October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Farm features

Above, cows at Windmist Farm relax as pumpkins grow in the foreground. Below, a Rhode Island Red, the official state bird. More...

Heartfelt tribute

I feel great sadness but, also, deep gratitude and appreciation for the many contributions Phyllis Schmidt made to our community upon learning of her recent death. More...

Island Chatter

The solitary American flag flying at Veterans Memorial Square on Thursday is in memory of Pfc. Howard Weeden Arnold, who was killed in action in France on Oct. 8, 1944, while serving with Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 8  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

William Hamel

William “Bill” Hamel, 67, of Jamestown, died peacefully at his home on Oct. 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Betsy A. (Cohen) Hamel for 32 wonderful years. More...

Recent flood of false alarms

Downtown restaurant has 11 incidents in September

Sending a fire truck and crew to a false alarm costs the volunteer department between $200 and $250, Fire Chief Jim Bryer told the Town Council on Monday.  More...

School board prepares for testing results

Science scores down across the state

The School Committee last week was briefed on what to expect from the spring’s PARCC results, which will be released to the school department in late November. Superintendent Carol Blanchette on Oct. More...

Touch a truck this Sunday at Fort Getty

By Tim Riel

Mason Mello over the winter asked one of his dad’s sergeants if he could play with some big trucks when the warmer weather arrived. More...

News

Cast away

An angler at Mackerel Cove Saturday fishes for striped bass from the shallow water. Waves were larger than usual because of Hurricane Joaquin. More...

Cost of garbage disposal expected to increase

Residents are facing some “hard decisions” about paying for garbage disposal, Town Administrator Andy Nota said Monday at the Town Council meeting.  More...

Lawmakers continue fight to save Quonset Air Museum

In the hopes that the Quonset Air Museum will once again take flight, state lawmakers have asked the Rhode Island Airport Corporation to delay its orders for the museum to vacate the premises.  More...

About Town

Where in the world?

From left, Bonnie Hogan took the Jamestown Press on a Danube River cruise with Bob Fadden, Greg Desnoyers, Kate Shuhy, Larry Shuhy and Roswitha Walker. The cruise traveled from Budapest to Prague. More...

Spiritual author to visit St. Matthew’s

A spiritual author will lead a workshop on the Psalms and poetry at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Photography lecture next week at library

An acclaimed photographer will be the next speaker at the Conanicut Island Art Association’s lecture series on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. More...

Legals

legal notice

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE   More...