September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New principal settles into role at Lawn School

Prior to college, first-year Lawn School principal Nate Edmunds had never stepped foot in Rhode Island. Now he’s calling the Ocean State his home. “When I was looking at colleges, there was something about Rhode Island,” he said. More...

News

Local sailor wins inaugural J/70 championship

Two-time J/24 world champion Tim Healy added to his sailing resume over the weekend. The Jamestown resident, aboard Helly Hansen, won the inaugural world championship of the J/70 class held over five days on Narragansett Bay. More...

Pastor will give final sermon Sunday

The Rev. Kathryn Palen, who has led the Central Baptist Church congregation since 2007, will preach her last sermon in town on Sunday. More...

Where in the world?

Danielle Jennings took the Jamestown Press to Arthur’s Seat, a dormant volcano located in Scotland. She is studying at Edinburgh Napier University for the fall semester. More...

About Town

Pianist will perform at St. Matthew’s Church

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will sponsor a concert on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Featured will be Russian pianist Constantine Finehouse and Swedish cellist Sebastian Baverstam. More...

Girl Scout sign-ups at library Monday night

Girl Scout registration for new kindergarten and military families will take place at the library on Monday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. Parents interested in registering their daughters will need to fill out a registration form. More...

Guided tour Sunday of seaside Watson Farm

Learn about Rhode Island’s agrarian heritage during a walking tour with Watson Farm managers Don and Heather Minto on Sunday, Sept. 21. More...

News of Record

For the record

In last week’s obituary for Nicholas Biddle III, it was reported that Tinny (Wharton) Biddle was deceased. He is alive. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 8 to Sept. 15 responded to 459 calls for service, resulting in 253 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 187 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, Sept. More...

Town tags watercraft on private shoreline

Longtime resident Don Richardson wants to know who decided to tag the kayaks at Bryer Beach behind the Bay Voyage. During open forum at the Sept. More...

Rented homes causing ire

Another family has complained about weekend party houses. The subject continued to dog the Town Council at its Sept. 2 meeting when the councilors accepted a letter from residents Norma and Phil Willis of 1191 North Road. More...

Navy power

From the top, transport dock USS Arlington, destroyer USS Jason Dunham and submarine USS Harford arrived at the Newport Navy base on Monday. More...

Editorial

Lend a hand with the coastal cleanup Saturday

The International Coastal Cleanup will be held this Saturday and more than 2,000 volunteers are expected to participate. Save The Bay is the state’s coordinator. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for house tour

This year’s house tour weekend began with a wonderful preview party held at the beautifully renovated and decorated home of Sandy and Rick Johnson. We especially enjoyed the fabulous desserts Sandy prepared for our enjoyment. More...

Jamestown Day A-OK

The Friends of Jamestown Youth would like to thank all those who made our fifth annual Jamestown Day such a success. 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, Sept. 18 Cream of broccoli soup; cheese tortellini; zucchini; fresh fruit; spinach salad More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 18

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, Sept. 18, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Sheila A. (Blackburn) MacColl

Sheila A. (Blackburn) MacColl, 71, of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Angus D. MacColl. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Edward J. More...

George P. Van- Couyghem

George P. Van- Couyghem, 86, of East Shore Road, Jamestown, passed away on Sept. 11, 2014, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Gallant) VanCouyghen for 51 years. More...

John H. “Bud” Warner Sr.

John H. “Bud” Warner Sr., 84, of West Warwick, passed away Sept. 13, 2014. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Sherman C. and Mildred F. (Hannaway) Warner. He was the beloved husband of Maxine C. (Harris) Warner for 55 years. More...