May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire chief to unveil plan for substation

Fire Chief Jim Bryer told the Press Wednesday he will present a plan to the Town Council within the next couple of weeks to build a new facility in the North End. More...

News

Board approves special-use permit despite abutter opposition

Chairman says objectors lacked expert witnesses

The Zoning Board of Review approved a special-use permit Tuesday allowing Donna Perry of Providence to construct a two- bedroom single-family home on Stern Street. More...

Library friends hold annual membership drive

The Friends of the Jamestown Library is currently looking for members so the group can contin­ue to bring entertainment to island residents of all ages. More...

Students aboard Cap’n Bert up close and personal with marine life

The day was cloudy and there was on-and-off rain as Captain Tom Puckett eased Cap’n Bert away from the pier at Dutch Har­bor Boat Yard. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, May 30 No menu available More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 30

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 30, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Irene (Pemental) Teves

Irene (Pe­mental) Teves, 99, of Newport, formerly of Casey Drive, Middle­town, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2013, at Heatherwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Frank Medeiros Teves Jr. More...

Voters get ready for Financial Town Meeting Monday night

Zero percent increase to tax levy in proposed plan

Thanks to nearly $300,000 of savings on the School Depart­ment’s side of the budget, the pro­posed spending plan for the up­coming fiscal year calls for a surge in capital improvements with no increase to the tax levy. More...

School board extends Lukon’s contract

Lukon to receive raise comparable to other admins

Superintendent of Schools Marcia Lukon will receive a 2.5 percent salary increase for the up­coming schoolyear,plusa2per­cent raise for the following year, the School Committee agreed at its May 23 meeting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many participated in school’s career day

May 24 was the seventh annual Is­land Treasures held at Lawn Avenue School. The school improvement team and the School Department sponsored the event. More...

Ceremonies worthy of Norman Rockwell

Once again Jamestown and its citizenry came out to present our town with a Memorial Day parade and ceremonies worthy of Norman Rockwell. The organization of it all was stellar this year and re­minded us all of why we celebrate the day. More...

Postal workers help stock food pantry

Members of the St. Mark out­reach committee would like to thank Jamestown postal workers for the donation of food items they recently collected. More...

About Town

Central Baptist needs donations for festival

Central Baptist Church is accept­ing donations through June 15 for its annual June festival. Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. More...

Learn to ID medicinal plants at Watson Farm

Herbalist Kristin Minto will take an informative hike around Watson Farm on Sunday, June 9, in search of medicinal plants. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Weekday volunteer hours open at farm

Weekday volunteer hours at the Jamestown Community Farm be­gin Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The 4-acre farm is located on the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From May 21 to May 27, the Jamestown Police Department re­sponded to 529 calls for service. Officers performed 188 security checks of vacant homes and busi­nesses. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 303 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallMonday, June 37 p.m., the Financial Town Meeting will take placeat Lawn Avenue SchoolWednesday, June 57:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Jamestown student makes dean’s list Michael Brendlinger was named to the dean’s list at Worcester Poly­technic Institute for the spring semester. The Jamestown resident is a junior majoring in robotics engineering. More...