June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers needed for Mackerel Cove restoration

About 19 months ago, Hurricane Sandy blew through Jamestown, decimating Mackerel Cove and destroying the dune system that was built to protect the barrier beach. More...

News

Harbor commissioners amend documents

Last-minute changes to the harbor management plan are almost ready for the June 16 public hearing, the Harbor Commission learned at its May 28 meeting. The meeting was the second for the harbor commissioners in May. More...

Accidental Sisters in concert Saturday

The Accidental Sisters will present their annual concert on Saturday night at the Jamestown Arts Center, and proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit Providence’s Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence. More...

Music money

Jamestown Arts Center Executive Director Lisa Randall accepts a legislative grant from state Rep. Deb Ruggiero. More...

About Town

Tickets available for Father’s Day pig roast

A family pig roast will take place on Sunday, June 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Fort Getty. The Father’s Day barbecue will include pork, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn, salads, melon, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. More...

Create peace flags at library on Saturday

A community workshop to create peace flags will take place on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at the library. More...

Help plant grass at town beach Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help the Conservation Commission plant 4,200 dune-grass plugs at Mackerel Cove on Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Patience “Penny” Chrisler (nee Richards)

Patience “Penny” Chrisler (nee Richards), at the age of 79, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died on May 20, 2014. 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 JUNE 24, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...

Voters unanimously adopt $22.66M spending plan for FY15

Taxpayers also OK fund for affordable housing

In a mere 27 minutes Monday night, voters at the financial town meeting dispatched the agenda, approving the $22.66 million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year that will begin on July 1. More...

Community to honor long-time director

Charlotte Richardson ran senior center for 22 years

Charlotte Richardson, the senior center’s executive director for 22 years, retired earlier this year. On Saturday at 2 p.m., the center will host a reception for her. More...

Editorial

Charlotte Richardson deserves our thanks

The Jamestown Senior Center will host a reception on Saturday to honor Charlotte Richardson for her lengthy service as its executive director. More...

You can visit outstanding island gardens this Saturday

If you ever wonder what that fantastic garden looks like, this may be your opportunity to find out. The Quononoquott Garden Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this Saturday with an island garden tour. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cloth can be washed

In response to last week’s letter “Cloth bags are unsafe,” so are dirty dishes and clothes. They can all be washed. Carol CraftsNorth Main RoadJamestown More...

Remembering a friend

After reading the sad but beautiful obit for Jean Carton (May 22), I wanted to add an observation about this kind and generous woman. More...

Grateful garden club

The Quononoquott Garden Club would like to thank the Jamestown community for its support of our annual plant sale held on May 18. The proceeds raised from the sale are used to provide plants and materials for different island areas. 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, June 5 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 5

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, June 5, 1914 More...

News of Record

For the record

In the May 22 story “Councilors support ban on plastic bags,” it was reported that Conservation Commissioner Michael Brown owns a bag company. Brown’s company makes single-use plastic packaging, not bags. More...

Police Log

From May 27 to June 2, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 449 calls, resulting in 188 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, June 57 p.m., the School Committeewill meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, June 105 p.m., the library board oftrustees will meet at the libraryWednesday, June 116 p.m., the Housing Authoritywill meet at Pemberton Apts. More...