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Fire chief estimates $2M needed

The town may have to pony up $2 million to expand the fire station at 50 Narragansett Ave., buy a new truck and build a new garage in the North End, Fire Chief Jim Bryer told the Town Council on Jan. 3. More...

New greenhouse at community farm will extend season

The Jamestown Community Farm is the recipient of a federal grant that will allow it to purchase a high tunnel and extend the farm’s growing season. More...

West Bay rep: Fund transportation with DMV revenue

State Rep. Anthony Giarrusso said he will file legislation to earmark the $61 million in current DMV revenues for road and bridge maintenance in the state. More...

About Town

Fundraiser Friday at Melrose School

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 cost $10. There is a $5 discount for children under 10 years old. More...

Get taxes done free Monday at library

Starting on Monday, Feb. 10, the AARP 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 open to people of all ages. More...

Bluegrass concert Sunday at library

The South County Rounders, a folk, bluegrass and old-time string band featuring locals Matt and Judy Bolles, will play at the library on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. The concert is part of the library’s Sunday afternoon music series. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 372 calls, resulting in 219 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 67 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Feb. 115 p.m., the Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallWednesday, Feb. 12 More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Council kills Shoreby Hill’s bid to become historic district

Dickinson: Neighborhood hasn’t found solution in regards to private roads

The bid to designate Lower Shoreby Hill as Jamestown’s first historic district is dead, at least for the time being, the Town Council decided on Jan. 3. More...

Island residents discuss living with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

This is the third of a five-part series on Lyme disease

Lyme disease in other communities Sponsored by the Jamestown Tick Task ForceWednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the libraryLearn how other New England communities have dealt with problem Local gardener Roger Marshall had an exhausting holiday season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Do you have a right to know who is watching you?

Smile. You are being watched. This week we learn that the town is still working on a policy to govern the use of surveillance cameras in our community. A draft of that policy was given to the Town Council this week but was not shared with the public. More...

Everyone invited to audition for plays

As per the article in last week’s Jamestown Press, the Jamestown Community Theatre is going to perform in April. The cast will be much smaller, and we will present non-musical theatre. 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, Feb. 6 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 6

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, Feb. 6, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Donald Joseph Dupre

Donald Joseph Dupre, of Jamestown, R.I., passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2014, at 88, at St. Clare Home surrounded by family. He was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Woonsocket, R.I., to Myron and Pauline Trask Dupre. More...

Winifred (Wildes) “Winx” Munger

Winifred (Wildes) “Winx” Munger, age 92, of Sakonnett Bay Retirement Living in Tiverton, R.I., passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leon A. Munger. More...