January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

College senior’s cross-country trek done for love, aid cancer research

Growing up, Sarah Smith and her grandfather would take long walks together around his property in Bloomington, Conn. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ideas for theater

Regarding the Jan. 21 article about future plans proposed for the Bomes Theatre, I wanted to say how disappointed I am the village of Jamestown isn’t reflective of its incredibly vibrant community.  More...

About Town

Art studio exhibit scheduled for Feb. 10

The Out of the Box Gallery, 11 Clinton Ave., will sponsor a collaborative exhibit between students and instructors from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10. The studio showcases artists from Bridges Inc., an agency that supports adults with developmental disabilities. More...

Bluegrass band coming to library next month

The South County Rounders will perform at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in the meeting room at the library. More...

Signatures needed for GOP primary hopefuls

The Jamestown Republican Town Committee will collect signatures for the presidential primary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the library. Signees must be registered voters. More...

Island History

island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Jan. 28, 1916   The thaw and summer-like conditions of the weather has put a stop to the harvesting of ice at Clarke’s pond. Thursday about 500 tons of 7-inch thickness was cut.  More...

News of Record

Police Log

Police from Jan. 18-25 responded to 414 service calls, including 210 security checks, three automobile accidents, 17 fire dispatches, nine animal complaints and 10 alarms. There were 45 traffic stops resulting in six citations.  Warrant   More...

Uneventful storm blows through town

Town officials echoed the same lackluster response when asked about the first heavy snowfall of the winter – uneventful. More...

Planners OK condos on former PAC land

Developer Douglas DeSimone said Jamestown residents who want to downsize or maintain a seasonal residence in town will snap up the 16 condominiums slated for 138 Narragansett Ave., the site of the former Portuguese American Citizens Club. More...

News

Fleet will leave Cape Hatteras for Newport

The 2016 sailing schedule on Narragansett Bay just got busier. The second edition of the Ocean Race North arrives in Newport in mid-May following a 700-nautical-mile trip from Charlestown, S.C. More...

Historical society unveils exhibits at library, school

Before there were e-mail, websites, Facebook and Twitter, there was stationery. A new exhibit by the Jamestown Historical Society takes a glimpse of those pre-digital days. More...

Arts center awarded $58,000 matching grant

Once a garage used to repair boats, the building at 18 Valley St. is a shell of its former self.  The Jamestown Arts Center, however, isn’t done with its transformation.  More...

Upcoming Events

Library Corner

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, February 1 at 10:15-11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Mimi Fox

Mimi Fox, of Wickford, died Jan. 20, 2016 after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. The family wishes to thank all those who provided care for Mimi with their whole hearts for their devotion, compassion and expertise. More...

William R. McCarthy

William R. “Mac” McCarthy, 89, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016. He was the husband of the late Dorothy L. (Kilgallen) McCarthy. Born in Waterbury, CT, he was a son of the late George E. and Florence (Whalen) McCarthy. More...

Thomas W. O’Connell

Thomas W. O’Connell, 69, of Alexandria, Va. died unexpectedly Jan. 19, 2016. He was born July 30, 1946, in Great Barrington, Mass., to Thomas “Jerry” and Clara A. O’Connell, longtime residents of Jamestown. More...