March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Modified plans for Simpatico gets approval

Board wants to make sure restaurant fits with village

Owners of Simpatico Jamestown presented a motion on March 20 to the Planning Commission to modify a previous application to alter the restaurant. More...

News

Island couple opens shop downtown

Crabby Lion refurbishes, sells abandoned furniture

“Live each day with (re)purpose.” That’s the slogan that has been adopted by a young couple who are the entrepreneurs behind Jamestown’s newest business. The Crabby Lion on 25 Narragansett Ave. More...

Work underway to upgrade school security

Renovations expected to be complete after April break

New security doors are in place at both Jamestown schools. The new doors are the first stage of a security overhaul being conducted in the district, the School Committee said at its March 21 meeting. More...

Chamber choice

Phyllis Bedard thanks the crowd last week at Jamestown Fish after being named the recipient of the third annual Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. More...

About Town

Children will hunt for Easter eggs Saturday

The Jamestown Women’s Club will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. at the ball field on Lawn Avenue. Children will be able to meet the Easter bunny. More...

Award-winning film Thursday at library

“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...

Lecture on managing storm water Tuesday

Beverly O’Keefe, a University of Rhode Island master gardener, will speak at the library on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. She will discuss harvesting water for gardens and using rain barrels for residential storm-water management. More...

Obituaries

Constance M. (McGirr) McAleer

Constance M. (McGirr) McAleer, 83, formerly of Jamestown, passed away peacefully March 21, 2013, surrounded by her children. She was the wife of the late Francis J. McAleer. More...

Richard “Bass” W. Baserman

Richard “Bass” W. Baserman, 63, passed away March 17, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Jan. 21, 1950, in Johnstown, Pa., to Barbara and Richard Baserman, who precede him in death. More...

New bridge signs offer hope to the suicidal

Prevention hotline receives nearly 1,500 calls annually

Perhaps you’ve seen the signs. A new one was just attached to the Jamestown Verrazano Bridge sign at the western foot of the bride. They also appear on the approach to the Newport Bridge. More...

Supt. Lukon meets with teachers

Communication problems stem from system change

Superintendent Marcia Lukon and about 15 union teachers met March 20 at Lawn Avenue School to discuss communication problems in the district. More...

Editorial

Editorial

How safe are we?

Our island schools are currently undergoing major security upgrades in wake of the tragic shootings of elementary school students in Newtown, Conn. More...

Letters to the Editor

In-law apartments will add to sewer problems

The island has serious water and sewer issues, and a disparity between the Jamestown Shores and downtown with regard to development. There is no questions that the addition of in-law apartments will add to the water and sewer problems on the island. More...

Thanks to everyone for supporting yoga

As relatively new business owners in Jamestown, Kartla Bartley and I were overwhelmed with the attendance at a special yoga class we held at the Jamestown Arts Center on March 20. More...

Yarn available for interested knitters

Thanks to a financial contribution from Art and Jan Washburn of the Seaside Family Cruise, I have purchased yarn for our hat-scarfand mitten drive for the Thanksgiving baskets that will be presented in November. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Naval activity on Narragansett Bay stayed strong between the world wars. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of March 28

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. From the Newport Journal, March 28, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From March 19 to March 25, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 402 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 207 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 28 4:55 p.m., the Town Council will meet to conduct interviews at Town Hall 6 p.m., the Town Council and School Committee will hold a joint budget workshop at Town Hall Monday, April 1 6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water an More...

Scholarships

CIAA offers $5,000 grant to graduating artist More...