February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Council shows support for Fort Getty sailing center

Memorandum of understanding needed before official vote

The sailing center at Fort Getty moved one step closer to reality on Jan. 28 during a joint workshop between town parties with interest in the Fort Getty Master Plan and the Town Council. Although all aspects of the Ft. More...

News

Deputy director to head Jamestown Housing Authority

Former Jamestown Housing Authority Deputy Director Ronald J. DuPonte has assumed the role of executive director following Sirje Carl's retirement. Like his predecessor, DuPonte is finding the role challenging. More...

Zoning approves police department variance

The Zoning Board of Review at its Jan. 27 meeting unanimously approved an application for a special use permit and a variance by the Town of Jamestown. More...

Sunset

The setting sun cast a beautiful glint on the lower pond in East Passage Estates on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

Number of officers is in keeping with safe community

As a former professor of criminal justice, it is necessary to address Kaan Kurt's closing paragraph in his letter to the editor in the Jan. 22 edition titled, "Station renovations are unnecessary." Mr. More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Rod Smith took his daughter, Sarah, and the Jamestown Press to Berlin, Germany. Here, he is pictured outside the Reichstag, which houses the German parliament. More...

February is pet therapy month at the library

The Jamestown library will offer two programs on Saturday, Feb. 14, in honor of pet assisted therapy month at the library. Both programs will take place at 10 a.m. Adults can meet Pearl Salotto, developer/director of the D.J. More...

Auditions for community play this weekend

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," this Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Jamestown Country Club. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 5

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

As we mentioned in last month's column, the Town Council has asked the Jamestown Historical Society for comments and recommendations on a recent request by the First Division of Shoreby Hill — often called Lower Shoreby — to enact a tow More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Settipane Trust received a permit Feb. 2 to enclose a first floor deck at 301 Seaside Drive, work estimated to cost $5,500. James Kennedy and Susan Matthews received a permit Feb. More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire runs 3:02 p.m., Jan. 26, Car 1 and Engine 1 were sent to Conanicus Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. 4:10 p.m., Jan. 27, Car 1 and Special Services 1 went to Swinburne Street for a water evacuation. 2:02 a.m., Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license charged Jacquelyn Hallock, 20, of Naples, Fla., was charged Jan. 26 with driving on a suspended license during a routine traffic stop, police said. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for Jan. More...

State funding information not available until March

Assembly will not commit before June

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at Monday's Town Council meeting that according to a recent memo from the League of Cities and Towns, information on state funds and subsidies will not be available until March. More...

Joint budget meeting causes confusion among school committee members

Monday night's joint budget meeting between the Jamestown Town Council and the School Committee left some school committee members scratching their heads. More...

Overlooking the bay

What will happen to the old highway barn at Ft. Wetherill? The Jamestown Highway Department will soon move to the new public works facility at Taylor Point. See page 6. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Editorial

Chamber Chatter

The Chamber is pleased to report that once again there has been great response to our Winter Breakfast Series. More...

Gardening 101: Growing Tomatoes

The Island Garden

Most experienced gardeners like to grow their own plants from seed, but it's also okay to buy what you need from a garden center. More...

Bald eagles take my breath away

Flotsam and Jetsam

No matter how many times I see a bald eagle, I swoon with every sighting. Massive, yet silent. Mystical, yet earthbound, the eagle is a bird, but one that has attained an aura of greatness. More...

Sam Bari

The price of justice

You can't beat a system you can't understand

Finally, the time has arrived when everybody can relax. The pressures of the presidential inauguration, the Australian Open tennis tournament, and the Super Bowl, the movable Mecca of professional sports, are all behind us. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 5 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Debra Vierra Murphy and Elizabeth Mancini correctly identified "Love in Bloom" as the theme song of comedian Jack Benny. And, Garry Moore was the host of "I've Got a Secret" say Elizabeth Mancini, Barbara Morinho and Gaylin Cordes. More...

Obituaries

Mary Edith Wicks, 65

Mary E. (Lariviere) Wicks, 65, of Middletown, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Newport Hospital. She was the wife of William R. Wicks. Born in Fall River, Mass. More...

Janice L. Vietri, 61

Janice L. (Novasad) Vietri, 61, of Pemberton Avenue, died peacefully Monday at home. She was a friend and former wife of Thomas C. Vietri Sr. A native of Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late George and May (Anderson) Novasad. More...

Richard Rembijas, 47

Richard J.C. "Rick" Rembijas, 47, of North Kingstown, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. He was the life partner of Rey Fernandez. Born in Jamestown, he was the son of Patricia (Perry) and Alfred Miranda and Richard and Elena Rembijas. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN EXEMPTION NOTICE The Tax Assessor is now accepting applications for the following tax exemptions: DISABLED: Residents under the age of 65 who are determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration. More...