March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Bill submitted calling for median barrier

Following three deaths within 27 months on the Newport Pell Bridge, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed and Rep. More...

Senior center in midst of changes to its weekday lunches

At the senior center on Tuesday, Irene Pimental Newsham enjoyed lunch and a little conversation with her friends, Walter Boll, Margaret Soukup and Mattie Southern. More...

Clarke, Bromley engaged

Bethany Clarke, of Jamestown, was recently engaged to Christopher Bromley, of Mystic, Conn. 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 27 More...

Obituaries

Lisa (Glaser) Tyre

Lisa (Glaser) Tyre, of Canton, Mass., formerly of Jamestown, died on March 20, 2014. Born in Vienna, Austria, she and her family escaped the Holocaust and arrived in the United States from New Zealand in 1947. More...

Council asks school board to trim costs

Taxpayers would be on hook for $11.2 million

The Town Council at last week’s budget workshop asked the school department to scour its spending plan for places to cut costs. More...

Important dates for candidates

Today is the final day for islanders who plan on running for election to disaffiliate from their current political parties. More...

Old bank building sold to Alex and Ani owner

The chain-link fence is gone, and a sold sign is posted at the building that formerly housed the Bank of America branch office at 29 Narragansett Ave. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s play baseball in Jamestown this year

Spring is here, which translates into baseball season. Sign ups are now ongoing. I am writing this letter to all Jamestown parents to sign their children up for softball by March 29, and baseball by April 4. You can register at the recreation center. More...

10 reasons why a deer cull shouldn’t be done

In response to the announced delay of the deer-culling project on Block Isyear land, here are 10 reasons why the project will never happen: 1. Deer culling is based on outdated science. 2. More...

About Town

Six sessions remain for free tax returns

Islanders have until April 14 to take advantage of free tax preparation on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. All tax preparers are trained and certified by the IRS, and returns are filed electronically. More...

Dance on Saturday for high schoolers

The teen center will host a highschool dance on Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. There are a limited amount of tickets left. There will be no re-entry. Two police officers, along with rec staff and chaperones, will work detail. More...

Learn Scottish dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will be held at the senior center on Friday, March 28, 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...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 27

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 27, 1914 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s viewpoint by Cathy Kaiser (“In support of House bill 7026”), an editing error was made to a sentence in paragraph 13. More...

Police Log

From March 18 to March 23, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 453 calls, resulting in 226 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Wednesday, April 27:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, April 37 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...