July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lighthouse painting brightens conference room wall

The Beavertail Lighthouse is one of the town’s most iconic buildings, and now employees at the Chemical Company can see the landmark without traveling 4 miles south to the state park. More...

Editorial

Fantastic Fourth

Above, hundreds of residents gathered at East Ferry to enjoy the concerts and fireworks Sunday night. More...

Island Chatter

The 39th annual Save the Bay swim is this Saturday. The traditional 1.7-mile bay crossing from Naval Station Newport to Jamestown starts at 8:45 a.m., which puts the super fast people at Potter Cove around 9:20 a.m.  ***  More...

About Town

Sketching seminar Saturday morning

A sketching workshop will take place with artist Julia Blackbourn on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Watson Farm. Blackbourn will teach artists of all levels about using watercolors, dealing with perspective and sketching buildings. More...

Garden club to meet at St. Matthew’s Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 13, at St. Matthew’s Church. Following a business meeting at 1 p.m., club member Mary Jo Diem will present a program on landscaping sustainability. More...

Surprise at East Ferry on Sunday afternoon

A happening will take place on the lawn at Veterans Memorial Square on Sunday, July 12, at 5:45 p.m. The event is not expected to last long, so prompt arrival is important. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, July 9, 1915  More...

Obituaries

Christopher Irby

Christopher Irby, 69, of Calvert Place, Jamestown, a freelance writer and musician, died in Rhode Island Hospital on July 2, 2015. More...

Vera E. (Volpe) Uttley

Vera E. (Volpe) Uttley, of Cranston, passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.   More...

Beatrice Lester

Beatrice Lester, 91, died on June 24, 2015, at South County Hospital. She was the beloved wife of William H. Lester Jr. with whom she celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in April. More...

Library supporters discuss finances

Consultant stresses need for donations

Faced with a significant amount of incomplete preparation, the library’s building committee is moving forward with plans to expand the existing structure. More...

Controversy erupts over storm drain

A storm drain at the corner of Watson and Pemberton avenues has became a target of controversy after an artist painted a depiction of an octopus with eight arms stretched over the grate.  More...

News

Patriotic colors

From left, celebrating the Fourth of July at East Ferry on Sunday is Ian Paiva, Carina Paiva, Logan Rathbun, Wyatt Rathbun and Ernie Rathbun. More...

Eagle Scout hopeful presents restoration project

Eagle Scout candidate Ryan Geib will seek the town’s approval to fix a muddy section of the Conanicut Battery, he told the Town Council on Monday.  More...

Four fastest boats leave Castle Hill for Lizard peninsula in England

With 2,800 miles to sail and just two boats on the starting line near Castle Hill on Sunday afternoon, a conservative start would seem like the smart play.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Eagle Scout: Thanks

I recently finished my Eagle Scout project, the restoration of the Jamestown Animal Pound. With the help of many volunteers, I cleared the site, which is located on North Main Road across from Cedar Lane. More...

Thanks: Payton’s Pace

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the fourth annual Payton’s Pace 5K held on May 17 at Fort Getty successful. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our wonderful sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants.  More...

Upcoming Events

Sailing championships Thursday and Friday

From the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover to the collegiate national championships, the state of Rhode Island has featured an impressive line-up of sailing’s top racing events in 2015.  Now, more than 160 of the top young sailors in the c More...

Prestigious art festival in Wickford this weekend

More than 200 artists are scheduled to display their work at this weekend’s Wickford Art Festival. More...

Local artists’ work displayed off island

• Jamestown artist Wendy Crooks is currently on display at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center at 50 Bend Road in Charlestown. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from June 29 to July 6 responded to 468 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 178 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Wednesday, July 15 The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission is canceled Thursday, July 16 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JULY 28, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISL More...