April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Public works projects benefit community

The Town Council recently discussed two proposed public works projects that would have a positive impact on our island lives.  More...

New look

The permanent median barrier was in place Monday afternoon on the Newport Bridge. Work is now finishing up, and delays should be minimal. More...

Two important questions

Over the next few weeks, Jamestowners will vote on two major projects. On April 28, voters will cast a ballot to approve (or not) a bond to purchase the PAC Club and the 41,000-squarefoot lot. More...

About Town

Learn about fire safety at library Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the library’s main room. A representative from the fire department will speak about fire safety and advanced life support. More...

Watch film festival flicks on Thursday

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen seven movies with a twist on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. All were selected from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. More...

Naval professor will read from new book

Jamestown resident Derek Reveron will read from his recent book on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the library. Reveron, a professor at the Naval War College, co-authored “U.S. More...

Obituaries

Gertrud A. (Hauptmann) DeSoito

Gertrud A.  ( Hauptmann) DeSoito, 89, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2015. She was the wife of the late Antone DeSoito.  Born in Alt-Schonau, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Franz and Anna (Schubert) Hauptmann. More...

Earle S. Sharpe Jr.

Earle S.  Sharpe Jr., 68, of  Pemberton Avenue, Jamestown, passed away on April 13, 2015. Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Earle S. and Shirley L. (Higson) Sharpe.   Earle was a self-employed mason before retiring. More...

Memorial

A graveside ceremony in honor of Jane Mills will take place at St. Mark Cemetery on Friday, April 17. The service will begin at 10 a.m. Mills, who grew up on Green Lane in Jamestown, died on Jan. 1 in Florida. More...

Teenage pilot flies from Smithfield to Pacific

A young pilot has recently finished a 3,000-mile flight across the United States in a single-engine plane.  Eli Mitchell, 18, flew from North Central State Airport in Smithfield to California in four days aboard a Piper PA-28 Cherokee. More...

Residents hear about PAC Club referendum

Buying the Portuguese American Citizens Club and converting the building into a recreation center could add as little as a penny to the tax rate, Town Administrator Andy Nota said. More...

News

Town to seek bids for boardwalk

The Hull Cove boardwalk project came under scrutiny at the Town Council’s April 9 meeting. Ultimately, however, the councilors agreed not to send the grant money back to the state, and they will go forward and solicit bids.  More...

Support staff

From left, Island Realty team members Ginny Prichett, Michael Dym, Dianne Grippi, Carol Hopkins and Joyce Antoniello on Sunday participated in the Day One 5K to end sexual violence. More...

Activities planned during April vacation

With April vacation on the horizon, children’s librarian Lisa Sheley has a busy week planned. The Jamestown schools will be closed from Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Turbines are majestic

Thanks for covering the March 25 talk by professor Jeremy Collie about the wind turbines to be constructed off Block Island this year (“Marine scientist considers merits of offshore wind farm,” April 9).  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden  Week of April 16  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.   More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Last month’s reprise of “We Took the Ferry,” Bob Sutton’s oral and visual history of and by Jamestowners for whom the Newport ferry was the school bus, was a great success. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 6 to April 13 responded to 324 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 189 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...