October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Trawling bay becoming more dire, say fishermen, scientists

Each year Rhode Island Public Radio takes a week-long look at one community, covering it from a variety of angles. The series is called “One Square Mile.” This year the radio station highlighted Narragansett Bay. More...

Planners define buildings of value

The Planning Commission at its Oct. More...

Race across Pell Bridge takes place Sunday morning

Thousands of people on Sunday will run, walk, jog, trot, mosey, saunter and stroll across the Newport Pell Bridge to see the sunrise and raise money for charity. More...

About Town

Social worker will talk about cancer Tuesday

A support group for women with cancer experience will hold its monthly meeting at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Dana Haseotes, a clinical social worker at Women & Infants Hospital. More...

Chat with Democrats at ’Ganny next week

An informal chat with Democratic candidates for local office will take place at the Narragansett Café on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Expected to take part in the event are School Committee hopefuls B.J. More...

Boy Scouts asking residents for food

Local Boy Scouts will distribute door hangars to homes on Saturday, Oct. 25, asking for donations that will be delivered to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Scouts will pick up the non-perishable items on Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20 responded to 389 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 205 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 287 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...

Plan to buy PAC draws overwhelming support

A standing-room-only crowd packed Town Hall Monday to hear Town Administrator Andy Nota’s ideas about buying the Portuguese American Citizens Club and retrofitting it as a center for the recreation department. More...

Narragansett High an option

School officials in Jamestown and Narragansett have met several times over the summer to explore opportunities for certain Lawn School graduates to attend Narragansett High School. Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser updated the School Committee at its Oct. More...

Editorial

Purchase of PAC Club makes sense for town

This week the public heard a proposal for the town to purchase the Portuguese American Citizens Club. Jamestown’s recreation activities would then be relocated to the PAC Club site. More...

Letters to the Editor

North Road is unsafe

I am writing to support the issues Carol Crafts brought up in her letter in the Press last week (Letters, “North Road needs lines”). I think North Road has become the Lost Road of Jamestown. More...

Bike race was success

This year the Jamestown Rotary Club was able to stage another successful Jamestown Classic bicycle race. This was the 39th anniversary. More...

Kudos to litter corps

The Conservation Commission is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the 2014 Jamestown Youth Litter and Conservation Corps. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Oct. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 23

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, Oct. 23, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Raymond E. Coons

Born Nov. 4, 1928, Raymond E. Coons passed into eternal patrol on Oct. 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois and his eldest son Richard Coons. More...