above, the children with farm manager Lynda Sutton. More...

About Town

Bake sale Sunday will benefit African camp More...

Fruitful opening day at farmers market

So what’s a gourmet marshmallow? Stay in the dark no longer. The farmers market at Fort Getty had the gooey treats on sale Monday. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 2 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, July 2, 1915 More...

Jamestown Historical Society

The big news for July – in fact for the entire year – is the new endowment at the Philadelphia Foundation for the maintenance and improvement of the buildings and sites in the historical society’s care. More...