August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Artist Shirley Bell helps make Stuart birthplace more accessible

When he was in his 70s, Gilbert Stuart returned to his birthplace in Saunderstown. He knocked on the door and asked if he could see the room he was born in. More...

Residents mull adult activities

Residents met on Tuesday to discuss the town’s adult and senior recreation programs with Monica Lamboy, a consultant from the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts. More...

Artsy summer

Top, from left, winners of the Conanicut Island Arts Associations summer show: Nancy Nielsen, Matthew Flynn, Jillian Barber, Pia Perterson, John Smyth, Ed Roche and Rick Devin. Left, scholarship winner Matthew Flynn of Tiverton. More...

About Town

Lobster rolls, chowder next Friday at church

Fresh lobster rolls, clam cakes and chowder will be available at Central Baptist Church on Friday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m. Sales will continue until supplies run out. More...

Talent show auditions in less than two weeks

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold auditions on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the recreation center for its 24th annual talent show. Performers of all ages are invited to try out. More...

John Biddle tribute Monday night at JAC

The summer sailing series at the Jamestown Arts Center will continue on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The event will feature work from late Jamestown filmmaker John Biddle, one of the world’s foremost yachting cinematographers. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article “Neighbors oppose vineyards,” the wrong address was published. According to Ralph Izzi, spokesman for the Procaccianti Group, Jamestown Vineyards is located at 334 Beavertail Road. More...

Achievements

Local artist will perform at New York festival More...

Police Log

From July 23 to July 29, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 472 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 209 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Names of schools decided

Committee votes to uphold decision made by ’92 board

Shortly after the construction of Jamestown’s second school, the 1992 School Committee learned there was confusion about what to call each building. There were two facilities with only one name. More...

Standstill continues on painting of bridges

Officials stopped work after fatality last week

Following the death of a worker on duty last week, officials at the state bridge authority say they haven’t decided when work on the Newport and Mount Hope bridges will resume. More...

Bestselling novel toes the line between fact and fiction

Kyle Darcy’s book features story of Shelley Tyre death

It is a story that simply refuses to die. Local memories may be starting to fade in regard to the David Swain case, but a new novel by Kyle Darcy brings the sordid story back to life. More...

Editorial

What’s there to do in Jamestown?

The other day I overheard a teenager complaining to his parent that he was bored – there was simply nothing to do in Jamestown. If only we could roll back the years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Craft show, members exhibit are successful

On July 28, the Conanicut Island Art Association closed its 39th annual members exhibit, which was preceded on July 20 by our summer craft show. Once again, there was an outpouring of support from the community. More...

Thanks to woman who found missing purse

I lost my purse outside of the Wickford Rite Aid on Friday. After backtracking my steps, I returned home empty handed. To my pleasant surprise, there was a phone message from the Jamestown police informing me that a lady turned in my purse to them. More...

Volunteers help make book sales successful

The Jamestown Philomenian Library would like to thank the team of volunteers who sorted and organized the many book donations for the summer book sale. 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, Aug. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 1

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, August 1, 1913 More...

Obituaries

John H. Martin

John H. Martin, 64, of Meredith, N.H., died peacefully surrounded by his family on July 24, 2013, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. Born on Sept. 2, 1948, in Jamestown, he was the son of the late John James and Vera (Piva) Martin. More...

Robert S.L. Kinder, M.D.

Robert S.L. Kinder, M.D., 84, of Jamestown, passed away July 28, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Betty R. (Yeager) Kinder. Born in Providence, a son of the late Ralph F. Kinder and Marion (Miller) Sime, he grew up in Bristol. More...

Memorial Service

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for James Rocha on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Rocha died on May 28. More...