June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Education foundation announces first wave of grant recipients

JEF awards nearly $10,000 to fund children’s programs

The Jamestown Education Foundation – which has been enriching children’s lives since 2004 by funding educational programs – has announced its first wave of 2013 grant recipients. More...

RITBA offering free E-ZPass transponders

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will discount the cost of its E-ZPass transponders from $20.95 to $10 for a limited time. The authority will also add a $10 credit to the new account. More...

Q-and-A: Treasurer discusses new plans

This is the second part of a twopart interview with state Treasurer Gina Raimondo. Part I was published in the June 6 edition. It can be found in the archives on James townPress.com. 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of june 13

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, June 13, 1913 More...

Planners give OK for historic district

Recommendation for Shoreby Hill now goes to council for consideration

The Planning Commission at its June 5 meeting voted to send a 16-page recommendation to the Town Council about the creation of a Lower Shoreby Hill historic district. More...

Jamestown resident finishes top of class at NKHS

Nathan Lambert heads to Cornell University in fall

A Jamestowner graduated first in his class this year at North Kingstown High. Nathan Lambert, 18, delivered his valedictory address at graduation last week. He didn’t let the weather dampen spirits. “It was pouring rain,” he said. More...

Letters to the Editor

Speeding cars making our streets dangerous

Last week I responded to one of the saddest scenes in my volunteer career. A wonderful old dog had been hit by a car on Frigate Street, and the owner was lying on top of him crying. More...

Teens help raise cash for tornado victims

The Friends of Jamestown Youth would like to thank all those involved in making the car wash on June 1 so successful. We were able to raise almost $750 to benefit the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. More...

Thanks for keeping library looking lovely

The Jamestown Philomenian Library would like to express how grateful it is to Joan Taft and the Jamestown Garden Club for its dedication to the community of Jamestown. The library has been one of the club’s special projects for many years. More...

About Town

Open house next week at Jamestown Designs

The Chamber of Commerce will host an open house at Jamestown Designs on Thursday, June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be served, and there will be a business-card drawing. More...

Students to showcase art, music Wednesday

An art and music showcase from students of the East Bay Met School will be held at the Jamestown Teen Center on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Students will present their end-of-the-year exhibits and perform original music routines. More...

Check out new vault at Town Hall Monday

The Jamestown Historical Society will hold an open house in its vault in the lower level of Town Hall on Monday, June 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From June 4 to June 10, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 417 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 222 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, June 13 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Monday, June 17 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, June 19 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Achievements

Town clerk inducted into Phi Theta Kappa More...