February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Aquaculture helps preserve ecosystem

I’m writing in response to the article concerning aquaculture applications for the area north of the Great Creek outflow (“Conservationists want shellfish farms in Dutch Harbor relocated,” Jan. 21). More...

About Town

Spellbinding show

LEFT: Principal Nate Edmunds with winner Katherine Bridges and runner-up Nayan Sapers. Bridges, a fifth-grader, won in the 22nd round by spelling “montage” correctly. More...

Senior menu

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. More...

Free tax preparation at library until April

The AARP Foundation is offering free tax preparation beginning Feb. 8 at the library. Certified tax preparers will file returns from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15. More...

Island History

island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Feb. 4, 1916 Real estate agents report a large number of inquiries for cottages for the coming season. 75 years ago More...

Obituaries

Robert Fagan

Robert “Bob” Joseph Fagan, 86, of Jamestown, R.I., and Roswell, Ga., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family Jan. 21, 2016, after a four-month illness. Fagan was the beloved husband of Jean Margaret (Nichols) Fagan. 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 FEBRUARY 23, 2016, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NAR More...

Bike path gains momentum

The long-awaited bicycle path is coming into focus, Town Engineer Michael Gray told the Jamestown Town Council Monday night.  More...

Proposed $11.9M budget unveiled by school officials

Transportation and technology costs are driving a proposed slight increase in next fiscal year’s school budget. The administration presented their initial budget to the school committee at a Jan. 28 budget workshop. More...

News

Exhibit bridges artists, people with disabilities

The magic of collaboration will be on display from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Out of the Box Gallery.  Along with polished artists, residents from Bridges Inc. More...

Sailors working on Gould Island

The U.S. Navy is cleaning Gould Island, the Jamestown Town Council learned Jan. 19. Despite the improvements, the area will remain off-limits to civilians.  More...

Year to remember

Skippered by Jamestowner Steve Benjamin, Spookie cruises to line honors during June’s Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. Following his remarkable season on the water, Benjamin, inset, was named the 2015 yachtsman of the year by U.S. Sailing. More...

Upcoming Events

Piano concert Sunday at St. Matthew’s

A New Yorker and a Russian will fill the cathedral ceilings with the sounds of Debussy and Schumann Sunday afternoon at St. More...

Show opens Thursday

The opening reception for “Exposure,” Conanicut Island Arts Association’s juried photography show, is 5-7 p.m. Feb. More...

Movie, portrait sitting planned for seniors

The senior center is sponsoring a slate of winter activities over the next few weeks, starting with a screening of “A New Leaf” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the library. More...

News of Record

Zoning board: No authority in garage spat

The battle may not be over between David Martin of Stearns Farms and the Lischios regarding their garage addition, but the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review tried to stay out of the fray.  More...

RhodeWorks bill cuts borrowing total in half

Following another stint on the chopping block, the contentious RhodeWorks legislation has been amended to cut the bonding in half and to make any future tolling on cars subject to voter approval.  More...