September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Painting of old bridge donated by local couple

A painting of the old Jamestown Bridge by artist Joseph Szarek is now hanging in a place of honor in the Rosamond A. Tefft Council Chambers, thanks to a gift from residents Paul Sullivan and Gloria Dahl. More...

News

Speed limit on Route 138 increased to 50 mph

To the delight of many motorists, two new signs can be seen on the stretch of Route 138 between the two bridges – they read “50 mph.” The state Traffic Commission on March 13 unanimously approved the increased speed limit from 40 mp More...

Nature, yoga join together Sunday

Yoga therapist Janet Larson will conduct a nature and yoga workshop on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Island Heron. More...

Accidental Sisters plan first rehearsal

The Accidental Sisters will hold its first rehearsal of the season on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Directed by Jamestowner Julie Beth Andrews, the Accidental Sisters are an a cappella vocal ensemble. 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. Friday, Sept. 6 Salad, penne pasta with clam sauce, spinach, fruit cocktail, corned beef and cheese on rye More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of september 6

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, Sept. 5, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Walter Joseph Hines

Walter Joseph Hines, 93, of North Kingstown and formerly of East Providence, died on Sept. 1, 2013. He was the husband of the late Marguerite Adams Hines and they had been married for 58 years until her death in 2005. More...

Diana N. (Torregrossa) Travisono

Diana N. (Torregrossa) Travisono, age 84, died on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Anthony P. Travisono. Born in Providence on Feb. More...

Island to be locale for TV ad

Film crews are expected to shoot ad Friday afternoon

A film crew will arrive in Jamestown on Friday, Sept. 6, to shoot a commercial for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, according to Interim Town Administrator Tina Collins. More...

Restaurants report strong sales during tourist season

Despite a rainy June, island eateries enjoy good summer

The summer of 2013 began and ended with rain in Jamestown. Despite the showers, local restaurateurs reported a good season, with most pointing to strong sales in August to make up for the slow start. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many more deserve praise for LNG fight

I want to thank the paper and writer Ken Shane for the story about me, my art and my current work. In both my artistic and environmental endeavors, my approach has typically been collaborative. More...

Thanks to police union for field-trip donations

The teen center would like to thank the Jamestown Police Benevolent Association for its continued support. The generosity of the association allowed the teens to enjoy a great day at Six Flags New England. 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

Herbal workshop at Watson Farm Sunday

Herbalist Kristin Minto will host a workshop on vinegar remedies at Watson Farm on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. Medicinal vinegars are considered an effective method to preserve healing and culinary herbs. The workshop lasts 2 1/2 hours. More...

Learn to paint using watercolors Saturday

The final watercolor workshop of the season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watson Farm. The workshop will be led by Natalie Pfanstiehl. More...

Registration for Girl Scouts in September

Registration for the local Girl Scouts will be held at the library on Monday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is for new kindergarten families and girls transferring from other troops. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 482 calls for service, resulting in 239 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISL More...