June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rare yellow lobster makes Beavertail home

A licensed diver in Rhode Island is allowed to catch and keep eight lobsters per day. More...

Editorial

Summer comes to Conanicut Island

Summer is here and for many people it is considered the best time of the year in Jamestown. School is out and the vacationers arrive. More...

Letters to the Editor

Offensive team names

If you are a trivia fan, watch the TV news. Every thing you see and hear is offending to someone or some group. The pressure now is to change the name of the Redskins football team. If this campaign is successful, we will have chaos.  More...

Jog for Julie successful

This past Saturday, on the first day of summer, the inaugural Jog for Julie & Dana-Farber was held. It was an overwhelming success and fully reflected the love and spirit of Julie.  More...

Thankful Eagle Scout

I recently completed phase one of my Eagle Scout project at the Jamestown Community Farm. For my project, I am installing a water collection system on the farm’s new high tunnel.  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 26

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, June 26, 1914 More...

Breaking News - 6/26/2014 10:21 AM

Seven candidates declare for Town Council

With only five Democrats and one Republican running for Town Council, no local primaries will be necessary this election season. More...

Councilors adopt community plan

Proposal now heads to state for final approval

After five years of public outreach and discussions, the Planning Commission last week completed work on the 2014 comprehensive community plan.  More...

Council Democrats declare candidacy

By the end of business Tuesday, five Democrats had declared their candidacy for Town Council, including the four party incumbents who will seek re-election.  More...

News

On to First

Kindergarten students sang during their graduation ceremony on Tuesday morning at Melrose School. More...

Chafee inks budget; Sakonnet toll dead

With his signature last week, Gov. Lincoln Chafee ended a feud that has been brewing between East Bay residents and transportation officials for more than two years.  More...

Retirement party Monday for long-time library assistant

After 14 years as an assistant at the Jamestown library, Pat Buckley is ready to retire. The occasion will be marked by an open house Monday during her final shift.  Buckley was born in Pennsylvania. 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, June 26   More...

News of Record

Town meetings

Thursday, June 267 p.m., a joint workshop with the Town Council and library boardof trustees will be held at the libraryWednesday, July 27:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, July 3 More...

Police Log

From June 17 to June 23, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 415 calls.  The police responded to 182 security checks, eight car accidents, 16 fire calls, 10 animal complaints, five parking complaints and five alarms. More...