2019-09-19 E-Edition


‘Millennium Portrait’ spurs memories of unique moment

It’s a quintessential “where were you when” moment. In this case, everyone knows the answer is Fox Hill Farm. The question is whether they can pick themselves out of the crowd. On Sept. 18, 1999, about 2,000 Jamestown residents gathered at the picturesque locale for what became known as ‘A Millennium Portrait.’ Mike Swistak, the key organizer of the event, […]

Town backs proposal for Gould Island campground

Council is seeking a resolution asking fed delegation for money

Before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers departs from Gould Island, the town council wants the federal government to foot the bill for a deeper restoration of the former military base. The councilors voted unanimously Monday night to draft a resolution encouraging Rhode Island’s congressional delegation to secure money for a comprehensive cleanup that would make the property safely accessible […]

Vietnam War memorial replica in Newport

Halfway around the world from where they fought, a 243-foot wall has arrived in Rhode Island to honor American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The Moving Wall, a halved replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, has been installed at Touro Park in Newport. The V-shaped structure, which arrived this morning at the corner of Pelham […]



Windsor Street’s Nick Godena was given his Eagle Scout badge during a Sept. 5 ceremony at the Conanicut Grange. Godena, a Johnson & Wales freshman who graduated from Narragansett High in the spring, restored habitat at the Conanicut Island Bird Sanctuary for his Eagle Scout project.

Council seeks to address Fox Run parking issue

The traffic committee has been tasked with determining whether parking on Fox Run needs to be curbed. Following a busy season at Mackerel Cove, which marked the first year with an enforceable ordinance to prohibit parking on Fort Getty Road, the town councilors at their meeting Monday night discussed further steps to free up congestion in the area. Vice President […]

Political Cartoons

Have your voice heard on new administrator

The town is searching for a new administrator, who will help set the tone for how the town moves forward in the next few years. While the town council is the lawmaking body, the administrator leads the day-to-day government operations so their views and style do have an impact on the town. Foremost, this person’s job is the fiscal responsibility […]

Council needs to OK north end cell tower

To the editor: Does the council really require a needs assessment before commissioning a cell phone tower for the northern part of the island? I’d be happy to provide one — cheap. Everyone I have spoken to north of Carr Lane has spotty cell service. Some fraction of these people — I don’t know the exact number, but it includes […]