August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Final goodbye

Above, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements stand at attention across the street from St. More...

News

Harbor panel worries kayakers taking over

Police Chief Mello proposes limiting number of permits

Maple Avenue has become Jamestown’s most popular spot for launching kayaks, but now it’s becoming overcrowded, the Harbor Commission learned at its Aug. 14 meeting. More...

Vandal sets fire to Sakonnet Bridge tolling equipment

Utility lines that were supposed to power equipment to collect tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge were set on fire early Saturday morning. More...

Local scientist builds green toilet at community farm

Dr. Stephen Mecca of Jamestown is intent on making a difference in the world, and he is well on his way to doing it – and islanders won’t have to travel to Africa to get a glimpse. More...

About Town

School orientation for new families Tuesday

An orientation for new families with children attending Jamestown’s public schools will held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Lawn School cafeteria. More...

Interactive dancers to perform at arts center

Double Takes, an interactive dance and video performance, will be presented twice next weekend at the Jamestown Arts Center. The shows will take place on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31. Both performances will start at 7 p.m. More...

Sailing foundation to hold annual fundraiser

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser at the Conanicut Yacht Club on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and include beer and wine. There will be a cash bar for mixed drinks. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 458 calls for service, resulting in 281 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 227 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Aug. 27The Zoning Board of Review will not meet as scheduled More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Robert and Wendy Crooks received a permit July 29 to install and replace patio doors and windows at 7 Hull St. Work estimated to cost $5,800. More...

Island students get ready to go back to school

Teachers, administrators busy preparing for year

The Jamestown school year starts next week, and teachers and administrators are already hard at work preparing for the upcoming year. More...

Principal expects teachers to finalize new deal in time

The North Kingstown teachers union is still negotiating a new contract, but Principal Thomas Kenworthy said the educators will have a deal ratified by the first day of school. More...

Keiser sits with council for last time

Town administrator to retire from post Sept. 1

It was Bruce Keiser’s final Town Council meeting Monday in his capacity as town administrator. He is set to retire on Sept. 1. More...

Editorial

A solution for the Sakonnet bridge toll

This past weekend someone set fire to the utility lines at the Sakonnet River Bridge in an apparent protest to the new 10-cent toll. Minimal damage was reported to the tolling equipment. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town can no longer ignore deer problem

I applaud the efforts of the Town Council to address the deer problem, particularly Councilor Eugene Mihaly’s assessment that there has been too much study, with too little follow-up action. More...

Police helped make memorial possible

The Jamestown Holy Ghost Society would like to thank the Police Department for all the help they gave us Friday so we could hold the reception for the Reposa family in honor of their son, Patrolman John Reposa. More...

Reading program at library was a success

The children’s summer reading program was a great success. Thank you to all who participated in the reading component, and to those who came to the eight different fun programs held throughout the summer. 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. 22 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 22

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. From the Newport Journal, Aug. 22, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Lillian E. (Gravett) Jamison

Lillian E. (Gravett) Jamison, born in Jamestown on March 24, 1930, passed away at home on July 16, 2013. She was 83. More...

Stephanie J. (Strong) Fitzpatrick

Stephanie J. (Strong) Fitzpatrick, 77, of Newport, passed away peacefully Aug 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Andrew F. Fitzpatrick. Born in Glens Falls, N.Y., a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Dorothy I. More...