April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotarians cancel May breakfast for financial reasons

Club president says event will be revived next year

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for the last seven decades, local Rotarians have been driving home that point. More...

News

Experts say climate change isn’t looming, it’s already occurring

Coastal authorities present reality of sea-level rise to Narragansett Bay residents

An overflow crowd attended a presentation on climate change at the North Kingstown Free Library last week to hear experts discuss the reality of sea-level rise on coastal Rhode Island. More...

Council president to be honored by YWCA

Town Council President Kristine Trocki will be honored at the YWCA’s fifth annual celebration of women who hold public office. The event will take place on Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. More...

Attract customers by collecting data

Important info gathered with each swipe of card

Jamestown resident Jonathon DiOrio spoke to an audience of about 30 at the Narragansett Café earlier this month on how smaller businesses can use electronically captured data to compete with larger companies. More...

About Town

Ceramics exhibit opens Friday at arts center

An opening reception for a ceramics exhibit curated by Seth Rainville will take place at the Jamestown Arts Center on Friday, April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Following the opening, the gallery will be open on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. More...

Tickets available for chorus’ spring performances

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold performances of its spring concert on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Both shows will take place at Central Baptist Church. More...

Watson Farm to hold sheep-shearing day

Sheep-shearing day will be held at Watson Farm on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be yarn-spinning demonstrations and opportunities to walk the farm’s scenic trails. The event will take place rain or shine. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From April 16 to April 22, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 355 calls for service. Officers performed 196 security checks of vacant homes and building. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, April 25 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Wednesday, May 1 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, May 2 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...

Portsmouth sues RITBA over Sakonnet tolling

Lawsuit says defendants are violating federal law

Following the decision last week to begin tolling the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Portsmouth Town Council voted unanimously Monday to sue the state’s bridge authority, the R.I. More...

New Simpatico restaurant will have capacity for 190

Owner comes to terms with local businesses to share downtown parking

Simpatico Jamestown, the new restaurant coming to 13 Narragansett Ave. in the same spot as the former Trattoria Simpatico, can open with seating for 190 patrons, the Zoning Board of Review decided Tuesday. More...

Editorial

May breakfast tradition on hold

This week we learned that the Jamestown Rotary Club will not host its annual May breakfast. Bleak news, indeed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Right-of-way near Mast Street obvious

This letter is in reference to the article appearing in the April 18 issue of the Jamestown Press, “Harbor Board mulls how to regulate town rights-ofway” by Margo Sullivan. More...

Tolling Sakonnet span isolates Aquidneck isle

The headline for the Jamestown Press editorial in the April 11 edition read, “Proposed bridge tolls seem fair to motorists.” It claims that proposed tolls “do not appear as onerous as opponents have predicted,” going on to say More...

Jamestown is lucky to have teen center

On April 21 at Central Baptist Church, Molly Conlon and Jill Goldstein presented an adult forum on the Jamestown Teen Center. Adult forums are offered at the church once or twice a month from 11 a.m. to noon during the school year. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 25

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 25, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Jean “Jeannie” E. (Burns) Kaiser

Jean “Jeannie” E. (Burns) Kaiser, 64, of Jamestown, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on April 21, 2013. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. Burns and June A. (Arnold) Burns. More...