March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town asks readers to complete survey in paper

Inside the mailed editions of this week’s Jamestown Press you will find a survey put together by the town’s Affordable Housing Committee and the planning department. More...

Round Marsh restored

The Jamestown Conservation Commission gratefully acknowledges the skilled and enthusiastic collaborators who have supported our project to restore Round Marsh at Great Creek.  More...

Proposed tax would hurt economy

We have spent over 50 years encouraging visitors from near and far to come to Rhode Island. Competing against many resort locations, Rhode Island is second to none. More...

Upcoming Events

Ceramics demo Tuesday at arts center

Amy Smith, a nationally exhibited potter from Nebraska, will demonstrate her pottery techniques at the Jamestown Arts Center on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Newport County lawmakers to meet

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newport County, the area’s state delegation will meet as a group with its constituents on Saturday, March 22, from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

‘Viva Zapata’ Saturday

As part of the yearlong celebration of the life and career of actor Anthony Quinn, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is showing “Viva Zapata” at the library on Saturday, March 21, at 3 p.m. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 19  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  More...

Auditors: Town finances A-OK

The town of Jamestown finished fiscal year 2014 in the black, according to Finance Director Tina Collins.  More...

Sponsors withdraw mooring legislation

A contentious bill aimed at a state-imposed mooring fee introduced in the State House by Reps. Scott Slater (DProvidence) and Joe Trillo (RWarwick) has been withdrawn at the sponsors’ request, the General Assembly confirmed on March 11.  More...

Housing board wants to hear from community

Survey inside postal edition

When all the viable land in Jamestown is developed, the state of Rhode Island wants there to be 294 affordable housing units in town.  More...

News

Council mulls important meeting dates

Over the coming weeks, residents will have a chance to learn more about the plans for the fire station expansion and the purchase of the Portuguese American Citizens Club, the Town Council decided at its meeting Monday night.  The two projects a More...

Advanced life support now available for medical emergencies

The town’s emergency medical team is able to provide advanced life support for the first time. More...

Harbor board gives fisherman break

A commercial fisherman has won his appeal to continue renting dock space at the Fort Getty pier, but the victory came at a price. He will have to pay the overdue fees, the Harbor Management Commission decided at its March 11 meeting.  More...

About Town

Lecture Wednesday on offshore turbines

Oceanography professor Jeremy Collie will talk about marine spatial planning at the Narragansett Cafe on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 a.m. The talk is part of the Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast lecture series. More...

Blood drive Monday at recreation center

The second event of the James McLoughlin Blood Drive Series will be held at the recreation center on Monday, March 23, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Police challenging teens in dodgeball

The teen center and police department will co-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 served following the game. 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.  Thursday, March 19  Minestrone soup; chicken parmesan; pasta; green beans; focaccia; zeppole; Greek salad   More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 9 to March 16 responded to 359 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 188 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...