August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Foolish affair dedicated to longtime race organizer

Dr. Bob Kinder was 30-year vet of Fools’ Rules Regatta

It has been 36 years since Karl Smith organized the first Fools’ Rules Regatta in Jamestown. More...

News

Architect chosen for new clubhouse

Burgin Lambert Architects will design the new golf-course building, the Town Council decided on Monday. More...

Volunteers needed to help raise, lower flags

Volunteers are needed on Victory Day to raise and lower 75 American flags at East Ferry Memorial Square. The flags were donated to the local American Legion and VFW from the families of late veterans. They date back to the Spanish American War. More...

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum expands

It’s often said that many people who live in New York City have never visited some of its most popular attractions, like the Empire State Building. More...

About Town

Teens invited to field trip to Second Beach

Members of the teen center will visit Second Beach in Newport on Thursday, Aug. 15. The cost of the trip is $7. The bus will leave the teen center after 10 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. More...

Tickets available for chamber fundraiser

Tickets are available for the annual Chamber of Commerce fundraiser that will take place at the Fort Getty pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Lobster rolls on sale at Baptist church Friday

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...

News of Record

Police Log

From July 30 to Aug. 5, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 526 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 230 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Civil liberties are debated at post office

Lyndon LaRouche cohorts spend day in Jamestown

“Sign up,” residents visiting the post office were told Monday afternoon. “We need to get him out of office. Let’s impeach Obama.” More...

Council-appointed task force will combat Lyme

New board will draft action plan to protect the public

Calling Lyme disease a “near epidemic” on the island, the Town Council on Monday created a new task force and charged it to come up with an action plan to protect the public. More...

Editorial

What should we build at the golf course?

An architect has been contracted for the new building at the golf course. But the major questions still remains: What should the town build? Of course the town needs to provide a clubhouse and restaurant facility for the golf course. More...

Administrative qualities

After Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced this spring he intended to retire, I began thinking we ought to look well outside the bureaucratic box for his replacement. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t miss upcoming one-man show at JAC

Jon Peterson will be back in Jamestown to perform his one-man show, “Song Man, Dance Man.” I urge those who saw his last show, and those who missed it, to come to the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. 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. 8 Red clam chowder, baked scrod, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, cake, hot dog More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 8

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, Aug. 8, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Edward F. Morinho

Edward F. Morinho, 89, of Howland Avenue, a retired production controller for Quonset Point, passed away Aug. 2, 2013, at home. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Carlos) Morinho and son of the late Manuel S. and Mary Bramen Morinho. More...

Paula Florentino (Tierney)

Paula Florentino (Tierney), 84, of Jamestown, died peacefully July 31, 2013, at home with her family after living gracefully with cancer for two years. She was the wife of Robert J. Florentino. More...

Thomas D. Insana

Thomas D. Insana, 63, passed away July 30, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Providence, a son of Elvira (DiGiulio) Insana and the late Dominic Insana. More...