February 6, 2014 RSS feed / News

Concert Saturday with Heifetz musicians

Alumni musicians from the Heifetz Institute return to the island this weekend, good news for the students and concertgoers who have been waiting patiently since the institute’s inaugural residency in October. More...

Icy dock

Icicles hang from the bottom of a dock at East Ferry following a recent string of below-freezing days. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The exhibit in the Jamestown Philomenian Library foyer that tells the story of Jamestown through documents and artifacts of the Weeden family has been a huge success. More...

Walcott Avenue tower will rise above limit

A new spire soaring 42 feet, 4 inches over the property at 2 Walcott Ave. will be allowed, the Zoning Board of Review decided on Jan. 29. The board had to approve a variance because the height exceeds the 35-foot limit. More...

Snow day

Above, Lorelei Fernengel, 4, stands by a snowman she helped build this week on Seaside Drive. Top right, Bryce Leger watches his brother Tyler snowboard Tuesday afternoon. More...

Island percussionist named first director of Newport BridgeFest

In 2009, Lois Vaughan saw a letter to the editor in the Newport Daily News. More...

Town ‘OK’ with snow removal budget

Even though Finance Director Tina Collins hasn’t accounted for Monday night’s snowstorm or Wednesday morning’s wintery mix, the town remains in good condition to keep the budget for snow removal in the black. More...

Winter recess

Melrose School first- and third-graders work together to make a giant snowball Monday afternoon during recess. More...

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...

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...

Newport’s newest

Jamestowners Gary Largess and Evan Katz, Newport’s newest firefighters, received their helmets and badges at a pinning ceremony on Jan. 29 at the city’s fire station. More...

All ages invited Monday to audition for theater

In order to get as many participants as possible, the Jamestown Community Theatre announced it will choose one its three April plays following auditions. More...

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Pit bull attacks two volunteers at shelter

Two volunteers were attacked last week by a pit bull at the North Kingstown Animal Shelter. Police say the dog has been quarantined for 10 days. The refuge is the shelter of record for Jamestown. More...

Islander leaves post as Chafee’s chief of staff

Jamestown resident George Zainyeh is leaving his post as Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s chief of staff to pursue other opportunities, according to Chafee’s communications office. More...

Two die from flu-related complications

The state reported Monday that two influenza-related deaths occurred in January, Rhode Island’s first two of the 2013-14 flu season. More...

A, Bee, C

Fifth-grader Cameron Chadronet takes his turn at last week’s Lawn School spelling bee. Cameron finished in a third-place tie with fifth-grader Maeve Malloy. More...

Ruggiero wants tax breaks for startups

Rep. Deb Ruggiero has proposed legislation that would give startup businesses a break by suspending the minimum corporate tax for its first three years. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Community Theatre will do a small spring production for the first time in several years. Tryouts will be Monday evening at the Bridges Annex at 2 Hammett Court just off Howland Avenue. More...

Councilors tackle packed agendas

Monday night’s snowstorm failed to stop the Town Council from meeting. And meeting. And meeting. “We’re full of meetings tonight,” Council President Kristine Trocki apologized as she adjourned the 5 p.m. More...

Jamestown students named to dean’s lists

• Haley Autumn Rotondo was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Rotondo is a member of the class of 2015. To be recognized by the dean, students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher. More...

Surveillance policy disclosed

Following a same-day request by the Jamestown Press for public documents pertaining to surveillance cameras, Town Administrator Kevin Paicos on Jan. 27 provided a copy of the policy to the Town Council. More...