January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pressure to construct median barrier continues to build

Pressure continues to mount on the state bridge authority to construct a median barrier on the Newport Bridge following three deaths on the span in a little more than two years. More...

News

Salon Balayage relocates to North Road

The word “balayage” means “to sweep” in French. The word not only lends itself to a salon in Jamestown, but to a highlighting technique that has made Salon Balayage popular among locals. More...

Ruggiero begins sixth legislative session

Focus for Jamestowner is still on building economy

As prescribed by the state constitution, the new legislative session began in Providence on the first Tuesday of January, and for the sixth year in a row, Jamestown resident Deb Ruggiero will represent District 74 in the House of Representatives. More...

Where in the world?

The Wright girls and Tuff boys took the Press to Arashi Beach in Aruba. More...

About Town

Women’s club to meet at library on Tuesday

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Public invited to art marathon Saturday

The Jamestown Arts Center will host a 12-hour art marathon on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is being cosponsored by Annex Comics. The day’s events include demonstrations, games, storytelling, prompts and costumes. More...

Nine short movies at arts center Thursday

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen nine selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 16

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. 16, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Jan. 7 to Jan. 13, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 449 calls for service, resulting in 255 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 167 p.m., the School Committeewill meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, Jan. 217:30 p.m., the Town Councilwill meet at Town Hall 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 JANUARY 28, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAN More...

Harbor says it’s not responsible for pier

If the councilors decide to restore the old East Ferry pier, the town should foot most of the bill, said Harbor Chairman Michael de Angeli at the commission’s Jan. 8 meeting. More...

Council unsatisfied with consolidation proposal

Town Administrator Kevin Paicos recommended plan

At a special workshop Tuesday, Town Administrator Kevin Paicos answered criticism from members of the Town Council over his plan to put the Public Works Department in charge of maintenance for parks and recreation. More...

Editorial

Who should pay for waterfront structures?

The tug-of-war between the Harbor Commission and the town continues over whether mooring fees should be used to fund non-boating related waterfront expenses. More...

Jamestown featured in Country Gardens

The January issue of Country Gardens features a story focusing on the Jamestown Community Farm. Called “Cool Beans,” the story is about growing and cooking with legumes. Lynda Sutton of Jamestown wrote and produced the story. More...

Wastewater treatment plant reviewed

The Jamestown wastewater treatment facility and its staff are featured in the January issue of Treatment Plant Operator, a trade journal dedicated to municipal wastewater professionals. More...

Letters to the Editor

Eliminating GIS expert would be big mistake

I read with dismay in the Jan. More...

GIS coordinator too important to dismiss

It is with great consternation that I learned of the elimination of Justin Jobin’s position with the town (“Head of GIS told job may be in jeopardy,” Jan. 9). More...

More than 100 items collected for needy

The annual mitten drive was again a success. This year we collected 102 items. The donations were delivered to the very thankful Women’s Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties staff. 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. 16 Beef barley soup, chicken Parmesan, pasta, mixed vegetables, fruit cup, tuna on rye More...

Obituaries

Francis E. “Tiny” Clark

Francis E. “Tiny” Clark, 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...