April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Melrose masterpieces

From left, Melrose School students displayed at the Newport Art Museum for National Youth Art Month included (back row) James Grace, Callum Heffernan, Julianna McCarthy, Elijah Hull, Logan Bastermann More...

Council amends ordinance to relax rules on in-law units

To simplify the rules about inlaw apartments, the Town Council on Monday approved minor amendments to the zoning ordinance. More...

Osprey expert talks about migratory patterns of raptor

The meeting room at the library was filled to near capacity last week for Dr. Rob Bierregaard’s talk on osprey migration. The ornithologist has been studying ospreys in southern New England since 1971. 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 24

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, April 24, 1914 More...

Council OKs budget with no tax increase

Proposed budget of $22.66 million now goes to voters

“The sun is shining,” Council President Kristine Trocki said Monday night as councilors heard Jamestown can give homeowners a break and hold the line on property taxes in the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Town to study needs for affordable housing

Survey will query if police, teachers want to live here

Jamestown is about halfway to meeting its affordable housing mandate, and town officials are making it their goal to reach that obligation. More...

Editorial

Help with the island shoreline cleanup Saturday

This Saturday, April 26, volunteers are again needed to help with the annual Earth Day island shoreline cleanup. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t worry about human extinction

After reading the viewpoint last week (“It’s already too late”), I immediately began packing my essentials and applied for a visa to move to Canada where it would be cooler. More...

Donations needed for July’s fireworks show

Summer is fast approaching. On July 5, Jamestown will celebrate Independence Day with our annual crowd-funded fireworks display. More...

About Town

Sailing team seeking fundraiser donations

The North Kingstown High School sailing team needs donations for its annual yard sale that will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at North Kingstown Town Beach on Beach Street. More...

Volunteers needed for annual cleanup

The Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers for its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 26. Participants should meet at the recreation center at 8:30 a.m. for complimentary coffee and muffins. More...

Make pendants using fused glass at library

A pendant-making workshop using fused glass will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at the library. Deenie Pacik Guiliano will lead the workshop for teens and adults. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From April 15 to April 21, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 372 calls, resulting in 226 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, April 296 p.m., Town Council will meetat Town HallThursday, May 17 p.m., the School Committeewill meet at Melrose School More...