October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New director takes helm at thrift shop

After 20 years under the same leadership, the thrift shop at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has a new director. More...

Men will be honored for saving jumper

A Rhode Island state trooper and two civilians will be honored next week by Gov. Lincoln Chafee for their roles in talking a potential jumper from the Pell Bridge earlier this year. More...

Island teen achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Zachary Neronha, 16, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. On Monday, the Town Council will present him with a proclamation acknowledging his contribution to the community. More...

About Town

Library will host Halloween party

A Halloween costume party for children ages 3 to 12 will be held at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. There will be food, games and prizes. Call the library at 423-7280 to register. The event is limited to 30 kids. More...

Island Heron to begin offering yoga for kids

Yoga classes for children ages 4 to 7 will begin on Monday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. at the Island Heron. Cost for the four-week series is $40, $12 for drop-ins. Visit TheIs landHeron.com to learn more. More...

Presentation Monday about prison gardens

The Quononoquott Garden Club invites the public to attend a presentation by Vera Bowen on Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the library. Bowen is a past president of the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs and serves on the current board. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 429 calls for service, resulting in 242 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 177 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, Sept. 217:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Sept. 22The Zoning Board of Review will not meet as scheduled More...

Harbor board mulls capping boat permits

Maple Avenue congestion caused by kayaks, dinghies

The Harbor Commission at its Oct. 10 meeting continued discussion about capping the number of beach permits, primarily to relieve congestion around Maple Avenue. More...

Islander helping preserve forests one tree at a time

Developers from Providence hired Matt Largess of Jamestown in 1999 to take a look at a forest in Portsmouth. He was supposed to determine how to clear it for the construction of homes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Women shouldn’t be afraid of mammogram

I am writing this letter in the hope that women who are hesitant or afraid of a mammogram will consider this: The current rate of breast cancer among women is about one in six. More...

Plastic bags continue to damage ecosystem

In the recent session of the General Assembly, a bill was introduced to make Rhode Island the first state to ban plastic bags. Plastic bags that wind up in Narragansett Bay and off our coast damage marine ecosystems. More...

Thanks for making Jamestown Day great

The Friends of Jamestown Youth would like to thank the following people and organizations for making Jamestown Day very successful. 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. 17 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 17

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. 17, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Kimberly Ply McDonough

Kimberly Ply McDonough, 55, of Jamestown, died at home on Oct. 14, 2013, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was the wife of Jeffrey J. McDonough for 34 years. More...

Lucile Newman

Lucile Newman, an educator, feminist, scientist, humanist, mother, grandmother, wife, mentor and dear friend to many, died Oct. 11, 2013, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. More...