May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Local businesses see small boost from Volvo race

The Newport stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race apparently surpassed expectations for the number of spectators who visited Fort Adams during the fleet’s 12- day visit. More...

Photo

Instead of fighting the traffic, Bob Eaton of Woonsocket and Karl Rochon of Cumberland watched the Volvo fleet leave Narragansett Bay from Beavertail. More...

Art group introduces new lecture series

A new lecture series will kick off next week with a presentation on fakes and forgeries from a local art historian. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote down expansion

Jamestown taxpayers are being asked to support the expansion of the fire station at the annual financial town meeting this Monday. This is being lumped in with all the other financial budgets we are asked to support. More...

Yes on fire proposal

Jamestown’s inspiring volunteerism has given our community great advantages as people generously share their interests and energies in all sorts of areas: local history, trees, birds, gardening, dancing, theater, visual arts and music. More...

Find better solution

It is a well-known and obvious fact that not only has the island changed in population and character since the fire station was built on Narragansett Avenue, but also that Narragansett Avenue and the surrounding area itself has changed. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 28 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. More...

Counseling for students caught with weapons

Following discussion on a passage that would refer violators to mental health counseling, the School Committee approved a new weapons policy at its May 21 meeting. More...

Building official thanked for 25 years of service

Building Official Fred Brown, who is retiring after 25 years, was commended Tuesday night at the Zoning Board of Review meeting. “(He) has done just a phenomenal job,” said Chairman Richard Boren. More...

Editorial

John Clifford Dalglish: A military man in Jamestown

Documents and artifacts donated to the Jamestown Historical Society often reveal little known facets of Jamestown life over the years. One recent gift told the tale of a soldier. More...

Your vote needed at Financial Town Meeting

Monday evening Jamestown voters will gather at Lawn School for the annual financial town meeting. Usually not many people bother to attend the FTM. More...

The need for three engines

Fighting fires requires water. That water can come from many sources, including fire hydrants in many communities. But in Jamestown, less than half the island has fire hydrants. More...

About Town

Community chorus elects officers

During its annual meeting, the Jamestown Community Chorus elected its slate of officers for the upcoming year. Among the selections, longtime music director B.J. Whitehouse was reappointed to the post. More...

Buddhist meditation on Tuesday evening

Newcomers are welcome to join the Buddhist meditation group on Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the senior center. Along with mediation instructions, the group will study Buddhist traditions. Participants can bring cushions or use the chairs provided. More...

String quartet to play at arts center Sunday

A string quartet from Community Music Works will perform at the Jamestown Arts Center on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Among the selections will be Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” and String Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich. More...