January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Island Chatter

The first blood drive of the 2016 James McLoughlin series is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the senior center, which is upstairs at the Conanicut Grange. More...

Letters to the Editor

Forgotten seniors

After reading the Dec. 30 article titled ‘Town officials look ahead,” I was disheartened to find no mention of any opportunities to improve services for the seniors of Jamestown. More...

Re: Charter schools

The Dec. 23 issue features an article by Ryan Gibbs titled “School board questions charter schools.” In the article, Committeeman B.J. Whitehouse implies the East Bay Met is a charter school. In fact, it is not. More...

Island History

Island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Jan. 7, 1916 The nurses at Maplewood celebrated New Year’s with a social Saturday evening. 75 years ago From the Newport Daily News, Jan. 2, 1941 More...

Obituaries

James Habersham Swiggart

James Habersham Swiggart lost his life on Dec. 17, 2015, in a private airplane crash near Tallahassee, Fla.; he was 31 years old. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn C. Swiggart, and stepfather, John A. More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JANUARY 26, 2016, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 More...

Hundreds welcome 2016 by plunging into bay

The New Year’s Day plunge at East Ferry went off without a hitch Friday, aside from one common complaint — the water temperature.  Plungers weren’t calling Narragansett Bay too cold, however, as many would expect from a mid-wi More...

News

Incognito

Camouflaged hunters try to blend in Sunday as they wait patiently for birds to fly overhead at Potter Cove. More...

Photo

On December 31st, at the Fort Getty Pavilion, Charlie, our beautiful Golden Retriever collapsed unexpectedly. More...

Pavilion fees could increase this season

Jamestown residents would pay more than double the old rate to reserve the Fort Getty pavilion on Saturdays, according to a proposal from Andy Wade, the new recreation director.  Wade presented the Town Council Monday with a new fee schedule for More...

About Town

Thursday deadline to register for yoga class

There will be a therapeutic clinic from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Island Heron. More...

Take virtual trip to Panama next week

The Ocean State Bird Club will sponsor a free travel presentation from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Exhibit of historical paintings scheduled

The opening reception for an exhibit of paintings dating back to the early 20th will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Jamestown Arts Center. The work of Nina A. Baugh Gopcevic was recently uncovered by her family. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4 responded to 443 service calls. Officers performed 240 security checks and responded to nine fire calls, four animal complaints and 13 alarms. More...