2005-09-15 / About Town

Jamestown installs its 19th postmaster next week

Charles V. Burns Charles V. Burns On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m., Charles V. Burns will be installed as the new Jamestown postmaster. The ceremony will take place at the Portuguese American Citizens’ Club located at 138 Narragansett Ave.

Scheduled speakers include retired Jamestown Police Chief and Portuguese American Club President James Pemantell, John

Pimentel, the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 57, and Portsmouth Postmaster Bruce Whitehead.

Burns’ wife Anne will hold the Bible, and his children Conor and Rory will lead in the pledge of allegiance. Post Office Operations Manager Ron Lucas will lead the oath of office.

Burns graduated from Rogers High School in Newport, RI and attends the University of Rhode Island, College of Continuing Education. He began his career with the post office in 1979 as a part-time flexible city carrier in Newport. In his last position, he served as a supervisor of customer services in Portsmouth.

From 1983 to 1989, Burns served in the U. S. Army reserves. He is a member of the Newport Council 256 of the Knights of Columbus, the Dennis Collins Division Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Newport County Officials Association. Burns also coaches youth baseball, softball, and basketball for the Portsmouth Little League and the Newport County YMCA.

The Jamestown Post Office was established in 1850. As postmaster, Burns will oversee the operation of this office which holds 689 P.O. boxes and has 2,890 possible deliveries.

This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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