September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Take the whole gang to Jamestown Day on Saturday

It’s hard to believe that five years have gone by since the first Jamestown Day was held at Ft. Getty.  But here we are a half a decade later. Everyone is invited to this year’s Jamestown Day on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 10 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to contributors

On behalf of the board of directors of the Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library, I would like to thank all the attendees of an evening at Fowler’s Rocks. We were humbled and thrilled at the response.  More...

Thanks from St. Mark

On behalf of Father William O’Neill and the St. Mark festival committee, we would like to thank St. Mark parishioners, friends and visitors for their support of this year’s festival. 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 11

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. 11, 1914  More...

Obituaries

Charles F. St. Sauveur Jr.

Charles F. St. Sauveur Jr., 87, of Kenneth City, Fla., and Jamestown, passed away Sept. 3, 2014. He was the husband of the late Vera O. (Beckwith) St. Sauveur. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Frances (Eastman) St. More...

LeVaun “Pendie” Bell Lippincott

LeVaun “Pendie” Bell Lippincott, 91, of Gladwyne, Penn., a former summer resident of Jamestown, died in Bryn Mawr, Penn., on Aug. 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband Bertram Lippincott Jr. of Gladwyne and Jamestown, children John C. More...

Frederick William Purdum

Frederick William Purdum, 59, passed away Sept. 3, 2014. Fred was the son of the late U.S. Navy Capt. William H. Purdum and Elizabeth Frantz Purdum of Jamestown. He was born on October 18, 1955, in Portsmouth, Va.  More...

Municipal website almost finished

The town in about three weeks will have its new municipal website up and running, the councilors learned last week. Town Administrator Andy Nota said at the council’s Sept. More...

Gasoline shortage takes town officials by surprise

With the unexpected shutdown of the Mobile gas station coming at the same time as the temporary closure of the Cumberland Farms, Jamestown residents last week suddenly found themselves without access to gasoline on the island.  People looking fo More...

News

Planning board OKs three applications

The Planning Commission was steeped at its Sept. 3 meeting in three applications seeking to build in a restricted district with a high groundwater table.  More...

First harvest

Jamestowner Quinlan McHugh, 2, claimed his first harvest this summer. He picked seeds from Jamestown Hardware and grew zinnias, marigolds, sunflowers, basil and a pumpkin. More...

Documentary on Ida Lewis premieres on PBS Friday night

A documentary that will make its television premiere on Friday is expected to spark a renewed interest in Ida Lewis, the famed lighthouse keeper who was born in Newport. More...

About Town

Jamestown Day at Fort Getty Saturday

The fifth annual Jamestown Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Fort Getty pavilion. The familyfriendly event will include live music, food, bouncy house, minigolf, games and prizes. More...

Beavertail group to meet Tuesday

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Watercolor workshop at farm on Saturday

Instructor Vicki Iannuccillo will lead a watercolor workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 1 to Sept. 8 responded to 426 calls resulting in 229 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Sept. 157:30 p.m., the Town Councilwill meet at Town HallTuesday, Sept. 166:45 p.m., the tree committeewill meet at the libraryWednesday, Sept. 177:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...