April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Unified basketball team gaining experience and fans

A new unified basketball team at Lawn School gives students with disabilities the opportunity to play hoops with their peers. The unified team comprises students with developmental disabilities and those without special needs. More...

News

Boats leave Brazil en route to Narragansett Bay

The six one-design boats of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet left Brazil on Sunday for the 5,000-mile leg that will end in Newport. The boats are expected to begin arriving in Narragansett Bay on May 5. More...

Students recognized for academics at Lawn

Lawn School on Tuesday announced its Excellence in Effort for the third quarter. More...

Final budget includes $50K for bike path

The bike path, which has spent more than a decade on the drawing board, is safe for now, the Town Council agreed on Monday. More...

About Town

Volunteers needed to clean island Saturday

The Conservation Commission will hold its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 25. Volunteers should meet at the rec. center at 8:30 a.m. for complimentary coffee and muffins. More...

Community band will perform patriotically

The Jamestown Community Band will perform at St. Matthew’s Church on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. More...

Live presentation of novel Tuesday night

Three actors, Tanya Anderson, Kelly Seigh and Barry Press, will perform a live presentation of “Norwegian by Night” at the library on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Carl H. Beckman

Carl H. Beckman, most recently of Wakefield, formerly of Kingston and Jamestown, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015. More...

Residents question due diligence of fire project

Grinnell Street resident Frank Dorsi told the Town Council on Monday that he may introduce a warrant at the financial town meeting asking voters to delay funding the $2.5 million fire station expansion. More...

Election Tuesday for PAC

Voters on Tuesday will head to the polls to decide whether or not the town should purchase the property at 138 Narragansett Ave. from the Holy Ghost Society. More...

Editorial

PAC purchase gives town a great asset

Jamestown voters have been asked to approve the town’s proposed purchase of the Portuguese American Citizens Club property at the west end of Narragansett Avenue. Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 28. More...

Combat kids

Melrose School students who have a parent in the armed forces wore purple last week in honor of Military Appreciation Day. Some of their parents attended. More...

Letters to the Editor

PAC should be housing

Residents will have the opportunity to vote on whether to purchase the PAC Club on April 28. More...

No second chances

Seeing the “Vote No” lawn signs that have sprouted over the past few days inspired us to write to express our opinion in the Press. More...

Keep property private

The town unveiled its plan to acquire the PAC Club located on Narragansett Avenue. The Town Council is asking taxpayers for $800,000 to purchase a building, and an additional $700,000 to make the building useable as a recreational center. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 23 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 More...

Narragansett Avenue or Ferry Road?

When Joshua Fisher drew his map of Jamestown in 1658, he left 260 acres in the middle for the town. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 13 to April 20 responded to 325 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 185 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...