September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Conanicut Marine celebrates 40 years in business

Jamestown was a different place when Conanicut Marine Services was founded in 1974. The company, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, played a key role in the development of the town as it exists today.  More...

Editorial

Vote in the primary on Tuesday, Sept. 9

Islanders who are eligible may go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 9, to vote in the primary elections. More...

Letters to the Editor

Deer cull won’t work

Regarding the impending Jamestown deer cull, I have been doing some research and have to ask a question: Why?  More...

About Town

Cub Scouts will hold rally night Thursday

Jamestown Cub Scouts will hold their annual rally night on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Getty pavilion. Boys ages 7 to 10 will be able to sign up. Activities are planned, and leaders will be available to answer questions. More...

Documentary on blind sailors Saturday night

A sneak peek of “Sense the Wind,” a documentary about blind sailors, will be shown on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. Producer Elizabeth Delude-Dix is a Jamestown resident. More...

Anniversary party for garden club Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will celebrate its 65th anniversary on Monday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church. A presenter will share unique fashion ideas and craft floral designs that will be raffled. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 responded to 427 calls, resulting in 218 security checks. Police also responded to six car accidents, 11 fire calls, seven animal complaints, seven parking complaints and four alarms. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 4The School Committee will not meetTuesday, Sept. 95 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallWednesday, Sept. 10 More...

No more gasoline in town

Residents looking for gasoline in September will most likely have to cross a bridge to fill up their tanks.  In an unfortunate coincidence, pumps at both of Jamestown’s gas stations are currently out of service. More...

Water, sewer bills on rise

Water and sewer bills are going up, the town councilors decided on Tuesday night.  The panel voted unanimously to increase the sewer rates by 7 percent and hike water rates by 8 percent after hearing from Town Administrator Andy Nota, Town Engin More...

News

Debate stirs over substation

Columbia Avenue residents are objecting to National Grids’ plans to upgrade its Clarke Street substation and replace two transformers.  Project manager David Arthur said at the Town Council’s Sept. More...

Where in the world?

Hannah Contino, 10, took the Jamestown Press on a safari in Tanzania, Africa. She went on vacation with her parents, Paul and Nicole. More...

Board OKs contracts for superintendent, Lawn School principal

The School Committee last week finalized contracts of three new educators, including a superintendent and principal.  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, Sept. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 4

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, Sept. 4, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Matoes Swigert Wright

Evelyn Matoes Swigert Wright passed away at home on Aug. 30, 2014, in Miami, Fla., after a long illness. More...