May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Re-opening rights of way in Shores on council’s plate

The Jamestown Town Council on Monday asked the staff to rec­ommend the next steps the town should take to deal with the is­sue of impassable and obstructed rights of way, primarily in James­town Shores. More...

Boat sponsored by Jamestown Fish wins Atlantic Cup race

When Bodacious Dream crossed the finish line off Fort Adams in the fading sunlight on Sunday it made for a sweep of the first two legs of the third annual Atlantic Cup for the Class 40 boat, which is sponsored by Jamestown Fish. More...

News

It’s hard to say goodbye to Jamestown

A year in Jamestown brought new friendships and many happy days that slipped by too quickly, say two military families, who are preparing to leave Rhode Island for new assignments next month. More...

Jamestown students receive degrees

• Ian Watters of Jamestown was one of 1,146 students receiving degrees from Keene State College May 11. Watters received a bach­elor’s degree with honors. More...

READY, AIM, FIRE!

Members of the Newport Artillery group fire historic cannons at the Conanicut Battery in celebration of the annual Battery Day, held last Saturday at the Revolutionary War-era fortification. More...

About Town

Galaxy dance on tap at teen center Friday

On Friday, May 24, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., the Teen Center will host a middle-school dance for students in grades 7 and 8. The “Galaxy Dance” will in­clude popcorn, music, dancing, and backlights. More...

Blood drive Sunday dedicated to Payton

A blood drive and marrow reg­istration will be held on Sunday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of Payton Watson. The drive is at the Jamestown Tavern and all donors must bring a valid ID with them. More...

Help vets prepare for holiday events

In preparation for Memorial Day, Jamestown veteran organi­zations will refresh veteran burial sites on the island and place Amer­ican flags around Veterans Memo­rial Square. More...

Keiser submits resignation

Keiser will stay on the job until mid-October

Town Admin­istrator Bruce Keiser submit­ted his resigna­tion Monday to the Town Coun­cil. During an ex­ecutive session, Keiser, 62, made the surprise an­nouncement. He called the James­town Press on Tuesday morning to break the news. More...

Make plans to enjoy the annual Memorial Day parade

The sound of a brass band head­ing down the street, followed by sirens, horns and the gleeful shouts of kids along the route are just a few of the reasons to head into town Monday morning for the an­nual parade. More...

SAILING TEAM NAILS QUALIFYING RACE

The North Kingstown High School sailing team won the New England Public School Team Racing Championship May 18 on Lake Massapoag in Sharon, Mass. More...

Editorial

Remember the history of our Memorial Day holiday

On Monday we will all celebrate Memorial Day. But do you know what the meaning is of this springtime national holiday? More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s rethink Earth Day for the future

I sympathize with the feeble Earth Day cleanup that occurred this year in Jamestown. But perhaps we need to rethink the meaning of Earth Day. More...

Proud of East Ferry improvements

Congratulations to the town of Jamestown and the Harbor Com­mission for a job well done. The recent improvements to East Ferry are the most significant change to our waterfront in years. More...

Battery Day a great success

On behalf of the Jamestown Historical Society, I would like to thank those who contributed to making the 2013 Conanicut Bat­tery Day such a success. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 23

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 23, 1913 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

During the period of Monday, May 13 to Monday, May 20, the Jamestown Police Department re­sponded to 453 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 219 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and pub­lic buildings. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 23 7 p.m., the School Committee meets Melrose Avenue School. Tuesday, May 28 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review meets, Town Hall. More...