April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Doors close after 43 years

Tuesday morning was bittersweet for longtime Jamestown Designs customers like Carol Jennings. More...

IRS scammers targeting residents

Although Attorney General Peter Kilmartin warned residents in January about scammers pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service, the swindle in recent weeks has hit closer to home. More...

Churches plan Holy Week

According to leaders of St. Matthew’s Church, Easter is not a oneday affair, rather the culmination of an entire week that calls to mind the Lord’s passion and crucifixion. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support PAC purchase

We are writing this letter as members of the Jamestown community who are in full support of the town’s purchase of the Portuguese American Citizens Club. 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, April 2 Chicken soup; baked ham with raisin sauce; mashed potatoes; baby carrots; rice pie; chef salad More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 2 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...

Obituaries

Dorothy A. (Rodgers) Dexter

Dorothy A. (Rodgers) Dexter, 97, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2015, at the Grand Islander in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Dexter. Born in Portsmouth, N.H., a daughter of the late Arthur B. More...

Extended delays on bridge

Starting Monday night, traffic traversing the Newport Bridge is expected to get a bit worse. There is good news, however. According to spokeswoman Dee Dee Edmonson, the worst of the delays should be over by Friday morning. More...

Architecture firm unveils anticipated plans for fire station expansion

Town councilors learn cost estimated at $2.3M

A new addition and upgrades for the central fire station could cost taxpayers a little more than $2 million, the Town Council learned Monday night. More...

Editorial

Got questions? Public meetings may have answers

On April 28, voters in Jamestown will have the opportunity to go to the polls for a referendum. More...

From the State House

Gov. Raimondo’s budget puts two big issues in the crosshairs: job creation and stemming costs that outpace revenues. More...

Asking for patience during construction

I have had the privilege of being the executive director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority for the last eight and a half years. More...

About Town

Young adults to perform self-directed plays

A trio of young actors is set to appear in three one-act plays for a target audience next week. More...

Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, at the ball fields on Lawn Avenue. The hunt will start promptly at 10 a.m. The Easter bunny will be available to take pictures with children. More...

Buddhist meditation on Tuesday evening

The local Buddhist meditation group will welcome newcomers on Tuesday, April 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the senior center. Brief instructions on mindfulness meditation will be provided. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 23 to March 30 responded to 375 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 185 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...