June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State mandates, NECAP scores top School Committee concerns

Members of the Jamestown School Committee raised their voices in a farewell ballad for retiring administrator Dr. Robert Fricklas before taking their seats in the Lawn Avenue library last Thursday for the School Committee meeting. More...

News

Contest winners

These students celebrated their Will Reynolds Essay contest win with a dinner at the Portuguese American Citizen’s Club. This years theme was perseverance. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Fourth of July deadlines at the Jamestown Press

The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. The Press will have an early deadline for display advertising due to the holiday. More...

JAC gets planning commission approval to buy Valley Road property

The Jamestown Arts Center received unanimous approval from the Jamestown Planning Commission to buy the house at 18 Valley Rd. in Jamestown at its June 17 meeting. The sole concern raised was the issue of parking. More...

Sam Bari

Embracing the new normal

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

The word “normal” appears to be evolving. That which was normal a few weeks, months or years ago may not necessarily be normal by today’s standards. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 25 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Donations came in to the Fireworks Fund this week from Rebecca and Dennis Gunn, Beacon Avenue; Dr. Ann Zartler, Juniper Circle; B.J. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 25

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

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice of Public Hearing A Public Hearing will be held on July 15 for the Comprehensive Permit Application for Affordable Housing for 79 North Road, a ten unit multi family structure, at a meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission beginning a More...

Planning Commission chair declines re-election

After 12 years of serving on the commission that grants variances, special-use permits and makes other crucial decisions that affect Jamestown’s future, Planning Commission Chairman Gary Girard announced last week that he will not run for re- More...

Town Council discusses sale of Ft. Wetherill property

The Jamestown Town Council discussed selling or leasing 3.6 acres of highly coveted shorefront, town-owned land at Ft. Wetherill during a special preliminary meeting at Town Hall on Monday night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should sell vacant Jamestown Shores lots

At the June 15 meeting of the Town Council, a request to sell two recently acquired parcels of land was discussed. The reasons to sell or not to sell varied. More...

Thanks for a great education

As my son prepares for graduation exercises at Lawn Avenue School, I want to express sincere gratitude to the educators, mentors, coaches and quiet heroes in the Jamestown community who have given this graduating eighth-grade class a strong foundat More...

PTO a great volunteer organization

I would like to thank the PTO for letting me share in the wonderful job of booking cultural arts and enrichment events for the Melrose and Lawn Avenue Schools for the past five years. More...

About Town

Storyteller performs at library tonight

Storyteller Katie Latimer will perform tonight, Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. More...

Men’s Chorus begins rehearsals this evening

The Men’s Chorus of Jame stown will begin summer rehearsals tonight, Thursday, June 25, at the Conanicut Grange at 6 West St. from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

CIAA hosts opening reception tonight

The Conanicut Island Art Association opens its new show “Icons of Jamestown” with a reception tonight, Thursday, June 25, at the Town Hall Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. All Jamestowners are invited to attend the event. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 1 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Drug possession charges • Kenneth Alves, 21, of Newport, was charged June 21 with first offense drunk driving, refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test and first offense possession of marijuana, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 6:15 p.m., June 15, Cars 1, 2 and 3, Tanker 2, Ladder 1 and Engines 1, 2 and 3 went to Beavertail Road for a false alarm. 1:03 p.m., June 18, Car 3 and Engine 1 went to Pemberton Avenue for a false alarm. More...