January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Give ducks a chance

Once again a couple of camo-clad and well-armed duck hunters decided to cozy up to the Sheffield Cove wildlife sanctuary border and target the half-tame West Ferry mallard flock. More...

Rising seas inevitable

Last week’s letter, “Congress needs to act,” is welcome evidence of the growing awareness and concern about the issue of rising sea level. More...

Looking back at 2014

As the New Year starts, I reflect on why I am most grateful. What makes this year unique and special is that I have the opportunity to serve on the Jamestown School Committee.  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, Jan. 8  Mushroom barley soup; sausage and peppers; potatoes; pudding; Waldorf salad   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of JANUARY 8

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.   From the Newport Journal, Jan. 8, 1915  More...

Obituaries

Roy A. Axelson

Roy A. Axelson, 76, of Jamestown, formerly of Lincolnshire, Ill., passed away peacefully Dec. 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie, children Kirie and Kris, grandchildren Ada and Esme, and brother Arne. More...

Elizabeth Jane Mills

Elizabeth Jane Mills passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2015, at home in Titusville, Fla., while being cared for by her family.  More...

Arthur J. Christman

Arthur J. Christman, 83, of Jamestown, passed away Jan. 6, 2015. He was the husband of the late Dolores M. (Guimarey) Christman. Born in Berlin, N.H., he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Margaret (Parent) Christman. Mr. Christman was a U.S. More...

Council tackles Fort Getty agenda

The Fort Getty campground will open on May 14 and the season will run for 122 nights, the Town Council decided on Monday night. More...

Conanicut Marine lease extended

It will be business as usual at East Ferry – at least through the summer and fall.  The Town Council on Monday voted 4-0 to extend the East Ferry lease with Conanicut Marine Services through 2015, but deferred a decision about whether to g More...

News

Snow stripes

The American flag at East Ferry flies north during the light snowstorm on Saturday night. More...

Voters will be asked to OK $1.5M for PAC

The plan to buy the Portuguese American Citizens Club moved forward Monday night when the Town Council approved a resolution to go out to bond for a sum not to exceed $1.5 million.  The deal is subject to voter approval. More...

Peerless practitioner enters retirement

Dr. John Bush has retired after more than 40 years of practicing dentistry, and for nearly all of that time, he was the only dentist in town. His profession’s exclusivity made his work intimate.  More...

About Town

Folk group will play free concert Sunday

The South County Rounders will perform acoustic folk and bluegrass music at the library on Sunday, Jan. 11. The free concert begins at 3 p.m. The four-piece ensemble features Phil Smith, Matt Bolles, Judy Bolles and Chris Heinzmann. More...

Deadline Thursday to drop off photographs

Artists who want to be displayed in the upcoming Town Hall show must drop off their work between 1 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. More...

Dancing Friday night at Conanicut Grange

Scottish country dancing will take place at the Conanicut Grange on Friday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Beginner and experienced dancers are welcome. Dances are taught and prompted by B.J. Whitehouse and Christine Ariel. More...

News of Record

For the record

In a letter to the editor last week, “Thanks to neighbors,” the signature of Catherine Goode of North Road was inadvertently omitted. She also contributed to the thank-you. More...

Meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 13 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Dec. 29 to Jan. 5 responded to 399 calls for service, resulting in 194 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...