March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School board proposes $12.4M budget

Spending plan calls for 2.4 percent hike over last year

Taxpayers will be asked to spend a little more on schools in the new fiscal year that starts July 1, the School Committee decided at its Feb. 27 meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve the new budget of $12,418,882. More...

News

Oil painter’s work on display at library

A new art show at the Jamestown library features the work of local artist Rene Stawicki, an oil painter who makes stuff up. More...

Tickets on sale for spring production

Tickets are now are on sale for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s spring production, “An Evening of Three Acts Plus.” For the second time in the theater’s history, it will roll back tickets prices to its 1990 rates. More...

Abutters appeal decision to allow alcohol

Jamestown Vineyards successfully applied for a state winery license last year, but the Beavertail Road neighbors say the decision relied on a letter from Building Official Fred Brown. More...

About Town

Get locked in teen center Friday night

The teen center will host its annual lock-in for middle-school students on Friday, March 7, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. There will be indoor mini golf, movies, basketball, dodgeball and ping-pong. Pizza, drinks and breakfast will be provided. More...

Author will discuss memoirs Monday

Retired Presbyterian minister James Keller will discuss his memoirs on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Film festival selection tonight at arts center

On Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m., the Jamestown Arts Center will be part of the nationwide screening of “Everyone’s Going to Die,” an 83-minute British film. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Feb. 25 to March 3, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 359 calls, resulting in 204 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 67 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, March 105 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall to discussthe operating budgetTuesday, March 11 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 MARCH 25, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: Application of Lionel R. Sousa, More...

Andrew Nota named town administrator

Saunderstown resident takes over on March 31

New Town Administrator Andy Nota grew up on Harbour Island on Point Judith Pond, and paid his way through the University of Rhode Island by working as a lobsterman. He ran his own business from a 20-foot skiff. More...

New England copes with Lyme

Symposium Wednesday to learn how communities have dealt with epidemic

It was 17 years ago when three men with rifles took the ferry from the mainland 12 nautical miles along the southern edge of Muscongus Bay and docked at the little island of Monhegan. More...

Editorial

When the ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it rule’ applies

Several lawmakers at the State House want to block further attempts to advance the toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. In doing so, they propose various plans to fund future bridge maintenance in Rhode Island. More...

viewpoint

The case for legalized marijuana

Marijuana policy reform is a hot topic these days in Rhode Island and across the country. Over the last three years, we’ve been discussing the issue with constituents, colleagues, opinion leaders and activists on both sides of the issue. More...

Letters to the Editor

Public should have been more involved

So, the Town Council sacks the town administrator with essentially the excuse that he does not meet the residency requirement (not to mention how much the settlement with him is going to cost), and then behind closed doors, with no search or citizen 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 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. From the Newport Journal, March 6, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Robert E. Kurucz

Robert E. Kurucz, 54, of North Kingstown, passed away Feb. 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved fiancé of Christine Chase. Born in San Diego, Calif., he was the son of Marcia E. More...

Erna A. (Kronenberg) Hofmann

Erna A. (Kronenberg) Hofmann, 96, died March 2, 2014, at her home. She was the widow of Maurice H. Hofmann. She was born in New Jersey, a daughter of the late Karl and Johanna (Ruppel) Kronenberg. More...