June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Ramble on

Ramble 88, the largest boat in the New York Yacht Club’s annual regatta fleet over the weekend, towered over the competition. More...

From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. Gov. Gina Raimondo scored big with her first budget as the General Assembly gave her many of the tools she requested for her “toolbox.” More...

Island Chatter

Islanders win gold. Racing at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota- Bradenton, Fla., last weekend, resident Emily Kallfelz started off the gold medal runs with her race in the women’s singles. More...

About Town

Learn about herbs Saturday morning

Herbalist Kristin Minto will identify medicinal plants during a walking tour of Watson Farm on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Judy Garland tribute Friday at arts center

A concert featuring music from Judy Garland’s career will take place at the Jamestown Arts Center on Friday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. The Jamestown Community Theatre is co-sponsoring the 90-minute show. More...

Fair Trade Winds to host chamber event

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a business after-hours at Fair Trade Winds from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. The shop is located at 47 Conanicus Ave. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 18

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, June 18, 1915  More...

Planners consider revising ordinance

24 lots could be impacted by development changes

Discussion continued at the Planning Commission’s June 3 meeting about conservation development, a planning tool that would allow for growth and still protect the environment.  More...

East Ferry welcomes motorcycles

A pilot parking program for motorcycles is about to gear up in time for the summer, Police Chief Ed Mello told the Traffic Committee on Tuesday.  More...

Zoning chief retires from post

Fred Brown has spent 25 years enforcing local law

The soon-to-retire building official said the memory that sticks out the most was an unusual fencing dispute 20 years ago.  More...

News

Panel learns progress of Taylor Point restorers

A citizens group working to restore Taylor Point needs a few more volunteers to help move the project forward, the Conservation Commission learned at its June meeting.  More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article “Story circle to be built at pavilion,” it was reported that Robb Roach donated $36,000 for a memorial to be constructed in his mother’s name at Fort Getty. More...

135 boats race around Conanciut Island

If it looked unusually busy in the East Passage on Friday, that was because 135 of the 167 boats signed up for the New York Yacht Club annual regatta had gathered in Narragansett Bay just south of the Pell Bridge to begin the 161-year-old traditional More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Eagle Scout

On behalf of the Jamestown Conservation Commission, I would like to thank Eagle Scout Sam Nickol and the public works department for their efforts and work in improving the High Street public right-of-way. More...

Salute firefighters

Because I divide my time between East Greenwich and here, I always marvel over the villagers and small businesses that treat their firefighters with reverence. These are around-the-clock full-timers. More...

Upcoming Events

Summer exhibit opens Sunday in village museum

The year’s summer exhibit at the Jamestown Museum opens this Sunday, June 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Opening reception at Town Hall next week

An opening reception for the Conanicut Island Art Association show “Images of Jamestown” will take place at Town Hall on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include catered appetizers and music by the Alley Cats. More...

Easton’s, Peabody’s and Scarborough no good for swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health on Tuesday recommended the closure of Easton’s Beach in Newport, Peabody’s Beach in Middletown, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. The warning was due to high bacteria counts. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from June 8 to June 15 responded to 384 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 167 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

town meetings

Thursday, June 18 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School  Monday, June 22  7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, June 23 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall   More...