May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Editorial

Commemorate Memorial Day on Monday

The muffled drum’s sad roll has beatThe soldier’s last tattoo;No more on life’s parade shall meetThat brave and fallen few. More...

Viewpoint

Vote yes on Resolution 5

At the financial town meeting on June 2, in addition to approving a budget that will not raise taxes, voters will be asked to approve Resolution 5 to allow the Town Council to borrow money from the unreserved fund balance to purchase properties to de More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Hall not accessible

It is encouraging to learn that our current Town Council will finally seek remedies to provide handicap access into and inside Town Hall. 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 22   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 22

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 22, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Leland Richter Phelps

Leland Richter Phelps passed away in his sleep in Durham, N.C., on May 15, 2014, at the age of 96. His dad managed 16 A&P grocery stores in Michigan, and Leland worked as a store clerk and butcher during the Great Depression.  More...

Jean (Aubrey) Keating Carton

Jean (Aubrey) Keating Carton, 88, of Winnetka, Ill., died peacefully May 16, 2014. She was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Bryn Mawr, Penn., the daughter of Dr. More...

Building moratorium extended

No major repairs in Lower Shoreby Hill until Sept. 15

The building moratorium on Lower Shoreby Hill will continue until Sept. 15 but will not be renewed again, the Town Council decided at its meeting Monday.  The councilors voted 4-1 to extend the moratorium that was due to expire June 2. More...

Parade Monday to honor veterans

With spring in full swing, the American Legion Arnold-Zweir Post 22 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9447 will again be proud co-sponsors of the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.  More...

News

Councilors support ban on plastic bags

A statewide effort to ban plastic bags at store checkout counters will have support from Jamestown, the Town Council decided at its meeting Monday.  In response to a request from the Conservation Commission, the councilors voted unanimously to s More...

Senate passes stiffer penalties for texting, driving

A quarter of teens respond to a text message every time they get behind the wheel, according to the Research Transportation Institute at the University of Michigan. More...

Picnic Saturday at Fort Getty pavilion

Up until 2013, the Jamestown Rotary Club held its May breakfast on the island every year for nearly five decades. Diminishing attendance and rising costs, however, forced the Rotarians to cancel their celebration last year.  More...

About Town

Volunteers needed to clean up state parks

Volunteers are needed for a shoreline cleanup on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The coastal cleanups will take place at Beavertail and Fort Wetherill. More...

Donations needed for church’s June festival

Central Baptist Church will begin accepting donations for its annual June festival on Saturdays from May 31 to June 14. Gifts can be dropped off at the church between 9 a.m. and noon. More...

Volunteer hours at farm begin Saturday

Volunteer hours at the Jamestown Community Farm begin on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The farm is located on the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From May 13 to May 19, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 407 calls, resulting in 195 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Meetings

Tuesday, May 277 p.m., the Zoning Board ofReview will meet at Town HallWednesday, May 285 p.m., the Harbor Commissionwill meet at Town Hall More...