February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Island students fare well on NECAP tests

The test results are in and it’s good news for Jamestown schools. More...

News

Technology still a focus for budget-conscious schools

Times are tough, but technology remains a high priority in Jamestown schools. More...

A proud moment

Katie Bednarczyk is all smiles after completing her training and being voted into the Jamestown Fire Dept. during the department’s quarterly meeting last Thursday. More...

Planning Commission readies for comprehensive plan survey

The Jamestown Planning Commission last week came closer to finalizing the questions to be included on the upcoming comprehensive plan survey. More...

Letters to the Editor

Leadership must step up on LNG

I am perplexed and dismayed by the actions the Jamestown Town Council recently undertook by not forcefully opposing Hess/ Weaver Cove Energy’s latest proposal for plans to periodically ship imported liquid natural gas up through the narrow Eas More...

Time to consider other energy sources

The residents of Jamestown have always taken steps to preserve the unique lifestyle and landscape of island life. The shoreline all around the island is host to magnifi- cent views, several handsome parks and extensive preserved farmland. More...

Consider the effects of wind turbines

While it is good to think about alternative energy, whether or not Jamestown should build turbines – and where they should be located – should be a matter for public referendum. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 11 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 Feb. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

What would you like to have for St. Valentine’s Day? More...

Obituaries

Gilbert C. Poirier, 95

Gilbert C. Poirier, 95, of Goose Island Road in Narragansett, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ann M. (Raab) Poirier for 52 years. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE February 11, 2010 6:00 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5, Exception 1, Personnel RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents’ More...

Wind panel backs twin turbines

The Wind Energy Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend a pair of 1.65-megawatt wind turbines for Jamestown: One at Ft. Getty and another at Taylor Point. More...

Sometimes, it’s just meant to be

Islanders share their love stories

Ah, Valentine’s Day…that annual ode to all things love – or that annual dedication to all things sappy, depending on your view. More...

Early deadline for next week’s Press

We will observe Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 15 The Jamestown Press will be published as usual on Thursday. . More...

Editorial

Et cetera

• EDITORIAL •

Good scores for island students There was good news to report this week at the local schools. The results of the 2009 New England Common Assessment Program tests showed that Jamestown students performed well. More...

Men vs. Mother Nature

The plows were ready and the snow was already falling Wednesday morning as Pierre Pages and Jim Almeida of the Jamestown Highway Department stopped by the fire station to have their picture taken befo More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

The football game was fabulous – the Super Bowl extravaganza, not so much

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

Without a doubt, last Sunday night’s Super Bowl football game was a heart-stopper. This is a good thing, because the game carried the brunt of the load for Sunday night entertainment. More...

About Town

H1N1 flu and seasonal flu clinics today

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold a public H1N1 flu and seasonal flu vaccine clinic for people ages 18 and older from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 11. More...

British film tonight at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will show “Waking Ned Devine” tonight, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. More...

Apply now for JYC scholarship

The Jamestown Yacht Club annually awards the Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship to an eligible person between the ages of 8 and 14. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 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. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Feb. 12, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 11 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets for a budget workshop. Tuesday, Feb. 16 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Feb. 17 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving with a suspended license Jaimie L. Hankins, 27, of 152 Hamilton Ave., was charged Feb. 6 with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license during a stop for alleged speeding on North Main Road, according to police. More...

EMS RUNS

7:24 p.m., Feb. 1, EMS 2, Pemberton Avenue, transported. 8:42 p.m., Feb. 1, EMS 2, Schooner Street, refused. 6:07 a.m., Feb. 2, EMS 2, Douglas Street, transported. 1:30 p.m., Feb. 2, EMS 2, Beacon Street, refused. 9:49 a.m., Feb. More...