June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Party houses put on notice

Jamestown resident Jim Lynch built his dream house on East Shore Road. More...

Editorial

Speeding vehicles a danger on the bridge

We’d like to praise the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority board of directors for deciding to install a hard median on the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to sponsors

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the third annual Payton’s Pace 5K, held on May 18 at Fort Getty, successful. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our wonderful sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants.  More...

About Town

Public invited Monday to JCT annual meeting

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in the Bridges conference room on Hammett Court. The meeting is open to current members and anyone interested in local theater. More...

Look for medicinal plants on Sunday

Herbalist Kristin Minto will lead a seaside tour in search of medicinal plants at Watson Farm on Sunday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Festival at Central Baptist Saturday

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual June festival on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On sale at the indoor flea market will be books, gardening equipment, sporting goods, marine items, jewelry and children’s toys. More...

Obituaries

Donna Neri

Donna Neri, 55, passed on June 6. She was the wife of the late Vincent J. Neri III. She is survived by a son, Vincent J. Neri IV, a grandson, Evan J. 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 ISL More...

Homeowners can build in Lower Shoreby Hill

Councilors vote Monday to rescind moratorium

The building moratorium is over.  The Town Council on Monday rescinded the ban on construction in Lower Shoreby Hill. More...

RITBA OKs barrier on Pell Bridge

Stationary barrier will be similar to median on I-93

Following nearly three years of intense public pressure, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority voted unanimously on June 11 to install a median barrier on the Pell Bridge.  The flexible barrier that is expected to be installed next spri More...

Bodacious Dream returns from trip around Earth

On his last night at sea before completing his solo circumnavigation of the globe, Dave Rearick realized that he was coming to the end of a major focus in his life.  More...

Light sailing

Carina, a Custom 48 owned by Rives Potts of Westbrook, Conn., and Laura, a 12 Metre owned by Kip Curren of Warwick, sail by the Beavertail Lighthouse during the New York Yacht Club’s annual reg More...

News

More grass at Mackerel Cove may be on horizon

Another gift may be in the pipeline to help replant the Mackerel Cove beach dunes, which were all but wiped out by Hurricane Sandy, according to Conservation Commission Chairwoman Maureen Coleman.  More...

Race on Saturday will be held in honor of cancer victim

The first Jog for Julie & Dana- Farber, a family-friendly 5K, will be held on Saturday at North Kingstown High School. More...

Where in the world?

Lifelong Jamestown resident and World War II veteran Don Richardson took the Press to Normandy on June 6 for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 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 19   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 19

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 19, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From June 10 to June 16, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 371 calls, resulting in 156 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, June 197 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, June 247 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town HallThursday, June 267 p.m., a joint workshop with the Town Council and library board of More...