October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School board hopefuls discuss major education issues

There are three candidates running in the Nov. 4 election for two open seats on the School Committee. Two of them, Democrats B.J. Whitehouse and Sarah Baines, are incumbents. They are being challenged by independent Melissa Mastrostefano.  More...

Editorial

Island needs ordinance limiting gun usage

Last month the Town Council heard from residents who are concerned about the discharge of firearms on Conanicut Island.  The outspoken islanders say they are not opposed to guns or hunting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Skatefest

The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department and the teen center would like to thank everyone who made the eighth annual Skatefest such a successful event. There were more than 250 attendees and over 50 participants in the competition.  More...

About Town

Country dancing at Grange hall Friday

Scottish country dancing will take place at the senior center on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dancers of all ages and experience are welcome; a partner is not necessary. Cost is $5 per person. Residents B.J. More...

Art association plans next Town Hall show

The drop-off date for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s upcoming exhibit will be Thursday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The show is titled “Art is a Gift,” and all media is welcomed. More...

Meet the candidates on Oct. 15 at library

Residents will have a chance to meet the candidates at a forum on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the library. The Jamestown Shores Association is sponsoring the event. Candidates for R.I. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29 responded to 491 calls for service, resulting in 211 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Oct. 27 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, Oct. 67 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Oct. 86 p.m., the Housing Authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits  Duncan and Susan Pendlebury received a permit Aug. 13 to renovate a garage at 302 East Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $6,000.  The Costa Family Trust received a permit Aug. 21 to re-roof a house at 8 Dewey Lane. More...

Residents want law banning shooting

The late Bruce Sundlun, former Jamestown resident and Rhode Island governor, once gained notoriety for shooting a raccoon on his Newport estate. After the episode, Sundlun turned himself in to authorities. More...

Mitigation plan goes public Monday night

New Englanders have been lucky this hurricane season – so far.  More...

News

Mainmast stepped on Hazard Perry

The mainmast and mizzenmast of the 200-foot tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry were stepped last week at the Hinckley marina in Portsmouth, marking a major milestone in the completion of Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel.  The fo More...

First fish

Resident Mariana Meyer, 10, caught her first tautog last week from the docks at East Ferry. More...

Officials to meet with tribe officials

Town, state and federal officials are expected to meet in the coming weeks with the Narragansett Indian Tribe over a Safe Routes to School plan to install a sidewalk in front of the library that will connect the eastern and western sides of the villa 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, Oct. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 2

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, Oct. 2, 1914  More...

Obituaries

Dawn P. Hines

Dawn P.  Hines, age 79, of  Amelia Island,  Fla., passed away on Sept. 17, 2014, at the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center on Amelia Island.  More...

William E. Clarke III

William E. Clarke III, of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 28, 2014. He was the husband of the late Marian J. (Jacobson) Clarke for 56 years.  A lifelong resident of Jamestown, he was the son of the late William E. Jr. More...

Donald Ellis Richter

The Rev. Donald Ellis Richter, age 79, son of the late Benjamin and Agnes Kilgour Richter, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 28, 2014.  More...

Legals

Legal Notice

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