September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

More than 80 boats expected to circumnavigate island

The oldest continuing yacht race on Narragansett Bay gets older on Sunday.  As of Tuesday, 87 boats have registered for the 88th edition of the Around the Island Race. More...

Editorial

A Labor Day salute to all American workers

On Monday we will observe Labor Day, a holiday that for most of us marks the unofficial end of the summer season.  Labor Day means a day off from work for many people. More...

Fastnet sailing

Renowned nautical photographer and Jamestown resident Daniel Forster was overseas for the biennial Fastnet Race last month. More...

Parking woes at beach

For the last two summers, I have been watching the parking situation at Mackerel Cove. By 11 a.m., it is close to impossible to find a parking spot. Since it seemed that no one else had an issue, I kept my findings to myself. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden  Week of September 3  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.   From the Newport Journal, Sept. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the Jamestown Historical Society’s annual house tour. More...

Obituaries

David Gerald Leonard

Capt. David Gerald Leonard passed away on Nov. 14, 2014. Born in Elyria, Ohio, on June 29, 1933, he was a 1955 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. More...

John T.H. Whitaker

John T.H. “Jack” Whitaker, of Jamestown, died peacefully at home on Aug. 15, 2015.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lucille, who together shared a most happy ride. He is also survived by his daughter, Karen E. 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 SEPTEMBER 22, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

State issues hurricane precautions

Despite the slimmest chance for a devastating hurricane since NOAA began recording its forecasting reports, state emergency officials are cautioning Rhode Islanders to be prepared for storms as we enter September.  More...

Car show Sunday benefits charities

Fort Getty to showcase hundreds of vehicles

The community farm’s antique tractor gobbles up the road at 4 mph, but Bob Sutton plans to drive the 1938 John Deere to Fort Getty on Sunday for the 17th annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise.  “It takes a while to get there, but I& More...

News

Saluting military families each summer

Because of its proximity to the Naval War College, Jamestown becomes home to an influx of new families every summer. However, the unfamiliar faces don’t remain strangers for long.  More...

First benefit corporation launched by local businessman

On the last day of the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly enacted a bill that established benefit corporations, which are companies that pursue their commercial endeavors while supporting the environment. More...

Urban bird

An osprey was perched on a telephone pole last week on Watson Avenue between Washington Street and Lawn Avenue. More...

About Town

Cub Scout registration at Fort Getty pavilion

The Cub Scouts are holding their annual rally night on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Getty pavilion. All boys in elementary school are eligible to register. More...

Pet pictures needed for annual calendar

The Humane Society of Jamestown needs photographs of local pets for its annual animal calendar. Pet owners can email their photos to hsj.02835@cox.net. Pictures can also be submitted by mailing hard copies to the Humane Society of Jamestown, P.O. More...

Watson Farm to host workshop on vinegar

Herbalist Kristin Minto will discuss vinegar remedies on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Watson Farm. Vinegar remedies have been used since ancient times for preserving and dispensing healing and culinary herbs. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 24 to Aug. 31 responded to 459 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 191 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

town meetings

Thursday, Sept. 3  7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School  Tuesday, Sept. More...