April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Business expo at rec center Tuesday

With the seemingly neverending debates surrounding bridge tolling, what better time is there for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce to hold its first business expo since November 2011. More...

News

Residents, councilors debate clubhouse

Taxpayer questions if lease with operator is profitable

The Town Council held a workshop Monday night to go over the plan and hear public comments on replacing the golf course building. More...

Body found in West Passage was jumper

A woman whose body washed ashore Sunday morning a mile south of the Jamestown Bridge has been identified as 34-year-old Barbora Persinova of West Roxbury, Mass. More...

Concert tells story of Sioux healer

Bobby Bridger will perform musical narrative Saturday

Texan Bobby Bridger is coming east. The musician will be accompanied by renowned guitarist John Inmon when he performs his epic musical narrative at the Jamestown Arts Center Saturday. More...

About Town

Forum on aquaculture Wednesday at library

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the library. The meeting will include a panel discussion on oyster farming in waters surrounding Jamestown. More...

Duck Derby scheduled April 27 at East Ferry

The annual Duck Derby at East Ferry to benefit the eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C., will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Opening reception for CIAA show Thursday

The opening reception for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s all-media exhibit is Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Cash prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners. More...

Councilors continue to look for cuts

Town administrator asking department heads to help avoid any tax-levy increase

The Town Council Monday continued to grapple with the budget for the upcoming fiscal year that starts July 1. More...

School board lowers cost to use facilities

Rotary Club said prices too high to hold May Breakfast

Members of the Jamestown Rotary Club and Conanicut Island Art Association attended the School Committee’s April 11 meeting to hear about a 60-percent reduction in the cost for nonprofit organizations to use school facilities. More...

Islanders haunted by terror at marathon

Explosions Monday injure more than 170, kill three

On Monday, Andrea Brayman ran the Boston Marathon in 3:36.44. Her time turned out to be important, not because she ran a fast enough race to qualify for next year’s event, although she did. More...

Editorial

Editorial

Help keep island shorelines clean

Nearly 2 million people live in the Narragansett Bay watershed. About half of those people are Rhode Islanders, including every resident of Jamestown. And that’s not counting the more than 12 million that visit the bay each year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers needed to clean island Saturday

Volunteering to pick up other people’s trash is powerful, symbolic and transformative. Our waste, whether by the side of the road, in a landfill, or in the ocean, belongs to all of us in equal shares. More...

All dog owners need their pets registered

The town clerk’s office would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped and volunteered at the rabies clinic on April 6. More...

Town should renovate building, not build one

At the Town Council work session April 15 to review and discuss a new golf course building, it looked like it was already a done deal. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 18

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 18, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From April 9 to April 15, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 386 calls for service. Officers performed 203 security checks of vacant homes and building. More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, April 237 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town HallThursday, April 257 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School 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 APRIL 23, 2013, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND More...