July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents asked to fill out rec survey

What park, beach or ball field is your favorite on the island? How often to you go? With who? How do you get there? More...

News

Community forum scarcely attended

Town officials looking for resident feedback on recreational programs

Theater, music and special events enrich people’s lives and connect them to their community, according to a group of Jamestown residents who attended a forum last week to discuss how to improve the Recreation Department. More...

Jamestown woman making name for herself in world of fashion design

A Jamestown fashion designer is making big waves, and the ripples are being felt well beyond the local area. More...

Man falls 70 feet while working on bridge

An employee of a subcontractor tasked with the steel painting and repair work of the Mount Hope Bridge fell approximately 70 feet Monday morning. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The bridge remained open. More...

About Town

Lovely library

A Jamestown Garden Club member arranges a fresh bouquet for the library in honor of Joan Taft, who decorated the building with fresh flowers for many years. More...

Fools’ regatta next month at East Ferry

The 36th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will take place at the East Ferry beach on Saturday, Aug. 10. Entrants are allowed two hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach. The vessels must be constructed of nonmarine items. More...

Watch ‘Mockingbird’ at Central Baptist Church

A screening of the Pulitzer Prizewinning 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

Police Log

From July 16 to July 22, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 500 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 243 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Planners give OK for Shoreby Hill home

Board votes unanimously despite neighbors’ dissent to size and style of house

By Nick Pereira The Planning Commission sat before a packed room last week to hear an application to build a new home in the Shoreby Hill neighborhood. More...

Simpatico exceeding expectations

There is a new team in place at Simpatico Jamestown, and according to the principals, teamwork is a key to the restaurant’s early success. More...

Editorial

Town wants to know what you think

Here’s your big opportunity to weigh in on some important issues concerning the town – and the future of Jamestown parks and recreation services. More...

Letters to the Editor

Paddleboard rentals open a can of worms

I was dismayed to read that there will be a rental enterprise at Mackerel Cove. I don’t think having any commercial rental enterprise at the beach is a good idea. More...

Why do motorcyclists still not wear helmets?

I can’t believe in this day and age motorcyclists still choose not to wear helmets. The excuses about rights and freedoms are ridiculous. In many states I have the “right” to text and drive. More...

Contributions needed for community band

“Here comes the band!” Your Jamestown Community Band is conducting one of its periodic fundraisers. 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of july 25

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 25, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Richard E. “Dick” Yeaw

Richard E. “Dick” Yeaw died peacefully surrounded by loved ones in his home on July 21, 2013, after a five-year battle with cancer. More...

Elaine Elias

Elaine Elias, 60, of Pemberton Avenue, Jamestown, peacefully passed away in her home on July 19, 2013. More...

Madeline Coviello (nee Pini)

Madeline Coviello (nee Pini) passed away on July 18, 2013, after a brave, seven-year fight with breast cancer. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, scientist, world traveler, volunteer, Navy wife, 4-H leader and Red Sox fan. More...