April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Island churches announce Easter schedules

Jamestown’s churches will hold worship services for Easter. Central Baptist Church More...

New teacher evaluation model proposed for 2011

Teacher performance – and the methods with which that performance is evaluated – was a topic of discussion during last Thursday’s meeting of the Jamestown School Committee. More...

Tug of war

Tania Kent, 8, of Jamestown is all smiles as she makes friends with a lamb during last Sunday’s spring open house event at the Secret Garden. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

‘ACO pay averages $1,271 per call’

Not that it is a news flash, but the U.S. federal government’s deficit spending has reached critical mass. Rhode Island’s state government is on the brink of bankruptcy, along with states like California and New York. More...

Look deeper before cutting ACO position

Last Monday’s Town budget workshop was an example of when morality and compassion mean more than numbers. More...

A ‘gentler’ approach to animal control

Last Monday evening, it was standing room only at the budget workshop meeting at the Town Hall. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 1 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 6 p.m., Seder meal, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Animal Control Officer Cathy Gregory is a wonderful friend to island animals and humans, and a tremendous asset to Jamestown. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 1

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, April 2, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Conanicut Battery Historic Park will have a new trail this summer. Dillon Walsh and Nathan Hopkins planned, cleared and marked the trail as their Eagle Scout projects. The trail starts at the northeast corner of the parking lot, heading north. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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 April 27, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

LNG forum draws opponents

Spectators crowded a packed auditorium at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport campus last Monday night for a panel discussion on the liquefied natural gas terminal proposed for Weaver’s Cove – a project that would bring More...

Island brothers to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Effort to benefit orphaned children

Jamestown-born brothers Jared and Josh Furtado – co-founders and owners of Towerhill Associates in Newport – have hearts so big that they would climb a mountain for orphaned children in Kenya. Literally. More...

Editorial

Rain destroys road

Eight inches of rain spelled disaster for Wright Lane on the North End of Conanicut Island. Rushing water undercut the road foundation and caused the blacktop surface to collapse. More...

Volunteers saved the day in Jamestown

• EDITORIAL •

Call this week’s spring storm what you will, it was major and memorable – just ask all those folks with the flooded basements and washed-out driveways. The weather prognosticators say the storm was a 100-year event. More...

Cartoon

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Sam Bari

A platform for political reform

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

Bless our country’s generous and forgiving heart, but I would like to think that the citizens of this great land, after generations of management by mob rule, would tire of losing the same dumb political game. More...

About Town

Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday

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

Quaker Notes Quartet to perform at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present “The Quaker Notes Quartet” on Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Drama club to present ‘Show and Spell’

The Lawn Avenue School drama club will perform “Show and Spell” by Julia Brownell – a comical look inside the world of a middle school spelling bee. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 1 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets for a budget work session. 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School Library, the School Committee meets for a workshop. Monday, April 5 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

11:30 a.m., March 22, Car 1 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Pierce Avenue for a carbon monoxide detector activation. 12:06 p.m., March 23, Car 1 and Special Services 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for a water evacuation. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license • Michol Toppa, 45, of 41 Top of the Mark Dr. was charged March 23 with driving on a suspended license during a traffic stop on Narragansett Avenue, according to police. More...