May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline Saturday to register to vote

Jamestown residents who want to vote in June’s financial town meeting have until Saturday to register. Residents can register at Town Hall on Thursday and Friday during normal business hours, and on Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. More...

News

Volvo Ocean Race boats en route

One year from now, boats from the Volvo Ocean Race are expected to begin working their way up Narragansett Bay toward Newport. More...

Winery prohibited from selling product

Zoning board unanimously votes in favor of abutters

A vineyard is OK, but a winery is an illegal use for the Beavertail Road property known as Jamestown Vineyards, the Zoning Board of Review has decided. More...

Where in the world?

The North Kingstown High School band took the Press to the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal last month. The students were in Canada for a musical festival, and the judges gave them a superior rating. More...

About Town

Country dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will take place on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the senior center. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. The steps are similar to the New England contra dance, and participants of all ages are welcome. More...

Piano recital will be held on Mother’s Day

Pianist Manabu Takasawa and cellist Daniel Harp will perform on Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Bike to school with police on Wednesday

Jamestown police officers and their bicycles will lead Lawn and Melrose school students to classes on Wednesday, May 7. More...

Obituaries

Marion Tasker Sheehan

Marion Tasker Sheehan, 85, passed away on April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. She was living in Port St. Lucie, Fla., at the time of her passing. Marion was loved by many and touched the hearts of many more. She will be dearly missed by all. 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 May 27, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...

Cultural groups surveyed

Public discussion expected at May 5 council meeting

The inventory of Jamestown’s cultural and community organizations is now complete, the Town Council learned Tuesday night. Consultant Monica Lamboy, from the UMass Edward J. More...

Community chorus on stage this weekend at Central Baptist

Performances on Saturday night, Sunday afternoon

The Jamestown Community Chorus will perform its annual spring concert this weekend, and the singers will use the occasion to celebrate the differences between the sexes, as indicated in the title, “Vive La Différence.” More...

Editorial

Cultural center would prove an asset to community

The town is currently debating what to do with the second floor of the big building at the golf course. The building must be replaced because the existing structure is in poor condition. More...

Don’t miss this weekend’s chorus spring concert

It must be spring because the Jamestown Community Chorus is staging its annual May event. If only the weather would cooperate. It is a rite of the season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Climate change is real

My husband and I are having a disagreement. He contends that Mr. Sprague’s “Don’t worry about human extinction” letter (April 24) was meant to be irony. More...

Our streets are not polluted with plastic

I often ride my bike to the village to purchase groceries and other items from our local stores. I bring them home in plastic bags in the “saddle bags” of my bike. They fit much better there than paper bags. More...

Celebrate teachers in upcoming week

Small school districts face major challenges – and reap big rewards. Notably, small education communities foster close working relationships. 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 May 1

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, May 1, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From April 22 to April 28, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 377 calls, resulting in 216 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, May 1The School Committee will not meetMonday, May 56:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, May 77:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...