July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Boat owners concerned about expansion

Marina’s informal proposal would relocate moorings

Jamestown mooring holders who may be displaced by Conancicut Marine’s expansion plans put the Harbor Commission on notice last week that they want to be kept informed about the developments. More...

Garden dedicated to longtime supporter of community farm

Art met agriculture early in the evening last week at the Jamestown Community Farm as a colorful, raised-bed herb garden and bench were dedicated in memory of Jamestowner Eleanor Gravdahl. More...

Setting sail

Eleven Jamestown Boy Scouts departed last week for a seven-day sailing adventure to the southern New England coast. They are sailing aboard two 42-board Beneteaus. 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of july 18

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 18, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Robert Booraem Brewster

Robert Booraem Brewster died July 11, 2013, at Forest Farm Nursing Home after a long illness. He was the husband of Wanda for 62 years. Born on May 23, 1924, in Fort Collins, Colo., he was the son of Oswald and Elizabeth (Booraem) Brewster. More...

Emmet E. Turley

Emmet E. Turley, 83, of Seaside Drive, More...

Council takes aim at Lyme disease

Expert says island deer produce as many as 250 million ticks per year

The man known as Dr. Tick gave the Town Council a crash course on Lyme disease Monday night. More...

No clear-cut winners with Sakonnet tolls

Drivers will pay 10 cents to cross East Bay bridge starting Aug. 19

With the state General Assembly recessed and the 2013 session over, there aren’t many people on either side of the Sakonnet River Bridge controversy who are happy with the outcome. More...

Fenced-in property downtown causing stir with residents

For some summer residents, the long Fourth of July weekend marks their return to Jamestown. The routine is always the same. First, you head home, unload the car and check to make sure everything in the house is up and running. More...

Letters to the Editor

House bunnies can’t survive in wilderness

More and more frequently I am hearing about domestic rabbits spotted at and around Beavertail. Anyone who knows me knows I am an animal welfare fanatic, and also I worked taking care of more than 85 domestic bunnies for a while. More...

East Ferry fireworks once again successful

The Rocket ’hogs – Bob Bailey, Kerry Sheehan and I – are extremely thankful to the many people who contributed to the success of the 2013 Independence Day fireworks display. More...

Thanks for supporting volunteer firefighters

On behalf of the Jamestown Fire Department, we would like to thank Mike Ridge and Spinnakers Café for their generous donation of delicious ice cream and accoutrements to our summer picnic. More...

About Town

Live band will play Monday at pavilion

Saddle up the Chicken, a group of local musicians based in southern Rhode Island, will play at the Fort Getty farmers market on Monday, July 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Donors needed for blood drive Monday

A blood drive will be held at the Holy Ghost Society hall located at 134 Narragansett Ave. on Monday, July 22, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

‘Kill a Mockingbird’ at Baptist church July 25

A screening of the Pulitzer Prize-winning film “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be held at Central Baptist Church on Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

The correct date for the 36th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta is Saturday, Aug. 10, at East Ferry beach. Rain date is Aug. 11. The cannon will be fired at 9 a.m. to signal the beginning of construction. Races will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Police Log

From July 2 to July 15, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 472 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 225 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, July 187 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolTuesday, July 23The meeting of the Zoning Board of Review is canceled More...