September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Splendid weather soars summer sales

Restaurateurs say Newport events also helped business

Special events like the America’s Cup World Series and the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival are nice, but when it comes to Jamestown’s restaurants, the success of the season all comes down to one word – weather. More...

East Passage becomes home for 300,000 emergent oysters

Mark Goerner wants to help restore seafood production

The vanishing lobster fishery in Narragansett Bay has led one local resident to turn his attention to a new method of providing seafood to hungry New Englanders. More...

I SAW THE SIGN

Paul Bentsen hangs Jamestown Philomenian Library’s new sign last week. The library on North Road, as the sign informs, was established in 1874. More...

About Town

Jamestown Women’s Club needs members

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The club is currently seeking new members. More...

Singers invited to join the Accidental Sisters

The Accidental Sisters will begin rehearsals on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The group was established three years ago by director Julie Beth Andrews as a way for women to sing global music for and about women. More...

Russian-born pianist to play Chopin Sunday

The Jamestown Community Piano Association opens it 2012-13 season with an hour-long recital by Moscow-born pianist Vassily Primakov on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Primakov will play the works of Chopin. More...

Obituaries

Jeanne Katherine Barbaresi Bunkley

Jeanne Katherine Barbaresi Bunkley died Sept. 5, 2012, in Newport. She was a longtime resident of Jamestown, where she originated and for many years directed its famous Christmas pageant. More...

Barbara Sylvia

Barbara Sylvia, 77, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of John Sylvia. She is survived by her three children, Paul, John and Susan, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. More...

Islanders express what they expect from council

Ft. Getty and school system among voters’ top concerns

Jamestown voters went to the polls Tuesday to determine which candidates were the best choices to move the town forward. The Democratic primary pitted four Town Council incumbents against a five-person slate of challengers. More...

Editorial

Town will attempt to save the rock at East Ferry

An island landmark threatened by repairs to the East Ferry seawall may yet be saved, we have learned. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to sponsors, bands and concertgoers

The Jamestown Summer Concert Series just wrapped up its 25th consecutive season with a concert by our very own Jamestown Community Band at East Ferry Memorial Square on Aug. 26. More...

Women’s club needs members to continue

The Jamestown Women’s Club was founded in 1971 and has been a way for women to give back to our community. More...

Dedication of Ft. Getty trail is well deserved

The Valmont “Bucky” Caswell path – what a wonderful honor and tribute to a man who has volunteered 70 years of service to the town of Jamestown. 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. 13 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 13

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. From the Newport Journal, Sept. 13, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Disorderly conduct More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Sept. 6, 2:21 a.m., Engine 2, Engine 3 and Rescue 3 were dispatched to Seaside Drive for a fire alarm. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. Sept. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Sept. 176 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water and sewercommissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Sept. More...