August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Talent show tonight

For the past 26 years, performers of every age have come together for a show that has become synonymous with summer’s end in Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Fools set sail Saturday in annual regatta

It’s mid-August, and that can mean only one thing here in Jamestown – the fools will be out in full force, heading toward Narragansett Bay’s East Passage and the quiet waters off East Ferry.  More...

Casting call

Judah Starr, 3, showed up at the fishing derby Saturday with a homemade fishing pole made from a stick and string. The Jamestown Striper Club sponsored the children’s tournament. More...

Unwanted vacationers

Our family has rented a home in Jamestown for nearly 15 years. Sometimes for a week, sometimes two weeks. We have enjoyed the hospitality of Jamestown residents, many of the locals recognize us, and they make us feel welcome. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 20

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, Aug. 20, 1915  More...

Obituaries

John Quinn

John Quinn, a long-time resident of Jamestown, passed away at the age of 80. More...

Emeline C. Cabral

Aug. 16, 2015.

Emeline C. Cabral, 89, of Jamestown, passed away She was the wife of the late Richard G. Cabral. More...

Diver lashes out at harbor commission

Harbormaster accused of conflict of interest

Harbormaster Sam Paterson came under fire last week when Beacon Avenue resident Pio Moretti accused him of having a conflict of interest. More...

FAA shuts down teens’ drone business

Earlier this summer, two teenagers walked into the Jamestown Press office looking for a little publicity. More...

News

Town hires planner, architect for expansion

The multimillion-dollar expansion to the fire station on Narragansett Avenue may be Jamestown’s biggest project since Town Hall. But when the plan moves through the review stages in the upcoming weeks, some familiar faces will be missing.  More...

FOR THE RECORD

In the Aug. 6 issue of the Jamestown Press, it was reported that Ryan Joseph Bonifacino was charged Aug. 2 with breaking and entering into a residence on East Shore Road (“New York man takes jet ski, crashes in East Passage”). More...

Spookie, Odyssey defend titles at Ida Lewis

Steve and Heidi Benjamin’s boat Spookie and Town Administrator Andy Nota’s daughter were the bright spots with local connections that shined over the weekend in the Ida Lewis Distance Race.  More...

About Town

about town

Meet military families Wednesday at library More...

Sunday night fever

   Left, a young couple dances to the soothing sounds of Greg Abate on the East Ferry green Sunday. Above, concertgoers swing to Garry Foisy the week before. Photo by Cathy Kaiser More...

Yale pianist to perform on Sunday

Pianist Sam Hollister will be accompanied by a string quartet during a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17 responded to 473 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 186 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Garage on Gondola Avenue OK’d by zoning board

A 14-minute meeting on Tuesday of the Zoning Board of Review resulted in an approval for Andrea Colognese and Doriana Carella, who had requested a dimensional variance to build a garage at 85 Gondola Ave.  More...