June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Board approves residential apartments

Downtown commercial space will be converted

Jack Brittain, owner of commercial property at 14 Clinton Ave., went to the Planning Commission for permission to convert the second and third floors of his downtown building into two residential apartments. More...

America’s Cup catamarans arrive safely in Rhode Island

590-foot ship brought the cargo from Italy to Quonset

When the Dutch container ship Dolfijngracht sailed up Narragansett Bay passed Jamestown Sunday afternoon, it carried tangible proof that the long-held dream of many people in Rhode Island was about to come a reality. More...

‘Mayor of Howland Avenue’ laid to rest after 16 years

The dog that slept so many hours will be missed dearly

In the world beyond Jamestown, many notable things happened in early June. More...

About Town

Cartoonist to hold book signing tomorrow

Jamestown Press cartoonist Will Wilson, 27, creator of Ordinary Bill, will release “Greetings from the Ocean State” later this month. More...

Author will discuss historic architecture

A presentation of Jamestown’s lost architecture by Jim Buttrick will take place on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

June Festival will be held at CBC Saturday

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual June Festival on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the church grounds. The festival will include an auction, food, an outdoor flea market and raffles. 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 June 26, 2012, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND A More...

JHS 100 years: A new mill for Conanicut Island

After the American Revolution, some of the people who had left Conanicut Island during the British occupation returned. Their stay was often short. More...

Baseball historian will discuss book tonight

Ed Achorn, a baseball historian and the editor at the Providence Journal, will speak at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. More...

Liquor license transferred

Council approves permit shift to Jamestown Tavern

In a unanimous decision, the Town Council voted Monday to approve the transfer of the liquor license formerly held by the Portuguese American Citizens Club to the Jamestown Tavern. More...

School board agrees to new contract with teachers

Deal includes a new step increase worth $1,425

The School Committee voted 3-1 to approve the proposed teachers’ contract, noting changes in compensation, as well as a review of the current step-system format, which dictates salary increases for teachers. More...

Editorial

Scattering Seeds

Time to say goodbye. What is now occurring in Jamestown brings to mind the bittersweet poignancy of the beautiful song by that name. We see at homes throughout the village and in our outlying neighborhoods, moving vans being loaded by young families. More...

Photo

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Letters to the Editor

Association’s concerns ‘disregarded, ignored’

Like every year past, the budget process in Jamestown concludes when the Town Council presents a proposed budget to the voters of Jamestown for approval, modifications and public discussion – also known as the Financial Town Meeting. More...

Thanks for helping with pasta supper

Troop 1 of Jamestown would like to acknowledge the generosity of our community sponsors who supported our recent pasta supper: More...

Money still needed for July’s firework display

For the uninitiated, the Jamestown Rocket ’hogs are an organization with one purpose: to raise money for our town’s annual Independence Day fireworks display. This year is no different. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, June 14 Flag Day More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 14 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 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation Thomas Morrissey, 28, of Beacon Avenue, Jamestown, was charged June 5 with violation of a bench warrant. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs June 5, 9:30 p.m., Car 3, Car 4, Engine 1, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 were dispatched to Bay View Condominiums for an alarm. June 6, 12:07 p.m., Car 1, Car 3, Ladder 1 and Engine 1 went to Park Street for a fire alarm. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Marie-Helene Cormier received a permit May 31 to construct a single family dwelling with attached deck and garage at 70 Clinton Ave. Work estimated to cost $309,000. More...