August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Letters to the Editor

Horsehead event a great success!

As the 450 people who attended know, a wonderful party was held at Horsehead on July 28. More...

Why I gave to save the farms

As a committed lover of this wonderful island, I have been aware of the challenge we face in preserving the absolutely marvelous vistas at the center of it all. More...

Support for barn at Taylor Point

I would like to voice my support for the new highway barn at the bridge authority land. Yes, I live in the North End, so feel free to label me as you wish, but the fact remains that the new location makes the most sense. More...

An outrageous financial folly

The highway barn would have to be squeezed into Taylor Point. The town would have to buy 6,000 square feet of land from the bridge authority for $97,500. That's paying $700,000 per acre. More...

Union supports north end site

This is an open letter to the citizens of the Town of Jamestown R.I. Local 69 is the union that represents the Jamestown Public Works Department. We were disappointed on hearing the news of the proposed Taylor Point highway barn site. More...

Taylor Point is a wise choice for all

I hope the voters are not tricked into believing that the highway barn should not be built at Taylor Point for reasons of "aesthetics" as claimed by a number of writers to the Jamestown Press. More...

Thanks to many for a great season

As many readers saw, last week's edition of the Press featured a photo of our nine-year old tournament team which recently participated in the Cal Ripken State Tournament. More...

EZPass not a wise choice

I'm writing in reaction to the Aug. 2 article titled, "Motorists may find bridge crossing easier some day." First, the article's title is misleading because currently I don't think anyone finds crossing the Pell Bridge difficult at all. More...

Misinformation on barn sites

Last week, in his letter to the editor, Dennis Webster stated, "there seems to be a lot of false information going around about the highway garage." I totally agree. More...

Enough already, approve the site

As I understand it, there is a possibility that the development of Lot 47 could contaminate people's wells. This is their only source of water and I haven't heard any contingency plans should this happen. More...

Good reasons to vote to approve

After twenty years of deliberation, the Town of Jamestown has crafted a brilliant solution for the town's pressing needs to store and maintain its trucks and heavy equipment. More...

Reject Taylor Point barn site

I am urging fellow Jamestown voters to reject the Special Referendum on the highway barn on Aug. 28. I believe this for several reasons: 1) The Jamestown Public Works Union opposes the Taylor Point site strongly enough to pay for an ad against it. More...

Taylor Point a better choice

I would like to share my reasons for Jamestown to support the Town Council vote locating the highway facility at the upper Taylor Point location. More...