October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Wet work

Public works crews last Thursday repaired the outlet structure from the pond on Intrepid Lane. More...

Thanks to volunteers

The Jamestown Conservation Commission would like to thank and gratefully acknowledge all the volunteers who helped with planting over 140 seaside goldenrod plants at Mackerel Cove on Saturday. More...

Island Chatter

Clinton Avenue residents get bombarded with 400-plus kids on Halloween night, so there is another candy drive to help with the cost. There is a bin on the front porch at 20 Clinton Ave. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 22  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 Oct. 12 to Oct. 19 responded to 462 calls for service, resulting in 213 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Rental properties amid controversy

Councilors yield debate to ordinance panel

After a Seaside Drive property owner appeared to be operating a motel in the Jamestown Shores, neighbors complained about the problem to town officials. But what should be done, if anything, to stop property owners from capitalizing on tourism?  More...

Allergy policy reviewed

The School Committee last week overviewed a draft for a new policy that would implement safety protocols for students with food allergies.  More...

Race across Newport Bridge Sunday morning

Parts of East Shore Road, Conanicus Avenue closed

People with somewhere to be early Sunday morning should steer clear of East Shore Road and Conanicus Avenue near the Route 138 on-ramps as thousands of pedestrians prepare for their ascension of the Newport Bridge.  More...

News

Council hears update on rights-of-way

With a bit of guidance from the conservation commissioners, a citizens group spent the summer visiting, documenting, photographing and assessing rightsof way to the shoreline, the Town Council learned on Monday.  More...

For the Record

In last week’s obituary for Francis Henry Curren Jr., the date of his death was incorrectly published. Curren, 92, died on Oct. 8, 2015.   More...

Longtime coach named to Hall of Fame

The Rhode Island chapter of the Babe Ruth League, the governing body of Cal Ripken Baseball, has named longtime coach and mentor Peter DiBiase to its Hall of Fame. He has been involved with youth baseball in Jamestown for more than 30 years. More...

About Town

Community dinner at St. Mark on Saturday

The Knights of Columbus will host its annual community dinner on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mark Church. On the menu will be pasta, meatballs, salad, beverages and desserts. Admission is $25 per family. More...

Learn Scottish dances Friday on West Street

Scottish dancing will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Conanicut Grange. All dances are taught and prompted by B.J. Whitehouse and Christine Ariel. More...

Harvest festival next week at Godena Farm

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host its seventh annual harvest festival at Godena Farm on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. Featured will be hayrides, a maze designed by Boy Scouts, and scarecrows made by students at Melrose School. More...