June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New Geographic Information System now available online

Jamestown’s Geographic Information System, also known as GIS, is now available online for public use. More...

News

ACHIEVEMENTS

Graduations • Linda Del Buono of Jamestown graduated from the University of Rhode Island on May 17 with a bachelor of science degree in textiles with a minor in art. She is an active member of the Jamestown Art Association. More...

Four island students among top NKHS graduates on Saturday

On June 13, the North Kingstown High School Class of 2009 will participate in the graduation ceremony culminating four years of scholastic achievement. More...

School Committee approves five-year strategic plan

After four months of committee planning, the Jamestown School Committee approved a five-year strategic plan at its June 4 meeting. Superintendent Marcia Lukon presented the plan, which she said was ambitious, but workable. More...

About Town

Teen center dodgeball tournament today

The Teen Center’s Youth Advisory Board, AMPT and Jamestown’s seventh grade Teen Institute 2009 participants will host a dodgeball tournament at the Recreation Center on Thursday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Fitness program for teenage girls

The Jamestown Teen Center and Child and Family Services of Newport County will host Ophelia Fitness, a program for teenage girls that starts today, Thursday, June 11. The 6-week program will meet once a week on Thursdays through July 16. More...

Last chance to respond for 75th birthday party

Sue Maden will host a potluck 75th birthday party for islanders who were born in 1934. There will be a potluck party at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at Maden’s home. Call Sue to RSVP at 423-2167. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday is Flag Day. It falls between Memorial Day and Independence Day and does not get the attention those holidays do and is often overlooked. Fly Old Glory proudly. *** More...

Obituaries

Jocelyn A. O’Neill, 79

Jocelyn A. (McNanna) O’Neill, 79, of Providence, died peacefully Friday, June 5, 2009 at Bethany House, Providence. She was the wife of the late Raymond T. O’Neill Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Raymond S. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE June 18, 2009 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents’ Decision RIGL 42-46-5 Exception 2, Contract Negotiations 7:00 p.m. More...

Proposed subdivision gets support from Planning Commission

Jamestown Planning Commission members unanimously expressed support for a subdivision on a Clinton Avenue property because the applicant is attempting to comply with town ordinances, preserve trees and care for the environment. More...

And they’re off

Kids jockey for position at the start of the kid’s race at Ali’s run on Sunday. The fun run is a favorite start to the annual road race. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

More young adults should be interested in FTM

Walking into my first fi- nancial town meeting last Monday night, it was quite intimidating. I was the youngest person in the room, and probably one of the only ones who did not find the opening instructions a refresher. More...

Sam Bari

The ultimate couch potato

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

Less than two centuries ago, people were migrating to the west from the New England area to settle the then unknown frontier. Entire families would band together and bring all they needed with them, from cattle to seed for crops. More...

Upcoming Events

Fuzz Foundation award deadline nears

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was created in memory of Donald “Fuzzy” Andreozzi by his daughters Megan and Rachel Andreozzi. More...

Jamestown will host open water rowing and paddling race

Hundreds of the world’s best open water rowers and paddlers will descend on Mackerel Cove on Aug. 29 for a grueling self-propelled race around the island. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 11 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 June 11

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

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, June 15 6 p.m., Town Hall, Board of Water and Sewer meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, June 16 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Commission meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 4:18 p.m., May 31, Ladder 1, Car 2 and Engine 3 went to Fort Wetherill Road for a water rescue. 4:59 p.m., June 2, Engines 1 and 3, and Car 1 went to Mount Hope Avenue for an authorized controlled burning. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Beverly Rudman received a permit on June 3 to install a new kitchen, new window, slider and front door at 65 Green Lane. Work estimated to cost $16, 400. More...