January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

School Committee considers dropping statewide transportation program

During last Thursday’s School Committee meeting, Superintendent Marcia Lukon reported that the latest estimates by the R.I. Dept. More...

Melrose preschool accepting applications

The Melrose Avenue Preschool, located at Melrose School, is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. The program is designed to be a fully inclusive program, supporting all children ages three to five. More...

Bell, Cerro to wed

Connie Slick of Jamestown and Ken Bell of East Greenwich have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Bell, to Jason Cerro. More...

Sam Bari

Full disclosure could have prevented this ‘war’ between the sexes

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

On Feb. 7, 2010, for many football fans around the globe, the year will come to a screeching halt. Until the season starts again in the fall, the months will drag by slowly enough to make a congressional filibuster feel speedy. More...

About Town

Town to hold H1N1 clinic for adults

The town of Jamestown will offer a free public H1N1 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Melrose Avenue School. More...

Teen Center to host b-ball lock-in event

The Teen Center will host a three-on-three basketball tournament and lock-in to celebrate its second anniversary. The all-night celebration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Sunday. More...

Library screens Japanese film tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will show “Shall We Dance (Shall We Dansu),” the next movie in its winter film series, tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Olive C. Blackwood, 66

Olive “Ollie” C. Blackwood, 66, of Saunderstown, R.I., formerly of Jamestown, died Sunday, Jan. 24, at home, surrounded by family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Blackwood. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE February 4, 2010 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents Decision More...

Council mulls twin turbines

The Jamestown Town Council is poised to consider the financial benefits of building not one, but two wind turbines on the island. More...

Commission hears plan to divide farm

During its meeting last Wednesday at Town Hall, Jamestown’s Planning Commission heard several proposals from local landowners, including a preapplication review for a plan to split the 32-acre Cottrell Farm into three parcels. More...

They’re going to Disney World

Islander Julia Montminy describes volunteerism as “just something we do as part of our regular lives.” More...

Editorial

Looming deadline forces decision on wind turbines

With the combined carrots of possible federal stimulus money and a half-million dollar state grant, the Town Council may next week vote on whether Jamestown will pursue building not one, but two electricity-generating turbines on our island. More...

Back to the future

Bob Bryer (left), Milton Javery and Bert Dickinson were hard at work at the fire museum earlier this week. The work was part of an ongoing restoration project at the museum. More...

Letters to the Editor

Say goodbye to bike path, please

In my view, the rapidly forward-moving bike path project envisioned to bisect the North End of Jamestown along the north reservoir is the road to nowhere. More...

Please donate to Haiti

I am very concerned about Haiti. The earthquake is not only a problem for Haiti, but for the whole world. This event affects the stability of all nations because affected countries cannot be seen in isolation and global action is needed. More...

Thanks to all for H1N1 clinic help

The Jamestown School Department recently completed the state-mandated H1N1 flu clinics for students. We greatly appreciate everyone’s participation and involvement. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 28 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s Church Friday Jan. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

In answer to last week’s observations, Dorothy Strang notes that mixed in with the beautiful shingled colonial-style buildings between the waterfront and the firehouse on Narragansett Avenue are five buildings constructed of brick. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 28

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Jan. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 28 7 p.m., Lawn School Library, the School Committee meets for a budget workshop. Monday, Feb. 1 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Feb. 3 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving under the influence More...

FIRE & EMS

12:39 a.m., Jan. 18, Engines 2 and 3, Ladder 1 and Car 4 were dispatched to Walcott Avenue for a building fire. 12:51 a.m., Jan. 18, Car 1 and Engine 1 were sent to Narragansett Avenue for a malfunctioning alarm system. 7:30 p.m., Jan. More...