May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Race Village

Above, the Fort Adams race village that was built for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover during the first two weeks in May. Below, the Volvo Ocean 65 fleet docked at the newly constructed pier. More...

Plan is best proposal

Jamestown is one of the few communities in the state, and elsewhere in the country for that matter, that relies on a volunteer fire department. It’s well run, cost-effective, and centrally located.  More...

Library friends needed

Have you been to the library this year? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed one or more of our programs.  More...

Upcoming Events

Chamber brass

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce elected its board of directors for the upcoming year. More...

After seven months, local sailor returns home to Narragansett Bay

Middletown sailor Corinna Halloran sailed home last week as the onboard reporter for Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

Spring is finally here. The daffodils and myrtle around the museum are in bloom and more daffodils grace the windmill field – and just about every other open spot in Jamestown. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of May 14

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...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from May 4 to May 10 responded to 325 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 145 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Legals

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...

Human feces found near south reservoir

Yuck.  Human waste has recently been found next to the watershed near the South Pond reservoir, Town Administrator Andy Nota said at May’s meeting of the water and sewer board.  More...

17 teachers served notices

The School Committee voted to approve the nonrenewal of 17 teacher contracts in advance of the financial town meeting.  The unanimous vote was held at the May 7 meeting in order to comply with state requirements. More...

Brazil to Newport: Chinese boat edges Abu Dhabi by minutes

In an epic struggle that will henceforth be known as the “Battle of Block Island” among sailing aficionados, China’s Dongfeng Race Team beat back a furious challenge by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to reach the finish line in Newport and More...

News

Where in the world?

Jamestown residents Joan Vessella and Carol Morris took the Press to the Albany Tulip Festival in New York. The festival has taken place annually since 1948 in Washington Park. More...

Planners OK pool in West Ferry front yard

A swimming pool in the front yard at 40 West Bay View Drive is allowable, the Planning Commissioners decided at its May 6 meeting. The commissioners voted 6-1 to recommend the development plan to the Zoning Board of Review.  More...

Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department

Planning for Jamestown’s Future
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About Town

Seniors invited to special luncheons

Reservations are now being accepted for two special luncheons that will take place next week at the West Street Cafe. More...

Chamber will sponsor open house next week

The chamber of commerce will sponsor a “business after hours” at East Bay Bed & Breakfast on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Victorian-style inn is a fully licensed bed-and-breakfast located in the village on Union Street. More...

Opening reception at Town Hall Thursday

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold the opening reception for “Different Strokes” on Thursday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The show displays work in pastel, pen, ink, graphite, pencil and charcoal. 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...

Obituaries

Leah A. (Carr) McGowan

Leah A. (Carr) McGowan, 49, of Jamestown, died unexpectedly on May 9, 2015. She was the daughter of Mary Katherine (Kay) Carr and Walter W. (Bud) Carr Sr. of Jamestown. She was the mother of Olivia Katherine McGowan of Jamestown. More...

Scott E. Wang

Scott E. Wang, MD, of Jamestown, died peacefully on May 6, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family after a valiant five-year battle with brain cancer. He had just celebrated his 61st birthday two days prior.  More...

Marye- Yates Fuller Jones

Marye-Yates Fuller Jones, 80, of Jamestown, and Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer.  More...