January 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Neighbors concerned about settlement with vineyards

Should Jamestown amend its zoning ordinance to allow wineries to operate in rural districts? That may be one question the Town Council is about to contemplate. More...

Historical society learns Jamestown connection to Three Stooges

Sometimes stories from Jamestown’s past lead far off the island. Such is the story of Carrie Bates, who was never a resident, but whose life has led others to look at Jamestown’s history. More...

Grant opportunities for nonprofit groups

Nonprofits that serve Jamestown have until Feb. 19 to apply for grants from the Newport County Fund, which includes the Jamestown Community Fund and the Jamestown Fund for the Performing Arts. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The dining room at the West Street Cafe, located in the Conanicut Grange, is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Friday, Jan. 30 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of JANUARY 30

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, Jan. 29, 1915 More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits JTN LLC received a permit Dec. 30 to construct a 12-by-40-foot thirdfloor deck and 10-by-24-foot roof at 13 Narragansett Ave. Work estimated to cost $50,000. Diane Dodge received a permit Dec. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Jan. 19 to Jan. 26 responded to 369 calls for service, resulting in 208 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Planners hear proposal to build 24 housing units near schools

A 10-acre tract of vacant land abutting Arnold Avenue and Westwind Drive is being eyed for a 24- unit condominium development, the Planning Commission heard at its meeting on Jan. 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

Spaying over hunting

Upon returning to Jamestown after long periods away, it has been rather shocking to watch as the deer population on the island has skyrocketed – along with the incidences of Lyme disease. More...

Thanks for decorating

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will have more than 100 bowls that were made in Jamestown to give away at its Empty Bowls fundraiser in March thanks to all the people who came to the Jamestown Arts Center to make and decorate the bowls this mont More...

2014 was successful

2015 has arrived. Last year the Conanicut Island Art Association turned 40, and it was a very busy year. Much time and effort has gone into increasing our exposure and our voice. More...

About Town

Registration open for trip to Yawgoo Valley

The teen center will take a ski trip to Yawgoo Valley in Exeter on Friday, Feb. 6. The bus will leave town at 4 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. More...

Pasta dinner Friday to benefit class trip

A pasta dinner to benefit Lawn School eighth-graders will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Melrose School. Proceeds will benefit the class trip in June to Washington, D.C. More...

Seniors can reserve seat for Valentine’s

The Friends of the Jamestown Seniors are accepting reservations for its annual Valentine’s party that will take place at the West Street Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. The cafe is located inside the Conanicut Grange. More...

Legals

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 FEBRUARY 17, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...