April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Varnished and ready

Mike deAngeli readies his antique 1938 Herreshoff 12 1/2 wooden sailboat for launch. deAngeli spent the winter restoring the wooden sailing vessel. Photo by Sam Bari More...

News

A busy day

On Monday morning – shortly after responding to a fire call at Melrose School – Steve Froberg and other firefighters responded to a call at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jane Bentley of Jamestown took the Jamestown Press along when she met with three of her sorority sisters at the Vu Restaurant in Savannah, Ga. The group spent a week in Charleston and Kiawah, S.C. More...

‘The aerator’ is ruining my yard

Flotsam and Jetsam

I have a problem that I don’t know how to solve. It’s this: My puppy will not stop digging holes in my yard. More...

Letters to the Editor

Another Dutch Island story

Recently, there was a letter by Walter Schroder about Dutch Island. This jogged my memory about what my maternal grandfather, Leo H. Bock III, told me on a couple of occasions years ago. More...

‘Dialogue…not a one-way street’

At the time I am writing this, it has been nearly two weeks since I e-mailed the letter that appeared in the Jamestown Press last Thursday. The letter was originally sent by e-mail to all current sitting Town Council members. More...

Police can’t do what ACO does

In response to William Kelly’s letter to the editor in last week’s Jamestown Press: I see you came up with the average cost of each call to the ACO of $1271. I’d say that was a bit of an exaggeration to say the least. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 8 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

Because of the stinky weather, those of you who would have been unable to attend the Jamestown Community Band’s Spring Concert last week get a second chance. More...

Obituaries

C. Elaine Totten, 95

C. Elaine Totten, 95, of Savannah, Ga. passed away in her sleep on March 10, 2010. Born in Trenton, N.J. on Feb. 26, 1915, she was the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Seeger) Quick. More...

George J. Vieira, 77

George J. Vieira, 77, of Douglas Street, passed away April 1, 2010, at Grand Islander in Middletown. He was the beloved husband of Joanne T. (Gilchrist) Vieira for 44 years. A lifelong resident of Jamestown, he was a son of the late Ernest R. More...

Council adopts coyote guidelines

Jamestown this week adopted a package of guidelines and recommendations as a source of “offi cial” information that the town could use to reduce threats from Conanicut island coyotes. More...

An austere budget met with critique

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser explained his proposal to restrain Jamestown’s spending during the next fiscal year during the April 4 budget workshop. More...

Grant funds received for SAMS project

The NASA-sponsored Science and Math Scholars (SAMS) Project at Lawn Avenue School has finally launched. More...

Scientists present studies on how wind turbines impact wildlife

The electromagnetic fields generated by underwater electric transmission cables from offshore wind farms and pile driving during wind turbine construction may have major effects on fish, according to two British researchers who spoke March 31 at the More...

Editorial

After the storm

Debris piled up at the transfer station as residents cleaned up in the aftermath of last week’s flooding. More...

Shipping accidents in Narragansett Bay

• EDITORIAL •

Whenever I hear someone claim that LNG tankers have an outstanding safety record and purport that we would never have a disaster here, I recall two major ship accidents that have impacted Jamestown. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Is it possible to be legally illegal with impunity?

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

Once in a while, my suspicious nature gets the best of me and I cannot help but wonder if people in certain areas of government think things through before they make rules. More...

About Town

St. Michael’s to host admission open house

St. Michael’s Country Day School will hold an admission open house this Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Shoreline clean-up scheduled for April 17

Jamestown’s Conservation Commission will hold its annual island shoreline clean-up on Saturday, April 17. Participants should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Register today for Jamestown baseball

Players who would like to play in Jamestown’s baseball league must register now to be included on a team this year. Try-outs for the major league are tonight, Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 8

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 9, 1910 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Domestic assault Jefferey L. Swann, 39, of 1-F State St. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE April 15, 2010 6:30 p.m. More...