January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

About Town

Beach day

Mackerel Cove glistens Tuesday morning following the first accumulated snowfall of the winter over the weekend. More...

Perform Shakespeare at arts center Sunday

An Emmy Award-winning actress will direct a free Shakespearean workshop at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Jamestown Arts Center.  More...

Watch international comedies Thursday

Seven comedic selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Jamestown Arts Center. Cost is $10 at the door.  More...

Island History

Death of town’s first funeral home

On March 23, 1960, it was announced the Forbes-McCafferty Funeral Home at 2 Grinnell St. in Jamestown — the island’s first funeral home — would open. More...

Island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Jan. 21, 1916 A considerable amount of chestnut lumber sawed in the woods of Narragansett country is being shipped to the island for building purposes. More...

News of Record

Police Log

Jamestown police from Jan. 11-18 responded to 415 service calls,resulting in 218 security checks, six automobile accidents, five fire dispatches, nine animal complaints and eight alarms. 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 JANUARY 26, 2016, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, More...

Developer proposes converting theater into business complex

The Bomes Theatre has been a downtown fixture for more than 90 years, and proposed renovations would turn it into a hub for small businesses. More...

We are the champions

Local teams earn top spots in state robotics competition

The podium Saturday was a reunion for those who traveled from Jamestown to Roger Williams University to compete in Rhode Island’s robotics championship. More...

News

Town may lease Fort Getty pier

Jamestown will dip into the oyster market, police Chief Ed Mello told the harbor commissioners Wednesday. More...

Yacht club offering sailing scholarship

The Jamestown Yacht Club is now accepting applications for its Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship that is eligible for children ages 8-14. More...

Race from Newport to Bermuda returns in June

Few tests of blue-water seamanship are as iconic as the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race. Slated to leave Narragansett Bay for the Caribbean on June 17, race officials are accepting entries for the regatta’s 50th edition. More...

Upcoming Events

Library Corner

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Closed Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Day More...

Movie about Cuban musicians Tuesday

The weekly Tuesday matinee at the library Jan. 26 will be “Buena Vista Social Club,” a music documentary about aging Cuban musicians whose talents were forgotten following Fidel Castor’s takeover of the island. More...

Obituaries

William “Bill” Percy Sharpe, Jr.

William “Bill” Percy Sharpe, Jr. of Chestertown, MD, died on Monday, January 11, 2016, from complications from a life-long battle with asthma. More...