March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Island churches announce Holy Week schedules

Jamestown’s churches have announced their worship and event schedules for the week leading up to Easter. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Islanders named to PCD honor roll Jay Mayers and Connor Rooney, both of Jamestown, have been named to the honor roll for the second trimester at Providence Country Day School. Smith named to dean’s list at Salve Regina More...

Revaluation disputes should be lodged by April 9

Jamestown property owners who disagree with their latest property assessments should take the first step in the appeals process by April 9. More...

Sam Bari

Toys – the new symbols of power

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

Back in the 1800s, the style of a man’s beard was a symbol of his virility, his manhood. How he wore that facial hair all but defined his station in life. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 25 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

Celebrate the beginning of the new season with the rousing and comforting music of the Jamestown Community Band at its spring concert this Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens Club. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Aldrich, 65

Elizabeth L. “Betsy” (Byers) Aldrich, 65, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2010, at South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Naples, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Monte L. More...

William V. Gurney Sr., 86

William V. Gurney Sr., 86, of Jamestown died March 14, 2010, at R.I. Hospital in Providence with his family at his bedside. He was the husband of the late Louise (Douglas) Gurney. Bill was born in Newport, R.I. More...

Doris May Torriese, 85

Doris May Torriese, 85, of Jamestown passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 14, 2010, at the Grand Islander Health Care Center in Middletown from a stroke suffered in December, 2009. She was the wife of the late John Torriese. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE March 30, 2010 6:30 p.m.: Joint Budget Meeting with the Jamestown Town Council Jamestown Town Hall AGENDA More...

Cuts would offset tax increase

Despite the relentless shrinkage of Jamestown revenue, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser presented the Town Council with a budget proposal last Monday that would restrain property tax increases while allocating more money for imminent – and pres More...

Cut of ACO position has residents seeing red

There was a lot of red at Monday’s Town Council budget meeting. Of course, there were the red numbers representing budget losses in Town Administrator Bruce Keiser’s PowerPoint presentation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Our project will benefit consumers

In response to John Shannon’s March 18, “It’s time for Hess to withdraw proposal” opinion piece, Weaver’s Cove Energy would like to offer a few points of correction. More...

Do something with Dutch Island – or let history rot

Your recent editorial suggesting a swap of townowned land at Ft. More...

Are you OK with mooring fee increase?

I’m a student in the seventh grade at Wheeler School in Providence. We are researching a local issue, and mine is the mooring fee increase. More...

About Town

Easter egg hunt to be held April 3

The Junior Women’s Club of Jamestown will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at 10 a.m. sharp at a new location – the Lawn Avenue School ball fields. More...

DVD sale ongoing at the library

Thanks to a large gift from Jamestown Video Showcase, the Jamestown Philomenian Library has approximately 3,000 DVDs to sell. The videos are selling for $2 each and the library will refund money for any title that fails to play. More...

Baptist church to host coffee house Saturday

Central Baptist Church will hold its next coffee house this Saturday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 25

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 26, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 25 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School Library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, March 30 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council and School Committee meet for a joint budget work session. More...

FIRE & EMS

Possession of marijuana • Edmund Pigeon, 54, of 26 Kearns Ave. in Warwick, was charged March 16 with first-offense possession of marijuana during a stop at Ft. Wetherill, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 8:45 a.m., March 15, Special Services 1 and Car 2 were dispatched to Narragansett Avenue for water evacuation. 2:28 p.m., March 15, Car 1 and Special Services 1 went to Luther Street for water evacuation. More...