July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kallfelz sisters fly to Rio for world rowing championships

Following their final training session Monday at Princeton University, Emily and Eliza Kallfelz boarded a plane en route to Rio de Janeiro. As members of the U.S. More...

Editorial

Summer fun

The Jamestown Arts Center welcomed dozens of guests during its summer soiree earlier this month. Above, the center’s board of directors. Right, Fud Benson, Karen Benson, U.S. Sen. More...

Pick up dog poop

I am writing to ask those who walk their dogs on East Ferry Beach to please bring a bag and pick up your dog’s droppings. This year has been a banner year for both families and dog owners using the beach. More...

About Town

Rehearse talent for upcoming audition

The Jamestown Community Chorus is holding auditions for its annual talent show at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, and Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the recreation center. There are no age or residency restrictions. More...

Anniversary party at Fort Getty Saturday

The Jamestown Early Learning Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 1, at noon at the Fort Getty pavilion. There will be music and games. Alumni, staff and former employees are welcome. Guests should bring a picnic lunch. More...

Gold digging

Shoppers browse the bin art during the Conanicut Island Art Association’s 41st annual members show last week at the recreation center. More...

Plans for fire station revised

All trucks to exit onto Narragansett Avenue

Expansion plans for the Narragansett Avenue fire station have changed, the Technical Review Committee learned on July 23. Ultimately, the panel voted unanimously to recommend approval to the full Planning Commission. More...

Former gas station open for business

What was once a gas station is now a retail plaza for pet owners and outdoorsmen. More...

News

Studio tour on Saturday

For the second straight summer, a group of Jamestown artists will open their studio doors to show the world what lies behind. More...

Big moves

Two tugboats escorting a barge with a 400-ton steel frame could be seen traveling south from Fort Wetherill Saturday. The structure will be used for the Block Island offshore wind farm. More...

New ordinance committee discusses target shooting

Jamestown’s newly formed Ordinance Review Committee met for the first time last week to discuss possible regulations on target shooting. More...

Upcoming Events

Chow time

J22 owner Jaclyn Mignone gets ready to cut the ribbon at her restaurant’s grand opening on July 22. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 30 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 30, 1915 The Jamestown Land Company is giving the earth roads on Shoreby Hill a dressing of road oil. More...

News of Record

Boys arrested in separate incidences at Fort Wetherill

Two boys were arrested at Fort Wetherill last Thursday night in separate incidences involving drugs and alcohol. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from July 20 to July 27 responded to 464 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 176 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...