February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Hunting advocates

Power of the press? Curious? Last week, the Jamestown Press, the island’s only newspaper, chose for its front page, a three-quarter page, fullcolor photo featuring a man More...

About Town

Arts center to screen love-inspired movies

Seven short films about love will take place at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. The films were selected from the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival.  More...

Reservations needed for birthday party

A complimentary Oriental lunch at the West Street Cafe will be provided for Jamestown senior citizens who have January and February birthdays. The birthday party will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. More...

Movie for teens on Tuesday afternoon

The library will show “The Maze Runner” in the meeting hall on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. The movie is PG-13 and runs 113 minutes. The film is about a boy whose memory is erased. More...

Obituaries

A. Peter Quinn Jr.

A. Peter  Quinn Jr., known as Peter, died on  More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Planners consider ordinance amendment

The Planning Commission on Feb. 4 began a new discussion about conservation development, but postponed recommending any changes to the zoning ordinance pending information about the number and location of properties that could be impacted.  More...

Seniors want more exercise programs, survey indicates

The seniors have spoken, and they want to exercise more.  According to the recent senior survey, 42 of 62 men and 132 of 167 women said wellness and exercise was important to them. More...

News

Local sailor sits out leg of Volvo Ocean Race

When the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race left China after their most recent stopover, they did so without Corinna Halloran.  More...

LED lights in schools could save $6,000

The School Committee heard a proposal last week for the replacement of lighting fixtures that is projected to save roughly $6,000.  The proposal for interior lighting was presented by Lew Kitts during a budget workshop on Feb. 5. More...

Accidental Sisters plan free concert

The Accidental Sisters will hold their first concert of the year on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. All donations from the free concert will benefit the Jamestown Medical Fund.  More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The West Street Cafe is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations.  Vegetable soup; turkey with gravy; mashed potatoes; stuffing; peas; cranberry sauce; applesauce   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 12

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. 12, 1915  More...

News of Record

Town Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 127 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Feb. 176 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committeewill meet at the library More...

Police

The Jamestown Police Department from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9 responded to 313 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 184 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...