April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Town’s water quality improving

The island’s water is getting better, Town Engineer Michael Gray advised the town councilors at their March 17 meeting. More...

Entering 50th year, Cub Scouts welcome new leadership

There has been a change in leadership as the Jamestown Cub Scouts enter their 50th year on the island. In February, John Heffernan took over for Will Tuttle as cubmaster. More...

Rotary Club reaching out to local groups

The Jamestown Rotary Club is planning a community-wide social and wants to invite every organization in town. According to organizer Win Reed, the event will be an opportunity for members of various groups to get acquainted with one another. More...

About Town

Garden club to meet for first time in 2014

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its first business meeting of 2014 on Monday, April 14, at 1 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Matthew’s. More...

Registration open for Farm Kids program

Registration is now open for a six-week outdoor program at Watson Farm for fifth- and sixthgraders. Farm Kids is an afterschool opportunity for children to visit the farm each Friday from April 25 to May 30. More...

Book sale at library on Saturday, Sunday

The library will hold its annual spring book sale this weekend, Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From March 25 to March 31, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 383 calls, resulting in 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, April 37 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, April 76:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, April 85 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library More...

Zoning board OKs boat storage at Taylor Point

Conanicut Marine plans to build two new sheds on lot

Conanicut Marine Services can build two new boat sheds at its Taylor Point storage site behind the police station, the Zoning Board of Review decided at its March 25 meeting. More...

April showers come early; rain floods homes in March’s final days

More than 5 inches of rain fell on Jamestown over the weekend, leaving dozens of residents with flooded basements, and busy firefighters pumping them out. More...

Editorial

A bit of Broadway comes to Jamestown

The Jamestown Community Theatre will stage its spring production this weekend at the community’s recreation center. More...

Letters to the Editor

Killing deer without data is bad decision

I urge my fellow residents to become more familiar with the Jamestown Tick Task Force. It meets again on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Clear-cutting white pines was mistake

I was disappointed to see the clear-cut of the century-old 48 native white pine (pinus strobus) trees on North Road (“Town workers cut down 48 white pines along North Road reservoir,” March 13). More...

Don’t text, obey speed limit on Pell Bridge

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority cares about your safety at all times, but especially when you travel across our bridges. 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, April 3 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 3

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, April 3, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Bernard D. Casey

Bernard D. Casey, 80, of Jamestown, formerly of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully March 30, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Audrey Mae (McLaughlin) Casey for 56 years. 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 APRIL 22, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: Application of Alberta M. More...