October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Controversy resurfaces over Bryer Beach ownership

Who owns Bryer Beach? Questions about the town’s right to charge for beach permits on the small strip of land resurfaced at the Harbor Management Commission’s Oct. 8 meeting. More...

News

Theater announces show dates for ‘Peter Pan’

Tickets are now available for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s musical production of “Peter Pan,” which will take place on consecutive weekends beginning on Nov. 14. More...

Little middle ground between congressional hopefuls

Democratic Sen. Jack Reed is seeking his fourth term in Congress, and he will be challenged on Nov. 4 by Mark Zaccaria, former chairman of the state Republican committee. More...

Hands in sand

Toddlers Ben Wurzbacher and Sven Neale enjoy the fall sunshine at the community playground on Sunday. More...

About Town

Two jazz concerts at arts center Saturday

Two concerts featuring jazz singer Tish Adams will take place at the arts center on Saturday, Oct. 18. The first concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. More...

Meet town admin at library Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its monthly meeting at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Town Administrator Andy Nota. Refreshments will be served. More...

Deadline Tuesday to reserve booth space

Artists who are interested in being a vendor at December’s holiday market at the Jamestown Arts Center must fill out a registration form by Tuesday, Oct. 21. Applicants will be notified by Oct. 27. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Oct. 6 to Oct. 13 responded to 379 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 185 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 167 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, Oct. 207:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Oct. 216:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation & Protection Committeewill meet at the library More...

Councilors, police chief mull hazard mitigation

Jamestown may buy a small generator to keep the lights and computers at Town Hall humming during an emergency, Town Administrator Andy Nota said. Nota suggested the purchase when the town reviewed its natural hazard mitigation plan at an Oct. More...

Gubernatorial candidates focus on jobs

Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced late last year that he would not run for a second term. The revelation brought out a number of candidates seeking to replace him in the governor’s office. More...

Editorial

A casual conversation with an elected official

I recognized a man at a bar the other day. I remembered seeing him two years ago at a festival when he was campaigning. I even have a photo of the two of us from that day. “You running for state rep again?” I asked from across the bar. More...

Letters to the Editor

Deer cull won’t work

I’m afraid that as Kenneth Lima of Columbia Lane wrote (“Killing deer without data is bad decision,” letters, April 3, 2014), your Town Council is terrible misled in culling deer as a solution to your tick problem. More...

Roller-skating at PAC

In response to the article about Jamestown potentially buying the PAC Club (“Town may purchase PAC Club,” Oct. 9), I wanted to express my support. More...

North Road needs lines

Predictably, last week there was a flurry of repairs to the potholes and more ragged edges of North Road between the highway and West Reach Drive, presumably in anticipation of the annual bike race. 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, Oct. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 16

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, Oct. 16, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Carolyn F. (Greene) Caito

Carolyn F. (Greene) Caito, 84, died Oct. 11, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of Robert P. Caito. Born in Cranston, a daughter of Winston and Rosellen Greene, she resided in Jamestown before moving to East Greenwich 10 years ago. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE Is hereby given by the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown, being the Licensing Board in said Town as provided under Title 3 More...