March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Owner of Hull Cove property appeals CRMC decision

Controversy over proposed construction of a two-story home on a seaside lot on Clarke’s Village Lane – which took four public hearings for the state’s coastal agency to ultimately decide against – will find its way back into t More...

News

Panel mulls economic development plan

Home-based businesses has turned town into more than just a waterfront

Jamestown’s economy has seen a surge in home-based businesses, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer, who said that there are many more parts to the town’s economy besides the waterfront and downtown businesses. More...

Island native takes the reins as the new teen coordinator

Molly Conlon replaces Debbie Tungett and is already cooking up ideas

Molly Conlon, a lifelong islander, will be the new person in charge of the Jamestown Teen Center. More...

Last week to advertise in phonebook

The Jamestown Women’s Club and the Jamestown Press are preparing to publish the 2012 edition for the Jamestown Telephone Directory. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 29

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, March 29, 1912 More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth R. Murray

Elizabeth R. Murray, of 71 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, died March 22, 2012, at age 105. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Daniel P. and Margaret (McPartland) Murray. More...

James L. Smith

James L. Smith, formerly of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at his house in Anderson, S.C., on March 16, 2012, after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia and will be sadly missed by those who knew him. More...

Housing panel hires new director

Richard Leco has served as interim administrator since Ron DuPont’s resignation

On Sunday, Richard Leco will officially become the executive director of the Jamestown Housing Authority. Leco, who has been serving as interim director since Oct. More...

Chamber hears about America’s Cup

Chairman tells some 30 merchants that “it’s a circus and it’s coming to town”

The America’s Cup World Series came to town this week in the form of Brad Read. The executive director of Sail Newport is also chairman of the governor’s host committee for the sailing event that comes to the area in June. More...

Editorial

Scattering Seeds

I invite you to envision three houses in Jamestown. While the descriptions that follow are composites, the factual situations are realistic, and fairly common. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone who made show successful

The cast and crew of “Footloose” would like to send enormous thanks to the many family members, friends and neighbors who supported North Kingstown High School’s Fine Arts Department by attending this year’s musical. More...

Sam Bari

The new underworld

Back in the day, the underworld existed in seedy bars, dark alleys and back rooms where entry required a secret knock or password. Organized crime was at the top of the heap in that nefarious realm. More...

About Town

‘Leh Wi Tok’ will be shown tonight at JAC

The Jamestown Arts Center will present a special screening of “Leh Wi Tok,” a documentary film about the power of radio in Sierra Leone, West Africa, on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. More...

Police to offer free self-defense course

The Jamestown Police Department is offering a rape aggression defense class for women of all ages. The four-day, basic self-defense course will be held April 23 to April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Melrose Avenue School. More...

Library plans 10-week sign-language course

A 10-week course in sign language will be held from April 12 through June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The class will be taught by Gemma Guinguing, who won Miss Deaf Rhode Island in 2005. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

• In last week’s edition of the Jamestown Press, the letter to the editor titled “Thanks to everyone who helped with D.C. trip” signed by Maureen McDermott and Karen Rafanelli was accidently emailed to the Press. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs March 21, 7:23 p.m., Engine 3, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Engine 1 were dispatched to Walcott Avenue for a fire alarm. March 22, 7 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. More...