September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tuition talk with North Kingstown officials heat up

NK school panel vice chair shows support to island

For more than 30 years, Jamestown parents have sent their children to North Kingstown High School. More...

News

Former conservation chair questions dedication of nature trail

Council names path after Bucky Caswell, a firefighter

It’s nothing personal, the former head of the Conservation Commission said, but Chris Powell wants to know why the Town Council is dedicating a trail along the western edge of Fort Getty to Valmont “Bucky” Caswell, a member of the J More...

Candidate statements: Democrats make their case for your vote

The Jamestown Press asked each of the nine Democratic Town Council candidates one question: In 500 words or less, why should Jamestown voters check the box next to your name on Sept. 11’s ballot? More...

Final watercolor workshop of season Saturday

Natalie Pfanstiehl will lead a watercolor workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pfanstiehl will give a one-hour demonstration of landscape painting. More...

About Town

St. Mark will host talk about Lyme recovery

Katina Makris, the author of “Out of the Woods,” will speak on Monday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Mark Church about her 10- year healing journey from misdiagnosed Lyme disease. More...

Cub scout rally tonight at Melrose Ave. School

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 will hold its annual rally night on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Melrose Avenue School. The Cub Scouts is for boys ages 7 to 10. More...

Registration open for PTO’s golf tournament

The Jamestown PTO will sponsor a golf tournament at the Jamestown Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Barbara M. (Taylor) Pritchard

Barbara M. (Taylor) Pritchard, 86, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 20, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Major John Pritchard. More...

Breaking News - 9/11/2012 9:13 PM

From the bottom up: Challengers sweep primary

The five Democratic challengers for Town Council were victorious in their attempt to unseat the four incumbent Democrats who currently sit on the council. More...

Seawall work may threaten landmark

Boulder at East Ferry could be demolished

Islanders stand to lose a favorite Jamestown landmark, the boulder by East Ferry, the Town Council found out Tuesday. The rock has landed on the town engineer’s demolition list because it impedes the repair job on the East Ferry marina seawall. More...

Polls open Tuesday for primary

Voters choose Democratic Town Council candidates

Polls open in Jamestown Tuesday and registered Democratic and unaffiliated voters will have the option to vote for as many as five Town Council candidates that they would like to see survive the primary and advance to November’s general electio More...

Democratic primary

What: Vote for five of the nine Democratic Town Council candidates who will advance to November’s general election Who: Bob Bowen, George Levesque, Mary Meagher, Gene Mihaly, Bill Murphy, Mike Schnack, Tom Tighe, Kristine Trocki, Mike White More...

Editorial

Cast your ballot on Tuesday, Sept. 11

Jamestowners will go to the polls next week for the Democratic primary. Nine candidates are competing for the right to run on the Democratic ticket for one of five Town Council seats in the general election in November. More...

Scattering Seeds

The 37th anniversary went by this August with virtually no public mention or note whatsoever. There is a lesson in that lack of attention. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drop off clipped box tops at island schools

The Jamestown PTO has been participating in the Box Tops for Education program for several years. More...

Ft. Getty makes camper forget ‘Newport exists’

I read with interest the article on Aug. 9 (“RV park staying at Fort Getty”) concerning the RV camp at Fort Getty. For the last two years, my husband and I have tented at the park, enjoying its beauty and informality. More...

Jamestown is ‘lucky’ to have harbormaster

I was happy to read about our Harbormaster Sam Paterson rescuing a jumper from the Jamestown Bridge. 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, Sept. 6 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 6

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, Sept. 6, 1912 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

Mary Meagher was misquoted in last week’s article titled “Dems discuss major issues facing Jamestown.” Meagher’s actual quote was, “You don’t need a ferry to get to our island, but we might need a trust so that pol More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 67 p.m., the School Committee willmeet at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, Sept. 106 p.m., the Affordable HousingCommittee will meet at Town HallWednesday, Sept. 126 p.m., the Housing Authority will More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runsAug. 27, 7:41 p.m., Engine 3,Car 1 and Car 3 were sent to Conanicus Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm.Aug. 28, 11:21 p.m., Engine 1,Engine 3 and Rescue 3 were dispatched to Boom Street for a carbon monoxide alarm.Aug. More...