November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Whitehouse talks climate change Friday

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, founder and co-chairman of the Senate Oceans Caucus, will be in town this Friday to talk about the actions Congress is taking to address climate change.  More...

Editorial

Environment needs our attention now

If you have been paying attention, the news headlines these days are bleak. We read about the ongoing climate change and the melt of our polar ice caps and resulting sea-level rise. Then there is evidence that many species are rapidly dying off. More...

Island Chatter

Practice makes perfect

Still making history? The Lawn School boys’ soccer team won its semifinal game Saturday in penalty kicks after double overtime and no score. They advanced to the middle school state championship game and played Davisville Wednesday. More...

About Town

3-D printing demo at library on Saturday

A demonstration on 3-D printing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library. Jamestown resident Steve Heath will lead the demonstration. Heath is the owner of FabNewport, a fabrication laboratory that serves Newport County. More...

Free piano recital next week at St. Matthew’s

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will sponsor its next recital on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Members show goes on display Thursday

The Jamestown Arts Center will host the opening reception for its annual members show on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jurors will be gallery owner Lindsey Stapleton and curator Uli Brahmst. More...

Island History

Week of November 12

This Week In Island History

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.  From the Newport Journal, Nov. 12, 1915   More...

Obituaries

Roger L. Melanson

Roger L. Melanson, 95, of Jamestown, died on Nov. 2, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Gloria G. (Pinet) Melanson for 72 years. Melanson was born in Fall River, Mass.; he was the son of the late Albert Sr. More...

Rosemary McGonigal

Rosemary McGonigal, 84, of Jamestown, died peacefully in her daughter’s arms on Nov. 9, 2015. She was born in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving and was the daughter of the late Margaret E. (Klumpp) and William T. McGonigal.  More...

for the record

In the obituary published for Gail Paige Bolger in the Oct. 29 edition, the names of certain family members were inadvertently omitted. Bolger, 79, of Jamestown, died on Oct. 18, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Patrick K. More...

School board enthusiastic about makerspace

The members of the School Committee during their meeting last week received a hands-on look at Melrose School’s new makerspace. More...

Hungry like a wolf

Boys from the Lawn School soccer team Saturday celebrate after clinching a berth in the state final by defeating North Smithfield in penalty kicks. More...

News

Circle of hope

On Halloween, players and volunteers from the Jamestown Soccer Association raised awareness for breast cancer by wearing 200 pink hats at Eldred Avenue Field. More...

Community swimming pool discussed

The Town Council on Monday night discussed the future of the parks and recreation department during a scarcely attended workshop, and the discussion included the merits of a community swimming pool.  More...

Police looking for bicycles’ owners

Over the last 12 months, police officers have located 11 bicycles abandoned around town. Although Police Chief Ed Mello doesn’t know whether they were stolen or lost, he is now looking for their rightful owners.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Paying for nonprofits

If the town has been providing support to local nonprofits in the form of free services, then who has approved this practice and when is it done (“Classic bike race comes under fire,” Nov. 5)? On an individual basis? More...

Re: Affordable housing

My first reaction to last Thursday’s article in the Press regarding affordable housing was anger (“Planner outlines mandated affordable housing,” Nov. 5). More...

Sickening comments

Last Thursday’s article about the Jamestown Shores meeting to discuss affordable housing sickened me. More...

Upcoming Events

Theater will perform four shows next week

Did you ever wish you could see Robert Morton-Ranney recreate “If I Were a Rich Man,” or John Andrews bring back his role as Fagin? More...

STEAM workshops Wednesday at NKHS

Students and parents are invited to learn about the STEAM curriculum at North Kingstown High School on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at North Kingstown High School.  STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. More...

Lecture Tuesday at GSO

The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography will host a public lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Coastal Institute Auditorium at the Narragansett Bay Campus. Dr. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Nov. 2 to Nov. 9 responded to 473 calls for service, resulting in 204 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. 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...