January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown delegates on opposite sides of same-sex marriage legislation

Paiva Weed against bill, Ruggiero a House sponsor

State Rep. Arthur Handy has introduced the same bill in the House for 10 years. Handy’s bill would permit same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, the only state in New England that does not recognize marriage equality. More...

News

Former ethics commissioner wants to see legislators held responsible

Bill Harsch resigned from post to run for council

Jamestown’s Bill Harsch wants to keep the spotlight shining on a 2009 court decision that he says has gutted the powers of the state Ethics Commission and upended the people’s intentions to clean up government. More...

Poetry reading this weekend features author with Down syndrome

Teresa Murray will share her new book Sunday

Teresa Murray knows she is about to turn some heads when her friends in Jamestown find out she has published a book of poetry. More...

Fragile

Grandparents, wiseChanging pain to joyReminding usDeath is a part of lifePain within our hearts,Shaking up our feelingsOpening our hearts and mindsfor grandparents’ sakeTiming is within days,weeks, months and yearsWithin 24 hours, our heartsHav More...

About Town

Registration required for babysitting course

A babysitter certification course for kids ages 11 to 15 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Participants will also be first-aid certified. More...

7 films to be screened at arts center Thursday

Seven selections from the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival will be shown at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. More...

First chorus rehearsal of 2013 Monday night

The Jamestown Community Chorus will start its 2013 spring season on Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Doors will open for registration at 6:30 p.m. Singers of all ages and voice ranges are needed. There are no auditions. More...

Town’s finances A-OK

Auditor says long-term outlook in good shape

Jamestown is in “good shape” financially, the Town Council learned Monday night from an expert hired to audit the books. More...

Panel says mooring rates could remain status quo

Harbor commissioners also learn Sandy could cost town

The cost to fix the mess Hurricane Sandy made in Jamestown is still up in the air, the Harbor Commission learned at its Jan. 9 meeting. More...

Editorial

Bipartisanship in Washington?

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, who represents Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district, highlighted the nonpartisan organization No Labels and its work to bridge the partisan divide in Congress. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pick up after your dog in public places

We took our dog for a walk in Fort Getty over the weekend. This park, like many on the island, has some great vistas that make the walk that much more pleasurable. What surprised us was the amount of dog excrement left behind by dog owners. More...

Mackerel Cove parking should not be purged

Regarding recent pronouncements by the Conservation Commission, we strenuously object to its plan to eliminate most of the beach parking and possibly relocate some of it to the Sheffi eld Cove side. More...

Thanks to everyone involved in pageant

The Jamestown Christmas pageant once again beautifully presented the Christmas story in a very meaningful way to the community who gathered Christmas Eve on Shoreby Hill. Thanks to everyone who came out for this heartwarming tradition. 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. 17 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 17

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, Jan. 17, 1913 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 370 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 194 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jason Vieira received a permit Dec. 26 to construct a three-bedroom house with a garage at 125 North Road. Work estimated to cost $306,900. Electrical permits Joe Dutra received a permit Jan. 7 to wire a generator at 20 Weeden Lane. More...