March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Swan pond

Two swans enjoy the warmer weather recently as they float casually around the Great Creek off of North Road. More...

NECAP released: Students continue to excel

Jamestown eighth-graders are the most proficient writers in the state, according to results from the fall 2013 New England Common Assessment Program. More...

Landscape professionals collaborate

A new business specializing in landscape design is up and running for local residents. More...

About Town

Chief Mello to discuss community policing

Police Chief Ed Mello will discuss his new community policing initiative at a breakfast meeting at the Narragansett Café on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 a.m. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event. More...

Harpist will perform Irish concert Sunday

Harpist Mary King will celebrate Ireland at a library concert on Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m. King, who is also a fiddler and vocalist, will perform Celtic songs and tell stories about Irish history. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Scottish dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will be held at the senior center on Friday, March 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Jamestowners Christine Ariel and B.J. Whitehouse will lead the dancing. Both beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From March 4 to March 10, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 364 calls, resulting in 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 135 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hallto discuss the capital budgetMonday, March 177:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, March 186:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation & Protection Committee More...

Councilors presented with budget proposal

Finance director outlines $22.5M spending package

Budget hearings began Monday night, and Interim Town Administrator Tina Collins presented the Town Council with a draft of the $22.5 million spending package for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Town workers cut down 48 white pines along North Road reservoir

Threat of toppling pines forces town to cull trees

People passing by the reservoir on North Road may have noticed the remains of a number of white pine trees that have been taken down. More...

Editorial

Advertise in the 2014 edition of the Jamestown Telephone Directory

It’s that time again. The Jamestown Women’s Club and the Jamestown Press are preparing to publish the 2014 edition of the Jamestown Telephone Directory. More...

Letters to the Editor

Non-elected residents did help choose Nota

I am writing to share information concerning citizen input into the process of selecting Andrew Nota as the new town administrator (Letters, “Public should have been more involved,” March 8). More...

Without deer, ticks may find new hosts

Having followed Tim Riel’s “fair and balanced” coverage on Lyme disease, if you read between the lines of his March 6 article (“New England copes with Lyme”), it alludes faintly to my following concern: What about the ti 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 serves lunch in the dining room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, March 13 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 13

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, March 13, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Jennie Fratiello

Jennie Fratiello entered the kingdom of heaven on March 5, 2014. At the time of her peaceful passing, she was holding hands with her adoring daughter. She was the beloved wife of the late Orlando “Al” Fratiello. 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...