June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Treasure island

Lawn School held its take on career day on Friday. More...

Paper ballots are fair

I voted for the fire station motion and am glad it passed. I also voted to use a paper ballot even though it was quite clear that the motion would pass. More...

Island Chatter

Our Jamestown eighth-graders head to Washington, D.C., this weekend.  ***  More...

Upcoming Events

town meetings

Thursday, June 4  7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School  Tuesday, June 9  5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library  Wednesday, June 10  More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 6

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...

Jamestown Historical Society News

By Rosemary Enright

June is a big month for the historical society. Battery Day is this Saturday, June 6. The museum and windmill both open on Sunday, June 21. More...

$22.9M budget passed

Voters on Monday spent two hours and 24 minutes settling their town’s fiscal affairs, ultimately approving the proposed budget of nearly $23 million.  More...

Reading specialist named teacher of year

Devoted educators hope to impact their students’ lives, even though children rarely concede their appreciation. For Lawn School teacher Betsy Aho, she knows of at least one student who values her dedication.  More...

News

Busy spring at land trust’s Godena Farm

According to Conanicut Island Land Trust secretary Jim Turenne, things have been buzzing this spring at Godena Farm.  More...

Prudence Island parcel purchased

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation on Friday secured $412,500 in federal funds to purchase 103 acres of land on Prudence Island to protect it from future development.  More...

Trash collected from shorelines worldwide

Nearly 16.2 million pounds of trash was collected worldwide from more than 13,360 miles of shoreline on Sept. 20.  In Rhode Island, there were 80 beach cleanups in 18 towns along 59 miles of shoreline. More...

About Town

Printmaker’s work on display

An award-winning printmaker from Jamestown will explore the changing acceptance of interracial families through a series of prints at the Newport Art Museum this summer. More...

Accidental Sisters in concert on Saturday

The Jamestown Medical Fund, Lucy’s Hearth in Middletown and the Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation have been chosen by the Accidental Sisters to receive donations collected at their concerts this year.  More...

Crossing the pond

Forty-one entries have committed to compete in the Transatlantic Race later this month, more than 20 more than raced in the last edition in 2011. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from May 25 to June 1 responded to 349 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 154 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...