January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Chafee unveils $8.2 billion spending plan

Sen. President Paiva Weed calls it a good starting point

Gov. Lincoln Chafee unveiled an $8.2 billion budget last week in Providence. More...

News

Recreation Department to get consultant

Council wants study of programs, staff, facilities

Jamestown will go out to bid for a management consultant to study the Parks and Recreation Department, the Town Council decided Tuesday night. More...

Next month’s raffle to benefit animal shelter

Pier Pizza will host a Valentine’s basket raffle from Feb. 1 to Feb. 13 at its North Kingstown location at 6667 Post Road. Raffle tickets are available at the restaurant, and all proceeds will be donated to the North Kingstown Animal Shelter. More...

Father and son take the helm at Grapes & Gourmet

Bill and Will Wilson have ideas for minor renovations

Grapes & Gourmet may have new owners, but that doesn’t mean that they are unfamiliar with the operation of one of Jamestown’s two liquor stores. More...

About Town

Learn about bobolinks at library next month

University of Connecticut’s Bobolink Project will be at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Library group will discuss ‘Paris Wife’

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s Tuesday afternoon bookdiscussion group will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. New members are welcome. More...

Egypt is subject of travel presentation

A travel presentation by Mike and Karen Montoya will take place at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. The presentation will include a slideshow and personal stories from their trip to Egypt. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 394 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 206 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Jan. 29 The meeting of the Zoning Board of Review is canceled More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Islanders make dean’s lists for fall semester • Alice Toll was named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Morris for the fall 2012 semester. More...

SKY HIGH

This decades-old photo shows a view along the cables from the top of the west tower during construction of the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Town councilors decide to replace golf course building

Safety concerns will lead to demolition of current one

The Jamestown Golf Course building will be demolished and replaced with a new structure, the Town Council decided Tuesday night. More...

Editorial

Time to allow same-sex marriage

Rhode Island lawmakers are again considering legislation that would permit same-sex marriage. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to those who helped with plunge

Ringing in the New Year in traditional fashion, the second annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge – formerly and always known as the Jamestown Penguin Plunge – was a great success. More...

Many volunteers help make holiday special

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, and then it’s over. 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...

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. 24 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 24

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, January 24, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Diana Lanier Smith

Diana Lanier Smith, of Jamestown, passed away on Jan. 22, 2013, in North Branford, Conn., after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. More...

LeRoy F. Meredith

LeRoy F. Meredith, 87, a longtime resident of Wilmington, Del., died on Jan. 21, 2013. Roy was born in Newport and raised in Jamestown. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and graduated in 1952 from Stevens Institute of Technology. More...

Lillian M. (Matoes) Hammersley

Lillian M. (Matoes) Hammersley, 89, of North Kingstown, formerly of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Jan. 18, 2013. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Hammersley. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Matoes. More...