July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local sailor named onboard reporter on all-female Volvo entry

When Brian Halloran’s teenage daughter was growing up, he would take her on adventures in town. Corinna enjoyed camping, climbing the rocks and investigating Beavertail. More...

Editorial

Remember what the fuss is all about

On Friday we will celebrate the Fourth of July. Across our great nation there will be parades and fireworks. More...

Letters to the Editor

Successful garden tour

Quononoquott Garden Club wishes to thank everybody involved in our recent garden tour, especially the property owners who allowed us to view their beautiful gardens. More...

Pennies pay for bench

A joint effort has been made to install a “buddy bench” at Melrose School playground. More...

Thanks for kind words

I want to thank the many friends and co-workers who came to the library’s open house on my last day of work. I really appreciate all of the cards, and all of the notes that were written in the scrapbook. I was overwhelmed. 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, July 3  Barbecue chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, corn, turkey sandwich on wheat   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 3

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, July 3, 1914 More...

Obituaries

David Mark Munafo

David Mark Munafo, a lifelong farmer, skilled craftsman and devoted father, died June 19, 2014. He was 47 years old. Born in Newport on Aug. 12, 1966, Dave moved from the Fifth Ward to a farm in Tiverton when he was 4 years old. More...

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held for Paul Coble on Friday, July 11, at 1 p.m. at the Friends Meetinghouse on the corner of North Road and Weeden Lane. Paul died on Feb 12, 2014, at the age of 89. More...

Breaking News - 7/5/2014 10:31 AM

Fireworks are rescheduled

Jamestown fireworks will be Sunday

The Jamestown fireworks will be Sunday evening at East Ferry. The Newport fireworks have been changed to Saturday evening. More...

Library redesign estimated at $2.5M

Council wants to see more before endorsing project

The library’s building committee unveiled its master plan to the Town Council on June 25. The trustees have been working on a design to redo the children’s library and improve meeting space. More...

Fireworks blast off Saturday night at East Ferry

East Ferry on Saturday will again be the perfect place to see the rockets’ red glare, as fireworks commemorating America’s 238th birthday will be launched from a barge on Narragansett Bay.  More...

News

Zoning board OKs merging two properties

The Zoning Board of Review at its June 24 meeting granted the request of Ralph and Laura Percopo for a variance allowing them to merge land on their two adjoining lots on North Road to make the dimensions conform better to code.  More...

Sailing Roosters is family tradition

Jamestown builder Mike Smith and his wife Helen sent a letter in December to six brothers and sisters, and 17 nieces and nephews. More...

No tomatoes, no problem at farmers market

The farmers market at the Fort Getty pavilion logged its second week of the season on Monday.  According to Windmist Farm’s Martha Neale, the response so far has been terrific. “There’s great energy,” she said.  More...

About Town

Sign-ups still open for half marathon

Registration is open for the Jamestown Half Marathon that will take place on Saturday, July 12. Runners have until Tuesday, July 8, at 6 p.m. to sign up. The scenic course is 13.1 miles and certified by USA Track & Field. More...

Tickets available for chamber fundraiser

Tickets are now available for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Fort Getty pavilion. More...

Field trip on Tuesday to Lake Compounce

The teen center will take its first field trip of the summer on Tuesday, July 8, to Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn. The amusement park includes roller coasters and water rides. Permission slips are available at the rec center.   More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from June 24 to June 30 responded to 378 calls for service, resulting in 178 security checks, 10 car accidents, 20 fire calls, 10 animal complaints, 10 parking complaints and four alarms. More...

Town metings

Thursday, July 37 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, July 76:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, July 85 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library More...