August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Cow-spotted trucks more than nostalgia

A.B. Munroe Dairy has been delivering milk to Rhode Islanders at their homes since 1881, and the company’s cow-spotted trucks have been making trips to Jamestown since the late 1980s. More...

Town settles lawsuit over property assessment

Racquet Road homeowners receive two tax abatements

Town Administrator Andy Nota said on Tuesday that the town has settled a lawsuit against Tax Assessor Ken Gray brought by residents Carol and Donald Fargnoli. More...

Snake eyes

Will Bridges, 4, of Clinton Avenue holds a snake at the library’s hands-on animal program earlier this month. More...

About Town

Historical society will hold annual meeting

The 102nd annual meeting of the Jamestown Historical Society will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the library. The business meeting will start at 7 p.m. with the election of officers. More...

Chorus will sell raffle tickets this weekend

Members of the community chorus will sell raffle tickets outside of McQuade’s Marketplace and Jamestown Hardware this weekend. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5, or 15 for $10. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta Saturday morning

The Jamestown Yacht Club will hold its 37th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 16, on the beach at East Ferry. Construction will begin at 9 a.m., and races will start two hours later. More...

Planning board mulls historic preservation

Planners work to amend unenforceable ordinance

The planning commissioners at their July 30 meeting continued work to correct an unenforceable section of the zoning ordinance that regulates the preservation of building of value. More...

Silly sailing on Saturday

Canon will fire at 9 a.m. for 37th Fools’ Rules Regatta

One of Jamestown’s most anticipated events is this weekend, and organizers for the 37th straight year are asking people to throw their trash into Narragansett Bay. But not, however, before they build a boat out of it. More...

Editorial

Fools set sail this Saturday at East Ferry

Calling all fools and their friends. August brings a favorite Jamestown tradition: the annual Fools’ Rules Regatta. More...

Letters to the Editor

Deer cull is necessary

I would like to thank the Tick Task Force for all its hard work. I support the recommendations. Culling the deer herd, using tick tubes to address the small rodents and giving the deer meat to the food pantries are great ideas. More...

Stabilize water rates

I am concerned that “on average, (water) rates have increased 7.3 to 7.7 percent annually,” and this year the increase is expected to be in the 8 to 10 percent range (“Water rates expected to increase,” Aug. 7). More...

Help keep town clean Successful studio tour

On behalf of the 2014 Jamestown Youth Litter and Conservation Team, we have noticed several problems re- garding how trash and recyclables are disposed of by people in the community. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Aug. 14 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 14

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, August 14, 1914 More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Charles Pyle received a permit July 22 to shingle a garage roof at 46 Emerson Road. Work estimated to cost $3,500. James Wright received a permit July 22 to remove and replace a roof at 24 Clinton Ave. Work estimated to cost $1,200. More...

Police Log

From Aug. 4 to Aug. 11, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 372 calls; 185 resulted in security checks. Police also responded to four car accidents, 13 fire calls, 13 animal complaints, 10 parking complaints and eight alarms. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 14The Conservation Commission will not meetMonday, Aug. 187:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Aug. 196:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library More...