May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day parade on Monday

With spring in full swing, the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will once again cosponsor the annual Memorial Day parade. More...

News

Council conditionally OKs kayak race

Race the State, a new kayak and bicycle race through several Rhode Island communities, will likely course through Mackerel Cove, the Town Council decided on Monday. More...

Oyster bar, PAC Club off market

Two former restaurants in the village may be sold and off the market. The property at 22 Narragansett Ave., most recently the Jamestown Oyster Bar, was recently purchased by Jaclyn Mignone. More...

Annual Memorial Day parade steps off Monday

The annual Memorial Day parade will take place this Monday. The event gets underway at 10 a.m. Jamestown’s parade is a much-loved tradition. Rain or shine, the event is well attended and is a great way to kick off the season on the island. More...

Letters to the Editor

Expand fire station

A few years ago, I served on the buildings and facilities committee and we conducted an inventory of town buildings. Chief Bryer gave us a tour of the fire station at this time. More...

Vote down expansion

We wish to add our voices to those of other Jamestowners who believe our fire department’s ambition to expand its larger footprint in our smaller downtown deserves a thorough review. More...

No cages for hens

As the owner of a pig rescue in North Kingstown, I know personally how smart and inquisitive farm animals are. They need space to explore, play and engage in natural behaviors. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, May 21, 1915 The yearly drill of rifle practice and mine planting has commenced at Fort Greble. In the absence of one of the regular mine planting steamers, the Richard Arnold was used for the work. 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 MAY 26, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT More...

Recommended parking ban

Police may soon crack down on overnight parking in the Jamestown Shores neighborhood south of the bridge, the Traffic Committee learned at its May 12 meeting. More...

Stopover eclipses expectations

The final weekend of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover was characterized by thousands of spectators at Fort Adams, competitive sailing on the bay, and major news onshore from the race’s chief executive. More...

Editorial

Attend the fire station open house this weekend

There has been much discussion throughout the community about the proposed expansion and renovation of the fire station. Voters will be asked to approve funding for the project at the upcoming financial town meeting. More...

Appreciative officer

To all the residents and businesses of Jamestown who generously donated to the 2015 Police Unity Tour, I would like to thank you for your support. More...

Island Chatter

Don’t miss the Memorial Day Parade that steps off at 10 a.m. from the school on Monday. Seriously, don’t miss it: It will be over before you set up your lawn chair. More...

About Town

Open house Thursday at bed-and-breakfast

The chamber of commerce will sponsor an open house at East Bay Bed & Breakfast on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Victorianstyle inn is fully licensed and located on Union Street. More...

String quartet to play concert at arts center

A string quartet from Community Music Works will perform at the Jamestown Arts Center on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Among the selections will be Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” and String Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich. More...

Shores association to meet on Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the library. All residents are welcome to attend and share information, concerns and ideas. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from May 11 to May 18 responded to 455 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 168 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...