October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Teacher honored for preserving past

Christine Bernardo teaches fifth grade at Lawn School

Christine Turilli Bernardo has been an educator in the Jamestown school system for 12 years. This year her efforts as a history teacher have been recognized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. More...

New restaurant set to open at Bay Voyage Inn for Columbus Day

There is new management – and a new name – for the restaurant in the Bay Voyage Inn. The restaurant, now known as Plantation at the Bay, will be operated by Plantation Catering that is located on Douglas Street in Jamestown. More...

Tickets available for ‘Nutcracker at Rosecliff ’

Island Moving Co. will present Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff the week after Thanksgiving. Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen oversees the production that moves from room to room through Newport’s most romantic mansion. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Oct. 3 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of october 3 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...

Obituaries

Fran Boyer

Fran Boyer died at her home in Jamestown on Sept. 28 after a short illness with cancer. She was 84 years old. She and her husband George celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June. More...

Legals

Legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION More...

Legislative bridge panel meets for first time

Members hear alarming report about conditions of state roads, bridges

The special legislative commission charged with finding ways to fund Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure without additional East Bay bridge tolling learned from House finance advisors that the state’s roads and spans are in dire More...

Mast of America’s Cup defender courtesy of island designer

Scott Ferguson was in San Francisco for Oracle’s win

The win by Oracle Team USA in the 34th America’s Cup last month will go down in history as one of the most remarkable comebacks on or off the water in sports history. Jamestown resident Scott Ferguson was along for the entire ride. More...

Editorial

No gains come from Tea Party games

When President Clinton vetoed the spending plan forwarded to him from the Republican-controlled Congress in November 1995, it didn’t impact me in the slightest. More...

Letters to the Editor

Horn at Castle Hill Light is necessary for safety

The article about a Beavertail resident’s fight with the fog signal on Castle Hill last week’s Jamestown Press was intriguing to me (“One resident’s fight against the Castle Hill Light horn”). More...

Town should keep local trash service

I am writing to support sourcing our recycling program to a longstanding entity, Island Rubbish. I have lived here since 1981 and experienced the growth of our trash and recycling to a more mature, environmentally sound program. 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

RSVP for open house at Lionel Champlin

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house at the recently restored Lionel Champlin Guest House on 20 Lincoln St. on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Owners Rusty and Lisa Sallee will host the event. More...

Deadline upcoming for Town Hall show

The Conanicut Island Art Association is calling for entries for its upcoming show that will open Oct. 17. The drop-off date for “Prints and Drawings” is Thursday, Oct. 10, at Town Hall. Artists can enter up to three pieces. More...

Submit photos of pets for annual calendar

The Humane Society of Jamestown is now accepting submissions for its annual photo contest. Winners will be featured in the society’s 2014 calendar. Digital photos should be sent to hsj.02835@cox.net. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 545 calls for service, resulting in 215 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Births

• Ethan Brown and Abigail Anthony of Jamestown recently welcomed their new son, Benjamin Quentin Brown. Ben was born on Sept. 10 at Newport Hospital. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Oct. 37 p.m., the School Committee will not meet at scheduledMonday, Oct. 66:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Oct. 87 p.m., the Conservation Commissioner will meet at Town Hall More...