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Panel drafts accessory apartment ordinance

Following hours of discussion at recent meetings, and after examining related laws in municipalities similar to Jamestown, the Planning Commission has drafted an ordinance for accessory dwelling units. More...

News

Not your traditional fairy tale

Rehearsals underway for ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

It takes a kingdom, or the community of Jamestown in this case, to put on a play. More...

Historical society honored for its commitment to volunteerism

For 100 years the JHS has relied on unpaid members

For 100 years the Jamestown Historical Society has been run by volunteers. Those volunteers, both past and present, are now being recognized. The group was recently named the winner of this year’s Antoinette Downing Award. More...

ROCK ON

Ben and Daniel Borhegyi enjoy the splendid weather on Labor Day at the rock at East Ferry. The boys are the grandsons of Ralph and Delia Klingbeil. More...

Upcoming Events

Seaweed artist will display work Saturday

An exhibit of artist Mary Chatowsky Jameson will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Island Heron. Jameson harvests seaweed from coastal waters and uses the organic material to make marine botanical prints. 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, Oct. 11 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 11

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, Oct. 11, 1912 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLANDNOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING More...

Conservation panel weighs in on enforcement for ‘tax lots’

Letter to neighbors will list potential violations

People who live next to the 86 vacant “tax lots” in Jamestown Shores will soon receive informational letters explaining how to be a good neighbor to these properties, the Conservation Commission decided Tuesday. More...

Conanicut Marine goes green with solar

Updated facilities can save nearly 200,000 kwh yearly

The Conanicut Marine Services boatyard has been operating on 10 acres at Taylor Point for more than 30 years. During that time the yard’s four sheds have serviced recreational, competitive and commercial vessels of all sizes. More...

Editorial

Accessory apartment ordinance a step in the right direction

One of the frequent complaints we hear about Jamestown is that the cost of real estate has made it difficult for members of many extended families to remain on the island. More...

Letters to the Editor

Simple changes can improve bike race

I hope the Columbus Day bike race was a success for the Rotary Club, and it was able to raise significant money for its worthwhile causes. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

About Town

Concert will benefit depression sufferers

The second annual benefit in the memory of Josh Barber will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Narragansett Café. Josh was a Jamestown musician who committed suicide at 30 years old. More...

Garden club to meet at St. Matthew’s Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. A business meeting at 1 p.m. will be followed by a workshop at 2 p.m. More...

Meet the candidates next week at library

The Jamestown Shores Association will offer an opportunity to meet the candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 17. From 6:30 to 7 p.m., the four candidates for School Committee will be introduced. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation Brittany N. Freeman, 25, of Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Oct. 3 with violation of a bench warrant that was issued from 2nd Division District Court in Newport. Freeman was transported to the courthouse the following day. More...

EMS RUNS

EMS runs Sept. 23, 12:05 a.m., Rescue 3, Narragansett Avenue, transported. Sept. 23, 3:58 p.m., Rescue 3, Pemberton Avenue, transported. Sept. 23 , 6:15 p.m., Rescue 3, Beavertail State Park, Refused Sept. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Oct. 157 p.m., the Town Council willmeet at Town HallWednesday, Oct. 176 p.m., the Buildings andFacilities Committee will meetat Town Hall7:30 p.m., the PlanningCommission will meet atTown Hall More...