September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Open house Saturday at fire station

Community members who have considered volunteering on the Fire Department will have the chance to see the process up close and personal when the department holds its annual open house Saturday. More...

Harbor panel considers capping permits at Maple Avenue

Commission will first consult with planners

The Harbor Commission at its Sept. 11 meeting decided to consult with town officials before it decides about capping the number of beach permits for kayaks and small boats. More...

Island riding

Islander Jim Estes on Sunday rode in the second annual StarRide in Newport. More...

About Town

Bonfire, mini-golf at Jamestown Day

The annual Jamestown Day held at Fort Getty will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 10 p.m. The family-friendly event is alcohol free and includes food, games, entertainment, a bonfire and mini-golf. More...

Learn about Watson Farm on guided walk

A special tour held on Jamestown’s rich agricultural history will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Historic New England’s Watson Farm. More...

Cash prizes up for grabs at Skatefest

The Jamestown Teen Center will hold its seventh annual Skatefest at the skate park on Lawn Avenue on Friday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 to enter the competition, free for spectators. There will be skate, rap and dance contests. 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 ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...

Shoreby Hill hits snag in becoming historic zone

Neighborhood’s private roads cause for concern

A problem has complicated the efforts of Lower Shoreby Hill residents to preserve their neighborhood by becoming a historic district, the Town Council indicated Monday night. More...

75 years later: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

Residents who were alive recall the storm that begot death and disaster

Bob Marchand was in his teens before he learned an important detail about the children swept away at Mackerel Cove in the 1938 hurricane. More...

Editorial

Our most destructive storm – the Hurricane of ’38

It has been 75 years since the Hurricane of 1938 and we are still amazed by the unbridled power that Mother Nature unleashed on New England. More...

Letters to the Editor

Council should fight for lower speed limit

On March 13, the state Traffic Commission, with member Jamestown Police Chief Ed Mello’s concurrence, changed the speed limit on the crossisland expressway from 40 mph to 50 mph to save about 25 seconds of driving time in crossing Conanicut Isl More...

Thanks to homeowners for generous hospitality

Our West Ferry house and studio weekend was a great success. It began with a wonderful preview party at Thorncroft on Friday evening. 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...

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, Sept. 19 Juice cup, chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, spinach, cake, cheeseburger More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of september 19

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. 19, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Sept. 10 to Sept. 16, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 486 calls for service, resulting in 238 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...