May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Bike-lane study will postpone paving work on North Road

Councilor Dickinson wants to go forward with project

The job paving all of North Road will wait at least nine months until the town engineer can study the feasibility of installing a bike lane, the Town Council decided at its April 24 meeting. The lane would link the Jamestown Shores with the village. More...

Chafee to sign gay marriage into law

The R.I. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the amended version of the same-sex marriage bill that was passed by the Senate last week. The full House is expecting to approve the bill Thursday, May 2. More...

Statewide boat show docks at East Ferry this weekend

Event this weekend takes place at Conanicut Marine

In an effort to promote the Ocean State as a destination for boaters to purchase and moor their boats in the state, the Rhode Island Boat Show is coming to Jamestown this weekend. More...

About Town

Sheep-sheering day at Watson Farm May 11

Sheep-shearing day will be held at Watson Farm on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Ceramics exhibit on display at arts center

Seth Rainville, an artist who last week curated the Jamestown Arts Center’s ceramics exhibit, will hold a lecture at the Valley Street facility on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display until June 7. More...

Registration open for Fort Wetherill walk

The fifth annual walk to benefit childhood strokes will be held on Saturday, May 18, at Fort Wetherill. More...

News of Record

For The Record

• In the Page 3 article last week about Jonathon DiOrio, the number of customers using Constant Contact is “more than 500,000,” according to the company’s public relations department. More...

Police Log

From April 23 to April 29, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 421 calls for service. Officers performed 224 security checks of vacant homes and buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, May 27 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, May 66:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, May 8 More...

Town finalizes budget, tax rate will decrease if approved

Council dodges increase in tax levy by dipping into undesignated fund

The budget is ready for a vote at the annual Financial Town Meeting scheduled for June 3, the Town Council decided last week. Voters will see a $21,717,582 combined spending package for the upcoming fiscal year that starts July 1. More...

‘Beautiful music’ will echo through Central Baptist

Community chorus plays 2 concerts this weekend

It’s time for the annual Jamestown Community Chorus spring concert, and this year the choir promises to provide its audience with “Belle Musique,” French for beautiful music. More...

Editorial

Editorial

Tax rate decrease makes budget shine

The Jamestown Town Council is currently considering a budget for the next fiscal year that – if approved – would decrease the island’s property tax rate by 60 cents. This is certainly something voters can cheer about. More...

Letters to the Editor

Show appreciation to Jamestown teachers

Continuing changes in education regulations, requirements and standards at the district, state and national levels have heightened the challenges facing teachers today. More...

Thanks to state rep for $500 legislative grant

I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank Deb Ruggiero, the state representative for Jamestown and Middletown, for her continued support for the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Island cleanup should be year-round affair

In the April 25 edition of the Press there was a letter to the editor from Patrick Driscoll about the beach cleanup on Earth Day (“Volunteers few and far between on rainy day”). More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 2

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, May 2, 1913 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Saturday, May 18, is Battery Day at Jamestown’s Conanicut Battery Historic Park, as well as Armed Forces Day across the nation. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. More...