May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers market coming to Fort Getty pavilion

Plan is to have only local vendors from Jamestown

Beginning in July there will be a new weekly farmers market in Jamestown, and none of the three young people behind the creation of the market are farmers. More...

News

Panel mulls other approaches after feeble Earth Day cleanup

Volunteers pick up a ton less litter than last year

The Earth Day cleanup in Jamestown has traditionally been scheduled for a single day, but next year’s event might last an en­tire week. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Kathleen and Chris Reardon-Noblet took the Press to New York City’s Central Park last month for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. More...

Four state beaches open this weekend

While all state beaches will open on a daily basis from Memo­rial Day through Labor Day, four have opened early: Scarborough, Roger Wheeler, East Matunuck and Misquamicut. The beaches will be open the next two week­ends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

About Town

Payton’s Pace Sunday morning at Fort Getty

The second annual Payton’s Pace 5k will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at Fort Getty. A free race for children will take place at noon, and the 5k will fol­low at 1 p.m. The race is certified by USA Track & Field. More...

Scouts pasta dinner at St. Matthew’s Saturday

Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1 will hold its annual pasta dinner on Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episco­pal Church. More...

Plant sale Saturday at East Ferry square

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at East Ferry. Locally grown perennials, annuals, herbs, veg­etables and geraniums will be for sale. More...

Cove remains finish line for swim

Jamestown will also host start of July event

Every summer for the past 36 years, dozens of Jamestowners have looked forward to the 1.7- mile plunge from Naval Station Newport to their home shoreline at Potter Cove. More...

have authority to ticket boats

Chief Mello first wants to see how many residents are violating ordinance

Police Chief Ed Mello told the Harbor Commission at its May 8 meeting that he will “tread cau­tiously” before ticketing residents for violations in rights-of-way, such as boats parked illegally. More...

Editorial

Farmers market a welcome addition to the island

A group of islanders are organizing Jamestown farmers to stage a local farmers market at Fort Getty starting in July. We think that is a great idea. More...

Save the Bay Swim sets new course

With all of the federal budget chaos these days due to the sequester, it seemed that the 37th annual Save the Bay Swim would suffer the same fate as the Quonset Air Show – cancellation. The U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone for successful concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus wishes to thank everyone who had a hand in the success of our spring con­cert, “Belle Musique,” including the Rev. 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...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From May 7 to May 13, the Jamestown Police Department re­sponded to 421 calls for service. Officers performed 223 security checks of vacant homes and busi­nesses. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 207:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallThursday, May 237 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...