April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tight budget for next fiscal year

There will be no tax increase

In a special session Monday night, the Town Council approved a $20.9 million budget for the town and schools in the 2009/2010 fiscal year, achieving its goal of a 0 percent tax increase. More...

News

Increasing vegetable yields

The Island Garden

According to a Garden Trends report, 74 percent of gardeners say they will grow fruit and vegetables this year. More...

Day game

Brian McDevitt, top, shoots off a pass in the Skippers game on Saturday. More...

Warm temperatures do not mean warm water

The U.S. Coast Guard has a cold water advisory for all boaters, paddlers, sailors and fishers on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeast's Coast Guard's First District. More...

Sam Bari

Keeping the "pop" in culture

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

Popular culture is commonly defined as the totality of distinct memes, ideas, perspectives and attitudes that are deemed preferred by the majority of any given society. More...

About Town

Blood drive at Holy Ghost Hall

There will be a blood drive on Sunday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall on Narragansett Avenue. The drive will be sponsored by the Arnold Zweir Post 22 of the American Legion and Memorial Post 9447 of the VFW. More...

Yacht replica next up in sailing series

Yachting enthusiasts can join the Friends of the Jamestown Library on Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. for an informative and entertaining evening about the building of the 6-Metre "Cherokee" with Tom Daniels of the Museum of Yachting. More...

Help Friends of the Library meet May goal

May is Membership Month at the Jamestown library. The Friends of the Library are celebrating the group's 40th birthday and have set a goal this year of doubling its membership base. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 30 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 30

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...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Assault charged Matthew Gregoire, 18, of 52 Lawn Ave., was charged April 19 with vandalism, simple assault and possession of a controlled substance. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 2:10 a.m., April 21, Car 1 and Engine 1 responded to a false alarm on Narragansett Avenue. 1:45 p.m., April 22, Cars 1 and 3 and Engine 3 went to East Shore Road for a false alarm. More...

FOR THE RECORD

A story on the Planning Commission in the April 23 Jamestown Press incorrectly gave the date of the Planning Commission hearing as Tuesday, May 5. The hearing is Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

Notice of Preliminary Public Hearing A Preliminary Public Hearing will be held for the V.P. Enterprises, LLC three lot Subdivision on May 20, 2009 at a meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Business owners optimistic over the spring economy

We all know that the economy is troubled — these are recessionary times. So we conducted an informal, random poll of Jamestown businesses to see how the national economy trickles down to the island. More...

Realtors foresee stable market this summer

Several of Jamestown's real estate firms acknowledge business has been slow the last several months, but say bargainhunting summer vacationers and Jamestown's enduring appeal will help to keep the market stable. More...

Great oak felled

Workers cut down the big oak tree at the Town Hall on Wednesday. The tree was in declining health for several years and had become a safety hazard. "We think the tree is about 90 years old,"said Steve Saracino, the town tree warden. More...

Editorial

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Let's talk about council terms, water board

• EDITORIAL •

On Monday, the committee charged with reviewing the Jamestown town charter will present its findings to the Town Council. Monday would also be a good time to talk about making two important changes to the town charter. More...

Letters to the Editor

Say 'thanks' at teacher appreciation week

"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means." Jamestown teachers demonstrate this "theory" by Albert Einstein every day. More...

Parking an issue at new bakery site

Were the Planning Commission, Zoning Board and Town Council sleeping when they approved the changes to the Village Hearth bakery? More...

Thanks for help cleaning fields

The Jamestown Cal Ripken Baseball League held a ballfield Green Up Day this past Sunday and would like to thank all the parents, families and friends who volunteered their time. More...

Upcoming Events

Be a first-class babysitter with training course

On Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., boys and girls will have the opportunity to take Red Cross certified training in babysitting. There is a $20 fee for materials and supplies and the students need to bring a lunch. More...

Lions Club holds informational meeting

The Jamestown Lions Club has extended an invitation to all the residents of Jamestown to attend an informative meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at the Bay Voyage Inn. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Don't forget to attend the Jamestown Community Chorus' spring concert Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Central Baptist Church. Tickets are $10 and $7 for seniors and children. More...

Obituaries

James Pazera, 54

James G. Pazera, 54, of Newport, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Born in Bremerton, Wash., he was the first son to Eugene and Rose Mary Pazera. More...

Linda O'Connell, 60

Linda K. (Williams) O'Connell, 60, of Bayberry Rd., a hairdresser, died Thursday in Newport Hospital. She was the devoted wife of Timothy J. O'Connell. Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Bertram and A. More...

Isabel Clement, 92

Isabel (Zweir) Clement, 92, formerly of Jamestown and West Warwick, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, April 24, 2009. Isabel was born in Belmont, Mass. on April 2, 1917. More...