July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Road needs upgrades

I write in following up my February 2012 letter that I sent to the previous Town Council, realizing that too much time has elapsed since it was sent. More...

About Town

Tickets available in shops around town

Tickets are now available for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Fort Getty pavilion. More...

Chamber cookout at West Ferry next week

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual sunset wienie roast at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard on Thursday, July 17, from 5:30 p.m. to sunset. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be served. More...

Tickets available for arts center’s soiree

Tickets are now available for the Jamestown Arts Center’s fourth annual Summer Soiree that will be held on Saturday, July 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Anastasia Barber

Anastasia Barber, 88, of Jamestown, formerly of Norwich, Conn., passed away July 2, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. Anastasia was born Oct. 8, 1925, the daughter of the late John Haldis and Persephone Bekris Jasimas. More...

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held for Paul Coble on Friday, July 11, at 1 p.m. at the Friends Meetinghouse on the corner of North Road and Weeden Lane. Paul died on Feb 12, 2014, at the age of 90. More...

Former admin sues town

Kevin Paicos says council broke open-meeting laws

A lawsuit filed against the town by a former town administrator has gone federal.  Kevin Paicos’ grievance against Jamestown and members of the Town Council has been transferred from Newport Superior Court to U.S. More...

Newport businessman challenges Paiva Weed

A dark horse Republican candidate has emerged to challenge Teresa Paiva Weed for her Senate seat in the November election.  More...

News

Independence Day

Firework explode over the East Passage on Sunday in celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. More...

Council won’t amend zoning code

Councilor Blake Dickinson on Monday withdrew his attempt to fix a “broken” section of the zoning code connected to preserving Jamestown’s architectural gems.  More...

Five incumbents, two challengers will run for seat on Town Council

All seven Jamestown residents who will run for Town Council in November’s election have experience on the town’s top governing board. 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, July 10  Chicken strips; fried rice; mixed vegetables; pineapples; tuna on rye   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 10

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. From the Newport Journal, July 10, 1914 More...

News of Record

For the record

Nine names were inadvertently left off the Lawn School Excellence in Effort published in last week’s Press. More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from July 1 to July 7 responded to 469 calls, resulting in 185 security checks, six car accidents, 23 fire calls, 11 animal complaints, 24 parking complaints and four alarms. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, July 107 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, July 156:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the libraryWednesday, July 16 More...