March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Irresponsible dog owners should follow the rules

Gregarious, loyal with a heart of gold, yet occasionally prone to craziness and outlandish behavior. I could be talking about your grandmother or your toddler. In this case, however, I’m referring to the family dog. More...

About Town

Swing ahead

Fifth-grader Ella Coulter swings in the unseasonably warm weather last week at the North Road playground.   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. Friday, March 18  More...

Irish films Thursday night at arts center

Seven Irish and British selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Jamestown Arts Center. The cost is $10 at the door.  More...

Island Calendar

Island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, March 17, 1916 In spite of the fact that a long list of registered voters are assessed a poll tax of $1 each, which goes toward the support of the schools, not a single dollar was paid in 1915. More...

Obituaries

Miriam Ileana

Miriam Ileana (Seander) Welte, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, died suddenly on Feb. 17, 2016, in London, England. She was 59 years old.  More...

Charlotte Richardson

Charlotte Richardson (Smith), 87, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully March 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Victor C. More...

Edward J. Woodson

Edward J. Woodson 76, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully March 14, 2016. More...

Fire department status discussed behind closed doors

For more than 100 years, Jamestown’s fires have been fought by volunteers. The town, however, is working to clarify the department’s status.  More...

Town ‘icon’ Richardson dies at 87

Charlotte Richardson, who served as the senior center’s executive director for 22 years, died Monday. More...

Help us keep a tab on what’s going on around Jamestown

Community.  In today’s world, the meaning of this word has changed dramatically.  In the past, our community was bound by the edges of our island. More...

News

State revokes money for Hull Cove trail

Money for the Hull Cove boardwalk is no longer in the hands of town officials.  The Jamestown Conservation Commission reported the bad news at its March 8 meeting. More...

Cancer survivor launches foundation for brain tumors

Lyme disease is no stranger to Jamestown residents, so when Amy Gallagher began suffering extreme fatigue in the spring of 2014, she thought a tick may have been responsible. More...

Traffic board mulls expanded parking bans

Before the traffic board recommends more parking restrictions in the Jamestown Shores, homeowners will have one last chance to voice their concerns.  “Notify your organization that we will be taking a vote,” Chairman Tom Tighe advise More...

Upcoming Events

Chamber meeting at Newport Grand

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for its annual meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 24 at the Newport Grand Casino. Following a brief business meeting, there will be dinner, a comedy act and a cash bar. More...

Voter seminars a primer for presidential primaries

Before Rhode Islanders go to the polls on April 26 for the presidential primaries, the state will host a number of outreach seminars to increase voter participation. More...

Seminar on short-term rental properties slated

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will host a seminar on short-term residential rentals at 10 a.m. April 1 at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport campus.  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Feb. 29 to March 14 responded to 852 calls for service, including 653 security checks, six automobile accidents, 32 fire dispatches, six animal complaints and 14 alarms. 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   More...