Elizabeth Ann Bayne Connelly

Elizabeth Ann Bayne Connelly, 82, formerly of Jamestown, died Nov. 8, 2016, after a long illness following a stroke in 2006. She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in San Francisco to Robert Harrold Bayne, an officer in the U.S. Army Cavalry, and Garnette Brown Bayne. She was a granddaughter of W.H. Brown, former mayor of Manassas, Va. During her childhood, […]


The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. Friday, nov. 18 Chicken Caesar salad or beef tacos with Spanish rice. Both served with black bean soup and a fruit bar. Monday, nov. 21 Seafood […]

Conservationists name land trust the best in state

The Conanicut Island Land Trust has been named the conservationist of the year by the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Districts. Quentin Anthony and Dennis Breneiser accepted the award on behalf of the land trust at a ceremony Saturday at the Varnum Memorial Armory in East Greenwich. According to Sarah Churgin of the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District, the land […]

Two Year Anniversary

Manuel F. Dutra, Jr. 6/18/32 – 11/18/14

Greatly Missed By Your Family And Friends

Patricia A. Byrne (Johnson)

Patricia A. Byrne (Johnson), 82, formerly of Merrick, N.Y. passed away peacefully Nov. 9, 2016 at Greenwich Bay Manor, East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late William P. Byrne. Born in Merrick, she was the daughter of the late Charles O. and Jeanette (Raveakes) Johnson. She relocated to Jamestown in 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed island living. She was […]

Six local artists on screen tonight at arts center

Films are part of documentary series in state

NetWorks Rhode Island, a documentary project that highlights working artists from Westerly to Woonsocket, has featured more than 100 Ocean State residents since 2008. While Jamestown is responsible for less than 1 percent of the state’s population, six artists on the NetWorks roster have hailed from Conanicut Island, including five of the past 24 featured. Tonight, all those Jamestowners will […]

Senior center offering free flu vaccinations

Free flu shots and hearing screenings will be available for senior citizens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Conanicut Grange on West Street. Registered nurses and audiologists from the University of Rhode Island will administer testing, vaccinations and private medical consultations. There also will be an insurance expert to help seniors with Medicare enrollment. There is […]

Chess club entices excitement at Melrose School

When the final bell rings at Melrose School today, some students will peddle home to their Playstations while others will shoot hoops at the playground. A third group, however, is looking past sports and electronics. For the last two months, 23 elementary students have spent their Thursdays learning the game of kings — and queens, rooks, bishops, knights and pawns. […]


Thursday, Nov. 17 6 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Monday, Nov. 21 5 p.m., the library building committee will meet at the library 7 p.m., the town council will be sworn-in at Town Hall


The Jamestown Robowolves spent October collecting winter coats, hats and mittens for needy children. Fellow islander Rebekah Rosen-Gomez, who coordinates family services for Newport’s public schools, will distribute the donations. The Robowolves, from left, are Jackson Fortenberry, Audrey Raupp, Josh Gray, Adrian Gvosdev Kranz, Charlie Elsworth, Ella Junge and Eva Junge.