April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A new season

Public Works crews flushed out the water system at Ft. Getty yesterday as part of preparations for the mid-May arrival of campers. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

News

FEMA and SBA offer disaster recovery help to islanders

Property damage, lost jobs, lost income, and mold and mildew infestations: These are the realities of post-flood life for many island residents. Fortunately, help is available. More...

Jamestown’s volunteer firefighters are a force to be reckoned with

Most people don’t know how to climb an extension ladder, drive a fire truck or operate the jaws of life. More...

Your most important gardening tools

The Island Garden

Most beginning gardeners rarely figure out the two most important tools for a gardener to have. They’re not soil and water, but observation and feel – your eyes and fingers. More...

Sam Bari

Does anyone have a spare scandal?

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

Hallelujah! The Masters Golf Tournament is over for yet another year. Everybody got their last licks in at Tiger, and bashed him for not behaving according to their moral standards. More...

About Town

Chickens and eggs at the library

On Tuesday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown library, former Jamestown teacher and Casey Farm volunteer Beth Weibust will present Project Chick. More...

Casey Farm veggie talk on April 22

Patrick McNiff of Casey Farm in Saunderstown will speak about organic farming, historic New England and the farm’s popular CSA (community supported agriculture) program at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. More...

‘Farm Kids’ gets underway at Watson Farm

Watson Farm will offer Farm Kids, a six-week afterschool program for fifth and sixth-grade students. The program starts on Friday, April 30, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and runs every Friday until June 4. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 15

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 16, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, April 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, April 21 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Tuesday, April 27 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI charges • Jerome Massey, 28, of 101 North Main Rd., was charged April 11 with second-offense DUI and violation of probation during a traffic stop on Rt. 138 for alleged erratic operation, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

9:26 a.m., April 5, Special Services 1 was dispatched to Mast Street for a water evacuation. 9:42 a.m., April 5, Cars 1 and 3, Engines 1 and 2, and Ladder 1 went to Melrose Avenue for a light ballast breakdown. More...

Capacity crowd hears potential cuts to N.K. high school programs

Parents and students turned out in force Tuesday night for a joint budget meeting of the North Kingstown Town Council and the N.K. School Committee at Davisville Middle School. More...

Former Town Council members talk about making budget choices

There’s nothing like town budget season to stir up a bit of controversy. More...

Sen. Reed fields tough questions

Jamestowners last week questioned U.S. Sen. Jack Reed about a wide range of issues with national, as well as local, significance. More...

Editorial

A moving tribute

Jamestown firefighters honored one of their own last week, as former firefighter and islander George J. Vieira was laid to rest. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Deadline pending for Jamestown phonebook

• EDITORIAL

Anticipation is in the air as the Jamestown Press prepares the 2010-2011 Jamestown Telephone Directory for publication. More...

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Letters to the Editor

ACO saves town headaches

I think Mr. Mecca is “barking up the wrong tree” with his caustic but not improbable concept that we animal lovers who are “seeing red” should be willing to pay extra to have an ACO on the island. More...

Idling gets you nowhere

To the residents of Jamestown – hopefully you are alert enough to know who you are – read this and then think about your behavior. Idling gets you nowhere! More...

Look at the facts on ACO

If former councilman Kelly had his facts straight, the town pays a whopping $1,271 per call for the animal control position. Why not contact Dick Cheney’s Halliburton? More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 15 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

Lawn Avenue School eighth-graders may have helped solve the question of gifts for Mother’s Day on May 9. More...

Obituaries

Arthur E. Ronchie, 86

Arthur E. Ronchie, 86, of Clinton Avenue, passed away April 13, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Mary K. “Katie” (McKeehan) Ronchie for 49 years. Born in New York City, the son of the late Jules K. 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...