May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Volvo fleet hours away

After more than two years of planning, the opening ceremony at Fort Adams for the Volvo Ocean Race took place on Tuesday amid fanfare befitting a major international sporting event.  More...

Editorial

Where in the world?

Above, members of the Jamestown Soccer Association watched the New England Revolution beat the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, 2-1. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Education Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from members of the community for educational enrichment programs. Completed applications are due by Friday, May 15. More...

Learning large

Students at Melrose School on Friday took part in a presentation that included an Earth dome, a large inflatable globe that children could enter and learn about the continents and oceans. More...

About Town

Brass boys

Under the direction of music teacher Karyn Kauffman, the saxophone group of Kyle Takata, Matt Gibbs and Jonathan Sanchez play at Friday’s solo ensemble at Lawn School. More...

Sheep shearing will take place Saturday

Sheep shearing will take place at Watson Farm on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m. After the flock is shorn, spinners will demonstrate turning wool into yarn to weave shawls. The children will also be able to visit with lambs, chicks and calves. More...

St. Matthew’s will host piano concert Sunday

Pianist Manabu Takasawa will perform a Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 10, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. More...

Legals

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN

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legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING MAY 26, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLA More...

Questions raised about fire station expansion

The proposed expansion of the fire station sparked new debate at Monday’s meeting of the Town Council.  Planning Commissioner Michael Smith questioned the value of renovating the station on Narragansett Avenue, which he called congested. More...

Associate attorney celebrates one year at Trocki law

Since moving into her “fixerupper” on Clinton Avenue 15 years ago, most everyone in town has become familiar with Kristine Trocki. She’s in the midst of her second term as Town Council president. More...

News

Legislature may tie hands of local zoning

Local farms and vineyards could land at the heart of a controversy due to a new move by state legislators to expand the Rhode Island Right to Farm Act, Town Administrator Andy Nota advised the Town Council on Monday.  More...

Teen rep needed for theater board

The Jamestown Community Theatre is looking for a teen representative to attend its monthly board meetings. Candidates must be at least 15 years old by Sept. 1, reside in Jamestown, and be a member of the theater in good standing. More...

Students recognized for recycling

Lawn School was recognized at a Statehouse ceremony for its recycling program, which was named one of the best in Rhode Island.  A group of 20 students took the trip to Smith Hill on April 14 to receive a certificate from the Rhode Island School More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to voters

Kudos to the enlightened – yet anonymous – people who had the courage to say “no.” It is not an easy word in decision making, especially among politicians (or would-be politicians), even though “no” might be the ri More...

Saddened by nay votes

We just want to say thank you to those who voted for the town to purchase the Portuguese American Citizens Club. More...

Too many loose ends

I was surprised, and disappointed, to hear that Jamestown citizens had rejected the town’s purchase of the PAC Club. However, I think I understand why many citizens voted against the purchase, and cannot strongly dispute their decision.  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 7  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 Journal, May 7, 1915  More...

Obituaries

Mary Furtado Bakios

Mary Furtado Bakios, of Jamestown, passed away April 28, 2015, at the age of 92. She was born at home in Jamestown. Mary was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna DeRosa Furtado. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 27 to May 5 responded to 372 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 194 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...