February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Chamber nominates long-time salon owner

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has nominated Cathryn Jamieson for the 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year. The award is given annually by the U.S. More...

Little League reps respond to local organizers

A representative from the North Kingstown American Little League has responded to statements made about a boundary dispute between his league and the Jamestown Baseball Association. More...

Heavy snowfall drains plowing budget

January and February snowfalls sank the storm budget, Town Administrator Andy Nota told the town councilors on Monday. 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, Feb. 26 Tomato soup; pot roast with gravy; mashed potatoes; carrots; cake; chicken salad More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 26

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, Feb. 26, 1915 More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Feb. 16 to Feb. 23 responded to 324 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 188 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 267 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, March 27 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, March 47:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Andrew MacIntyre received a permit Jan. 9 to build a deck roof and porch at 9 Maple Ave. Work estimated to cost $28,000. Janeen Rawson received a permit Jan. 12 to remodel a bathroom at 79 Columbia Ave. More...

Voters to decide fate of Holy Ghost hall in April

A special all-day referendum is set for April 28 to decide whether or not the town should purchase the Holy Ghost Society property at 138 Narragansett Ave., the Town Council learned Monday. More...

Housing receives $29,000

The Jamestown Housing Authority earlier this month received a $29,064 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More...

Vendors needed for Fort Getty farmers market

For the third consecutive year, Jamestown residents won’t have to leave town to shop at a farmers market. The wildly popular outdoor bazaar will again take place each Monday night this summer at the Fort Getty pavilion. More...

Editorial

Don’t deflate the state’s boating economy

A bill that has been introduced at the Rhode Island State House may cause serious damage to our boating economy if approved. This is an alert for every boater in Jamestown and beyond. More...

Letters to the Editor

Parking at Simpatico

A few weeks ago, I was driving north on Howland Avenue, almost to the Narragansett Avenue corner, when I noticed a well-designed and executed sign that proclaimed there were parking spaces for Simpatico Jamestown only. More...

About Town

Buy tickets online for reggae concert

Soulshot, a veteran reggae band formed in 2003, will perform at the Jamestown Arts Center on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Buddhist mediation Tuesday at Grange

A local Buddhist meditation group will welcome newcomers on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Conanicut Grange. Brief instruction in mindfulness meditation will be provided. More...

Dance on Friday to mimic Scottish flag

Scottish country dancing will take place at the Conanicut Grange on Friday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Beginner and experienced dancers are welcome. More...

Obituaries

Glen A. “Bogey” Frank

Glen A. “Bogey” Frank, 48, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2015, in the presence and love of his family and friends. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of the late Antone J. and Joyce C. (Dondero) Frank. More...