October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Work begins on bridge; expect delays

Commuters traversing the Jamestown Bridge should expect delays over the next six weeks as workers begin repairing the span’s infrastructure.  The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority was expected to begin work on Tuesday, but plans w More...

Editorial

Flying high

Above, one of many teenagers who caught air at the recreation department’s skateboarding festival at the Lawn Avenue skate park Friday. More...

Island Chatter

Save the date: The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host its annual fall celebration at Godena Farm on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring scarecrows made by students from Melrose School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dangerous living

I saw “Shored Up” at the Barrington Public Library in April. The pre-film talk was led by James Boyd, coastal policy analyst for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 15  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

Francis Henry Curren Jr.

Francis Henry  Curren Jr. died on Oct. 15, 2015, at his Jamestown home with his family and caregivers by his side. Curren was 92 years old. He was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Providence, the middle child of the late Francis H. More...

Legals

legal notice

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE   More...

Planners continue to vet condos

Complex would replace former Holy Ghost hall

The future of the former Portuguese American Citizens Club at 138 Narragansett Ave. appears to still be a work in progress, the Planning Commission learned at its meeting last week. Douglas Enterprises Ltd. and the planning board met on Oct. More...

Globetrotting photographer explains trade Thursday

From the streets of Havana to the black sand beaches of Iceland, a local photographer who has turned his camera on several unique landscapes will share his work with the community on Thursday.  More...

News

An apple a day

  Cows at the farm on the corner of Beavertail and Fort Getty roads help themselves to a pile of apples over the weekend. Photo by Denise Drapeau More...

Emergency repairs costly to sewer department

A little money went down the drain over water and sewer matters in September, the town councilors learned last week.  More...

Local snowbird pens children’s book about owls

A new children’s book written by a Jamestown woman tells the story of a young burrowing owl and his uprooted family, and a portion of the sales will help protect the species in southwestern Florida.  More...

About Town

Writing workshop at St. Matthew’s Sunday

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

Marketing seminar at library on Wednesday

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an interactive seminar about marketing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Leading the presentation will be Dr. More...

Arts center will screen eight films next week

Eight selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. All the selections focus on tension and turmoil. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12 responded to 408 calls for service, resulting in 197 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...