October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown Classic slated for Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day, and for island residents, that means it’s time for the Jamestown Classic. More...

News

Clubhouse remains hot-button issue

Council schedules Oct. 30 meeting to look at designs

Plans to replace the golf course building are moving forward, but the site survey is taking longer than town officials originally anticipated, Interim Town Administrator Tina Collins reported at Monday’s Town Council meeting. More...

Scientists begin banding birds at Beavertail prior to migration

While much of the island is still asleep, birds have already started their day at Beavertail State Park. Since the birds are up, that means scientists who are studying them must be up as well. More...

Clarke to lead Lafayette Band

The Lafayette Band of North Kingstown has appointed Bethany Clarke as its new music director. Clarke succeeds Joseph Pelosi, who recently completed his 50th year as the band’s leader. 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, Oct. 10 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of october 10

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, Oct. 10, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Irving Callendar Jennings

Irving Callendar Jennings, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, 2013, at his home in Jamestown. He was the beloved husband of Carol Raymond Jennings. More...

Francis J. “Chuck” O’Connor

Francis J. “Chuck” O’Connor, 89, of Narragansett, passed away Oct. 7, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Muriel (Maher) O’Connor for 63 years. More...

Jeffrey F. Jerald

Jeffrey F. Jerald, 67, of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 30, 2013. He was the husband of Dale A. (Smith) Jerald for 30 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Lewis, Jr. and Barbara (Washington) Jerald. Jeff was the owner of J.F. More...

New town admin hired

Kevin Paicos has managed Massachusetts towns for nearly three decades

Former Foxboro Town Manager Kevin Paicos, who at the end of October will retire as an officer from the Army National Guard, has been named Jamestown’s next town administrator. More...

Councilors OK in-law apartments for family

Zoning amendment will also allow caretakers to live in accessory unit

In-law apartments, for use by family members and caretakers, will be an option for Jamestown single-family homeowners, the Town Council decided Monday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Democrats, Obama refuse to negotiate

You believe “Republicans are laughing behind closed doors.” Your sports and political history editorial (“No gains come from Tea Party gains,” Oct. More...

Young musicians have unforgettable concert

And the melody lingers on... Saturday night at the Jamestown Arts Center I heard a concert played by a quartet, which, if I closed my eyes, could have been at New York Philharmonic. More...

Citizens should find solutions, not blame

Tim Riel starts his editorial badly by implying the Tea Party plays “games.” In partisan politics, accusing the other party of playing games is an attack that works to the advantage of the attacker (“No gains from Tea Party games,&r More...

About Town

Last chance to submit work for CIAA exhibit

The deadline to submit work for the Conanicut Island Art Association exhibit is Thursday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Town Hall. Artists can enter up to three pieces. Cost of the first entry is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. More...

Free flu vaccinations with insurance card

Residents can get their flu vaccinations at the library on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patients should bring their insurance cards to the clinic. More...

Get vaccinated in time for flu season

A flu clinic will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Melrose School. There are no outof pocket expenses for vaccinations. Patients should bring their insurance cards if they have one. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 429 calls for service, resulting in 239 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 167:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Oct. 177 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Legals

Legal Notice

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE

Is hereby given by the TownCouncil of the Town of Jamestown,being the Licensing Board in saidTown as provided under Title 3,Chapters 1-12 of the GeneralLaws of Rhode Island 1956,and as amended that the following RENEWAL applications havebeen received More...