Get ready for Monday’s Financial Town Meeting

FTM will begin at 7 p.m. at Lawn Avenue School

While the Financial Town Meeting was swirling with anticipation in recent years passed, expect no such hullaballoo on Monday when Jamestown voters will be asked to approve a combined budget of $21,586,065. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Lawn Avenue School. According to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser, the spending package approved by the Town Council is a “maintenance-of-effort […]

Principal leads educational turnaround at charter school

Former islander Tom Kaiser is a 2000 graduate of NKHS

An educator who grew up in Jamestown is achieving some startling results at a New York City charter school. Tom Kaiser, who moved to the island from Pittsburgh with his family when he was 10 years old, has seen a meteoric rise in academic accomplishments since his time at Achievement First Endeavor in Brooklyn. In 2006, the school was ranked […]

Newport police officer honored again

Newport Police Officer Jason Head was honored by the American Legion in 2009 after he resuscitated an unresponsive child at the Marriott Hotel. Now, three years later, Head is being exalted again, this time by the Newport Police Department, who at its annual awards ceremony on May 8 presented the Jamestown native with a Meritorious Service Award. He was honored […]


In last week’s article titled “Planning panel mulls turbine,” it was inaccurately reported who the applicant for the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine would be. The applicant is the town of Jamestown. In addition, the Town Council voted to hire consultants for the project.

Along with his horse, islander promotes personal growth

Brian Reid and Brenda Lee hold workshops nationwide Jamestowner Brian Reid built a business in town as a home remodeler, but he said success didn’t bring happiness. He kept searching for something more. Reid always had liked self-improvement books, and eventually he found himself leaning towards a career helping people remodel their lives. Reid discovered his 13 principles of self-fulfillment […]

Fishing license needed for saltwater

With the saltwater fishing season underway, the state Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers and spearfishers that a 2012 saltwater fishing license is needed to fish recreationally in all marine waters. The Rhode Island license covers all Rhode Island marine waters, all offshore federal waters, the waters of neighboring states, and all other reciprocal state marine waters throughout the United […]

John Mayers honored by secretary of state


Fundraiser will include live and silent auctions

The Dragonflies for Dori golf tournament will have both a live and silent auction at the Jamestown Golf Course on Saturday, June 9. Auction items will include tickets to the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox, as well as gift baskets. Participants can also bid for their child to be principal for a day at Melrose Avenue School. Other […]