March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Volunteers needed for Taylor Point restoration

A new citizens group focused on restoring Taylor Point will meet for the first time on Saturday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room. Volunteers interested in joining the Taylor Point Restoration Association are welcome to attend. More...

Virginia man nabbed for carrying handgun

State police on Saturday arrested a Virginia man in Jamestown after troopers found an unlicensed pistol in the front seat of the car he was driving. More...

Seventh-graders demonstrate robot

A local robotics team exhibited their maze game and Lego robot at a School Committee meeting last week. More...

Upcoming Events

Schoolchildren invited to piano recital Monday

Italian pianist Daniela Roma will perform on the community piano at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Monday, March 30. The 3 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The West Street Cafe is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations. Thursday, March 26 Split pea soup; pot roast with gravy; mashed potatoes; carrots; biscuit; carrot cake; Cobb salad More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 26 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...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 16 to March 23 responded to 383 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 192 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Proposed budget forces tax hike

The Town Council met on Monday to review the proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that starts on July 1. More...

Another bill on moorings introduced

Many residents last Thursday breathed a sigh of relief when lawmakers withdrew a bill that would have imposed a state fee on moorings. Before the sun set, however, the easy breathing was already over. More...

Revival of the half-century old Holy Ghost mural

Pauline Lathan has put one big project on her bucket list, but her dream isn’t driving a Formula 1 car or parachuting from a prop plane. More...

Editorial

You can help restore town’s Taylor Point

It’s one of the most scenic places on the island, yet Taylor Point is in dire need of attention. A newly formed group plans to do just that. More...

Sell recreation center

Asking taxpayers to spend $1.5 million to purchase and partially refurbish the PAC Club on Narragansett Avenue as the new recreation center is a bad idea. More...

Need for native plants at Taylor Point

The town has owned the 25 acres at Taylor Point for over 60 years. Five acres are used for the sewer plant and highway barn, but the remaining 20 are open space, including more than 4,000 feet of shoreline. More...

About Town

Only 120 tickets on sale for upcoming shows

Unlike many of the community theater’s shows in the past, the upcoming production will have a more intimate crowd. Only 120 tickets – 60 people per night – will be sold. More...

Registration open for 8-week karate class

Registration is now open for the upcoming karate session that will be held at the recreation center. Classes start on April 7 and will be held every Tuesday for eight weeks. More...

9 Cub Scouts awarded Arrow of Light

Jamestown Pack 1 held its annual Blue & Gold Dinner at Melrose School on March 20, and nine boys were awarded the Arrow of Light. More...

Obituaries

Estelle (Papineau) Pelletier

Estelle (Papineau) Pelletier, 80, of Attleboro, Mass., the Florida Keys and Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family on March 17, 2015, at the Philip Hulitar Home in Providence. More...

Rosalie T. Goodwin

Rosalie T. Goodwin, 87, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 21, 2015. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John and Bridget (Fitzgerald) Goodwin. More...