March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Be cautious on Friday the 13th

You will want to tread carefully tomorrow. Don’t walk under a ladder or spill salt or allow a black cat to cross your path. It will be Friday – the 13th day of the month.  More...

letters

The Jamestown Philomenian Library would like to thank Cumberland Farms for asking the library to partner with it for its grand reopening. More...

Island Chatter

I t is that time of year: Operation Jack Rabbit. For the sixth consecutive year, the group will supply 200 Easter pails to Crossroads North Kingstown and 50 backpacks filled with holiday goodies to Boys Town. More...

Upcoming Events

Tickets on sale for community theater’s spring shows

Tickets are on sale for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s spring production, “Two Teens and a Score.” Intended for audience members at least 14 years old, the performances will include comedy, romance and drama. More...

meetings

Monday, March 16  7:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, March 17  6 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall 6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will meet at the library  Wedn More...

Register for open-water swim across East Passage

Registration for the 39th annual open-water swim across the East Passage opened last week, and organizers are expecting 500 swimmers and 200 kayakers, ranging from teenagers to octogenarians, to register for the race. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 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. More...

Obituaries

Mary Ann (Dutra) Schrader

Mary Ann  (Dutra) Schrader, 91, passed away at home on March 10, 2015, after a long illness.   Mary Ann was a lifetime member of St. Mark Catholic Church and served there as church soloist, CCD teacher and youth leader.  More...

Nancy O. Mathieu

Nancy O. Mathieu, 82, died of cancer on March  3, 2015, with the grace and courage that characterized her life.  Born in Boston to the late Lawrence and Josephine O’Connell, Nancy grew up in Milton, Mass. More...

Council listens to capital requests

“Roads, roads, roads,” Councilor Mary Meagher said Monday night as she looked at the proposed capital budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  More...

New dentists invest in expanding island practice

Following the retirement of Jamestown’s only dentist, two new dentists have moved into the Coastal Dental offices at 20 Clinton Ave.  Drs. Jennifer Kuchar and Elizabeth Zebian began practicing in January following the retirement of Dr. More...

News

Abutters clash with applicant on subdivision

A large tract at the end of Ocean Avenue is being eyed for a twolot “major” subdivision, but the Planning Commission on March 4 opted to continue the public hearing pending proper notification to the abutters.  More...

Work on bridge to start Monday

The state bridge authority will begin construction of the median barrier on the Pell Bridge on Monday, March 16. Officials are advising motorists to drive with extreme caution due to the likelihood of delays, lane closures and slower traffic. More...

Taxpayers discuss waterfront leases

“An awful lot” of town real estate belongs to government and nonprofit organizations that do not pay property taxes, according to Jerry Scott, president of the taxpayers association.   More...

About Town

Register for dodgeball tourney against police

The teen center and police department will host a dodgeball tournament at Lawn School on Friday, April 10, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There is no cost to play, and pizza will be provided following the game. More...

Opening next week for abstract exhibit

The opening reception and awards ceremony for the latest Town Hall exhibit will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Learn sign language from 10-week course

A 10-week workshop to learn sign language will begin on Thursday, March 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library. The classes will be taught by Gemma Guinguing, a Jamestown resident born in the Philippines who was named Miss Deaf Rhode Island in 2004. More...

Island Calendar

Nautical artist on display in Redwood Library

Jamestown resident John Mecray, an internationally renowned artist who depicts historic sailboats, has a new exhibit on display at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport. More...

Fundraiser Saturday morning at Applebee’s

Jamestown resident and North Kingstown High School student Courtney MacIntyre is organizing a fundraiser to benefit the Histiocytosis Association of America. More...

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...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 2 to March 9 responded to 336 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 183 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...