October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Architects finalizing bid specs for station

Request for proposals to be advertised soon

Following unanimous approval last month from both the planning and zoning boards, plans to expand the Narragansett Avenue fire station will now advance administratively.  More...

Editorial

A reminder to shop locally and keep our economy strong

Autumn has arrived. This is an excellent time to remind our readers about the importance of shopping locally.  More...

Cool runnings

Registration for the annual Pell Bridge Run on Oct. 25 is available online. Cost is $55 in advance, $65 on-site. The race starts at Potter Cove in Jamestown and ends in downtown Newport. More...

Sailing aboard a tall ship

As a high school student, Jamestown’s Paul Morse decided on his life vocation when he boarded the Shenandoah on Martha’s Vineyard. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

Monday, Oct. 12, is the last day that you can visit the Jamestown Windmill or the Jamestown Museum this year. The mill will be closed for repairs through the fall and winter. Preparation has already begun. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of October 1  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. 21 to Sept. 28 responded to 515 calls for service, resulting in 232 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Legals

legal notice

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING   More...

Breaking News - 10/1/2015 1:28 PM

Massachusetts man found dead at Beavertail

A 55-year-old Massachusetts fisherman was pulled from the water off Beavertail State Park this morning and pronounced dead at the scene. More...

Former computer lab undergoes facelift

A new makerspace at the town’s elementary school – the first of its kind in Rhode Island – has been enthusiastically received by students and teachers since it was unveiled this year.  More...

News

Race Saturday around Conanicut Island

In the wake of the terrorist attacks that shook the nation 15 years ago, Middletown resident Scotty Murray decided his countrymen needed help. More...

Arts center hires ceramics instructor

With the colder weather on the horizon, children will put away their baseball bats and boogie boards with thoughts of staying busy in warmer climates. More...

High-wire act

National Grid employees work in bucket trucks Tuesday afternoon on Clarke Street. The workers are putting the finishing touches on the new substation. More...

About Town

Presentation on World War II Thursday night

Historian Judy Litoff will lead a presentation on women of World War II on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Litoff, who teaches history at Bryant University, is the author of 14 books. More...

Meditators invited to join Buddhist group

Newcomers are invited to join a Buddhist meditation group on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. at the senior center. The group meets weekly to practice sitting and walking meditation. Members also study Buddhist traditions. More...

Road rally begins at Beavertail Saturday

A road rally 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...

Obituaries

Phyllis Arlene (Crawford) Schmidt

Phyllis Arlene (Crawford) Schmidt, 84, died on Sept. 22, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was comforted by her family.  More...