June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Cannon scouts

Tiger Scouts from Jamestown Pack 1 recently visited Fort Adams, including the cannons inside the walls. More...

Recycle paint at Jamestown Hardware

Jamestown Hardware will start recycling house paint for customers on July 1, according to owner Scott Sherman. More...

Improved Beavertail Lighthouse Museum open for season

About 30,000 visitors passed through the door of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum last year, and yet it remains a place that many Jamestown residents are unfamiliar with. Fewer still have actually visited. 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 12 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 12

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 12, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From June 3 to June 9, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 360 calls, resulting in 165 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Monday, June 166 p.m., the Town Council will hold a joint workshop at Town Hallwith the Planning Commission to discuss historic preservation7:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, June 176 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at T More...

Superintendent announces retirement

Dr. Marcia Lukon will retire as superintendent of Jamestown schools, the School Committee made public at its June 5 meeting. Lukon announced her intentions to retire by reading a letter dated May 20 that was addressed to Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser. More...

Residents voice concerns with proposed zoning regulations

Board plans to reduce list of 96 affected properties

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, the Planning Commission heard at its June 4 meeting. Dozens of property owners attended the meeting at Town Hall to argue against new regulations aimed at preserving Jamestown’s architecture. More...

Letters to the Editor

Zoning changes unfair Too many traffic stops

My wife and I own a potential building of value currently targeted with 67 new rules or regulations that go even further beyond the current extensive list of form-based regulations pushed through during the last zoning changes. More...

Thanks for celebration

My phone rang on Monday last week and the caller was Margo Sullivan, reporter with the Jamestown Press, calling to interview me regarding my recent retirement and experiences as the executive director of the Jamestown Senior Center. More...

Kudos to volunteers

Thank you to more than 65 volunteers who helped the Jamestown Conservation Commission plant dune grass at Mackerel Cove on Saturday. Congratulations to all the volunteers for planting 4,200 plugs in less than an hour. More...

About Town

Bodacious Dream expected Saturday

Dave Rearick and Bodacious Dream will return to Jamestown on Saturday, June 14, after leaving the island nine months ago on a solo voyage around the world. He is expected to arrive around noon at East Ferry. More...

Pig roast Sunday at Fort Getty pavilion

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...

Farmers market opens June 23 at Fort Getty

The farmers market at the Fort Getty pavilion will open on Monday, June 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. The market will be open every Monday until Aug. 25. 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...