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Local birders will flock Saturday for annual winter bird count

While Jamestowners may not be listening to rock music this weekend, some will be counting crows. The annual Christmas bird count will take place on Conanicut Island Saturday. More...

Two men injured in head-on collision

A 75-year-old man was listed in critical condition following a head-on collision last week on the Newport Bridge. More...

Auschwitz victims give island painter inspiration for solo art exhibit

In 2012, Hannah Stahl, then a senior at Vanderbilt University, won the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award for her work as an artist. 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, Jan. 2 Vegetable rice soup, barbecue pulled pork, sweet potato, squash, applesauce, tuna on wheat More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 2

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, Jan. 2, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Charles W. Lovegreen Jr.

Charles W. Lovegreen Jr., 87, of Jamestown, previously of Eden Park, Cranston, passed away on Dec. 18, 2013, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Avis Mary (Parker) Lovegreen. More...

Anne E. Drury (Jones)

Anne E. Drury (Jones), 80, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus, on Dec. 30, 2013, during the Nativity of the Lord. She was the beloved wife of Peter Francis Drury Jr. for 61 years. More...

Islanders share New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can sometimes be a tall order. For Town Administrator Kevin Paicos, he interpreted “tall” in the literal sense. More...

Mussel farm approved

A new aquaculture farm recently won approval from the state Coastal Resources Management Council, the harbor commissioners learned at their December meeting. Adam Silkes plans to build a longline blue mussel farm off Jamestown’s west shore. More...

Editorial

A New Year brings a fresh beginning

If you are like the majority of us, you will have made a New Year’s resolution or two. It’s only human nature. The clock moves forward to a fresh calendar year and we reflect on how we can improve ourselves in the coming months. More...

Letters to the Editor

Culling deer herd is expensive and cruel

In 1967, eight deer – four bucks and four doe – were intentionally ferried to Block Island for their peaceful ways and gentle beauty. Almost 50 years has passed, and yes, deer do mate. More...

Thanks for help with tree lighting ceremony

I would like to thank all of the many Jamestowners who helped this year with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. More...

About Town

Come to library to see foreign film Tuesday

An international film series will begin at the library on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Discuss novel about Dutch Island murders

A book discussion on “Dutch Island” will take place at the library on Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. More...

Birders should meet at police station Saturday

The 31st annual winter bird count will take place Saturday, Jan. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at the police station so they can be divided into four groups: the farms, north end, Beavertail and downtown. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Dec. 24 to Dec. 30, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 353 calls for service, resulting in 193 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Jan. 67 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Jan. 87 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Jan. 97 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...