November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Architects unveil estimates for new clubhouse

Replacing the building at the golf course will cost between $2,252,000 and $3.7 million, depending on whether the community wants to incorporate space for the performing arts on the same site, architect Bill Burgin told the Town Council at a Oct. More...

News

Q-and-A: Writer Marcy Heisler talks about show

Community theater will perform musical five times in coming weeks

Next weekend, the Jamestown Community Theatre celebrates 23 years with the family musical, “Dear Edwina.” More...

Expect traffic detours, delays Sunday

Early-morning motorists should be prepared for slight delays and traffic detours on Sunday, Nov. 10, because of the Pell Bridge Run that is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. More...

Councilors will discuss Newport Bridge safety

The Town Council will discuss safety on the Newport Pell Bridge at an upcoming meeting following a request Monday from David Prior. More...

About Town

Free piano concert to feature URI students

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will sponsor a free concert on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

Craft fair later this month at PAC Club

An arts and crafts fair will be held at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To apply for booth space, call 423-2064 and leave a name, address and phone number. The 8-by-6-foot spaces are limited. More...

Hear about burning of Gaspee from author

Rory Raven, the author of “Burning the Gaspee: Revolution in Rhode Island,” will lead a discussion at the library on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Linda K. (Smith) Hull

Linda K. Linda K. (Smith) Hull, a resident of South Kingstown, died suddenly Sept. 8, 2013 More...

John William Champlin

John William Champlin, 90, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away on Oct. 12, 2013, at Woodland Terrace of Citrus County in Hernando, Fla. More...

Fort Getty revenues down $22K

Council voted last winter to reduce RV park by 15 sites

Revenues from the Fort Getty campground declined by $22,000 in 2013 compared to last summer, Finance Director Tina Collins told the Town Council on Monday. Collins is acting town administrator until Nov. 18. More...

Ceremony Monday to honor vets

Members of the Arnold-Zweir Post 22 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9447 will co-sponsor a tribute on Monday, Nov. 11, to all military veterans. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Speaking will be Col. More...

Editorial

Veterans Day deserves our attention

On Monday we will observe Veterans Day. At 11 a.m. islanders will gather at East Ferry at the Veterans Memorial Square to take part in the annual ceremony. Everyone young and old should attend if they are able. More...

Letters to the Editor

Delaying median on bridge could be grave

I’m sure you have received hundreds of letters regarding the report on the fatal crash written by David Prior (“You could be the next person killed on the Pell Bridge,” insert, Oct. 10, Oct. 24). More...

Thanks for safe and successful Halloween

I would like to thank the thoughtful and generous residents of Jamestown for their donations of Halloween candy to those of us who live on Clinton Avenue. More...

Bake sale raised $200 for future endeavors

The Jamestown Teen Center would like to thank everyone who donated baked goods for our sale that was held at the rec center during the Jack-O’-Lantern Jog. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The senior center serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Nov. 7 Closed, thrift shop, St. Matthew’s More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 7

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, Nov. 7, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 451 calls for service, resulting in 255 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 77 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Nov. 126 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallWednesday, Nov. 136 p.m., the Housing Authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments 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 November 19, 2013, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLA More...