August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Teens sail aboard tall ship Mystic for week

Two best friends learned some unforgettable lessons about marine science, and about themselves, when they sailed aboard a tall ship with the Oliver Hazard Perry summer camp. More...

Library friends plan fundraiser

Benefit will take place at Fowler’s Rocks on Sept. 5

The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold their first fundraiser in four years next week. More...

Beach day

Abby, 1, and Alex DeMolles, 3, run in the surf Monday afternoon at Mackerel Cove. 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. 28 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 28

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. 28, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 18 to Aug. 25 responded to 363 calls, resulting in 185 security checks. Police also responded to six car accidents, 25 fire calls, 18 animal complaints, three parking complaints, and eight alarms. More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 26:30 p.m., the board of water and sewer will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Sept. 37:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Sept. 4 More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Kenneth and Maureen Brodin received a permit Aug. 1 to expand a deck at 47 Steamboat St. Work estimated to cost $2,200. Arlene and Ray LaBua received a permit Aug. 12 to replace a door overhang at 3 Fowler St. More...

New head of schools appointed

The school district can expect two new administrators in the upcoming academic year, according to School Committee Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser. After unanimously voting on Aug. More...

Village historic preservation talks persist

Planners remain divided on extent of regulations

Efforts continued at the Planning Commission’s Aug. 20 meeting to repair a flawed section of the zoning ordinance related to preserving the village’s character. More...

Holiday deadlines for the Jamestown Press

Monday is Labor Day. The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Display AdvertisingAll ads are due by 5 p.m.Friday, Aug. 29 Classified AdvertisingAds may be ordered online.Deadline 5 p.m.Monday, Sept. 1 More...

Editorial

Workers recognized with Labor Day holiday

On Monday, Sept. 1, we will celebrate the national holiday called Labor Day. Labor Day serves as the unofficial ending to summer. It heralds the soon to arrive fall season and reminds us that cooler weather is on the way. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to rec workers

I would like to thank Bill Piva, Molly Conlon and Jill Goldstein of the Jamestown Recreation Department for sponsoring the Modern Hair Design Workshop. It was a great community event and a lot of fun. Thank you. More...

Successful talent show

The Jamestown Community Chorus extends hearty thanks to everyone who played a part in the great success of our 25th annual talent show on Aug. 21. More...

About Town

Watch documentary about blind sailors

A sneak peek of the documentary “Sense the Wind” will be shown on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. The movie is about blind sailors who race across the open ocean. More...

Knitting workshop Tuesday at library

A nine-week knitting course will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library. The free workshops are open to anyone at least 14 years old. Susan Hoagland will be the instructor. Call 423-7280 to register. More...

Final concert at East Ferry on Labor Day

Because of a cancelation in July, the band 5-Flavor Discount will perform at Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry on Labor Day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The familyfriendly show on Monday, Sept. 1, is free and open to the public. More...

Obituaries

Frank E. Braman

Frank E. Braman, retired commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, 81, of Casco, Maine, and Governor’s Harbour Eleuthera, Bahamas, passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Jamestown on Aug. More...