November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday

An Army infantryman who was shot in Afghanistan five years ago this month will speak during the Veterans Day ceremony at East Ferry square next week.  More...

Editorial

Island Chatter

Making history? Both of the Lawn School soccer teams finished in second place in the southern division. The Girls (8-2) and boys (9- 2) advanced to the sweet 16 earlier this week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remember our veterans on Wednesday

Our nation will observe Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Here in Jamestown, the day will be marked with a traditional ceremony at East Ferry beginning at 11 a.m.  More...

Successful Halloween

On behalf of many of my Clinton Avenue neighbors, I would like to thank the thoughtful and generous members of the community for their donations of candy for Halloween. More...

Thanks to firemen

One of the projects of the Quononoquott Garden Club is maintaining the memorial garden in front of the firehouse museum on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Upcoming Events

URI pianists, vocalists in concert Sunday

Student pianists and vocalists from the University of Rhode Island will collaborate at St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. The annual recital is sponsored by the Jamestown Community Piano Association.  More...

Movies, wreath making upcoming for senior citizens

Next week’s film for senior citizens in the Tuesday matinee series is “Woman in Gold,” a story about Maria Altmann, portrayed by Helen Mirren, who tries to reclaim her family possessions 60 years after fleeing Vienna.  More...

Obituaries

James A. McLoughlin Jr.

James A. McLoughlin Jr., 92, of Jamestown, died peacefully at his home on Nov. 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Thelma L. (Hird) McLoughlin for 65 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James A. and Bertha H. More...

G. Paul Damon

G. Paul Damon, of Jamestown, died peacefully with his family by his side on Nov. 2, 2015, after a short illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Cynthia Leonard, and his only child, Mackenzie Damon, also of Jamestown, whom he adored. More...

Camille Joanne (Paglia) Angeli

Camille Joanne (Paglia) Angeli, 79, of Jamestown and Naples, Fla., died Nov. 1, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Angeli for 55 years. More...

Volvo returning to Newport

The Volvo Ocean Race is returning to Rhode Island in 2018.  More...

Couple honored for dedication to lighthouse

Less than two months after a Jamestowner was recognized for his work preserving the Beavertail Lighthouse, two more island residents are being honored for their dedication to the historic structure.  More...

Kindergarten cop

From left, Chase Moniz and Cameron Swistak, both 4, tip their caps to public safety workers on Halloween. The firefighter and police officer trick-ortreated downtown. More...

News

Neighbors gripe about West Ferry restaurant

The Shack at West Ferry is closed for the season, but some neighbors want ongoing problems with the operation to be resolved before the lunchroom can open next season, the Town Council learned on Monday.  More...

Planner outlines mandated affordable housing

Town Planner Lisa Bryer spoke about affordable housing last week during a community forum sponsored by the Jamestown Shores Association. More...

Dry weather continues to drop water levels

More dry weather could lead to restrictions on outdoor water use, according to Town Engineer Michael Gray.  “The reservoir is still dropping,” he said.  More...

About Town

Garden club to meet Monday afternoon

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

Sen. Whitehouse will discuss environment

The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee will sponsor a non-partisan forum with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library. The senator will discuss climate change. More...

Boy Scouts sponsoring food drive on Saturday

The Boy Scouts of America will collect donations for its 28th annual food drive on Saturday, Nov. 7. Residents are asked to hang bags of non-perishable food items on their doors by 9 a.m. for scouts to collect. More...

Island History

Week of November 5

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, Nov. 5, 1915   More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The exhibit committee, which is now under the direction of Suzi Andrews, began its winter activities by mounting a new exhibit in the society’s case in the foyer of the library. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 responded to 488 calls for service, resulting in 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...