August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Attorney calls for median on Newport Bridge

Two people were killed in a head-on collision in 2011

Jamestown attorney John Murphy at Wednesday’s bridge authority board meeting spoke about the need for a median barrier on the Newport Pell Bridge, saying one may have prevented the death of two people in a head-on collision last October. More...

Science teacher wins trip to San Diego for technology fair

Kelly Grennan Smith is an educator in East Greenwich

Earlier this year hundreds of teachers entered a contest sponsored by TeachersFirst to win the opportunity to attend the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference that took place in San Diego at the end of June. More...

Tall ship arrives in Newport tomorrow

The Coast Guard cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing barque with 21,350 square feet of sail, arrives in Newport on Friday, Aug. 3. Eagle is the only square-rigged sailing ship in United States government service. More...

About Town

Free concert tonight at Central Baptist

Students of Julie Beth Andrews will hold a recital at Central Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. More...

Buy tickets today for chamber fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s annual summer fundraiser that will be held at the new Fort Getty pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 25. More...

Auditions upcoming for annual talent show

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold auditions for its 23rd annual talent show on Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Jamestown Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. A piano accompanist will be available. There is no charge to audition. More...

Obituaries

Caroline Westbrook Williamson

Caroline Westbrook Williamson, 86, of Green Lane, Jamestown, died peacefully at her son’s home on July 27, 2012. She was the loving wife of the late Paul W. Williamson, a retired Navy commander, for 61 years. More...

Anne (Furtado) Vieira

Anne (Furtado) Vieira, 88, passed away July 30, 2012, at Newport Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred A. Vieira. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Frank S. and Anna (DeRosa) Furtado. More...

Eleanor C. Gravdahl

A memorial service celebrating the life of Eleanor C. Gravdahl will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Aug. 10, at 1:30 p.m. A reception for friends and family will be held at Conanicut Yacht Club following the service. More...

Police release traffic report

Study shows citations are consistent with recent past

A study by the Police Department has concluded that the number of citations issued to drivers in Jamestown this year is consistent with the average yearly total dating back to 2007. More...

Significant piece of Civil War history found in island basement

Story of Confederate flag featured on PBS program

On May 23, 1861, the state of Virginia seceded from the Union. More...

Editorial

Is it time to shelve the wind turbine?

On Monday the Town Council is expected to review the status of the proposal to build a wind turbine at Taylor Point. The wind turbine has generated much debate and will continue to do so as the community weighs such a complicated undertaking. More...

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Animals and humans

Well, I learned something this week. Now that Jamestown does not have an animal-control officer, you are basically on your own if you get an animal indoors. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fort Getty should be affordable for nonelite

Elitism is alive and spreading like a virus on Conanicut Island. More...

Generosity showed by two island businesses

I would like to thank two establishments for their extraordinary generosity in the middle of a busy summer. More...

Thanks to volunteers for successful summer

The hall is empty, the equipment has been stored, and craft and art works have been sold and resettled. 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. 2 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 2 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 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Warrant violationIvory Littlejohn, 30, of ElmwoodDrive, Rumford, was charged July30 with a bench-warrant violationfrom 2nd Division District Courtin Newport. According to police,the warrant was learned about following a traffic stop. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runsJuly 24, 2:14 p.m., Car 1, Car 3,Car 4 and Engine 3 were sent toConanicus Avenue to check out anelectrical smell.July 26, 7:00 p.m., all unitsturned out to the fire station for anall company marine drill.July 26, 10:30 p.m., Engine 3,Engine More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permitsDeborah McMillan Trust received a permit July 23 to stripand reshingle a roof on a houseand garage, replace all trim, andinstall two new garage doors at 37Seaview Ave. More...