January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Blood drive Sunday to honor longtime donor

Jamestown’s two veterans posts have been sponsoring blood drives in town for years, and in 2015 they are honoring one of the state’s most prolific donors. More...

News

Project planned to lure heron back to Rose Island

Citing the disappearance of wild heron, the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation is proposing a multipronged initiative to attract the birds back to the area. Until the last few years, there were as many as 300 pairs of heron nesting on Rose Island. More...

Enrollment advice for affordable health care

Staff from HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange, will visit the library from noon to 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29. More...

Traffic board discusses North Road safety

North Road is “an accident waiting to happen,” according to Traffic Committeeman Vincent Moretti. Moretti and the other members agreed at their meeting on Tuesday to notify Town Administrator Andy Nota about their recommendation. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Jan. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of JANUARY 22

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, Jan. 22, 1915 More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Jan. 12-19 responded to 369 calls for service, resulting in 224 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Geoffrey Tuff received a permit Dec. 2 to install kitchen cabinets and a bathroom at 10 Racquet Road. Work estimated to cost $25,000. JTN LLC received a permit Dec. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Jan. 266 p.m., the water and sewer board will meet at Town Hall 6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 277 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 28 More...

Breaking News - 6:30 PM

Bridges close at midnight

Drivers told to stay off the roads

Rhode Island State Police report that the Jamestown Bridge and the Newport Pell Bridge More...

Breaking News - 11:00 AM

Blizzard alert issued

Police chief posts warning

From Police Chief Ed Mello: There is a potentially dangerous storm expected Monday evening and continuing into Tuesday. The National Weather Service has forecasted a blizzard to impact our area. More...

Fuss over waterfront spending continues

Mooring fees can stay the same this season, but the harbor commissioners will vote in February whether or not to increase rates for 2016, the panel agreed on Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Viewpoint

Programs offered for island seniors

In the late 80s, Jamestown’s senior citizens, after having been hosted by each of the churches, were looking for a permanent home. The Grange building at 6 West St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hunting isn’t criminal

As I finished reading the article and letters in the Press about duck hunters, I can’t figure out why this time I’m so upset. It’s nothing new that antihunters write the exact opposite of the truth. More...

About Town

Teen center will take trip to Yawgoo Valley

The teen center will take a trip to Yawgoo Valley in Exeter on Friday, Feb. 6. The bus will leave town at 4 p.m. and return around 9:30 p.m. Cost to ski or snowboard is $30 excluding rental fee, which is an additional $20. More...

Learn how to play pickleball Tuesday

Adults are invited to play pickleball on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the recreation center. Pickeball is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis and Ping-Pong. More...

Baseball registration, skills clinic Sunday

A second round of registration for the upcoming baseball season will be held in conjunction with a skills clinic on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lawn School gymnasium. More...

Obituaries

Laura Rezendes Bettencourt

Laura Rezendes Bettencourt, of Jamestown, formerly of West Hartford, Conn., wife of the late Virginio Bettencourt, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Jan. 15, 2015. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JANUARY 27, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...