August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Residents show support to teen center at recreation forum

Last week’s forum to discuss youth programs at the recreation center drew about a dozen people, most of them residents saying they came specifically to support the teen center. More...

Man dies Friday in motorcycle wreck

An off-duty police officer who grew up in Jamestown was killed Friday when he crashed his motorcycle into a car on North Road. The victim, John Reposa Jr., 43, of Narragansett, was pronounced dead at the scene. More...

Talent wanted: Much-anticipated summer tradition tonight at rec center

Annual show is community chorus’ biggest fundraiser

Jamestown Community Chorus Director B.J. Whitehouse often reminds members of the choir that the word “community” comes before “chorus” in its name. 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. 15 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 15

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. 12, 1913 More...

Obituaries

John M. Reposa

Patrolman John M. “Johnny” Reposa Jr. of the Providence Police Department More...

John F. Allard

John F. Allard, 65, of Jamestown, passed away Aug. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Diane D. (O’Loughlin) Allard for 33 years. More...

Gail C. MacDonald

Gail C. MacDonald of Raynham, Mass., died Aug. 7, 2013, in the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. Gail was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of the late Ruth (Skinner) and Clifton Bradford Crandall. More...

Search for administrator continues

Tina Collins to take over interim post on Sept. 1

The committee tasked with finding the town’s next administrator is currently sifting through 24 resumes so it can make its recommendations to the Town Council. More...

Planners give go-ahead for liquor license at Spinnaker’s

Matter will go to Zoning Board for final approval

The Planning Commission last week voted on two recommendations that will pave the way for Spinnaker’s Café to add beer and wine to its menu. Both recommendations will now go to the Zoning Board of Review for approval. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to those who made regatta a success

On behalf of the Jamestown Yacht Club, I would like to thank everyone who made the 36th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta another terrific and successful event. More...

Film festival movies at arts center must-sees

It was the best movie of the summer of 2013, for me. “Tiny” heads west on an hour journey across America to the majestic mountains, plains and skies, a landscape that inspires filmmakers Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

About Town

EMT classes offered for aspiring volunteers

The Fire Department will offer EMT courses for residents who would like to be an emergency volunteer in Jamestown. A basics class will start on Sept. 10 and run into December. More...

Take twilight tour of Watson Farm Sunday

Farm managers Heather and Don Minto will host a tour of the 265-acre Watson Farm on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Chamber fundraiser Saturday at pavilion

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual fundraiser at the Fort Getty pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

News of Record

Town Meetings

Monday, Aug. 197:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Aug. 217:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Aug. 227 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Police Log

From Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 463 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 213 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...