January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Bridge work on North Road nearly finished

The work being done by the state on North Road near Zeek’s Creek Bait & Tackle is nearly complete, according to Heidi Gudmundson of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. More...

Farrell resigns from Harbor Commission

Harbor Commissioner Jake Farrell announced his resignation Tuesday morning citing a new job as the reason for his notice. More...

Library friends will kick off new concert series Sunday

Stars will all be islanders; Andrew Potter is first act

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will unveil a new concert series at the library Sunday afternoon. There are several other ongoing musical series in town, but the new library series is unique in that all of the performers are Jamestown residents. 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, Jan. 10 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 10

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. From the Newport Journal, Jan. 10, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Helene Marie Smith

Helene Marie Smith of Jamestown passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2013. Formerly of Needham, Mass., and born in Somerville, Mass., Helene was the beloved wife of the late Raymond W. Smith. More...

Richard Beretta

Richard Beretta, a longtime Jamestown resident, passed away on Jan. 6, 2013, in Stuart, Fla. More...

Ruth (Peet) Newman

Ruth (Peet) Newman, 88, of West Reach Drive, passed away Jan. 1, 2013, peacefully at home. She was the beloved wife of Frederick J. Newman for 58 years. More...

Fort Getty rates won’t increase for residents

Price goes up only for out-of-town campers

The enduring saga of the campground at Fort Getty got some fresh plot twists at Monday’s Town Council meeting, and thanks largely to the persistence of Weatherly Court resident Maurice Laflamme, one of the new developments is good news for loca More...

Frank LaPere sells Grapes & Gourmet after a decade at East Ferry

Liquor store will remain open under new owners

The Town Council approved the transfer Monday of the liquor license associated with Grapes & Gourmet, one of Jamestown’s two liquor stores. More...

Editorial

Scattering Seeds

Our national government is crippled. It lurches from crisis to crisis. Immediate needs (such as relief to victims of Superstorm Sandy) and chronic needs (such as updating ancient infrastructure) go unmet, or are poorly handled. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s mitten drive once again a success

Once again the generosity of the residents of Jamestown was shown. The annual mitten drive was a success. This year we collected 141 items. 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

Bobolink Project schedules four dates at library

University of Connecticut’s Bobolink Project will return to the Jamestown Philomenian Library on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 10. More...

Exhibit of plein air paintings on display

An exhibit by local plein air painters is currently on display at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Featured artists include Evelyn Rhodes, Emily Boenning, Judy Knight, Katie Grimes, Amy Friedman, Elizabeth Purdum, Gloria Dahl and Carol Bliven. More...

Lions Club collecting eyeglasses for needy

The Jamestown Lions Club is sponsoring a donation drive to collect used eyeglasses that will be donated to needy people worldwide. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Dec. 31 to Jan. 7, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 337 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 185 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Sav Rebecchi received a permit Dec. 13 to construct a 36-by-10- feet living room and porch extension at 13 Sail St. Work estimated to cost $20,000. David Reardon received a permit Dec. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Jan. 14 5 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 15 6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will meet at the library 7 p.m., Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 16 More...