September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Sandwich board sign regulation was needed

Sandwich board signs have become a common sight in Jamestown in recent years. Most of the major road intersections in the village often have several sandwich board signs that post upcoming event notices for community organizations.  More...

On the bay

The U.S. Navy vessel Fall River departs from Narragansett Bay on Monday following a visit to its namesake. The 103-foot Spearhead-class ship that was launched in January 2014 can reach 43 knots. More...

Kudos to volunteer

I want to publicly thank Barbara Szepatowski for the help she gave me in locating the owner of a sweet cat whose name is Moon.  Moon was lost in July. Her owner was housesitting in Jamestown. Moon went out and didn’t return. More...

Upcoming Events

Forum about learning disabilities on Friday

An education specialist from Connecticut will host a Q-and- A session on learning disabilities on Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library. Parents of young children are invited to the free forum. More...

Learn Scottish dance Friday at Grange hall

Scottish dancing will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Conanicut Grange on West Street. The dances are taught by B.J. Whitehouse and Christine Ariel. More...

Car cruise next month will start at Beavertail

A car cruise to benefit Colin’s Law will begin at Beavertail State Park on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11:30 a.m. Registration will be available after 10 a.m. More...

Expansion approved

Zoning board approves of renovations to fire station

Plans to expand the Narragansett Avenue fire station sailed through the Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday.  The board on Sept. 22 allowed the two applications to be consolidated, which Chairman Richard Boren suggested.  More...

Ship south of bridge for wind farm

By Tim Riel

Tankers, sailboats and cruise ships of all sizes are no stranger to Narragansett Bay. One unusual vessel anchored just south of the Jamestown Bridge, however, has raised many eyebrows.  More...

News

Sandwich boards OK’d by councilors

Sandwich boards can stay on the sidewalks in the village as long as the signs belong to businesses whose proprietors observe a few rules, the Town Council agreed on Monday.  For now, at least.  More...

Bristol lawmaker wants to legislate drone use

An East Bay lawmaker says he plans to reintroduce a bill that would set limits on drone use in Rhode Island when the legislative session begins in November.  Bristol Rep. More...

For the Record

A photo that appeared last week on Page 2 along with the story “West Ferry boaters angry at dock hogs” was erroneously published. The photograph that appeared was of a private dock owned by Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. More...

Letters to the Editor

Amazing performance

Somewhere during the movie “The Seven Year Itch,” Marilyn Monroe’s character purrs something along the lines of, “Oh, Rachmaninoff, it shakes me and quakes me.” Indeed.  More...

Finding a home for senior citizens

The Jamestown Senior Citizens Association Inc. was chartered by the state of Rhode Island as a nonprofit organization at the end of December 1980. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden  Week of September 24  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...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 14 to Sept. 21 responded to 557 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 221 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...