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Sailor will leave for circumnavigation from East Ferry

Dave Rearick will circle globe on Class 40 yacht

If all goes according to plan, on Tuesday morning Dave Rearick will slip quietly out of Jamestown Harbor aboard the Class 40 yacht Bodacious Dream. More...

News

Jamestown Day at Fort Getty Saturday

The tradition of holding an annual Jamestown Day is one that was moribund for more than 20 years. In 2010, however, a nonprofit group called the Friends of Jamestown Youth was established. More...

Scientist will begin tracking migratory birds at Beavertail

The Conservation Commission will help support a bird-banding project that will track migratory birds that visit Beavertail. More...

Flat find

Tom Munroe of Jamestown reeled in a 9-pound fluke recently off the coast of Block Island. Munroe was aboard a Kettlebottom charter boat. More...

About Town

Visit meetinghouse, windmill Saturday

As part of Smithsonian Museum Day, the historical society will open the Quaker meetinghouse, the Jamestown museum and the North Road windmill. The meetinghouse is located at the corner of North Road and Weeden Lane. More...

Vote at arts center for best short film

The Jamestown Arts Center will be among venues worldwide to screen the 10 finalists in the 16th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. The movies will be shown on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 8 p.m. More...

Learn Scottish dancing Friday at senior center

Learn Scottish country dancing at the senior center on Friday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Scottish dancing is similar to square dancing, and no partner is necessary to attend. More...

Obituaries

Edward E. Schott

Edward E. Schott, 82, of Hickory N.C., died peacefully Sept. 21, 2013, at Catawba Valley Hospice House in Newton, N.C. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Bardol) Schott and the son of the late Eugene and Emily (Schmidt) Schott. More...

Laurie O’Connell Fischer

Laurie O’Connell Fischer, 62, of North Providence, passed away on Aug. 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Claire O’Connell of Jamestown. Laurie grew up in Jamestown, graduated from St. More...

Vera O. St. Sauveur (Beckwith)

Vera O. St. Sauveur (Beckwith), 84, of Jamestown and Kenneth City, Fla., passed away Sept. 21, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Charles F. St. Sauveur Jr. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Louise (Quinn) Beckwith. More...

Zoning OKs alcohol at Spinnakers

Matter now goes to council for approval

Spinnakers, the ice-cream shop and restaurant at 3 Ferry Wharf, cleared another hurdle Tuesday night in its bid to add wine and beer to the menu. The Zoning Board of Review voted 4-1 on Sept. More...

School board sets policy for OPEB funding

Panel agrees to put aside $1.5 million from surplus

The School Committee last week approved a new policy for funding other post-employment benefits for the district’s employees. The proposed policy has been online since the committee first introduced the plan at its August meeting. More...

Editorial

Celebrate island life at Jamestown Day

The Friends of Jamestown Youth invite all islanders to join them on Saturday, Sept. 28, for an evening of old-fashioned good times at Fort Getty. Called “Jamestown Day,” the celebration is open to kids and adults of all ages. More...

Viewpoint

Tolling the Sakonnet: More losers than winners

On July 2, the General Assembly passed and Gov. Chafee approved a trailer bill allowing an interim 10-cent toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents may have been aware of storm

The Press’ retrospective of the 1938 hurricane on the occasion of its 75th anniversary serves to remind us that the historical record of tropical storms is not consistent with the recently espoused alarmist thesis that the number or intensity o More...

Marina’s expansion not unprecedented

If some people in Jamestown are worried – as was reported in the lat- est edition of the Press – whether or not plans by Conanicut Marine Services to expand might set a precedent by allowing residential property to be used to enable a com More...

Thanks for helping collect canned goods

This summer I was selected to be a contestant in the 2014 Miss Rhode Island USA pageant. It was my good fortune that my employers, Kevin and Sherri Deacon of Conanicut Cleaning, believed in me enough to sponsor my candidacy. 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of september 26

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. 26, 1913 More...

News of Record

For the record

In last week’s article, “75 years later: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938,” the driver of the school bus that stalled at Mackerel Cove was misidentified. The driver was Norman Caswell. More...

Police Log

From Sept. 17 to Sept. 23, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 520 calls for service, resulting in 236 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 27:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Oct. 37 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Legals

Legal notice

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING More...