April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen pianist will perform Sunday at St. Matthew’s Church

Jamestown pianist Sam Hollister will present his solo recital debut at St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. More...

News

Marsh mulching

A machine build specifically to mulch fragile areas was at the Round Marsh last week to cut down invasive wetlands reeds. More...

School board slashes $302K from budget

Following a plea from the Town Council to cut costs, the School Committee last week voted on a revised spending plan that totaled $302,000 less than the original budget it proposed last month. More...

Councilors amend harbor documents

The Town Council on Monday continued two public hearings about changes to harbor regulations. More...

About Town

Reserve tickets for upcoming concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus is now taking reservations for its spring concert, “Vive La Difference.” The two shows will take place on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, at Central Baptist Church. More...

Farm Kids registration now open for preteens

Registration is now open for a six-week outdoor program at Watson Farm for fifth- and sixth-graders. Farm Kids is an after-school opportunity for children to visit the farm each Friday beginning April 25. More...

Scottish dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will be held at the senior center on Friday, April 11, 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 April 10

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 10, 1914 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

Emily Murphy is a partner at Morneau & Murphy law firm on Narragansett Avenue. She was misidentified in a story last week about attorney Christian Infantolino (“Ski enthusiast is town’s newest lawyer”). More...

Police Log

From April 1 to April 7, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 382 calls, resulting in 240 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, April 105 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hallto discuss the budgetTuesday, April 156:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committeewill meet at the libraryWednesday, April 16 More...

Legals

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...

Paicos calls councilors dysfunctional, demands $50,000

Former town admin has already been paid $25K

In a letter calling the town councilors dysfunctional and accusing them of violating the state’s open meetings law, former Town Administrator Kevin Paicos is demanding $50,000 in legal damages from what his lawyer is calling an unconstitutional More...

Councilors OK liquor license for Spinnaker’s

Café is now 13th place in town that can serve beer

Spinnaker’s Café at 3 Ferry Wharf may start serving beer and wine as soon as it opens for the season on Saturday, the Town Council decided at Monday’s meeting. More...

Editorial

Signs of spring

When you read this week’s Jamestown Press, you’ll recognize that spring has finally arrived on the island. To begin with, the Secret Garden is welcoming spring with its annual open house on Sunday (that’s Palm Sunday). More...

Easter egg hunt will take place April 19

The women’s club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for children on Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at the athletic fields on Lawn Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time for changes to RITBA leadership

On March 19, I attended the first Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority board meeting of 2014. I learned that according to RITBA Chairman David Darlington, an “open” meeting just means that the door has to be left open. Mr. More...

Thanks to everyone involved with plays

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of Jamestown Community Theatre’s latest endeavor, “Three One Acts Plus.” From the production team, to the cast and crew, to parents of the children involved, to the ticket outlets, and More...

Take advantage of library’s resources

My friends have been telling me for years, because I spend so much time behind the wheel of my car, that I should be listening to audio books during my travels. 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 10 More...

Obituaries

Roland J. Ducharme Sr.

Roland J. Ducharme Sr., husband of the late Elsie S. (Craven) Ducharme, died at Golden Living Wedgemere in Taunton, Mass., on April 3, 2014. He was 89. More...

Leo J. “Sonny” Chretien Jr.

Leo J. “Sonny” Chretien Jr., 80, of Jamestown, passed away April 3, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Leo J. Sr. and Rose (Lydon) Chretien. Mr. Chretien served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. More...

Florence “Snooky” M. (Reilly) Froberg

Florence “Snooky” M. (Reilly) Froberg, 77, died April 7, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Prescott E. Froberg to whom she had been married for 53 years. More...