August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Next week’s issue of the Jamestown Press will be one day late due to the Labor Day holiday. Look for your copy of the newspaper on Friday, Sept. 6. Here are the deadlines for the next edition of the Press: Display Advertising 5 p.m. More...

News

Haiti becomes focus of recent college grad

Kendra Davis graduated from Villanova in May

Kendra Davis is a Jamestowner on a mission. Following her recent graduation from Villanova University, Davis went to work for Beyond Borders, one of the many nongovernmental organizations on the ground in Haiti. More...

Board ties up loose ends before first day of classes

The School Committee last week learned there are no major capitol improvements currently underway at the facilities, and the lack of work is in accordance with the board’s 10-year plan. More...

DiGennaro, Greenstein wed

Bruce DiGennaro and Reva Greenstein had an all-Jamestown wedding earlier this month. The couple was married on Aug. More...

About Town

Book discussions at library in September

The library will host three Wednesday book discussions in September for children going back to school. Third- and fourthgraders are asked to read “Inside Out & Back Again,” a Thanhha Lai novel that won the Newbery Medal. More...

Fundraiser Saturday for sailing foundation

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...

Dance performances this weekend at JAC

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

Obituaries

Kathryn M. (Spry) Zweir

Kathryn M. (Spry) Zweir, 87, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Aug. 22, 2013, in Amherst, Mass. She was the beloved wife of Stephen J. Zweir Jr. Born in Westerly, she was a daughter of the late Francis N. and Margaret (Murphy) Spry. More...

Jacqueline Amato McCue

Jacqueline Amato McCue, 84, of Jamestown, passed away Aug. 20, 2013, at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the wife of the late John S. McCue of Jamestown for 23 years until his death in 2009. More...

Council OKs $450K for equipment

Town to buy trucks, trash compactor and excavator

Jamestown will move forward with plans to equip the Public Works Department with new heavy machinery, the Town Council decided at its Aug. 19 meeting. The decision is based on the sixyear capital improvement plan. More...

Keiser reflects on his tenure as town administrator

Following his first public meeting as Jamestown’s town administrator, Bruce Keiser had no idea what he had gotten himself into. More...

Editorial

Labor Day rewards our hard work with day off

The first Monday in September is a national holiday that recognizes the contributions and achievements of the men and women of the United States work force. More...

Keiser heads into retirement after 7 years as town leader

This week the community says farewell to Bruce Keiser as our town administrator. Keiser served seven years as the skipper of our municipal government. I remember when Keiser took the job, he said he planned to work at Town Hall until he retired. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pell Bridge roadbed needs repaving work

I agree the furor over paying tolls on the new Sakonnet River Bridge is frivolous, as stated in last week’s Press editorial. More...

Signage at beach can solve kayak problem

We believe that paddleboards and kayaks should be allowed at Mackerel Cove. The beach is big enough to be enjoyed by swimmers, kayakers and paddleboarders alike. More...

Thanks for sympathy cards following death

Eddie, Mary Lee and I want to thank you for your sympathy cards and kind words upon the passing of their father and my husband, Ed. 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. 29 Salad, cheeseburger, pasta salad, coleslaw, watermelon, hot dog More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 29 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 More...

News of Record

Achievements

Resident commissioned by National Guard More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 37 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Sept. 47:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Sept. 5The School Committee will not meet at scheduled More...

Police Log

From Aug. 20 to Aug. 26, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 501 calls for service, resulting in 197 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...