March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Documentary reveals Salt Pond controversy

A documentary about the only pre-Colonial Native American village on the New England coast will be screened at 6:30 p.m. March 24 in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Hunt for Easter eggs Saturday morning

The Jamestown Women’s Club will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. March 26 at the Lawn Avenue fields.  All Jamestown children are invited to participate. The hunt is free of charge for all residents. More...

Reserve seat to attend Celtics vs. Bucks game

The Jamestown Teen Center is taking a field trip to watch the Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks April 8. The cost is $40 for the ticket and transportation.  The bus will depart the recreation center for the TD Garden at 4:30 p.m. More...

Island History

island History

100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, March 24, 1916   The only observance of St. Patrick’s Day here was a social in held in the evening at St. Mark’s guild hall. There was a good attendance. More...

Obituaries

Dolores Hannan

Dolores (Bates) Hannan, 73, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, died March 15, 2016, after a brief illness.  She was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Bowen) Bates.  She was the cherished niece of Barbara Szpotowski of Jamestown and Will More...

Alcina Blair

Alcina Blair (Lopes), 85, of Jamestown, died peacefully March 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.   She was the wife of the late George C. Blair for 58 years.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alfred S. Sr. More...

Richard Ernest Sullivan

Richard Ernest Sullivan, 74, of Charlestown, passed away March 1, 2016, after a brief illness. Richard was born in Providence to the late Helen (Hurley) Sullivan of Providence and the late Ernest J. Sullivan of Fall River, Mass. More...

Council approves harbor budget

Appointments to fire subcommittee tabled

The Jamestown Town Council adopted the harbor commission’s recommended operating budget for fiscal 2016-17 at Tuesday night’s meeting. More...

Newport man eyes Bay Voyage restaurant

Another local eatery may be coming to town.  On the heels of the news earlier this month that Preppy Pig BBQ is looking to open a Narragansett Avenue spot, a Newport resident is seeking to re-establish a restaurant at the Bay Voyage.  More...

News

Photo

The male osprey arrives at Marsh Meadows Sunday afternoon, the earliest return in 11 years recording the nest. More...

Male osprey returns to Marsh Meadows home

Typically, migrating ospreys can rely on their internal clock. More...

for the record

In the March 16 story titled “Cancer survivor launches foundation for brain tumors,” a date was incorrectly published. The inaugural fundraiser for the Amy Gallagher Foundation will be April 28 at the Providence Biltmore.   More...

Upcoming Events

Register for April race across Jamestown Bridge

Runners will have the opportunity April 3 to traverse the Jamestown Bridge in their cross-trainers. Both the 5K and 10K course include a scenic trip across the 1.4-mile span. More...

Walk in Narragansett to raise money for MS

Nearly 450 people are expected to raise more than $68,000 to support cutting-edge research for people living with multiple sclerosis.  The April 27 walk that begins at Narragansett Pier School brings afflicted patients together to raise money f More...

Indoor exercises slated for seniors

During the next few weeks, senior citizens will have a handful of indoor aerobics to keep them busy while spring takes its time to arrive in full bloom. More...

Legals

legal notice

Jamestown, Rhode Island NOTICE   More...