October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Island insurer begins next act

David Martin retires, sells Stearns Farms insurance

A cornerstone at the Four Corners for a quarter century is changing ownership while the longtime proprietor plans his retirement. Stearns Farms owner David Martin announced his retirement to policyholders this summer. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Slash invasive species today at Taylor Point

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Taylor Point. The intrusive shrubs and vines are in the black cherry woodland roughly 150 feet into the woods.  More...

Glowing golf tourney slated at dusk Friday

A golf tournament to benefit the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tees off at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Jamestown Golf Course. Glowing golf balls will be used during the sunset tournament.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

More than 100 suggested names for the recently completed highway connecting the Jamestown and Newport bridges were submitted to the town, reported The Jamestown Press Oct. 18, 1996. More...

Obituaries

Joseph J. Oliveira

Joseph J. Oliveira, 72, of Jamestown, passed away surrounded by family following post-operative surgery complications Oct. 6, 2016.  Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Joseph A. Oliveira and Francelina (Perry) McConvill. More...

Breaking News - 10/13/2016 10:05 AM

Expect lane closures on Pell span

The state bridge authority will begin work on the Newport Pell Bridge’s Jamestown approach — the eastbound lanes just past the toll plaza — this week. Work is expected to last 14-21 days.     More...

Shores hosting Oct. 19 candidates forum

Voters who want to vet their candidates for state and local office will have an opportunity to meet their prospective representatives Wednesday. The Jamestown Shores Association is presenting the event at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the library. More...

Hats off to Skatefest volunteers, sponsors

Keeping an eye on Jamestown

Molly Conlon from the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department wanted to thank everyone who made Skatefest 2016 such a successful event. More...

News

Talks to renovate library reconvene

Next meeting scheduled for Monday at library

A newly appointed building committee will begin discussing potential renovations to the North Road library, which was last overhauled more than 25 years ago.  The committee’s next meeting is at 5 p.m. Monday in the library. More...

Circumnavigation of island Saturday benefits charities

Sail for Hope attracts novice to Olympic-caliber sailors in boats of all sizes

In the days following 9/11, while the country was struggling to grasp one of the most audacious terror attacks in American history, three Rhode Island men, with a renewed sense of patriotism, decided they wanted to help.  More...

SKATE, RATTLE AND ROLL

ABOVE: Wells Gregory was one of about 50 skateboarders to compete in Friday’s skate festival at Lawn School. More than 200 spectators watched the teens perform their tricks. More...

Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Oct. 17 5 p.m., the library building committee will meet at the library  Tuesday, Oct. 18 5:30 p.m., the town council will meet at town hall 6:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library   More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Oct. 17 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 19 11:15 a.m. to noon A 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays and a craft activity for children with their parents or caregivers. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that there will be a public hearing by and before the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown on November 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown More...