April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge officials discuss tolling options with residents

Paying to cross Sakonnet span most likely scenario

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority could be ready by early July to start toll collections on the Sakonnet River Bridge, according to RITBA Chairman David Darlington. More...

News

Reading with police

Patrolman Ronald Jacobson kicked off Rhode Island Reading Week on Monday by sharing a book with Melrose Avenue School first-graders. Jacobson serves as liaison to the Jamestown schools. More...

Planners continue to mull Shoreby Hill as historic zone

New ordinance, governing body would be established

The Planning Commission last week continued to review the necessary steps needed to establish Lower Shoreby Hill as the town’s first historic district. More...

for the record

The title of the book featured in last week’s Page 17 article is “The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Person.” Island resident Bill Sprague is the author. It is available on Amazon.com. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 11

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 11, 1913 More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

General Washington marches down Narragansett Avenue

During the 1770s, French support to the American Revolution was – despite French involvement in the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778 – primarily monetary and maritime. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From April 2 to April 8, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 389 calls for service. Officers performed 215 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. 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 APRIL 23, 2013, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND More...

Councilors continue to talk budget

Voters may be asked to approve $600,000 bond to pave North Main Road

Revaluation letters have gone out in the mail, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser told the Town Council Monday. On average, property values have increased by 6.6 percent, but it’s still premature to estimate the new tax rate, he said. More...

Marijuana now decriminalized

Is the new law sending the wrong message to teens?

Unaware motorists may have thought they were the butt of an April Fools’ joke: getting pulled over for speeding, forgetting there was a bag of weed lying on the passenger seat in plain sight, and then being allowed to drive away with two citati More...

Editorial

Proposed bridge tolls seem fair to motorists

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has finally released its proposed tolls for the Sakonnet River Bridge and they do not appear as onerous as opponents have predicted. More...

Let’s expand the proposed bike path connector along North Road

The Town Council is debating whether it should ask voters to approve a bond issue to resurface all of North Road at one time instead of spreading the project out over several years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Whitehouse for taking stand on carbon

The April 12 deadline for comments on U.S. Sen. Whitehouse’s draft on carbon pricing is fast approaching. More...

About Town

Deadline today to enter 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 next Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Watson Farm hosts Farm Kids program

Registration is open for Farm Kids, Watson Farm’s six-week program aimed at fifth- and sixthgraders. The group will meet each Friday from April 26 to May 31 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will be able to explore Watson Farm’s habitats. More...

Chamber breakfast tomorrow at ’Ganny

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a discussion with resident Jonathon DiOrio at the Narragansett Café on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Hazel O. Reynolds

Hazel O. Reynolds passed away peacefully on March 30, 2013, at her residence in Northern Virginia. She was 97 years old. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Strongsville, Ohio, on Feb. 1, 1916. She was the daughter of Jean C. and Ralph D. Graves. More...

Elizabeth Anne Purdum

Elizabeth Anne Purdum, 52, “Libby” to her family and friends, passed away on April 4, 2013, at her home in North Stonington, Conn. Libby was the daughter of the late Capt. William H. Purdum, U.S. More...