January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Morning light

With no traffic on the Jamestown Bridge during last week’s winter storm, local photographer Ben Jacobsen took the opportunity to snap a shot of the Plum Beach Lighthouse from the span. More...

FY13 audit reveals surplus

Town side shows deficit, but savings at schools lead to leftover $500K

Jamestown passed the annual audit with high marks and a $496,242 surplus for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, according to independent auditor Paul Dansereau. More...

Restaurants report solid sales in 2013

Jamestown restaurateurs reported positive results for 2013, a year marked by two new restaurants, favorable summer weather and record sales for one establishment. More...

Letters to the Editor

1st Day Plunge was ‘splashing success’

Celebrating the New Year with an island tradition, the third annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge was a splashing success. More...

Thanks for making holidays so special

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, then it’s over. But it takes an endless team of volunteers working as individuals, groups and committees over many weeks to make certain Christmas in Jamestown is so very special. More...

‘Polar Express’ at rec center was a success

On behalf of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce board of directors, I would like to thank all those who were involved in making the showing of “The Polar Express” such a wonderful success on Dec. 21. 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, Jan. 9 Juice cup, vegetable lasagna, spinach, cake, hot dog More...

Obituaries

Francis E. “Tiny” Clarke

Francis E. “Tiny” Clarke, 92, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Dec. 31, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was, and is, a kind and gentle soul and the beloved husband of 57 years to Maxine M. (von Schade) Clark. More...

Elizabeth W. Messick

Elizabeth W. Messick passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2014, two days short of her 99th birthday. Elizabeth had been a resident of Jamestown for more than 45 years. More...

Legals

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 JANUARY 28, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...

Head of GIS told job may be in jeopardy

Decision not based on performance; position would be eliminated

Hours before Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Justin Jobin found out his job as the town’s geographical information system coordinator was on the line. More...

Residents urged to attend preservation workshop

Planners want to know if protecting the town’s character is important

Four years ago, a survey asked Jamestowners how they felt about preserving the island’s history. More than 500 residents replied. The results were lopsided. More...

Editorial

How should we preserve our history in Jamestown?

Ask any islander whether or not Jamestown’s history should be preserved and you will more than likely receive an affirmative reply. More...

Time for traffic median on the Newport Pell Bridge

This week the Jamestown Press reports that the third person in 27 months has died as the result of a traffic accident on the Newport Pell Bridge in which motorists have crossed the center line. More...

Viewpoint

Rome’s great idea: Public access to the shoreline

Rhode Island has one of the most densely populated coastal zones in the country, with about 90 percent of the state’s residents living within a 20-minute drive of the coastline. More...

About Town

Guest speaker to talk about climate change

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the library. The guest speaker will be Dr. Peter August, professor of landscape ecology at the University of Rhode Island. More...

Seminar Tuesday for small business owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration will sponsor a twohour seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. at the library. More...

Author with local ties will discuss new novel

Curt Weeden will discuss his recently published novel, “Dutch Island,” at the library on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The author is a descendant of William Weeden, one of the men who purchased Conanicut More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 9

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, Jan. 9, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Dec. 30 to Jan. 6, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 369 calls for service, resulting in 233 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 167 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Achievements

Resident certified by clerk institute More...