September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Piano phenom plays Sunday

During a music festival last year in Kingston, Nancy Bennett watched silently as Alexandre Moutouzkine took his seat. The Russian began playing the piano, and Bennett, a member of the Jamestown Community Piano Association, was immediately impressed. More...

Editorial

Elderly aid

From left, Marilyn Munger of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce presents a $1,500 check to Ellen Conway Vietri, executive director of the senior center. More...

Thanks for house tour

Last Saturday was a beautiful and sunny day for the Jamestown Historical Society’s 30th annual house tour. We had a record turnout and a wonderful time was had by all.  More...

International coastal cleanup on Saturday

For the 30th consecutive year, the Ocean Conservancy will organize the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean the Earth’s oceans and waterways. More...

About Town

Watson Farm to host walking tour Sunday

A guided 2-mile walking tour of Watson Farm will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

Registration available for babysitting course

The Red Cross will administer a class for babysitter certification on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the teen center. The course will teach pediatric first aide and CPR to students ages 11 to 15. The certification is valid for two years. More...

Sign-ups on Monday for Girl Scout troops

Registration for Girl Scouts will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library. Paperwork and registration fee are required to enroll. Leaders will be available from each troop to answer questions from parents and prospective scouts. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article about the East Ferry marina lease (“CMS wins bid,” Sept. 18), it was reported that Conanicut Marine Services would pay $50,000 more than Jamestown Boat Yard in year 10 of the East Ferry marina lease. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14 responded to 540 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 196 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Fewer blood drives planned

Testing for tick-borne disease too expensive

Although the number of blood drives has shrunk over the past year, one named after a local veteran is here for the long haul. More...

Seaside Drive residents unhappy with neighbor

Commotion at 43 Seaside Drive has disturbed the neighbors, and residents complained to town officials during open forum at the Town Council meeting last week.  More...

West Ferry boaters angry at dock hogs

Dutch Harbor’s growing popularity as a place to grab a taco and watch the sunset has sparked conflicts between the sightseers and the boaters attempting to access the dock, the Harbor Management Commission learned at its September meeting. More...

News

Financial advisor moves office closer to home

A financial advisor from Jamestown has moved his office closer to his hometown, and he has scheduled an open house next week to show off his new digs. More...

Rubber road

Workers pave East Shore Road with rubberized asphalt on Tuesday morning. The pavement material is popular because it is quieter and more durable than regular asphalt. More...

Sale with sails

Guests at Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation’s annual fundraiser earlier this month consider their bids as they browse the auction items. The fundraiser was held at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 17  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...

Obituaries

Katharine Worden

Katharine “Kay” Worden, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 8. She was 90 years old. More...

Grace Bylsma Hall

Grace Bylsma  Hall, of Roswell,  Ga., died Sept. 4 at Sunrise Brighton Gardens where she happily and peacefully resided for two years. She was 93. Hall was born in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 23, 1921. 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...