March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council mulls updating parking ordinance

Town wants beachgoers to stop parking on side streets

Jamestown will revive a defunct parking committee to review the ordinance on an annual basis and report back to the Town Council as needed, the councilors decided at Monday’s meeting. More...

Taking a break

Hayden Black scuttles up to a beached harp seal at Sunset Beach last week. More...

Open forum planned with local legislators

The League of Women Voters of Newport County will sponsor a forum with members of the General Assembly who represent Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. More...

About Town

Secret Garden hosts spring open house

The Secret Garden will host a spring open house on Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner David Urban said the annual event will be a fun celebration of the season. Refreshments will be served and kids will receive gifts. More...

Library will play film about Liberian war

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a 72-minute movie about Liberian women who took on the regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a civil war, will be shown on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Shores association will meet Wednesday night

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the library. The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner. 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 More...

Conanicut Marine eyes expansion at East Ferry

Marina also wins bid to restore woodpile pier

Conanicut Marine Services is planning an expansion, Bill Munger told the Harbor Commission at its March 13 meeting. Details are still to be decided. More...

Rates set for Ft. Getty pavilion

Out-of-towners will pay twice as much as residents

Tourists and out-of-towners will be able to rent the Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion at Fort Getty, the Town Council decided at its Monday meeting. However, the cost will be double the charge that residents pay. More...

Rhode Island’s only federal marshal moving to Jamestown

U.S. Senate approved Jamie Hainsworth in June 2012

There’s a new marshal in town. Federal Marshal Jamie Hainsworth and his wife have almost finished building their house that they will eventually occupy full time. Hainsworth has been the U.S. More...

Editorial

Editorial

Vehicle inspection fees eyed for bridge maintenance

A bill currently before the Senate in the state General Assembly seeks to revise the tolling ability of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Letters to the Editor

Beached seals should be viewed from distance

As oceanographers, we believe in making use of every opportunity that presents itself to introduce children to the wonders that the ocean has to offer. More...

Hull Cove should be off limits to public

The March 14 editorial in the Press highlighting and endorsing a grant possibility to build a wooden elevated walkway from Beavertail Road to Hull Cove is flawed. More...

Don’t forget to sign up for Cal Ripken Baseball

I am writing to thank Eric Bush for his tireless efforts over the past several years as the president of Jamestown Cal Ripken Baseball. I met Eric a few years ago when my son became active and I decided to become a coach in our league. 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 21 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 21

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 21, 1913 More...

News of Record

Scholarships

Newport County realtors offer two $1,000 awards More...

Police Log

From March 11 to March 18, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 375 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 167 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 217 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolTuesday, March 267 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town HallThursday, March 285:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet to conduct interviews More...