January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

First step to improve safety on Newport Bridge underway

Yellow reflective dividers to be placed 20 feet apart

On Tuesday, one day in advance of another big snowstorm, construction workers were out drilling holes to prepare the center lane of the Newport Pell Bridge for the installation of bright yellow lane delineators. More...

Paiva Weed’s focus is on economy

When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, his advisor James Carville coined the famous phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” The pejorative may have gotten lost along the way, but when it comes to pressing political issues in Rhode More...

What a hoot

A snowy owl sits atop the lighthouse chimney at Beavertail State Park. The bird has been spotted sporadically at the park since late November. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 23

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. 14 to Jan. 20, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 416 calls for service, resulting in 232 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits William and Isabel Storey received a permit Dec. 11 to remodel a bathroom at 4 Prudence Lane. Work estimated to cost $12,000. Robert and Nancy Mathieu received a permit Dec. 16 to replace kitchen cabinets at 53 Conanicus Ave. More...

Packed house discusses historic preservation

More than 80 islanders participate in meeting

A preservation workshop that was held on Jan. 15 to study one question – Does Jamestown’s past matter to its future – drew a crowd close to standing room only. More...

Sale finalized of West Ferry boatyard to Cape Cod partnership

The Dutch Harbor Boat Yard has been sold. More...

Editorial

Authority takes steps to improve bridge safety

Last week the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced measures designed to improve safety on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

About Town

Meet and greet with town administrator

The Taxpayers Association of Jamestown will host a meet and greet with Town Administrator Kevin Paicos on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the senior center. More...

Pasta supper will benefit field trip

Lawn School eighth-graders will sponsor a pasta supper and silent auction on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Melrose School. Tickets costs $10. There is a $5 discount for children under 10 years old. More...

Scottish dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will be held at the senior center on Friday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No experience or partner is necessary. Dancers should wear soft-soled shoes. Jamestowners Christine Ariel and B.J. Whitehouse will lead the tutorial. 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. 23 More...

Obituaries

Vincent J. Vessella

Vincent J. Vessella, 67, of Jamestown, passed away Jan. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Flodin) Vessella for 40 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Peter and Marie (Desroches) Vessella. Mr. 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...