October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Halloween tips for trick-or-treating safety

Halloween is this Saturday and there will be lots of trick-or-treaters making the rounds of Jamestown homes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks from Rotary

This year the Jamestown Rotary Club was able to stage another successful Jamestown Classic bicycle race. It was the 40th anniversary. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 29

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.   100 year ago  From the Newport Journal, Oct. 29, 2015  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26 responded to 449 calls for service, resulting in 197 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Nov. 2  6:30 p.m., sitting as the board of water and sewer commissioners, the Town Council will meet at  Town Hall  7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, Nov. More...

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING NOVEMBER 17, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

Condo application subject to state law during local review

The Planning Commission last week digested a crash course on affordable housing as it prepares for an unprecedented development: the town’s first for-profit housing complex to include affordable units. More...

Expect traffic delays on Halloween

With police officers keeping an eye on traffic, trick-or-treaters on Halloween can stay alert for ghouls, goblins and ghosts instead.  More...

Classical musicians wow crowd

Accomplished. Marvelous. Extraordinary. Once again, there was no absence of flattering adjectives following a Heifetz concert in town. More...

News

On the bay

The Regal Princess cruise ship exits Narragansett Bay Friday evening. The 1,083-foot-long ship carries 3,560 passengers and 1,346 crewmen. More...

Conservationists discuss rights-of-way

The Conservation Commission at its meeting last week discussed putting the final touches on one right-of-way and questioned the restoration efforts of another. More...

Three local runners win age groups

More than 3,000 runners and walkers traversed the iconic Newport Bridge on Sunday, reaching heights of 215 feet above sea level en route to the finish line.  More...

About Town

About Town

Land trust sponsoring hayrides this Friday   More...

Obituaries

John McGirr

John McGirr,  73, of Milton,  Fla., died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 11, 2015. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Gail, and three accomplished sons, John Jr. More...

June H. Arnold

June H. Arnold, a Jamestown resident, formerly of Narragansett, born in Delaware County, Penn., died surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 22, 2015. She was the widow of Adelbert K. Arnold Jr. and the mother of the late Sandra J. Faulk.  More...

Gail Paige Bolger

Gail Paige Bolger, 79, of Jamestown, died on Oct. 18, 2015. She was a fine artist and the beloved wife of Patrick K. Bolger.  More...