July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town should protect local bat population

This week we learned that a threatened species of bats have taken up residence in one of the World War II vintage bunkers at Fort Getty.  The Press is planning to publish a feature story on the bats in a future issue, so we can learn more about More...

Extra innings

Players who attended Eric Bush’s weeklong baseball camp earlier this month were treated to hot dogs and s’mores at the program’s culmination. More...

Ban smoking at our island beaches

There’s nothing worse than settling into the perfect spot on one of our town’s beaches only to discover that someone has used the sand as an ashtray.  Take a walk at Mackerel Cove, or along one of the other town beaches, and you&rsqu More...

About Town

About Town

St. Matthew’s to host annual fair Saturday More...

Photo

The Conanicut Yacht Club’s Around the Island Race is scheduled for Sept. 6, and organizers are asking past competitors to post stories from previous regattas. More...

410 swimmers swim across East Passage Saturday

Conditions for Saturday’s swim from Naval Station Newport to Potter Cove were nearly perfect. The water temperature was 69 degrees, and the air was 72 degrees with a light wind. More...

Obituaries

Linda H. (Hull) Brodin

Linda H.  (Hull) Brodin,  73, of Jamestown, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 10, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Bertil W. Brodin. Born in Norwalk, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Arthur G. More...

Veronica E. (Messick) Boyer

Veronica  “Roni” E. (Messick) Boyer, 78, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 29, 2015. Roni was born Oct. 2, 1936, in Middleton, Conn. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth W. More...

Dennis D. Giordano

Dennis D.  Giordano, 73, passed away  July 13, 2015, at his home in Jamestown. He was the husband of the late Margaret (McGee) Giordano.  More...

Mob scene

Coffee Bell and Mary Wright spearheaded the surprise flash mob at East Ferry square on Sunday. More than 100 onlookers gathered to watch the seniors perform. More...

Locally educated marine scientist growing jellyfish for sale

There are common occupations, like waiters, nurses and truck drivers. Then there are jobs a little more rare, like lawyers and police officers. Then there are unique jobs. More...

News

Floating terror spotted

A beachgoer last Thursday spotted a Portuguese man-of-war washed up on Mackerel Cove Town Beach. Retired biologist and resident Chris Powell is warning onlookers to steer clear of the creature, regardless of its state.  More...

Beavertail resident organizes sailboat race across Atlantic

A fleet of 38 boats began leaving Newport late last month, heading for England as part of the New York Yacht Club’s 2015 Transatlantic Race. More...

It’s a boy

Pierre and Michelle Pages of Frigate Street welcomed their third child on June 8 at 8:03 a.m. At birth, Austin M. Pages was 20.5 inches long and weighted 9 pounds, 1 ounce. More...

Upcoming Events

Grammy, Tony winners on stage Friday night

Two award-winning musicians will perform at the Jamestown Arts Center on Friday, and their show will mark the launch of the center’s first perpetual fund named after a community member.  More...

town meetings

Thursday, July 16  7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School  Monday, July 20 The regularly scheduled meeting of the Town Council is canceled   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden  Week of July 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.   100 years ago  More...

Fort Getty campers cleaning up marine debris at local beaches

Some youngsters are spending part of their summer doing something a little unusual: picking up trash along the shoreline.  As part of the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation’s summer camp, groups of campers have been picking up marine tras 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...