April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Harbor opposes council recommendations

The harbor commissioners will oppose a bid by the Town Council to take away the lease money currently used for waterfront repairs and maintenance, Chairman Michael de Angeli said at the commission’s April 9 meeting. More...

A quarter century of news: Jamestown Press turns 25 years old

This week we celebrate the 25th birthday of the Jamestown Press. More...

Island churches plan for Holy Week, Easter

The island’s three churches have been busy this month preparing for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. More...

About Town

Shores association to meet on Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will meet at the library on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Alison DeBlois from @Home Senior Care. All Jamestown residents are welcome to attend and share information, concerns and ideas. More...

Award-winning films tonight at arts center

Six selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be shown at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. More...

Scottish dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will take place at the senior center on West Street on Friday, April 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dancers of all ages and experience are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. Participants should wear soft-soled shoes. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From April 8 to April 14, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 348 calls resulting in 206 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Narragansett High wants Jamestown enrollment

Kids already committed to NKHS for next school year

Narragansett town officials are once again wooing the Jamestown School Committee in an attempt to enroll Lawn School graduates into their high school. More...

Administration proposes $22.45 million budget

Council is expected to vote on spending plan Monday

Advance life support and more road paving are likely to be part of the budget that is recommended to voters at June’s financial town meeting, the councilors said at their April 10 budget workshop. More...

Co-owner of Fish voted region’s best new chef

The Jamestown restaurant scene scored a coup last week when Matthew MacCartney, executive chef at Jamestown Fish, was named People’s Best New Chef for the New England region by Food & Wine Magazine. More...

Editorial

We’ve delivered the island news for 25 years

The Jamestown Press is observing its 25 anniversary this month. That’s a quarter of a century. Or you could say two and a half decades. We are proud of the accomplishment. Twenty-five years seems like a long, long time. More...

viewpoint

It’s already too late

It’s human nature. No one wants to hear bad news. Doomsayers are especially suspect. How many times has the prophesized end of the world failed to arrive? And then there is the seductive power of denial. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pasta dinner raises more than $11,000

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all involved in making the Lawn School eighth-grade pasta dinner and silent auction a great success. 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, April 17 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 17

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 17, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Joey “Aruba Joe” Gabriele

Joey “Aruba Joe” Gabriele, a longtime resident of Jamestown, passed away April 8, 2014, after a brief illness. He was the son of Jennie Gabriele and the late Anthony F. Gabriele, also of Jamestown. More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 22, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...