April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Chamber appoints new executive director

The recently appointed executive director of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce said she plans to network with business owners to increase the membership of the organization. More...

For the record

In last week’s issue of the Jamestown Press, 10 students were inadvertently omitted from Lawn School’s Excellence in Effort list (“Students recognized for academics at Lawn”). More...

Conservationists ponder sturdier cove

The beach grass planted last year at Mackerel Cove survived the winter, the Conservation Commission reported on Tuesday. More...

About Town

Boat show at East Ferry this weekend

The fifth annual Rhode Island Boat Show will take place at Conanicut Marine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. The show will include new and pre-owned sailboats and powerboats for prospective buyers. More...

Sheep shearing will take place on May 9

Sheep shearing will take place at Watson Farm on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m. After the flock is shorn, spinners will demonstrate how to turn wool into yarn to weave shawls. More...

Band to play patriotic concert on Tuesday

The Jamestown Community Band will perform at St. Matthew’s Church on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Jason Michael Cochran

Jason Michael Cochran, of Newport, died at Newport Hospital on April 23, 2015. He was born Sept. 24, 1974, in Springfield, Ill. He attended East Greenwich schools and graduated from high school in 1994. More...

Helen Mary (Benson) Paiva

Helen Mary (Benson) Paiva, 90, formerly of Steamboat Street, Jamestown, died April 4, 2015, at the John Knox Village, Pompano Beach, Fla. She was the wife of the late Alfred “Fred” Paiva. More...

Panel considers parking woes in shores

At the April meeting of the Traffic Committee, Jamestown Shores residents debated how on-street parking restrictions could affect their property values and quality of life. More...

Ocean waves

A harbor seal pup that came ashore at East Ferry on Sunday seemingly waves at a crowd of onlookers that gathered on the opposite side of the seawall and snapped photos. More...

Editorial

Jamestown Designs will be missed by many

Most everyone knows by now that Jamestown Designs is closing its doors after 43 years. A longtime landmark in our eclectic island village, the shop has been a staple of the business community. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Community Band will present its spring concert, “A Star-Spangled Salute,” at St. Matthew’s Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. More...

Women’s club offering three scholarships

The Jamestown Women’s Club is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships. They are one-time awards that can be used for a student’s freshman year of college. More...

Letters to the Editor

Proud of barrier

Two weeks ago, we celebrated my mother Marjorie Prior’s 94th birthday by driving her across the Pell Bridge to see the newly installed median barrier. More...

Center for community

I know the outcome of the vote for the purchase of the PAC will be decided before this letter is published, but after several discussions, an interesting idea surfaced that needs to be shared. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The West Street Cafe is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations. Thursday, April 30 Cream of broccoli soup; liver and onions; mashed potatoes; bacon strips; pound cake; hamburger More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

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, April 30, 1915 More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 20 to April 27 responded to 364 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 202 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...