June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

No question: Our schools should be gun-free zones

You’ll find a news report in this issue of the Press that the Jamestown School Committee last week approved a resolution declaring our island schools gun free.  We concur wholeheartedly.  More...

Ready to race

The 161st New York Yacht Club Regatta will take place on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island this weekend. More than 135 boats are already registered. More...

30 years of dedication to our island community

Thirty years is a long time to stay in one job, but that is exactly what the Rev. William O’Neill has done as pastor at St. Mark Church.  The Rev. O’Neill was honored this past Saturday. More...

About Town

Drop off donations Saturday morning

Central Baptist Church is asking for donations for its upcoming spring festival that will take place on Saturday, June 20. More...

Submission deadline Thursday afternoon

Artists who want to submit their work into the upcoming Town Hall show should drop off their submissions on Thursday, June 11, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. “Images of Jamestown” is open to artists in all media. More...

Arts center will screen short films next week

Five cultural selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday,   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 11

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  From the Newport Journal, June 11, 1915  More...

Obituaries

State needs spark in tourism marketing

The beauty of our state is unbounded – from the sparking beaches of Newport and Aquidneck Island to the rugged shoreline of Beavertail; from the historic landmarks that dot the capital city and Blackstone Valley to the fields, streams and woodl More...

memorial service

Memorial services for Carol Roberts Todd will be held under a tent behind Beavertail Lighthouse overlooking Mackerel Cove from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. More...

Likely uptick in water rates

Higher water and sewer bills are on tap for municipal customers, the Town Council learned on Monday. The councilors heard the news as they were sitting as the board of water and sewer commissioners.  More...

Administration asks school board for $20K

Money would fund 40 Chromebooks

A proposal to use reserve funds to purchase additional Chromebooks for teachers was discussed by the School Committee, which expressed concerns at its estimated cost.  More...

Historical society receives major gift

The Jamestown Historical Society has received the largest gift in its 103-year history.  Seasonal resident Jim Buttrick has recently established an endowment that will help maintain the society’s buildings and sites. More...

News

Councilors quarrels over policy

Simpatico has conditional liquor license approved despite missing signatures

The “five-minute meeting” that the Town Council expected on Monday turned into a hour-long session when the owner of newly expanded Simpatico Jamestown presented an incomplete application for a liquor license.  More...

Golden year

Nearly 500 parishioners of St. Mark Church wait in a receiving line to congratulate the Rev. William O’Neill on 50 years of priesthood. More...

Reed introduces bill to combat Lyme disease

As health experts predict an increase in Lyme disease cases this summer, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is calling for a national strategy to combat the illness.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Call legislative leaders

State and federal funding, as well as grant opportunities for Jamestown’s seniors, has been reduced or cut entirely over the past several years. More...

Thanks: Rotary Club

The Jamestown Rotary Club on May 23 hosted its second annual celebration of service community at the Fort Getty pavilion. The picnic provides a venue where members of civic organizations can mingle and offer information about their groups.  More...

Thanks to architect

We would like to thank Ronald F. DiMauro Architects for the generous time, education and opportunity recently shown to our son, C.J. Michalik, and his classmate, Keagan Turner.  More...

Upcoming Events

town meetings

Thursday, June 11  7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, June 16  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&nb More...

Celebration day

The Rev. William O’Neill, who is expected to retire this summer, embraces a parishioner at Saturday’s 50-year anniversary of his priesthood. More...

Power lifter shatters record for bench press

Jamestown’s Norm Marsh broke the state record in the bench press at the Special Olympics summer meet last month, winning a gold medal and setting a new mark in the 181-pound weight class along the way.  More...