July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Public input sought on Tick Task Force report

The Jamestown Town Council will meet Monday evening with the Tick Task Force, a group of islanders appointed to study and make recommendations about possible solutions to the Lyme disease problem facing the island.  More...

Letters to the Editor

New garden donated

The Friends of Jamestown Seniors truly appreciate the donation of the garden in memory of Anthony and Virginia Deterra, long-time participants of the senior center.  The garden was made possible by Joy Shaw and the Deterra family. More...

Windmill Day a success

I would like to thank several people for their help on July 19 to make the Jamestown Historical Society’s Windmill Day a huge success.  More...

Thanks for generosity

The teen center would like to thank the Jamestown Police Benevolent Association for its continued support. The generosity of the association allowed for teens to enjoy a great day at Six Flags New England last week. 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 31   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 31

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 31, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Frank A. Palumbo Jr.

Frank A. Palumbo Jr., 87, of North Vale Avenue, Cranston, passed away on July 13, 2014, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown. Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Frank A. Palumbo and the late Margaret (Mongone) Grover. More...

Conanicut Island’s bike path to nowhere

Project started in 2000 and still at an impasse

The deliberation over the pending bike path has become a history lesson. The project is currently in limbo, which is no surprise to the few who have followed the proposal since its inception.  More...

Artists form sustainability alliance; tour of 19 studios Saturday

A collective of local artists and supporters known as the Jamestown Alliance for Artist Sustainability will offer a studio tour on Saturday. The outing will encompass 19 different studios and galleries all over the island.  More...

News

Three new hydrants OK’d by councilors

As part of an agreement to extend water service to a private property in the rural district, Jamestown will gain two new fire hydrants and a 6-inch water main on Hull Cove Farm Road.  Sitting as the water and sewer board, the town councilors on More...

Life’s a breeze

Youngsters sail Optimist dinghies at East Ferry on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Local teacher takes day-long trip on retired whaling ship

The Charles W. Morgan is one of the last surviving examples of the New England ships that sailed all over the world hunting for whales. More...

About Town

Dead Blues Society at East Ferry on Sunday

The recreation department will present the Dead Blues Society at Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly show is free and open to the public. More...

Play with turtles and lizards on Tuesday

Kids who are 10 years old and younger are invited to a handson animal workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. at the library. Dave Marchetti will instruct the program. More...

Watercolor workshop Aug. 9 at Watson Farm

Artist Vicki Iannuccillo will present a watercolor workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From July 21 to July 28 the Jamestown Police Department responded to 380 calls, resulting in 154 security checks. The police also responded to six car accidents, 25 fire calls, 13 animal complaints, 13 parking complaints and seven alarms. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Aug. 45:30 p.m., the sewer board will meet at Town Hall6 p.m., the Tick Task Force will meet with the Town Councilat Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Aug. More...