February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Supt. Lukon unveils budget

Proposal is $350K less than current fiscal year

Superintendent Marcia Lukon last week presented the School Committee with a $12,231,960 budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. The spending plan, if approved, would be $349,710 less than the current fiscal year, a decrease of 2.78 percent. More...

News

Lower Shoreby could be first historic district zone in town

Council votes unanimously to have ordinance drafted

Lower Shoreby Hill is back on track to become Jamestown’s first historic district zone, according to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

A cappella group will spice up concert with guitar, fiddle and poetry

Accidental Sisters will be featured at library Sunday

In 2009, after a 30-year career as a performer on the opera stage, Julie Andrews began to realize that her professional career was coming to an end. More...

KLONDIKE KIDS

Jamestown Boy Scouts Troop 1 finished fourth out of 24 sleds entered in Camp Yagoog’s Klondike Derby held earlier this month. 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, Feb. 7 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 7

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, Feb. 7, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Barbara M. Leonard

Barbara M. Leonard, former R.I. secretary of state, prominent businesswoman, philanthropist, civic leader, wife and mother, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2013. More...

Mary Schlubach Cartwright

Mary Schlubach Cartwright, 89, of Nashville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2013. More...

Top floor of golf course building closed to public

According to town officials, second floor no longer safe

Due to structural concerns, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser said at Monday’s Town Council meeting that the Jamestown Golf Course’s entire second floor will be closed to the public permanently. More...

Newport wins 2015 Volvo Ocean Race

Event will cost taxpayers $775,000 next fiscal year

Another major sailing event is coming to Rhode Island. Fresh on the heels of the success of last year’s America’s Cup World Series, Gov. More...

Editorial

Legislators should legalize marijuana

A bill will be introduced in the General Assembly this week that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol is taxed at the federal level. More...

Letters to the Editor

Emergency personnel shows compassion

I would like to think the members of the Jamestown Police, Fire and EMS departments who helped me when my husband, Bob, passed away at our house two weeks ago. More...

Donations will help those ailing from MS

I would like to thank my fellow Jamestowners for their generous donations during the holiday season. The Rhode Island chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society works hard to meet the many needs of their members and families. 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

Arts center will host fellowship exhibition

The Jamestown Arts Center will host this year’s Rhode Island State Council of the Arts’ fellowship exhibition beginning Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be musical performances by Glenda Luck and Silvio Cueller. More...

JAC will screen nine short films next week

The Jamestown Arts Center will show nine selections from the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Feb. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. More...

Forum Sunday will highlight teen center

Molly Conlon, coordinator at the Jamestown Teen Center, will be the guest speaker at a community forum on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 349 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 204 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 7 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Lawn Avenue School Tuesday, Feb. 12 5:30 p.m., the Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library 7 p.m., the Conservation Committee will meet at Town Hall More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Islander completes WPI research project Michael Brendlinger, a junior majoring in robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed a hands-on research project in Washington. More...