October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Polls open Tuesday at rec center, Lawn School

Voters will have the opportunity on Tuesday to elect seven referendums and vote for 17 candidates, including Rhode Island’s next governor and five town councilors.  More...

Traffic panel reviews ban on overnight parking

Jamestown’s longstanding ban on overnight parking is about to come under scrutiny, the Traffic Committee learned last week.  According to Police Chief Ed Mello, the current prohibition is impractical and hard to enforce. More...

Editorial

Vote for the candidates of your choice on Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls in Jamestown and across Rhode Island for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. More...

Letters to the Editor

Meaning of Question 5

Many of you know that there are a number of ballot questions that will appear along with the various candidates when we vote on Nov. 4. More...

What about seniors?

So the town is contemplating the purchase of the PAC facility for recreational use (“Plan to buy PAC draws overwhelming support,” Oct. 23). More...

Patching road no help

I have been a resident of Jamestown for the past 15 years, and during this time I have seen North Road, between the overpass and America Way, deteriorate. The occasional patchwork has only made this section of North Road worse.  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, Oct. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 30

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, Oct. More...

News of Record

Police

The Jamestown Police Department from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27 responded to 414 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 219 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Meetings

Monday, Nov. 37 p.m., the Town Council willmeet at Town HallWednesday, Nov. 57:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Nov. 67 p.m., the School Committeewill meet at Melrose School More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2014 9:37 PM

Town Council results

White in, Mihaly out

Democrat Michael White has been elected to replace Gene Mihaly on the Town Council. The other four – incumbents Kristine Trocki, Mary Meagher, Blake Dickinson and Tom Tighe – have all been re-elected.  More...

No love lost in casino dispute

This year’s Election Day ballot will include seven questions for voters to decide. More...

Plantation unexpectedly closes doors

Employees of Plantation at the Bay who were at work on Oct. 20 were told that the restaurant was closing immediately, and workers not on-site were informed via text and phone calls. More...

News

Newcomer to oppose 22-year incumbent

Political neophyte Mike Smith is challenging Sen. President Teresa Paiva Weed for her Rhode Island Senate seat in the November election. Paiva Weed represents District 13, which includes Jamestown and Newport. More...

Village skunk

Local skunk Oliver Jacquart-Murphy, 8 months, walks the red carpet Saturday at East Ferry after marching in the Jamestown Fitness Halloween parade that began at the fire station. More...

Local hopefuls make final plea before election

In advance of the Nov. 4 general election, candidates for local office met with voters at the library to discuss hot-button issues facing the town and state. The Jamestown Shores Association sponsored the Oct. More...

About Town

Scarecrows, harvest celebration Saturday

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host its sixth annual harvest celebration at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Godena Farm on North Road. The event will be highlighted by scarecrows made by Melrose School children.   More...

Chat with Democratic candidates Thursday

An informal chat with Democratic candidates for local office will take place at the Narragansett Café on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Expected to take part in the event are School Committee hopefuls B.J. More...

Halloween 5K begins at fire station Sunday

The annual Jack-O’-Lantern Jog will begin at the fire station on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. Registration for the 5K starts at 11:30 a.m. at the recreation center. More...

Obituaries

James Ragland

James Ragland, 75, of Jamestown, passed away Oct. 20, 2014. Born in Newport, he was the son of the late John J. and Sophie (Littlefield) Ragland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.  Mr. More...