Hazel O. Reynolds

Hazel O. Reynolds passed away peacefully on March 30, 2013, at her residence in Northern Virginia. She was 97 years old.Mrs. Reynolds was born in Strongsville, Ohio, on Feb. 1, 1916. She was the daughter of Jean C. and Ralph D. Graves. She was preceded in death by her three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Reynolds lived in Jamestown for […]

Jamestown junior running the offense

Kerry Kardosz plays PG for unified hoops team

Jamestown’s Kerry Kardosz, 17, started playing basketball when she was 10, and she’s pretty good at it now. She’s fast on her feet, quick with her hands, and though Kerry only stands 5-foot-1, she’s a presence on the court. Kerry, a special-education student and junior at North Kingstown High, plays point guard on the Skippers’ unified basketball team. “We’re very […]

IYRS offers scholarships for upcoming fall semester

Newport’s International Yacht Restoration School has expanded its scholarship opportunities for students applying to the three fulltime programs. The larger field of scholarship options is expected to draw a competitive pool of applicants for the fall semester. Scholarship opportunities are available for students planning to enter the school’s full-time programs. Priority deadline for all scholarships is April 19. Final deadline […]

Seniors benefit from closing of doughnut hole

Rhode Island seniors saved more than $8 million through discounts on prescription drugs in 2012, according to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. He reported the numbers recently while commemorating the three-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Of the 13,834 Rhode Island seniors who saved money last year, 93 are Jamestown residents. Islanders saved $63,984, an average of $688 per person. […]

Police Log

From April 2 to April 8, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 389 calls for service. Officers performed 215 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. The police also responded to 12 emergency calls, three animal complaints, two parking complaints and four alarms. There were 43 traffic stops, resulting in three arrests and nine traffic citations. Six of the tickets […]

Elizabeth Anne Purdum

Elizabeth Anne Purdum, 52, “Libby” to her family and friends, passed away on April 4, 2013, at her home in North Stonington, Conn. Libby was the daughter of the late Capt. William H. Purdum, U.S. Navy, and Elizabeth Frantz Purdum of Jamestown. Born in New London, Conn., Libby was among the first to attend preschool for the developmentally disabled at […]


Let’s expand the proposed bike path connector along North Road

The Town Council is debating whether it should ask voters to approve a bond issue to resurface all of North Road at one time instead of spreading the project out over several years. One suggestion made at last week’s budget hearing was for the addition of a bicycle path along North Road when the resurfacing project is done. We believe […]

This Week In Island History

Week of April 11

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, April 11, 1913 Nearly every proposition submitted to the voters during the afternoon session of the Financial Town Meeting Saturday was carried. The baseball team […]

Jamestowner sinks first hole-in-one of 2013

The first hole-in-one of the year at the Jamestown Golf Course was made April 4 by Dan Regan on the 130-yard fifth hole. Regan, a Jamestown resident, used a pitching wedge. The par-3 fifth is the shortest hole on the course. Bill Kopelcheck, also of Jamestown, witnessed the shot.