September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to be named defendant in lawsuit

Town officials learned last week that Jamestown is expected to be named as a defendant in the enduring lawsuit stemming from the landmark pension overhaul of 2011. More...

News

You’re being watched: 11 cameras in town

Jamestown’s municipal government now operates 11 surveillance cameras, according to Town Clerk Cheryl Fernstrom. The town gave its official response on Aug. 26 following a third request for public records. More...

Temperate summer helps businesses

Restaurateurs use recent publicity to drive profits

The summer of 2014 was another good one for Jamestown restaurants. More...

Small businesses record increased sales from ’13

Local business owners credited the growing reputation of local restaurants for drawing visitors from off the island. 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, Sept. 25 More...

Obituaries

Sarah Lee Biddle Stokes

Sarah Lee Biddle Stokes passed away on Sept. 6, 2014, at home. She was born on Aug. 19, 1921, to parents Sarah Lippincott Biddle and Nicholas Biddle. More...

J. Robert Greco

J. Robert Greco, 77, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, formerly of Warwick, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 22, 2014. More...

Planners may add guidelines to zoning law

Jamestown’s zoning ordinance could have pictures to show design guidelines for commercial buildings in the village’s special development district, the Planning Commission decided at its meeting on Sept. 17. More...

Bridges joins campaign to rid Africa of Ebola

President Barack Obama last week informed the American public that the Ebola virus is a global crisis that requires a global solution. The U.S. More...

Editorial

A reminder to shop locally whenever possible

It is good news to hear that local businesses report a successful summer season. Great weather, coupled with a recovering economy, meant that Jamestown and the surrounding communities benefited from the tourism dollars. More...

About Town

Skateboarders invited to competition Friday

The eighth annual Jamestown Skatefest will take place at the skate park behind Lawn School on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. There will be skateboard, rap and dance contests, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Cost to enter is $5. More...

Lego club will meet at library next week

The library’s Lego club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to participate, but kids under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. More...

Volunteers needed for Pell Bridge Run

Volunteers are needed to help on the Jamestown side of the Newport Bridge for the Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, Oct. 26. The event is a 4-mile race that starts at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and ends in downtown Newport. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 25

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, September 25, 1914 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

Matthew Chao was the blind sailor featured in last week’s article, “Locally produced documentary about blind sailing community.” His last name was misspelled. More...

Town Meetings

Wednesday, Oct. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 15 to Sept. 22 responded to 482 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 245 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...