November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Harbor panel mulls proposal to install conservation moorings

Chainless system would do less harm to eelgrass

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership has chosen Jamestown as the site of its upcoming mooring project, Chris Powell told the Harbor Commission at its Nov. 13 meeting. More...

Group pushes for oyster restoration

The annual meeting of the Jamestown Aquaculture Movement was held last week, and benthic ecologist Steven Brown of the Nature Conservancy spoke about the work being done in Ninigret Pond. More...

Maine event

From left, fabric artist Coral Hines, poet Teresa Murray and printmaker Casey Weibust were in Belfast, Maine, for October’s collaborative poetry festival. More...

About Town

Tickets available for Saturday’s fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its third annual fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is titled “Glow” and will celebrate the art of illumination. More...

Santa to dock at East Ferry next Saturday

Santa Claus will arrive at East Ferry by boat on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. After docking, Santa will make his way up Narragansett Avenue to Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store. There will be carolers, refreshments and photo opportunities. More...

Dance like a Scot at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will take place at the senior center on Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Experience isn’t necessary. Comfortable soft-soled shoes are recommended, and no partner is required. Jamestowners Christine Ariel and B.J. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Nov. 12 to Nov. 18, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 420 calls for service, resulting in 246 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town to solicit bids for boardwalk to Hull Cove

Trail off Beavertail Road moves through wetlands

Jamestown will seek bids to build an elevated boardwalk over the Hull Cove right-of-way, the Town Council decided at Monday’s joint workshop with the Conservation Commission. The town, however, will reserve the right to axe the project. More...

Jamestown’s launches battle against ticks, Lyme disease

This is the first article of a five-part series on Lyme disease

More than 70 years ago, Walt Disney introduced the world to Bambi, an inquisitive, coming-ofage deer whose life was turned upside down following his mother’s death. More...

Editorial

To build or not to build an elevated boardwalk

A debate has erupted over whether the town should construct an elevated boardwalk along the pathway leading to Hull Cove. More...

Letters to the Editor

Access to Hull Cove is fine the way it is

Having been a lifelong resident of Jamestown and a local surfer, I am unequivocally opposed to the proposed idea of building a raised boardwalk to the existing Hull Cove access path. More...

Golf and arts should be separate pastimes

Your news about the planned new clubhouse for the Jamestown Golf Course that the council will initiate is to be welcomed (“Architects unveil estimates for new clubhouse,” Nov. 7). More...

Dog walkers cause no harm to reservoir dam

Before the town spends money on materials and labor to install two gates over the reservoir dam, I’d like to see the data Mr. Gray has to back up his assumptions. 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, Nov. 21 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 21

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. 21, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Jeremiah T. Kelleher

Jeremiah T. Kelleher, 71, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Nov. 16, 2013, at home. He was the beloved husband of Frances Brazil-Kelleher. Born in Canton, Mass., he was a son of the late Jeremiah T. and Dorothy J. (Sykes) Kelleher. More...

David W. Stewart

David W. Stewart, loving father and welltrusted marine service provider, passed away Nov. 12, 2013. David was the father of two sons, Benjamin Stewart, 17, and James Stewart, 21. More...