January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday deadlines for the Press

We will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19. The Jamestown Press will be published on time next week. Look for your copy of the weekly newspaper on Thursday, Jan. 22. More...

Editorial

Kudos to our island’s robotics teams, volunteers

On Saturday there will be four teams from Jamestown schools representing our island in the First Lego League championship.  It is a statewide robotics competition and Jamestown is sending more teams to the event than any other school in the stat More...

A local reminder of the high cost of war

Today, Jan. 15, there is a lone flag flying at the East Ferry Veterans Memorial. The flag marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Pvt. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hunting responsibly

In response to Mr. William Harsch’s letter on Jan. 8 (“Give ducks a chance”), the assertion that local hunters are somehow heartlessly staking and killing a mindless, tame flock of ducks could not be further from the truth.  More...

Gunfire too loud

From October to February, the peaceful island of Jamestown seems to morph into a war zone of sorts. More...

Honoring a stalwart

A community is created by those who show up; those who pitch in to do the things that need to be done. Arthur Christman epitomized such a stalwart character.  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, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Robert Bruce Page

Robert Bruce Page, 64, of Greer, S.C., died Jan. 7, 2015, at his home. More...

State has issues with planning document

Jamestown’s comprehensive community plan scored an incomplete from the statewide planning office, but the town will have an opportunity to revise the document for future acceptance, the planning commissioners heard at their Jan. More...

Teams to compete Saturday in robotics championship

Despite being one of the smallest towns in the state, Jamestown will send more teams to Saturday’s First Lego League championship than any other municipality. More...

News

Organizers prepare for Volvo Ocean Race

Officials last week provided an update on the Newport stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is expected to welcome six boats from around the world on May 5.  “We are Newport,” said Brad Read. “Our brand is the water. More...

Council appoints harbor commissioner

Following interviews with two applicants last week, the Town Council appointed Clifford Kurz as the newest harbor commissioner.  Over the last few years, the harbor board has been at odds with the Town Council over the appropriation of funds. More...

Where in the world?

The Bridges family took the Jamestown Press to the nation’s capital over the holidays. Above, Nick, 7, Kate, 10, and Will, 5, in front of the Washington Monument. More...

About Town

Donate winter items to keep needy warm

The Jamestown Community Farm is collecting new and handknitted mittens, scarves and hats for the McAuley House in Providence. The meal site is operated by the Sisters of Mercy and it provides a full range of services to the needy. More...

Volunteers needed to glaze ceramic bowls

Artists of all ages and levels are invited to decorate ceramic bowls on Friday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. More than 70 people created 100 bowls, which now need to be glazed and decorated. More...

Locally inspired films to be shown Thursday

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen six local shorts on Thursday, Jan. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. The films were selected from the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival.  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of JANUARY 15

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, Jan. 15, 1915   More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Jan. 5 to Jan. 12 responded to 422 calls for service, resulting in 220 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 157 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Jan. 206 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall6:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the libraryWednesday, Jan. 21 More...