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News

Councilors meet with department heads to discuss goals

Council wants to know if objectives are achievable

After two special workshops and more than four hours of faceto face meetings with staff, the Town Council is near consensus about its goals, the councilors said last week. But they also stressed that their work is not yet over. More...

Bill would allow three-week window to cast ballots

Saying it would eliminate long lines like those many voters stood in for hours in November, state Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has proposed a bill that would allow Rhode Islanders to cast their votes over the course of about three weeks before Election Day. More...

North Kingstown students present ‘Guys and Dolls’ this weekend

11 Jamestowners involved; curtains open Friday night

A cast and crew of more than 100 North Kingstown High School students will present a production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys and Dolls” at the school auditorium this weekend. 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, March 7 Juice cup, beef stew with potatoes, peas and carrots, biscuit, pears, meatball grinder More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 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, March 7, 1913 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Feb. 26 to March 4, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 346 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 184 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 76:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water and sewercommissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallSaturday, March 99 a.m., the Town Council will hold a budget workshop at Town Hall More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Lawn Avenue School honors top students

Lawn Avenue School recently announced it Excellence in Effort, a list of its top-performing students for the semester. More...

School board responds to union’s allegations

Committee isn’t convinced, defends superintendent

The School Committee at its Feb. 28 meeting responded to a letter from the local teachers association calling for the resignation of Superintendent Marcia Lukon. The letter of no confidence was read aloud by the president of the union on Jan. More...

Proposed golf course building dominates council’s open forum

One resident questions if new structure is needed

The Town Council will delve into details later this month about its plan to replace the building at the Jamestown Golf Course. That was the councilors response to three residents who raised questions about the project during open forum at their Feb. More...

Editorial

Sen. Reed sponsors bill to raise minimum wage

In an effort to help working families and strengthen the economy, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed recently joined U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa as a co-sponsor in introducing a bill to raise the federal minimum wage. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fifth-graders to design town’s new police car

The Jamestown Police Department will soon be receiving a new police cruiser. This one will be different in a number of ways from the traditional police car. Last year, Ford discontinued the long-standing traditional police car, the Crown Victoria. 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

Overnight lock-in next Friday at teen center

A lock-in will be held for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at the teen center on Friday, March 15, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be food, dodgeball, movies, basketball, music, laser tag and a pieeating contest. More...

Women’s club meets at library Tuesday night

The Jamestown Women’s Club will meet at the library on Tuesday, March 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the museum room. New members are welcome. More...

Chamber event will feature U.S. attorney

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a discussion with U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 a.m. at the Narragansett Café. Neronha is a resident and native of Jamestown. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 26, 2013, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...