March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council sharpens focus on Ft. Getty and affordable housing

The Jamestown Town Council on Monday signaled its intention to start a process leading towards major decisions on Ft. Getty. More...

Jamestown could lose half its state school aid

Jamestown’s legislative representatives declined to discuss the details of a proposed school aid formula during a March 1 meeting with the Town Council and School Committee. More...

Time to think gardening – spring will be here soon

The Island Garden

According to a British study, spring warmth will come 11 days earlier this year and summer will last a few days longer as global warming affects our planet. At least, that’s the theory. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hard decisions will benefit future

The possibility of installing wind turbines in Jamestown has recently become newsworthy. It is important that all Jamestown residents are aware of the background, and what this decision could mean for our future. More...

R.I. must prevent LNG from happening

Not knowing or having ever met either Lorne Lawless or Greg Landes, I believe that Mr. Landes’ letter to the editor regarding the proposed LNG project misses the mark. More...

Update on the Scarecrow Project

I have had a very nice response to the letter I wrote to the Press a little earlier this year, so I think the “Scarecrow Project” is on. What is it? More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 4 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

More about Hunt’s drug store: From Ann Spong Szmania of Bethlehem, Pa.: “I remember getting off the ferry after school (in the 1960s) and stopping in for an ice cream cone. More...

Obituaries

James Mercer Garnett, 84

James Mercer Garnett, 84, died peacefully at his home in Jamestown on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. He was the son of the late Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett of New York City and Loretto, Va. and the late Caroline Barclay Strong of Chestnut Hill, Pa. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 4 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended, revoked or expired license • Sheldon Fine, 65, of 84 Riptide St., was charged Feb. 21 with driving on a suspended or revoked license during a traffic stop on North Main Road, according to police. More...

EMS

12:52 p.m., Feb. 21, EMS 1, East Shore Road, refusal. 5:40 p.m., Feb. 21, EMS 1, Highland Drive, refusal. 7 p.m., Feb. 21, EMS 1, Beavertail Road, transported. 1:14 a.m., Feb. 24, EMS 1, Conanicus Avenue, canceled en route. 7:04 a.m., Feb. More...

Wineberg resigns in protest

Jamestown’s Zoning Board of Review entertained a full docket during its meeting at Town Hall last Tuesday, passing five requests for variances and specialuse permits. More...

It’s time to celebrate Youth Art Month in Jamestown

They’re talking YAM in Jamestown’s schools, but they’re not talking about a tasty tuber. March is Youth Art Month across the nation and the celebration has begun here in Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Let’s swap the fort for another island

• EDITORIAL

The town is currently considering its options on municipal-owned land at Ft. Wetherill. The former home of the town highway garage, the property includes a historic, but dilapidated, World War II-era building and 3.6 acres of land. More...

Waiting for spring

These sheep at the Jamestown Community Farm huddle near their shelter Wednesday morning as Mother Nature showered snow on the island. The first day of spring is March 20. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Not all sports are Olympic

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

The last two weeks were nothing short of spectacular. The world witnessed one of the most amazing Winter Olympics in the history of the program. More...

About Town

Apply for Elizabeth Stone Fund scholarships

Applications are now available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with freshman year at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. More...

Celtic Gathering this Sunday at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present “A Celtic Gathering” this Sunday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in the library meeting hall as part of the group’s annual music series. The program is free and open to the public. More...

‘Tai Chi for Arthritis’ offered Tuesdays

VNS Home Health Services will offer Tai Chi for Arthritis at the Jamestown meal site at 6 West St. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 16, 23 and 30. There is no charge for these classes. 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, March 7, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Winter is the Jamestown Historical Society’s time for planning, and this winter, we’ve had a lot of planning to do. The summer exhibit at the museum has been our first concern. More...