September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning board approves continuance

The Planning Commission last week approved a continuance for an applicant trying to build a home on Catamaran Street. More...

News

Council passes increased sewer rates

Sitting as water and sewer commissioners, the Town Council on Sept. 3 passed new utility budgets for the current fiscal year. More...

Surfing trip spurs swimwear-design company for island native

A Jamestown native who has become something of a world traveler is a partner in a company that is making waves in the world of beachwear. More...

Where in the world?

Eileen Tiexiera and Emily Kallfelz took the Press to China over the summer. The girls were in the East Asian country on an immersion trip with St. George’s School. More...

About Town

West Ferry house and studio tour Saturday

The Jamestown Historical Society will present its West Ferry house and studio tour on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour features five historic homes, three art studios, and a private garden. More...

Cub Scout sign-ups at Fort Getty pavilion

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 will hold a rally at the Fort Getty pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Boys ages 7 to 10 are welcome to sign up. There is an annual registration fee. Call Will Tuttle at 423- 2458 to learn more. More...

Cash prizes for town’s top skaters, dancers

The Jamestown Teen Center will hold its seventh annual Skatefest at the skate park near Lawn School on Friday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 to enter the competition, free for spectators. There will be skate, rap and dance contests. More...

Residents learn about health-care reform

Director of state exchange speaks at public forum on prices of health insurance

At a forum last week at the Central Baptist Church, residents heard about the changes coming to health insurance from Jamestowner Christine Ferguson. More...

Holy Ghost to manage PAC Club

The Portuguese American Citizens Club is scheduled to open under Holy Ghost Society management, according to the society’s president. More...

Editorial

Superstition rules on Friday the 13th

Don’t walk under a ladder or spill salt or allow a black cat to cross your path this Friday – as it will be the 13th day of the month! More...

Letters to the Editor

Route 138 speed limit shouldn’t be 50 mph

That the state Department of Transportation finds that route 138 can safely handle traffic at 50 mph comes as no surprise (“Speed Limit on Route 138 increased to 50 mph,” Sept. 6). Nothing has changed since it’s opened. More...

Chamber’s pavilion party was a ‘blast’

Oh what fun we had at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Bermuda Bash. It was a beautiful summer evening under the Fort Getty pavilion. The food was great, the band was rocking, and the party was a blast. 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, Sept. 12 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of september 12

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, Sept. 12, 1913 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 486 calls for service, resulting in 201 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Sept. 167:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Sept. 187:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Sept. 197 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...