April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Dollars for ducks

Joy Vieira buys tickets for the Duck Derby from Grace Gaynor and Anna Goldsmith in front of Mc- Quade’s. The fundraiser helps support the class trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Police chief proposes new stop signs

Council also appoints harbor commissioner

At the April Fools’ Day meeting of the Town Council, President Kristine Trocki joked about obtaining a secret list of stop signs that motorists can run without paying a fine. But her remarks were not part of an April Fools’ prank. More...

Library volunteer works now on display

Elizabeth Purdum’s work on display until April 25

Elizabeth Purdum of Jamestown is considered to be the library’s historic archivist. Now the painter has archived some of her own history for an exhibition of her artwork that will be displayed for most of April. More...

About Town

Renowned pianist will play at St. Matthew’s

Pianist Shuann Chai will play the Jamestown community piano at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Monday, April 8, at 3 p.m. The free after-school concert is designed for Jamestown students, although everyone is invited to attend. More...

Yoga for all skill levels each Monday at library

Yoga classes for all skill levels are being held each Monday at 6 p.m. at the library. The class is sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and taught by certified yoga instructor Diana McCallister. More...

Last week to complete work for CIAA exhibit

The drop-off date for entries into the Conanicut Island Art Association’s all-media exhibit is Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Town Hall. The opening reception will be held the following Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

School board proposes reduced spending plan

Taxpayers will save on tuition, special education

The School Committee and Town Council met March 28 to discuss the school district’s $11.1 million budget request for the fiscal year that starts July 1. More...

Restoration plan put on hold

Mackerel Cove will not get new beach grass this year

A shortage of beach grass has aborted the town’s efforts to revegetate the dune at Mackerel Cove Beach, the Town Council learned at its Monday meeting. More...

Editorial

Champlin funds help preserve our history

Deep in the basement of Town Hall, a grant from the Champlin Foundation has been used to increase the amount of storage available in the Jamestown Historical Society’s vault by 140 percent. More...

Letters to the Editor

Humans, not cats, are biggest threat to birds

Leading biologists, climate scientists and environmental watchdogs all agree that the impact of humans on the environment is without a doubt the number-one cause of species loss. More...

Educating kids on the Internet is important

Lawn School recently hosted an event for parents to learn more about keeping our children safe online. The guest speaker, Dr. 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 History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 4

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, April 4, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From March 26 to April 1, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 378 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 206 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, April 47 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, April 86 p.m., the Town Council will hold a budget workshop at Town HallTuesday, April 97 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Scholarships

Community theater offers two $1,000 awards More...