February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Plan doesn’t preserve

Ah, I see: The developers will throw in a bike path and some affordable housing. More...

About Town

Photography exhibit opens on Thursday

The opening reception for “The Power of Love” is Thursday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The photo exhibit, which features 70 local photographers, is sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association. More...

Jazz concert featuring Lois Vaughan Sunday

Lois Vaughan and her jazz ensemble will play at the library on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Reservations needed for Valentine’s lunch

The Friends of the Jamestown Seniors are accepting reservations for its annual Valentine’s party that will take place at the West Street Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. The cafe is located inside the Conanicut Grange. More...

Obituaries

Joyce C. Frank (Dondero)

Joyce C. Frank  (Dondero), 82, of Jamestown, passed away Jan. 26, 2015. She was the wife of the late Antone J. Frank.  Born in Meriden, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Nora (Cella) Dondero.  Mrs. More...

Jane E. (Brennan) Walwood

Jane E. (Brennan) Walwood, 80, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late G. More...

Robert A. Ullrich

Robert A.  Ullrich, 75, of  Jamestown, passed away on Jan. 14, 2015, at Newport Hospital.  Born on March 25, 1939, in Port Jefferson, N.Y., he was the son of Albert and Marie (Miller) Ullrich. He was an Eagle Scout.  More...

School administration proposes $11.8M plan

Superintendent Carol Blanchette last week unveiled the school department’s proposed $11.8 million budget that represents a 1.9 percent increase over the current fiscal year.  More...

Proposed legislation would take moorings from town

Just as local boaters were debating the merits of increasing mooring fees in town, more upward pressure on the issue has surfaced, this time coming from the state legislature.  More...

Pros, cons of higher speed internet

President Barack Obama recently called for an expansion of the nation’s information superhighway. During a speech on Jan. More...

News

Rare sighting

A snow serpent dubbed Jessie was photographed at 35 Hamilton Ave. following the recent blizzard. The sculpture is made of just snow, with a pipe supporting the head. More...

No damage to bridge following collision with loosened barge

Following safety inspections on Friday, engineers determined that the Newport Bridge sustained no significant damage from the 24- hour nor’easter that dropped 20 inches of snow on the area last week.  More...

Baseball league hampered by boundaries

An ongoing boundary dispute between youth baseball organizations in Jamestown and North Kingstown has caused confusion as to which towns Jamestown teams can play against.  Jamestown teams are currently unable to play against other Newport County 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, Feb. 5  Tomato soup; meatloaf; broccoli; roasted potatoes; gelatin; chef salad   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 5

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, Feb. 5, 1915  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 responded to 338 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 179 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 57 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Feb. 105 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallWednesday, Feb. 11 More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...