November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council sworn in; Trocki re-elected president

Kristine Trocki was re-elected council president, and Mary Meagher was re-elected vice president, as the new Town Council on Monday opted to stick with the same leadership of the past two years. More...

Team SCA leaves Cape Town for Abu Dhabi

When the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race were approaching their first stopover in Cape Town earlier this month, Team SCA seemed destined to be the last crew to finish. More...

Julie’s memorial

The book group of Julie Swistak Maloney, who passed away in March, made a donation in her memory at the library. More...

About Town

Open house Thursday at new grocery store

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an afterhours social at Jamestown Mercantile on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. More...

Presentation on seals at library on Saturday

Marine mammal expert Bob Kenney will hold a presentation on seals at the library on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss the biology and ecology of seals found along the Rhode Island coast. More...

Six documentaries at arts center Thursday

Six documentaries from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17 responded to 380 calls, resulting in 196 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 207 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, Nov. 246:30 p.m., the Town Council will hold a workshop at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Nov. 25 More...

Town Hall Records

M. Tracie Shea received a permit Aug. 26 to install windows and three doors at 53 Coronado St. Work estimated to cost $14,372. Barbara Porter received a permit Sept. 5 build an office and reshingle a roof at 70 Whittier Road. More...

Taxpayers deliberate fiscal matters with town admin

Taxpayers presented Town Administrator Andrew Nota with a wide array of questions last week, ranging from real estate to transparency in government. The forum, held at the library on Nov. More...

Barrier installation in motion

By voting to approve construction of a permanent median barrier last week, the state’s bridge authority took another stride to make the two-mile span safer. More...

Editorial

Viewpoint

Expanding the rural water district

Two things caught my eye in the Jamestown Press relative to the Jamestown water division. More...

Letters to the Editor

Quonset is booming

Last week’s letter about expanding the shipping business at the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park was of great interest to me (Letters, “Expand Quonset’s Ports,” Nov. 13). More...

Grateful for median

As you know, this past week RITBA finally awarded a contract to install a permanent median barrier on the Pell Bridge. The Prior and Meunier families and the Citizens United for Bridge Safety organization are very pleased with this award. More...

Kudos to performers

I wanted to take a moment to share with everyone how honored and proud I am to be a part of a community that values the arts and is committed to providing affordable, multigenerational, high-quality performances year after year. 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, Nov. 20 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 20

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, Nov. 20, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Carol Roberts Todd

Carol Roberts Todd, of Duxbury, Mass., beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Oct. 26, 2014, from complications associated with a brain tumor. She was surrounded by all her immediate family. More...

Helene (Cassidy) Lischio

Helene (Cassidy) Lischio, 88, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Erasmo Lischio Jr. for 66 years. More...