July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Island will commemorate America’s birthday

Both Fourth of July traditions anticipated by Jamestown residents every summer are scheduled to take place this week just as expected. More...

News

Exhibit opens alongside annual soiree

Event at Jamestown Arts Center takes place Friday

The Jamestown Arts Center is quickly gaining a reputation for bringing significant artists and art works to the Rhode Island audience, and the latest example is the new exhibit, “Outside In.” More...

Dad, daughter spend start of summer away from civilization

Sterling Dintersmith and father Ted hike 220 miles through Sierra Nevada

While residents in town make plans for the annual East Ferry fireworks, a Jamestown father and daughter are currently hiking the 220-mile John Muir Trail through California’s Sierra Nevada. More...

Assembly passes Ruggiero bill on gun safety

The state General Assembly Monday passed legislation from Rep. Deb Ruggiero to create a task force on firearms safety and behavioral health. 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. Wednesday, July 3 Juice cup, beef tips with gravy, rice pilaf, spinach, pudding, hot dog More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

A yacht club in Jamestown

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, summer visitors to Jamestown often settled in for the whole summer. They founded private clubs where they could meet and socialize. The only remaining private club from the era is the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of july 3

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, July 4, 1913 More...

News of Record

Town Meetings

Thursday, July 11 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Police Log

From June 25 to July 1, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 419 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 182 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Achievements

Islander recognized by energy professionals Former Jamestown resident Charles Bursey was recently given the Hugh McKee Award from the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals. More...

Council mulls aesthetics of pavilion area

Town hopes local social clubs can help finance contemporary upgrades

A vision for the Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion at Fort Getty calls for creating complementary “outdoor rooms,” with features such as a chimney with a two-sided hearth. More...

Conservation panel gets new leader

Maureen Coleman takes over for Carol Trocki as board chairwoman

Growing up in Groton, Mass., Maureen Coleman first saw how one person can make a difference when her neighbor donated his farm for conservation land. Now, years later, she’s working to help her community. More...

Editorial

The Declaration of Independence

The language may seem a bit dated, but these are the words that launched our nation. They still hold true today. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, More...

Letters to the Editor

Community theater picked great musical

Jamestowners are in for a real treat. The Jamestown Community Theatre is producing the musical “Dear Edwina,” which has received great reviews. The New York Times reviewed the off Broadway production of the musical in November of 2008. More...

Walking to village is dangerous for kids

I am an 11-year-old boy who lives on the north side of Jamestown. I think it is unsafe getting around the island on my bike or walking because we have to walk or ride on the grass next to the road. More...

Paddleboards at beach put swimmers at risk

I am writing to strongly object to paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, dinghies and other hard watercraft being allowed at any time within the protected areas at Mackerel Cove Town Beach. More...

About Town

Pizza, ‘Hunger Games’ at library Wednesday

“The Hunger Games” will be shown at the library on Wednesday, July 3, at 4 p.m. The film is rated PG-13 and is one of four movies this summer required for teens participating in the reading program. More...

Summer craft show at rec center this month

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its summer craft show at the recreation center on July 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On sale will be jewelry, handbags, ceramics and other unique items handmade by local artisans. More...

Tickers available for chamber fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual summer fundraiser that will be held at the Fort Getty pavilion on Aug. 17. Tickets for the Bermuda Bash are $65 per person, $520 for a table of eight. More...

Obituaries

Mark Rotondo

Mark Rotondo, 53, of Jamestown, died June 29, 2013, of complications from renal cell carcinoma. He was the husband of Maureen (Smith) Rotondo. They had been married for 29 years. More...

Elsie DuPuy Lippincott Chadwick

Elsie DuPuy Lippincott Chadwick of Duxbury, Mass., and Jamestown, and beloved wife of the late Theodore Chadwick, Jr., passed away June 26, 2013, at the age of 89. She slipped away peacefully surrounded by her family. More...

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Donald C. Daly Jr. will be held at the Jamestown Tavern on Monday, July 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Daly, who was born in Providence in 1949, passed away on April 30 in North Carolina. More...