July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Moorings are a limited resource around the island

One of the great benefits of living in Jamestown is our close proximity to Narragansett Bay. We are surrounded by water and where there is water there are boats. People need a place to moor them safely.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Visit farmers market

Having just come back from the Fort Getty farmers market for the third week in a row, I am delighted with my purchases as were the friends I went to the market with. More...

About Town

Free pizza, movie at library on Thursday

Children entering Lawn School in the fall are invited to the library for pizza and a movie on Thursday, July 17, at 5 p.m. The film will be “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” a PG-13 movie that runs 146 minutes. More...

Buy tickets online for JAC’s summer party

Tickets are now available for the Jamestown Arts Center’s fourth annual Summer Soiree that will be held on Saturday, July 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Workshop Saturday to learn watercolors

A watercolor workshop will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watson Farm. Artist Vicki Iannuccillo will be the instructor. More...

News of Record

For the record

• In last week’s article “Five incumbents, two challengers will run for seat on Town Council,” Ellen Winsor’s professional background was incorrect. She did stock analysis for more than 25 years. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, July 217:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, July 227 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...

Police Log

From July 8 to July 14 the Jamestown Police Department responded to 399 calls, resulting in 164 security checks. Officers also responded to seven car accidents, 16 fire calls, 15 animal complaints, 11 parking complaints and nine alarms. More...

Planners mull vague section of zoning code

Commission tasked by council to fix ordinance

The Planning Commission at its July 9 meeting reviewed its options before launching a new attempt to repair a “broken” section of the zoning ordinance related to preservation.  More...

Panel OKs mooring transfer to nephew

Harbor commissioners go against state wishes

The Harbor Management Commission at its July 9 meeting voted 5-2 to grant Elizabeth Sullivan’s request to give her mooring to her nephew, Mason Kelly. More...

Art group remains locally focused under new leadership

The Conanicut Island Art Association has a new leader who is determined to raise the profile of the group that has been home to island artists for 40 years.  Elaine Porter took over as president on May 10.  More...

News

Realty company sues over zoning decision

Attorneys for PBH Realty, which leases property at 334 Beavertail Road to Jamestown Vineyards, have filed papers in Newport Superior Court appealing the town’s decision opposing a winery.  The Zoning Board of Review on May 28 found unanimo More...

Students honored for academic successes

• Senior Samuel Baines, of Jamestown, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  • Sophomore Hunter Nicolson, of Jamestown, was named to the dean’s list for the spring seme More...

Ruggiero will run for House unopposed

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero is campaigning for a fourth term representing District 74 in the General Assembly. She has served Jamestown and Middletown in the House of Representatives since January 2009.  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 17   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 17

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 17, 1914 More...

Obituaries

G. Leroy (Roy) Richardson

G. Leroy (Roy) Richardson, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully at home on July 8, 2014, with his family by his side. He was the son of the late F. Gilbert Richardson and Mary E. (Kaull) Richardson. More...

Barbara L. (Barker) Cody

Barbara L. (Barker) Cody, 88, of Jamestown, passed away July 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Edward F. Cody for 71 years. Born in Newport, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Florence (Spooner) Barker. More...

Eileen P. (Blanchette) Parfitt

Eileen P. (Blanchette) Parfitt, 69, of Jamestown, passed away July 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Clifton Parfitt Jr. More...