August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Board mulls kayak cap at Fort Getty

The Harbor Management Commission at its meeting last week agreed to cap the number of beach permits issued for Fort Getty, Head’s Beach and East Ferry. More...

Talent show celebrates silver anniversary

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its 25th annual talent show Thursday night at the recreation center, and Director B.J. Whitehouse hopes that the silver anniversary will be bigger and better than ever. More...

Sargasso Sea Horse

Jamestown resident and sculptor Jillian Barber was honored by the Mystic Art Center for “Sargasso Sea Horse” and by the Norwich Art Gallery for “Katmanchu.” Above, the sea hor 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, Aug. 21 Asian chicken strips; fried rice; oriental vegetables; cupcake; tuna salad on rye More...

Obituaries

Thomas McAleer

Thomas McAleer, artist, father, husband, sailor, grandfather, companion, storyteller, and treasured friend, passed away unexpectedly in Bristol on Aug. 12, 2014. He was 56. More...

Mary Ellen “Meg” Grundner

Mary Ellen “Meg” Grundner, 61, died from cancer on Aug. 12, 2014, in Texas. Meg was a funny, vivacious person who sought the truth in all things, both for herself and others. More...

William J. Moreland III

William J. Moreland III, 58, of Jamestown, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, he was the son of Marion A. (Bonner) Moreland of Warwick and the late William J. Moreland Jr. More...

Reservoir Circle residents protest

Construction trucks using vicinity for staging area

A family neighborhood is being misused as a construction staging area for East Shore Road property owners who have been directing their contractors to park dump trucks and heavy machinery on Reservoir Circle, according to some 20 residents at Tuesday More...

Central Baptist pastor resigns, accepts position in Iowa

After more than seven years preaching at Central Baptist Church, the Rev. Kathryn Palen will give her final sermon to the congregation next month. Palen announced in a letter last week that she accepted a position in Des Moines, Iowa. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for all the help

On behalf of the Jamestown Yacht Club, I would like to thank everyone who made the 37th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta another roaring success. Thirty-two vessels competed for our coveted awards and the opportunity to make fools of themselves. More...

About Town

Community band will take stage on Sunday

The Jamestown Community Band will perform at Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly show is free and open to the public. More...

Summer festival on Saturday at St. Mark

St. Mark Church will hold its annual summer festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds. Food will be prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus. More...

Registration open for knitting workshops

Registration is open for a nineweek knitting program that will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. beginning Sept. 2. Instructor Susan Hoagland will lead the Continental-style knitting workshops at the library. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 21

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, Aug. 21, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Aug. 11 to Aug. 18, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 359 calls, resulting in 170 security checks. Police also responded to two car accidents, 18 fire calls, nine animal complaints, three parking complaints and four alarms. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 26 The Zoning Board of Review will not meet More...