January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Holy Ghost Society takes back control of restaurant

About four years ago, the Holy Ghost Society stuck a fork in it. The social club decided it was done running a restaurant, instead electing to lease the building to outsiders. More...

News

Work of local sculptor finds permanent home at State House

Statute of Thomas Dorr carved by Joe Avarista

Thomas Wilson Dorr was a hero in the history of Rhode Island. The namesake of the so-called Dorr Rebellion, he led the fight for expanded voting rights, and, as a result, faced a sentence of life in prison. More...

Communities balk at bridge safety

Municipal leaders in a few Rhode Island communities have opted to table the Town Council’s call for safety measures on the Newport Pell Bridge, Town Administrator Kevin Paicos said at Monday’s council meeting. More...

Skull skills

Jennifer Talancy, a local organic farmer, shares her collection of local mammal and bird skulls to Melrose School first-graders. 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. 30 Salad, sausage and pepper grinder, picked beets, fresh fruit, seafood salad on wheat More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 30

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. 30, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Mildred (Willis) Wotherspoon

Mildred (Willis) Wotherspoon, 103, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully Jan. 15, 2014. She was the wife of the late William Wotherspoon. Born in Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Layton and Edith (Hargraves) Willis. More...

Stephen Morris Highstein

Stephen Morris Highstein, 74, of East Falmouth, Mass., passed away on Jan. 22, 2014, at Mass General Hospital after his battle with leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Gabrielle (Richards) Highstein for 15 years. More...

Council sets goals for 2014

Acting on recreation study one of town’s top priorities

The Town Council set its goals for the upcoming year on Monday afternoon at a special work session. Council President Kristine Trocki presented the condensed list of 14 goals as a starting point for the discussion. More...

Paiva Weed, Ruggiero mull Gov. Chafee’s spending plan

Island representative sits on House Finance Committee

In his fourth and final spending plan, Gov. Lincoln Chafee has proposed an $8.5 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Highlights include millions of dollars for public works projects and a freeze on tuition at state colleges. More...

Editorial

Viewpoint

Building a case for median barriers

“There’s been a crash on the bridge.” Those words chill us when we hear them at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. We pray for those involved, and we hope that all will be OK. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lyme disease is an epidemic in town

There is evil among us here in Jamestown. I know this because I have heard it firsthand. 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...

About Town

Watercolor exhibit opens Saturday

Watercolorist Paula Visnoski will be the next featured artist displayed at the Island Heron studio. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Teen center sponsors safety course for kids

The Jamestown Teen Center will offer a safety course on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the recreation center. More...

Free tax preparation at library next month

Starting on February 10, the AARP Foundation will begin offering free tax preparation at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15. The program is available to people of all ages with low and moderate incomes. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Jan. 21 to Jan. 27, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 369 calls for service, resulting in 219 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Feb. 36:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Feb. 57:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Feb. 67 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...