August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Council backs library proposal to redesign building

The Town Council agreed on Monday to back the library’s renovation project and to appoint Councilor Mary Meagher to the building committee.  “We’re not asking for your endorsement of the design,” said Craig Watson, vice p More...

Letters to the Editor

40 years of art shows

On behalf of the Conanicut Island Art Association, I would like to thank the community and members of the art association for helping to make our 40th annual craft show and members art show another successful week of local art.  More...

K-9 Abby finds lost cat

I’d like to thank Luann Botelho and her wonderful bloodhound Abby for helping me find my lost cat this week. More...

Book sale successful

The Jamestown Philomenian Library holds an annual summer book sale that continues to be very successful. This year the sale was held July 11 through July 19.  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, Aug. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 7

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, Aug. 7, 1914  More...

News of Record

Police

From July 28 to Aug. 4, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 404 calls; 168 resulted in security checks. The police also responded to three car accidents, 20 fire calls, 20 animal complaints, seven parking complaints and eight alarms. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 125 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the libraryWednesday, Aug. 136 p.m., the Housing Authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments7 p.m., the Harbor Management Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Aug. 14 More...

Task force endorses deer cull

Councilor Mihaly wants to reduce 75 percent of herd

Councilor Eugene Mihaly on Monday presented the Town Council with the recommendations of the Tick Task Force. Mihaly, who chaired the panel, said the task force had worked on the issues for about a year and was driven by a sense of urgency.  More...

Fire department looking for residents to become EMTs

The fire department will begin conducting EMS classes in September in hopes of attracting more emergency volunteers. More...

News

Plans for Fort Getty restrooms hit snag

Plans to improve the Fort Getty pavilion site may have to be simplified to stay on schedule and budget, Town Administrator Andy Nota told the Town Council on Monday.  In his report, Nota explained the landscaping project at the Col. John C. More...

Murderer who tossed boy from bridge nabbed for marijuana

A man convicted of beating a boy and tossing his body off the Jamestown Bridge in 1987 was arrested last week for allegedly running an illegal marijuana operation out of a private home in Johnston.  More...

Local gardener writes book about growing veggies in greenhouses

With the recent surge to promote local agriculture at both the legislative and community levels, gardening is on the rise. Look no further for proof than the burgeoning number of “No farms, no food” bumper stickers.  More...

About Town

Volunteers needed at East Ferry on Monday

Volunteers are needed on Victory Day, Monday, Aug. 11, to raise and lower dozens of American flags at Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry. Members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will begin raising flags at 7 a.m. More...

Learn watercolor painting Saturday

Artist Vicki Iannuccillo will present a watercolor workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Following a demonstration, the instructor will assist participants with composition, lighting and painting techniques. More...

Recycle electronic waste on Monday

Indie Cycle LLC will return to the Fort Getty farmers market to collect electronic waste on Monday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. More...