March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Boaters shouldn’t be taxed twice

In its Jan. More...

Potholes will be priority

After a harsh winter, “spring comes with its own problems,” Town Engineer Michael Gray reported Monday during his monthly report to the water and sewer board.  “Roads,” Councilor Michael White shouted out, meaning residen More...

Island Chatter

North Kingstown High School is presenting four performances of “On the Town” this weekend. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More...

About Town

About Town

K of C will sponsor community dinner The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a corned beef dinner at the St. Mark parish hall on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, pasta, salad, dessert and beverages. More...

Snowy seas

The water surrounding Dutch Island was frozen on Saturday. According to photographer Onne van der Wal, this is only the second time he’s seen such freezing in 30 years as a resident. More...

Middle schoolers to star in ‘Guys and Dolls’

The Lawn School will present its first musical in over a decade next week when students perform in a junior production of “Guys and Dolls.” The performances will be held on Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, March. 12. 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 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.   From the Newport Daily News, March 1, 1940  More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

If you missed the premier screening in December of Bob Sutton’s video, “We Took the Ferry: Ferry Boat Students of Narragansett Bay,” the Jamestown Historical Society and library will co-sponsor a second showing on Wednesday, March 1 More...

Legals

NOTICE To Jamestown Taxpayers Third Quarterly Tax Payment

The third quarterly tax payment is due March 12th, 2015. The grace period allowed to avoid being charged any interest ends on the 19th of March. Any payments received after the 19th will be assessed an interest penalty. More...

Council adopts harbor budget with increased mooring fees

Debate over mooring fees continued Monday when the Town Council reviewed the Harbor Management Commission’s recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on July 1. More...

Bridge engineer delivers median specifics

The installation of a long awaited concrete median on the Pell Newport Bridge is slated to begin within the next two weeks, according to the state bridge authority.  More...

Three local businesses honored

Edible Rhody announced its annual heroes last week, and of the six award winners, half call Jamestown their home. Local honorees were Matthew Mac- Cartney, Andrea Colognese and Grapes & Gourmet.  More...

News

Administration unveils spending plan

Property taxes are primed to inch up in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1, the Town Council learned Monday.  According to Town Administrator Andy Nota, residents will pay $8.92 per $1,000 valuation, up 19 cents from the current year. More...

FOR THE RECORD

• A story in last week’s Press about the town referendum on the Holy Ghost hall made reference to drawings and plans for the building (“Voters to decide fate of Holy Ghost hall in April”). More...

Businesses buried by snow

Local business owners are used to fewer customers in the colder months. They carefully plan for the downturn, and do their best to maximize revenues during the peak season. More...

Letters to the Editor

No more mooring fees

Ronald Reagan once said, “Government’s view on the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”  More...

Cost comparison of projects misleading

I must correct one sentence in your paper’s recounting of our last council meeting (“Voters to decide fate of Holy Ghost hall in April,” Feb. 26). More...

Kindness of neighbor

My thanks to the guy driving that sporty little Caterpillar front-end loader down my street. More...

Upcoming Events

Reggae concert Saturday at arts center

Soulshot, one of New England’s premier reggae bands, will perform at the Jamestown Arts Center on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Rotary offering scholarships to leadership camp

The Jamestown Rotary Club is offering two scholarships for students interested in attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp that begins on May 15. More...

Love story with twist Thursday at arts center

Patrick is a warm, open, 26-yearold virgin schizophrenic. Thanks to medication and his mother’s protection, he is no threat to himself or the public.  Until he falls in love.  The object of his desire is a suicidal flight attendant. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Feb. 23 to March 2 responded to 298 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 185 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 5 7 p.m., the School Committeewill meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, March 96 p.m., the Town Council willhold a budget workshop at TownHall Tuesday, March 10 More...