August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fort Wetherill boaters ink deal with town

Fort Wetherill boaters have agreed to a five-year extension with the town to lease the 42- slip boat basin located near the state park. More...

Editorial

Protection needed for island’s historic buildings

The Planning Commission has heard from a developer who would like to tear down the former Portuguese American Citizens Club and build condominiums at the site. It’s the American way. Tear something down, build something newer and maybe better. More...

Helping hands

Volunteers of all ages harvest more than 500 pounds of vegetables weekly at the community farm to donate to soup kitchens and food pantries across the state. More...

Island Chatter

The community farm has a bumper crop of honey. The limit of one jar per person is no longer in place, and they have plenty available for purchase at $9 per jar. More...

About Town

Pet photos needed for annual calendar

The Humane Society of Jamestown is organizing its annual animal calendar, and photos of local pets are needed for possible inclusion. Pet owners can submit their photos to the Humane Society of Jamestown, P.O. Box 681, Jamestown, RI 02835. More...

Model railroad to be showcased Saturday

The garden railroad at 98 East Shore Road will be on display Saturday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The model railroad has 500 feet of track, five trains and 22 buildings. More...

Buddhist meditation on Tuesday evening

Newcomers are welcome to join the Buddhist meditation group on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. at the senior center. The group meets weekly to practice sitting and walking meditation. Members also study Buddhist traditions. More...

Condos proposed on former PAC land

Planning board suggests reducing scale of project

The former Portuguese American Citizens Club at 138 Narragansett Ave. could be razed to make room for condominiums, developer Douglas DeSimone told the Planning Commission last week. More...

Renovations pay tribute to longtime business

Open house will be held tonight at Taste Design

Although Jamestown Designs may be gone, the new tenant of its former building has much of the same spirit as the longtime village fixture. Taste Design will hold the third of three open houses Thursday at 5 p.m. at 17 Narragansett Ave. More...

News

Final meeting before school starts

Increased meals forces service provider in red

The school district’s food service provider has reported a yearend loss, the School Committee learned at its Aug. 19 meeting. Aramark reported a loss of $3,571, which was largely attributed to increased labor from extended breakfast hours. More...

Phishing scam aimed at E-ZPass customers

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is warning E-ZPass customers of an email phishing scam looking to solicit payments for overdue accounts. More...

West Nile detected in North Kingstown

Mosquitoes collected in North Kingstown on Aug. 12 tested positive for West Nile virus, according to state environmental officials. The sample of seven mosquitoes is a species that can bite both birds and humans. More...

Letters to the Editor

Nota: Visitors welcome

In last week’s edition of the Jamestown Press, a letter to the editor was included from a long-time summer visitor (“Unwanted vacationers,” Aug. 20). More...

Sorry for inconvenience

I’d like to thank Mr. Kaput for his letter to the Jamestown Press (“Unwanted vacationers,” letters, Aug. 20). More...

Kudos from chief fool

On behalf of the Jamestown Yacht Club, I would like to thank everyone who made the 38th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta another foolish and fun day. A good northerly breeze tested the nautical expertise of all the sailors. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of August 27 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. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24 responded to 535 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 197 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

town meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 2 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet as the board of water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall 6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...