March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Holly Bobola (left) and Rebecca Small took the Jamestown Press along during a visit to Grand Cayman Island during February’s school vacation week. More...

Planning Commission approves proposed projects for grant application

The Jamestown Planning Commission unanimously certifi ed a set of proposed projects for which the town will apply for community development funds as in compliance with the town’s Comprehensive Plan during its meeting last Wednesday. More...

Fernstrom takes on town clerk role

It’s official: Jamestown has a new town clerk. Cheryl Fernstrom began her duties as town clerk this past Monday, replacing Arlene Petit, who recently retired after holding the position for 12 years. More...

Sam Bari

The winter respite – when Oscar was the last hurrah

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

The little window of peace between Valentine’s Day and Easter has finally arrived. It’s that perfect time of year when we will not be pressured by the unreasonable demands of celebration. More...

About Town

CIAA show opens tonight at Town Hall

Don’t miss the opening reception for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s latest Town Hall exhibition, “Absolutely Abstract,” tonight, Thursday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Gallery. More...

Film tonight at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will show the next film in its winter series tonight, Thursday, March 11, at 6:45 p.m. More...

Baptist church to hold St. Paddy’s celebration

Corned beef, cabbage and Irish music will highlight a St. Paddy’s celebration tomorrow, Friday, March 12, at Central Baptist Church. A traditional Irish dinner will be served at 6 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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 12, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, March 15 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, March 17 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Tuesday, March 23 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license • Jemma Craig, 43, of 994 Ft. Getty Rd. was charged Feb. 26 with driving on a suspended or revoked license during a traffic stop on Ft. Getty Road, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

7:30 p.m., Feb. 18, all units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. 8:03 p.m., Feb. 23, Car 1, Engines 1, 2 and 3, Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 went to Bryer Avenue for a chimney fire. 6:14 a.m., Feb. More...

Student NECAP test scores trend upward

NECAP test scores for Jamestown students are trending upward – news that pleased School Committee members during last Thursday’s School Committee Workshop meeting at Lawn Avenue School. More...

Wastewater treatment facility wins prestigious EPA award

The staff at the Jamestown Wastewater Treatment Facility has gone above and beyond, grabbing the attention of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a positive way. The result? More...

Editorial

As the blades turn

A view from the base of the 1.5-megawatt wind turbine that is adjacent to Portsmouth High School. More...

A wind turbine that everyone can see

• EDITORIAL •

Look northeast on a clear day while crossing the Newport Pell Bridge and you can see in the distance two giant wind turbines almost silently generating electricity without polluting our environment. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Stop taxpayer fleecing

The Jamestown sheep are about to be fleeced again. What is the best way to invest $160,000 with an assured rate of return of 10% or possibly getting several million? More...

Let’s not regret missed opportunity

I am greatly disappointed that the Town Council recently decided to reject the two turbine recommendations of the Jamestown Wind Energy Committee by rejecting the Ft. Getty site for a wind turbine. More...

Let Jamestowners chart their own course

I remain baffled by the Jamestown Town Council’s decision to ignore the Wind Committee’s recommendations, and abandon Ft. Getty as a site for a second turbine. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

On Sunday, daylight savings time begins. Turn your timepieces ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. And beware Monday – it’s the Ides of March. *** Next Tuesday, the day before St. More...

Obituaries

Marianna (Polly) Crawford, 82

Marianna (Polly) O’Neill Crawford, 82, a resident of Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. and a frequent summer resident of Jamestown, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, William R. More...