June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Money is nice; volunteers are nicer

With the growing season in full bloom, the community farm received some extra spending cash from one its more recognizable volunteers.  More...

Editorial

Jamestown is a great place to spend your summer

If you could choose anywhere to spend your summer, you couldn’t select a much better option than Jamestown.  That’s a pretty big claim, but Jamestown is simply a wonderful location for the months of June, July and August.  More...

Glad grads

Youngsters at the Jamestown Early Learning Center on North Road celebrate their preschool graduation last Thursday. It was the center’s 20th anniversary graduation. More...

Ecumenical Corner

It is all too easy for us here in idyllic Jamestown to turn a blind eye to what’s going on in the world beyond our island, especially when it comes to tragic events that we’d rather not know about. More...

About Town

Tickets available for summer fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center will host its fifth annual summer fundraiser on Friday, July 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include a preview of “Burning Down the House,” an exhibit curated by Yellow Peril Gallery. More...

Volunteers needed to staff Beavertail Light

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association is looking for volunteer docents to work parttime positions at the lighthouse during the summer months. Duties include chatting with visitors and selling merchandise at the gift shop. More...

Watson Farm to host bookbinding seminar

Artist Julia Blackbourn will lead a bookbinding workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. She will teach beginners how to make a blank hardcover book that can be used as a journal, travel diary or sketching pad. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from June 15 to June 23 responded to 353 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 163 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

School board outlay's $12,000

Money will pay for 37 Chromebooks

The School Committee last Thursday voted to approve the purchase of 37 Chromebook computers for teachers in grades that don’t implement the technology. Currently, only teachers in the third, fourth and fifth grades use the machines. More...

Town hires building official

Christopher Costa will become the new building and zoning official, the Town Council decided on Monday.  More...

News

Councilors adopt water, sewer budgets

Sitting as the board of water and sewer commissioners, the town councilors on Monday adopted the financial budgets for fiscal year 2016, which starts July 1. More...

Eagle Scout named valedictorian at Prout

Zachary Neronha of Jamestown was named the valedictorian for the class of 2015 at the Prout School in Wakefield. A candidate for an International Baccalaureate Diploma, Neronha was a member of the national and Rhode Island honor societies. More...

Recent college grad returns from India

India isn’t the first country when someone thinks of chemical engineering, but a Jamestown resident recently spent time in the country completing a project for her bachelor’s degree. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help fight opioid crisis

I want to thank all of my fellow Jamestown residents who reached out to me by phone and email with words of support and inquiries as to how they can help fight back against the opioid crisis ravaging our communities.  More...

Thanks: Lawn School

Jamestown’s Lawn School hosted its annual Island Treasures Day on May 29, and it was a resounding success for all involved.  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, June 25, 1915  A decided improvement has been made in the lighting of the wharf of the ferry company. More...

Obituaries

Andrea Kathleen (Daily) McIntosh

Andrea Kathleen (Daily) McIntosh passed away unexpectedly on June 12, 2015, at the age of 48. Andrea is survived by her three children, Shelby, Laura and Caroline Mc- Intosh, and their father, Murray “Mac” McIntosh, of North Kingstown. More...