January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Members of the Filipino-American Association of Newport County took the Press to Freeport, N.Y., where they assisted in the ongoing disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. More...

News

Jamestown Chapel will celebrate its independence after 15 years

Church separated from Exeter Chapel in 2011

The origins of the Jamestown Chapel lie in the beliefs and traditions of the Baptist church. At one time the members belonged to the Exeter Chapel on Ten Rod Road. More...

House makes history, passes same-sex marriage legislation

The state House of Representatives voted 51-19 last week to allow same-sex couples to marry in Rhode Island. More...

Renowned stone carver demonstrates work to Lawn fifth-graders

Islander Nicholas Benson carved MLK Jr. Memorial

Some lucky fifth-grade students at Lawn Avenue School had an opportunity to watch a genius at work – literally. More...

About Town

Learn how to save bobolink habitats

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...

Yoga classes aimed at helping sleeping habits

Registered yoga teacher Jane Larson will host a workshop at the Island Heron on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. to help improve sleeping habits. More...

AARP to offer free tax preparation at library

The AARP Foundation will provide free income-tax preparation at the Jamestown Philomenian Library beginning Monday, Feb. 4. Assistance is available to people of all ages with low and moderate incomes. More...

Obituaries

John Lawless

John Lawless, 75, formerly of Saunderstown, Jamestown, Key West, Fla., and Ketchikan, Alaska, passed away peacefully Jan. 24, 2013. He was the husband of the late Eileen J. (Harrington) Lawless. More...

Doris (Stevenson) Cramer

Doris (Stevenson) Cramer, 82, passed away on Jan. 23, 2013, at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was the former wife of the late Paul F. Cramer Jr. and the daughter of the late William and Julia (Wuskell) Stevenson. More...

Harbor board drafts budget

No mooring increases in proposal sent to council

Mooring fees and other harbor rates are safe from an increase for at least one more summer, the Harbor Commission said Monday. At a special budget meeting, the panel voted to approve an operating budget of about $226,000. More...

Islander named one of 50 music directors who make a difference

Gregg Charest teaches in EWG school district

The last couple of years have been pretty good for Gregg Charest from a professional standpoint. More...

Editorial

How much will it cost to cross the bridge?

Jamestowners should be aware of proposed legislation now before the General Assembly that could end up increasing the price of tolls on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

VIEWPOINT

‘I have no confidence in Superintendent Lukon’

We withdrew our child from Melrose Avenue School last June. Like the teachers, my husband Rob and I have no confidence in Superintendent Lukon. There are five nonmilitary families who withdrew their children between February and June 2012. More...

Letters to the Editor

Congress needs to address climate change

During his second inaugural address last week, President Obama promised action on climate change during his second term, acknowledging that “failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” With the current partisan div More...

Sindoni Foundation fundraiser a success

Along with our family, we would like to thank everyone for making the summer fundraiser for the Joseph A. Sindoni Jr. Foundation a wonderful success. A special thank you goes to Phyllis Bedard for her generosity and assistance. More...

Details missing in story about Mackerel Cove

As a former journalist and Jamestown resident, I was somewhat perplexed by the story last week about an apparent breach of the regulations regarding the repair of the seawall on Mackerel Cove (“State tells property owner to restore coastal-buff 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. 31 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 31

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 31, 1913 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 378 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 223 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Linda Brazil received a permit Jan. 22 to replace a three-panel sliding door at 153 Intrepid Lane. Work estimated to cost $11,300. Walter Wadsworth received a permit Jan. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 31 7 p.m., the School Committee will hold a budget workshop at Melrose Avenue School Monday, Feb. 4 6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...