February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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School panel approves smaller budget

The Jamestown School Committee voted 4-0 to approve the FY 11 budget during last Thursday’s budget workshop meeting. The $11,606,867 operating budget represents a 1.37% decrease from FY 10. More...

St. Matthew’s thrift shop seeks donations

The thrift shop at St. Matthew’s Church seeks donations of goods for all seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall, as well as lightly used home items. More...

Free program will help parents keep kids safe

Even if you’ve never said it out loud, you’ve probably thought it: “That wouldn’t happen to my kid.” It’s a common belief. But it’s also a dangerous one. More...

Letters to the Editor

We’ll miss Buddy

My family and I moved to Jamestown this past September and we rented a house in West Ferry. Our first “welcome” came from an adorable canine named Buddy. Although his story is a mystery, he has become my family’s constant. More...

Teen Center lock-in thank you

The Jamestown Teen Center would like to thank everyone who helped make the lock-in event a success. More...

Time for realistic choices

Now that the idea of actually having a wind turbine – or two – in Jamestown is registering on the minds of residents, the expected protests are pouring forth. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 18 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

More quirky questions from Dorothy Strang: 1. On Clinton Avenue, you will find six small plaques. What notable Jamestown feature do they mark? 2. What and where are Pardon Tucker Place and Fox Run? 3. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth F. Knudsen, 96

Elizabeth F. Knudsen, 96, of Burlington, Vt., died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at her home, surrounded by family. More...

Carolyn G. (Sonstroem) Forest, 37

Carolyn G. (Sonstroem) Forest, 37, passed away at her home in Exeter on Feb. 11, 2010. She was the wife of John M. Forest, son of Donald and Diane Forest of Jamestown. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FEBRUARY 23, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, R More...

Council backs one turbine

The Town Council this week decided that Jamestown should become a renewable energy producer by constructing a single wind turbine at Taylor Point – but not at Ft. Getty. More...

Island doctor spearheads volunteer medical clinic in El Salvador

Each year, Doctor Joe England of Jamestown Family Practice takes one week off in January. But it’s not so he can sleep late and sip cocktails at a destination resort. More...

Olympic experience

Jamestown resident Paul Hines (above left) and his co-worker Gary Meador became part of Olympic history when they participated in the torch run for the Vancouver games. More...

Editorial

Local artist

Three-year-old Ayla White of Jamestown shows off her work in Imagination Exploration, a program for pre-schoolers offered through the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

• EDITORIAL •

Proposal to ban casting, not fishing, at town pier

We received a copy of a proposal at the Jamestown Press this week asking that the Jamestown Harbor Commission and the Jamestown Town Council consider prohibiting the casting of fishing tackle from the East Ferry town-owned wood-pile pier. More...

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Sam Bari

In the best interests of Olympic history and tradition

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

Myth, controversy and opposing views riddle Olympic history. However, several important truths have survived since the first games were established in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. More...

About Town

Library book group meets Monday

The book discussion group at the Jamestown library will discuss “The Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley this Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. More...

CIAA to hold juried Town Hall art exhibit

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its next juried art exhibit, “Absolutely Abstract,” at the Jamestown Town Hall. All media will be accepted, including 3D works for the new glass display cabinets. More...

Musical duo in concert Sunday

Musicians Jon Campbell and Everett Brown will perform this Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 18

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. 19, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Feb. 23 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Wednesday, Feb. 24 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets regarding the Ft. Wetherill re-use plan. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving under the influence Hilary Samways, 26, of 15 Norman Rd. in Newport, was charged Feb. 13 with first-offense DUI during a motor vehicle investigation on East Shore Road, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

7:57 a.m., Feb. 2, Engine 2 was dispatched to Post Road in North Kingstown for a stand-by cover assignment. 7:30 p.m., all units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for the department’s quarterly meeting. 7:14 p.m., Feb. More...