September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Re: Deer photo in ad

Many Press readers have asked me about the big buck that appeared in a Tick Task Force ad last week. That healthy six-point buck was photographed in 2012 on my West Ferry property in the village. More...

Thanks for party

My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and my 75th birthday with a party at the Narragansett Cafe. We would like to thank John and Cathy Recca, the kitchen staff and the waitstaff at the Ganny for a great time. More...

Thanks from seniors

The Friends of Jamestown Seniors and the Jamestown Recreation Department wish to thank all of the people who came out to enjoy the view, food and social exchange at the first picnic at the pavilion. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 10  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.   More...

Obituaries

Vicki Anne Blakeley Schmidt

Vicki Anne  Blakeley  More...

Gertrude (Perry) Ferreira

Gertrude (Perry) Ferreira, who passed away at South County Hospital on Aug. 25, 2015, has entered the kingdom of heaven. She was the beloved wife of Marion Ferreira. At the time of her death, they had enjoyed a happy marriage for 70 years.  More...

Mary E. (Vieira) Ragland

Mary E. (Vieira) Ragland, 93, a lifelong resident of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late John Ragland and daughter of the late Ernest and Louisa (Rosa) Vieira II.  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...

CMS wins bid

Council unanimously OKs lease to Conanicut Marine

After 40 years under Conanicut Marine’s management, East Ferry will stay with the tried and true, the Town Council decided on Monday.  Council President Kristine Trocki and Councilors Mary Meagher, Thomas Tighe and Michael White voted to r More...

Project to expand fire station moves forward

Concerned residents ask about drainage, parking

The project to expand the fire station cleared another hurdle last week when the Planning Commission approved a smorgasbord of applications associated with the proposal.  The vote on Sept. 2 was 6-0. Commissioner Michael Smith was absent.  More...

News

96 boats circumnavigate island Sunday

The Conanicut Yacht Club hosted 96 boats over the weekend for the Around the Island Race, which was highlighted by familiar names and pristine weather.  More...

Recent George Washington grad has nose for engineering

He may not be ready for “Shark Tank,” but Jamestown resident Romil Patel is working on an invention that could someday help people suffering from a complaint as old as the common cold.  A nosebleed.  More...

Piva resigns rec post

Bill Piva has resigned as director of the recreation department, Town Administrator Andy Nota reported on Monday.  Nota delivered the news during his administrator’s report at the Town Council meeting that concerned the East Ferry lease.&n More...

About Town

about town

Registration Thursday for prospective Scouts   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...

All-female choir to begin rehearsing

The Accidental Sisters, an all-female a capella ensemble that raises money for charities worldwide, will begin rehearsals on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. More...

Where in the world?

Resident Crystal Urbanski took the Jamestown Press on her recent trip to her home state of Minnesota. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 31 through Sept. 7 responded to 499 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 176 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Police find 125 pills in Connecticut man’s car

A 19-year-old Connecticut man was arrested on weapons charges and felony drug possession following an investigation that began last week at Fort Wetherill.  More...

town meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 15 6 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall 6:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library Wednesday, Sept. 16 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Sept. More...