This Week In Island History

Week of August 16 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Aug. 16, 1912 The ballroom of the new casino was again crowded Saturday evening and dancing was continued until a late […]


Fire runs Aug. 10, 1:03 p.m., Car 3, Car 5 and Engine 3 responded to Route 138 for a truck fire. Aug. 13, 12:11 a.m., Car 4 and Engine 3 went to Beacon Avenue for a carbon monoxide call. Aug. 13, 6:37 p.m., Rescue 3, Engine 3 and Marine 1 were sent to the Jamestown Bridge for a possible water […]


Multiple charges Travis Godwin, 35, of Mount Hope Avenue, Jamestown, was charged July 27 with operating a recreational vehicle under the infl uence and refusing to submit to a chemical test. According to police, officers responded to an ATV accident where the operators of the vehicles appeared to be intoxicated. Godwin was transported to the hospital and released with a […]

Let’s help lead America into the solar age

In recent months the opponents of a Jamestown wind turbine have been vocal but their arguments are invalid. I will take this opportunity to rebut some of those issues. First, there is the issue of shadow flicker. Luckily there are no homes north of the proposed site at Taylor Point, so no residents would be subjected to this annoying type […]


Please Vote!

Democratic Primary Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Open to Democrats & Unaffiliated Voters This election, you have a choice! As islanders, we know we depend on each other. Courtesy is essential; respect is earned. We value resourcefulness and efficiency. We don’t like to waste time, energy, or money. And we treasure where we live. We are running for Town Council because these values belong in Town Government. […]

Fools’ Rule Regatta once again a success

On behalf of the Jamestown Yacht Club, I would like to thank everyone who made the 35rd annual Fools’ Rules Regatta another success. A weather postponement on Saturday and threatening weather Sunday morning did not discourage our hardy participants. Thirty-six “vessels” were constructed and raced as hundreds of spectators laughed and cheered. This event would not have taken place without […]

Thanks to those who helped with JSA picnic

The Jamestown Shores Association’s annual picnic was a good time for the members and new members who dropped by Head’s Beach on July 28. Special thanks to Paul Sprague of Island Scoop for his generosity in providing delicious ice cream cones and cups to all of the association picnickers. Also a special thanks to Sgt. Keith Woodbine of the Jamestown […]

Town councilors aren’t experts of trailer parks

There have been a number of letters written to the Jamestown Press over the past few weeks concerning the trailer park at Fort Getty. One letter suggests that we do not charge enough. Another letter suggests that the rental fee stay the same so the “nonelite” will have a place at Fort Getty in the summer. Then there is a […]


Thursday, Aug. 16 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Monday, Aug. 20 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet on water and sewer matters at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Aug. 21 6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will meet at the library