March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Fort Getty must be used wisely

Fort Getty is a Jamestown treasure.  Like most treasures, it is sought out by some and protected by others.  New Recreation Director Andy Wade is one of those seeking it out in an effort to increase its use by local residents. More...

Phrase of the week

Red Leter Day : Holidays, festivals and saints’ days have been marked in red ink on calendars since the 15th century.  Red letter days were memorable and usually happy ones, so the expression red letter day eventually came to mean, more br More...

Lyric of the week

Brother’s heading that way now I guess He just read something made his face turn blue Well I got nothing against the press They wouldn’t print it if it wasn’t true Joe Jackson “Sunday Papers” (1979)   More...

Upcoming Events

Q-and-A with legislators Saturday

For the first time since the state legislature began its 2016 session, Newport County’s delegation will meet as a group with its voters. The forum is from 9:45- 11:45 a.m. April 2 at the Newport Public Library.  More...

Volunteers needed to pull garlic mustard

The Taylor Point Restoration Association will have its first work session of the spring from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 4.  Volunteers will pull garlic mustard growing at Taylor Point between the Newport Overlook and the Pell Bridge. More...

Island History

island History

100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, March 31, 1916   More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 21-28 responded to 446 calls, including 190 security checks, three automobile accidents, 16 fire dispatches, 10 animal complaints and two alarms. More...

Pell Bridge fast lanes temporarily shut down

Work that began Monday to install an upgraded system at the toll plaza is expected to cause closures of the high-speed lanes through April 13. The completion date, however, depends on the weather.  More...

Road safety highlights $1.4M capital plan

If adopted by the councilors and approved by voters, the capital plan proposed by Town Administrator Andy Nota will be the second most expensive in town history. Nota presented his $1.4 million spending plan March 23 to the Jamestown Town Council. More...

News

Egg-cellent results

  Sixth-grader Courtney Danchak reaches for a pair of chicks in Charlene Tuttle’s class last week. Of the class’s 25 eggs, 15 of them hatched. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Experts clarify property assessment process

Although the initial appeal period for property assessments ended last Thursday, many landowners continue to look wideeyed at their estimates. More...

Piano recital for children this Monday

Students may listen to Adele and Katy Perry on their way to school, but following classes Monday afternoon, they will be offered the timeless tunes of Frederic Chopin and Johan Sebastian Bach.  More...

About Town

Jazz trio performing at library Sunday

Lois Vaughan’s trio will perform from 3-4:30 p.m. April 3 at the library. Consisting of a pianist, bassist and saxophonist, the ensemble’s repertoire includes jazz and Latin music.  More...

Biologist will discuss ways to attract bees

A biologist will discuss the worldwide collapse of the honeybee at 7 p.m. March 31 at the library. The free seminar is sponsored by the Conanicut Island Land Trust.  Gary Casabona is the state biologist for the U.S. More...

Registration available to learn sign language

Students who have passed the introductory American Sign Language course can register for free secondary classes beginning April 12 at the library. The 10-week course is taught by Jamestowner Gemma Guinguing. More...

Obituaries

Frederick J. Newman

Frederick J. Newman, 98, of Jamestown, passed away March 27, 2016, at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Peet) Newman.  He was born in Buttonwoods, Warwick, a son of the late Frederick J. Sr. More...