June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Special deadlines for Fourth of July newspaper

The Jamestown Press will be published one day early on Wednesday, July 3, due to the Independence Day holiday. The paper will have special deadlines in effect for all advertising and news items for the July 3 issue. More...

News

Students raise cash for dying children

Two days before last week’s penny carnival, Sara Head, 10, said she has never been to a real fortune-teller. But she has seen one on TV. More...

Authorities will increase enforcement on water this weekend

Environmental police will look out for drunk boaters

Boaters who operate their craft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs should rethink that practice, according to environmental police. More...

Planners work to meet deadline for flood plan

The Planning Commission at its June 19 meeting withheld a final vote on an integrated flood plan until July 3 in order to better study the implications that the plan poses. “This is a powerful ordinance,” said Commissioner Michael Smith. More...

About Town

Gardeners to meet on second Monday in July

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at the library on Monday, July 8. Following a business meeting for members at 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend a presentation at 7 p.m. by author Harry Eudenbach. More...

Arts center schedules summer fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its third annual Summer Soiree on Friday, July 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

‘Hunger Games’ at library Wednesday

Teens are invited to the library on Wednesday, July 3, at 4 p.m. More...

News of Record

Town Meetings

Monday, July 16:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet as sewer commissionersat Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, July 37:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Police Log

From June 18 to June 24, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 378 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 183 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Achievements

Islanders named to dean’s lists for semester • Kaitlin Marquis and Joel Newbolt were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. More...

Discussion continues on marina expansion

Conanicut Marine wants to axe five private moorings

Conanicut Marine is moving forward with expansion plans and anticipates five private moorings will have to be relocated, Bill Munger told the Harbor Commission on June 19. More...

Board to decide official names of schools

Committee members not sure what to put on signs

The School Committee at its June 20 meeting considered the implications of placing a large white sign on a wall at Lawn Avenue School. “We don’t have signs of any kind,” said Lew Kitts, director of buildings and maintenance. More...

Editorial

Editorial

Naming our Jamestown schools

The Jamestown School Committee has decided to take up what could be a tremendous and time-consuming task; naming Jamestown’s two public schools. For years we’ve called the schools by their locations. More...

Letters to the Editor

More needs to be done for Lyme awareness

I read with interest the discussion in this newspaper concerning the Town Council and Lyme disease prevention ideas (“Residents needed for search committee,” June 20). More...

Transparency needed concerning cameras

Superintendent Marcia Lukon refuses to divulge any details about the number, location or price of the schools’ surveillance cameras, citing “security reasons.” The message to students is clear: We, the authorities, are watching you. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. 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, June 27 Salad, cheeseburger, pasta salad, watermelon, hot dog More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of june 27

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 27, 1913 More...

Obituaries

James Francis Rocha

James Francis Rocha, a very good soul, died May 28, 2013, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Dale (Pritchard) Rocha. More...

Dorothy D. St. Denny

Dorothy D. St. Denny, 94, of Jamestown, formerly of Lewiston, N.Y., died June 11, 2013, in the Grand Islander Center in Middletown. More...

Donald C. Daly Jr.

Donald C. Daly Jr. passed away April 30, 2013, in Wilmington, N.C. He was born in Providence on Nov. 10, 1949, and was the son of Donald C. and Eleanor (Dolan) Daly. More...