August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Volunteers are needed to help raise and lower flags at East Ferry Memorial Square on Victory Day on Monday, Aug. 13. Organizers ask that volunteers arrive at 7 a.m. to raise more than 100 U.S. More...

News

Number of community members discuss turbine during open forum

Time constraints force topic to be moved to next agenda

The proposed wind turbine at Taylor Point continued to be an issue of contention for Jamestown residents who attended Monday’s Town Council meeting. More...

Meet the candidates: Five Democrats look to unseat incumbents

Levesque, Meagher, Mihaly, Tighe and Trocki will run

In the 15-way race for five Town Council seats, five Democrats are challenging the incumbents. The Democratic challengers are George Levesque, Mary Meagher, Eugene Mihaly, Thomas Tighe and Kristine Trocki. More...

GO FISH

The Jamestown Striper Club held its annual kids’ fishing derby at North Pond reservoir Saturday. 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. 9 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 9 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...

Obituaries

David A. King

David A. King, 65, passed away suddenly on Aug. 2, 2012. Originally from St. David’s, Penn., David graduated from Radnor High School. He attended Lehigh University where he earned a degree in business marketing. More...

Dorothy “Dot” Weaver Copeland Chase

Dorothy “Dot” Weaver Copeland Chase, 94, of Portsmouth, died at home peacefully on July 25, 2012, surrounded by her family. 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...

RV park staying at Fort Getty

Council votes 4-1 to reduce sites by 16 on northern tip

Fort Getty will continue to include an RV park according to a motion passed by the Town Council at Monday’s meeting, though the layout will undergo some changes in the coming year. More...

Board mulls accessor y apartments

Commissioners discuss if snowbirds should qualify

The Planning Commission at its Aug. 1 meeting continued to discuss drafting an ordinance that would allow accessory-dwelling units for occupancy by family members of Jamestown property owners. More...

Letters to the Editor

Council shouldn’t let Fort Getty ‘spoil’

Thank you to Jan Whitford for his letter about Fort Getty (Letters, “Fort Getty should be affordable for nonelite,” Aug. 2). I have camped with my family all over the United States and Canada. Mr. Whitford is right about the campground. More...

Camping builds great friendships, memories

I read with great interest Jan Whitford’s letter to the editor (Letters, “Fort Getty should be affordable for nonelite,” Aug. 2). I am a camper and agree with him whole-heartedly. Mr. More...

About Town

Discuss JAC exhibit with curator, artists

Curator Jesse Smith and artists from the Jamestown Arts Center’s most recent exhibit, “BIGGER: Glorious Objects,” will be available to discuss their work at the arts center on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Theatre auditions will be held at rec center

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming November musical titled “Once Upon a Mattress” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Auditions are open to Jamestown residents only. More...

Garden club will meet Monday at windmill

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Windmill on North Road. A business meeting will be followed by social time. Refreshments will be served. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Aug. 3, 12:31 p.m., Car 3 investigated a fire alarm on Bayview Drive. Aug. 4, 11:45 a.m., Rescue 3, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 responded to Conanicus Avenue to check carbon monoxide levels. Aug. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Church Community Housing Corporation received a permit July 26 to remodel the interior and exterior of an existing structure at 13 Swinburne St. Work estimated to cost $80,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Aug. 15 6 p.m., the Buildings and Facilities Committee will meet at Town Hall 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Aug. 16 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall More...