March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Major increases lie in capital improvements

$150,000 will be used to replace rec center’s roof

A new roof for the rec center, fresh carpets at the library and upgraded emergency medical equipment are among the major purchases the town could incur in fiscal year 2014. More...

Celtic Gathering, an Irish music group, will perform on St. Patty’s

Free 90-minute concert will take place Sunday at library

When the Friends of Jamestown Library announced its concert schedule, it was no accident that Celtic Gathering was penciled in for March 17. The Irish music group is the perfect choice for St. Patrick’s Day. More...

Scholarships offered by community chorus

Applications are now being accepted by the Jamestown Community Chorus for its annual music award. This year there will be two $500 grants awarded, one each for a student and adult. More...

About Town

Special yoga class with live music Wednesday

The Island Heron will present an equinox yoga class with Coral Brown at the Jamestown Arts Center on Wednesday, March 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be live music and a gong performance. Cost is $30. More...

Learn how to plan for retirement Thursday

Ray Conover of MetLife will hold a free retirement-planning workshop at Jamestown Fish on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP to rconover@metlife.com. The workshop is exclusively for employees of the Jamestown school district. More...

Laser tag, basketball at lock-in Friday night

A lock-in for middle-school students will be held 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 pie-eating contest. The lock-in will continue until 7 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Mary (May) Haughey

Mary (May) Haughey, 92, passed peacefully on Feb. 26, 2013, leaving behind family and friends who, while saddened by the loss, are grateful for her long and healthy life. More...

Marjorie L. (Brown) O’Connor

Marjorie L. (Brown) O’Connor, 90, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully March 7, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. O’Connor for 61 years. Born in Louisville, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and S. More...

Councilors hold budget work shops

Bruce Keiser proposes $21.7M spending plan

On average, homeowners will see their tax bills increase $28 if residents OK the $21.7 million budget at the Financial Town Meeting on June 3, according to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

Town considers accessory units

Council takes first look at planners’ ordinance draft

Jamestown may ease the rules about in-law apartments to help extended families afford to live on the island, the Town Council indicated after a preliminary discussion at its March 7 meeting. More...

Islander sets sights on national math olympiad team

Sam Hollister is a junior at North Kingstown High

Sam Hollister is an accomplished young man. The Jamestown resident is not only well known as a classically trained pianist, but he is also gaining renown for his skills as a mathematician. More...

Editorial

Trail improvements much needed at Hull Cove

The saga at Hull Cove continues. If you recall, last summer someone clear-cut the trail to Hull Cove, a town-maintained public rightof way to the beach. The work was done without permission from the Coastal Resources Management Council. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making anniversary special

I would like to thank the following people for speaking at the teen center’s five-year celebration: Bill Piva, Melissa Minto, Kristine Trocki, Blake Dickinson, Debbie Bailey, Rachel O’Neill, Kate Moreau and Joan Goldstein. More...

SSV Hazard Perry still needs donations

We appreciate so much your ongoing support for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island in its building of Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. 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, March 14 Salad, corned beef with potatoes, peas and carrots, gelatin, turkey and cheese on wheat More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 14

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 14, 1913 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From March 5 to March 11, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 350 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 213 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, March 187 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, March 196:45 p.m., the Tree Committee will meet at the libraryWednesday, March 207:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

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 More...