August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Panel evaluates conservation letter concerning community plan

The ongoing review and update of the 2004 Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan is winding down. The Planning Commission considered the final drafts of three elements including open space and recreation, circulation, and population at its Aug. More...

News

Islander named Portsmouth’s town administrator

Jamestown’s David Dolce was recently named Portsmouth’s interim town administrator. He was sworn in during the Aug. 22 Portsmouth Town Council meeting to replace outgoing manager, Robert Driscoll, who has retired. More...

Rowers prepare to compete on ‘best course I’ve ever seen or raced on’

Close to 100 ocean-going sculls, kayaks and outrigger canoes will line up across Mackerel Cove for the shotgun start of the fourth annual Jamestown Counter Revolution on Saturday, Aug. 27. More...

Conanicut Yacht Club elects new officers

The Conanicut Yacht Club recently elected its 2012 officers at its annual meeting on Aug. 18. Victor V. Calabretta is the new commodore, Susan Maffei Plowden is the new vice commodore and Don E. Wineberg is the new rear commodore. More...

About Town

Jamestown artist to be featured at art festival

Jamestown resident Jillian Barber will have her work featured at the Newport Art Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Whitehouse’s staff to visit island next week

The staff of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will hold a community outreach day on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to help local residents navigate the red tape of government agencies. More...

Teen center announces hours for school year

The Jamestown Teen Center’s open hours will change for the school year. Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30, hours for teens in grades seven through nine are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 9 p.m. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 25

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. 25, 1911 More...

Breaking News - 8/26/2011 10:37 AM

Islanders brace for Hurricane Irene

Evacuation of Ft. Getty campground ordered

The sun was shining Friday as Jamestowners prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, a major storm expected to hit Rhode Island on Sunday. More...

Commission urges Fort Getty ‘balance’

The Conservation Commission will urge the Town Council to embrace the value and sensitivity of Fort Getty’s ecosystem when considering the current and proposed uses of the island’s only municipally owned park. More...

Editorial

Scattering Seeds

Make an effort to think generously about immigration. Despite the hardships they faced, persons emigrating to the USA have made enormous contributions to our country and the world. Immigrants have been our country’s greatest strength. More...

Let’s keep longtime islanders in Jamestown

VIEWPOINT

When I was growing up, Rhode Islanders who lived up north (Providence, Cranston, Warwick) would wonder why anyone would want to live on sleepy, boring Jamestown. No malls, no public pools, just an old ferry and a scary bridge. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser successful thanks to sponsors

On Aug. 12, we held our fundraiser “Night at the Auction,” and I wanted to thank all of our supporters who helped make this event such a success, especially our event chair Courtney Hunter of Jamestown. More...

Lifeguards at town beach not doing job

I’m writing because there doesn’t seem to be any supervision of the lifeguards at Mackerel Cove. On Aug. 6 around 10:30 a.m. none of the lifeguards were on the beach. They were all out in the parking lot talking to someone. On Aug. More...

Thanks to sponsors and concertgoers

The Jamestown Summer Concert Series just wrapped up its 24th consecutive season Sunday at East Ferry Veteran’s Memorial Square with a concert by our very own Jamestown Community Band. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 256:15 a.m., yoga, Beavertail State Park8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course10 a.m., gentle flow yoga, Jamestown Golf Course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Favorite songs from past concerts will be featured at the Men’s Chorus of Jamestown’s concert at the senior center in Grange Hall this Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Aug. 18, 1:54 p.m., Car 1, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 were sent to the Bay Voyage Inn for a box alarm. Aug. 19, 2:16 p.m., Car 1 and Engine 3 were sent to Conanicus Avenue for an automobile fire alarm. Aug. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Bertil Brodin received a permit July 21 to add a horse stall and a garden shed at 3 Atlantic Circle. Work estimated to cost $2,000. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...