March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

letters

BBQ restaurant will add to area’s problems

I was surprised to read the Jamestown Press story on the proposed “barbecue joint.” As an abutter, I was not notified. Who pragmatically desires an outdoor restaurant contiguous to quiet residential property?  More...

About Town

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. Thursday, March 10  More...

Multimedia exhibit on piano history Sunday

An audio-video presentation on pianos will take place at 4 p.m. March 13 at the Jamestown Arts Center.  Recording engineer Christopher Greenleaf will discuss the instrument’s history dating back to the 17th century. More...

Organizing closet can save time and money

The owner of a professional organizing company will discuss spring-cleaning from 6:30-8 p.m. March 10 at the library.  Kristin MacRae of Organizing in Rhode Island LLC will give tips to homeowners who want to overhaul their closets. More...

Island History

Island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, March 10, 1916 Despite adverse weather conditions, the Gardner House hall was filled to capacity by those who attended the entertainment and dance given by the Conanicut Grange to raise funds for a new piano. More...

Obituaries

Raymond P. Cournoyer

Raymond P. Cournoyer, 77, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died at the Holy Cross Hospital surrounded by his loving family on March 5, 2016. He was the husband of Donna (Cole) Cournoyer and the late Barbara (Wisniewski) Cournoyer. More...

Proposed $23.4M budget cuts property tax rate

Administration’s plan 2% higher than ’15-16

It still is early, but if the proposed budget remains relatively stable, homeowners will see a drop in their property taxes, said Town Administrator Andy Nota. More...

Local dates set for 2018 Volvo Ocean Race

Sailing fans should clear their calendars from May 8-20, 2018, because the Volvo Ocean Race is returning.  Chief executive Antonio Bolanos Lopez recently announced the fleet will arrive in Narragansett Bay between May 8-10 with the in-port race More...

News

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Spring 2016 Program Guide

Over 40 Soccer League Sundays: 9-11 a.m. • April 3 - May 22 @Lawn Avenue Gym. Residents $20, Non-Residents $30. Give those lazy Sundays a boot! Join an over 40 co-ed league for some good competition and exercise. More...

Sculptor creates one-stop shop for artists

Peter Flood is a sculptor who lives on East Shore Road, but many of his neighbors don’t know that.  More importantly, art lovers with fat pockets have no idea either.  Which is why Flood hopes to fix the problem — not just for h More...

Jewish ghetto to be depicted by community theater

Raja Englanderova, one of the few children alive when the Czech ghetto of Terezin was liberated, spent her captive years writing about her trials and tribulations. She composed poems, drew pictures, penned journal entries. More...

Upcoming Events

Abstract expressionist on display Friday

An artist from the Big Apple who uses unorthodox items to create his paintings is exhibiting for the first time in New England at the Jamestown Arts Center. The opening reception for Richard Polsky’s show will be from 6-8 p.m. March 11.  More...

Navy chorus performs

The Newport Navy Choristers, accompanied by two secondary choirs, will perform “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” at 4 p.m. March 13 at St. Barnabas Church on East Main Road in Portsmouth.  More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...