May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Stock up at the annual garden sale Saturday

One sure sign of spring, besides the blooming daffodils around town, is the annual garden sale.  Hosted annually by the Quononoquott Garden Club, the sale offers a virtual cornucopia of local plantings that can range from flowers to veggies to s More...

Letters to the Editor

Commuters burdened

The Pell Bridge’s commuter rate of 85 percent makes it a commuter bridge like the Sakonnet River span. More...

Farming season is here

As we begin our 14th year, I would like to thank our long-time supporters, and to those of you who are just being introduced to the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Honor fallen officers

In 2013, 105 American police officers were killed in the line of duty. Statistically this year, officer deaths are on track to exceed that number by more than 60 percent.  In 1962, President John F. 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, May 15   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 15

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 15, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Marilyn O. (Hart) Tully Morris

Marilyn O. (Hart) Tully Morris, 81, of North Kingstown, formerly of Jamestown, died peacefully on May 10, 2014, at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Morris Sr. Born in Gardner, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Maurice H.B. More...

Claire L. Parkin

Claire L. Parkin, 85, of East Greenwich, formerly of Jamestown and North Kingstown, passed away May 6, 2014. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Parkin and Ernest N. Swanson. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Stanley B. More...

Mary Winter Murphy

Mary Winter Murphy, 93, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2014. She was the wife of the late Cmdr. James J. Murphy.  Born in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Frank H. and Marion (Lowe) Winter.  More...

96 properties deemed historically significant

Planning board releases list of buildings of value

With the building moratorium on historic properties about to end on June 2, the Planning Commission at its May 7 meeting agreed to send the Town Council a progress report about ongoing efforts to develop regulations protecting the community’s c More...

Volvo boat arrives in Newport

All-female Team SCA complete transatlantic

It was a chilly evening in May when Team SCA, an entrant in the Volvo Ocean Race which begins in October, arrived in Newport for a visit last week. More...

News

Birders needed for spring count on Saturday

  The spring bird count will take place Saturday, May 17, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at the police station on Conanicus Avenue to be divided into groups. More...

Officials mull options for tree windbreak

Jamestown will engage a landscape professional about replacing the white pine trees at the reservoir, the town councilors decided on May 5. More...

Area author writes book about centuries-old military company

Of the countless military units over the course of America’s history that still operate under their original charter, one has to be the oldest. More...

About Town

Pasta dinner Saturday to benefit Boy Scouts

Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1 will sponsor a pasta dinner on Saturday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Along with dinner, the fundraiser will also include raffles, gift baskets and a silent auction. More...

Seven short films at arts center tonight

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen nine selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Among the movies is “Dotty,” an 11-minute New Zealand film that won best comedy short. More...

Former Haitian slave will speak at library

Haitian activists will speak about child slavery at the library on Thursday, May 22, at 6 p.m. Alina “Tibebe” Cajuste, a survivor of child slavery, will lead the discussion. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From May 6 to May 12, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 404 calls, resulting in 213 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

town meetings

Thursday, May 15 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School Monday, May 19 7:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, May 20 6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation & Protection Committee will 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. More...